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Below is our complete Sanktuary news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
This September 7th and 8th, Spread the Metal Records will host the Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON. The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.
Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist. Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal, and Sanktuary.
2 day tickets for the festival can be found at this location (individual day passes on sale June 1st).
To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.
Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival, guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page here.
This has undoubtedly been one of the craziest, most devastating weeks in recent metal history. Capping off all the death and drama comes a track of pure old school power thrash to get your head back on the banging track, courtesy of Canadian act Sanktuary.
Sanktuary's new album "Something Fierce" is due out July 2nd, 2013 via Spread The Metal Records. Fans now have an opportunity to hear an advance track - check out "Fire in the Sky" through the player below.
If you haven't heard of Sanktuary before, you can get acquainted at the band's Facebook page (and according to said Facebook page the guys drink The Kraken while on the road - a move which instantly endears them to this writer and which presumably fuels their metallic rage!)
In the words of the band: "This journey has been quite the experience and we are incredibly stoked to unleash Something Fierce to the masses. So crack a cold one, strap on some clean undies and grab an umbrella 'cause this shit storm's coming soon to a record store near you."
The new album's track listing is:
1. Deadly Prey
2. Heat Lightning
3. Hail The Villain
4. Thrill Of The Kill
5. Screeching For Vengeance
6. Fire In The Sky
7. Beyond The Wall
8. Midnite Mass
Sanktuary consists of:
Alan Binger - Guitars & Vocals
Cole Hume - Bass
Anders Grasholm - Drums
Glen Emond - Guitars
Power thrashers Sanktuary are proud to announce they will be unleashing their debut album "Something Fierce" this coming July 2nd, 2013 via Canadian metal label Spread The Metal Records. Bassist Cole Hume comments:
"This journey has been quite the experience and we are incredibly stoked to unleash Something Fierce to the masses. So crack a cold one, strap on some clean undies and grab an umbrella 'cause this shit storm's coming soon to a record store near you."
Spawning from high school friendship and growing into something much more epic, Sanktuary kicked things off with two back-to-back EPs – 2009's self-titled release and 2010's "Black Magic Brew" – and soon followed that up with a massive move from Whitehorse, Yukon to Halifax, Nova Scotia. More...
This Canada Day, in honour of the country and its vast amount of metal acts, the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.) and LoudTrax.com announced the release of Canuck Metal Vol. 2, a free download compilation, part of a series to showcase Canada’s up and coming head banging talent.
The compilation can be downloaded at this location. Please use the promo code: HMMAC
The track listing is as follows:
1. Arapacis - End of The Line (5:50)
2. Crisis Kings - Glutton (3:24)
3. Forbidden Sin - Man Down(4:12)
4. Hollow - Sunriser (4:41)
5. Hymnosis - How Dare You (5:16)
6. Makaria - Spire (3:57)
7. Nephelium - Merciless Annihilation (6:18)
8. Project Mars - Don't Hold Back (4:30)
9. Sanktuary - Raise the Flag (4:25)
10. The New Jacobin Club - My Smile (2:37)
11. The Void - If We Can't Beat 'Em (Detour 'Em!) (1:23)
12. Trainwreck Architect - Dream Pariah (3:34)
13. Tribune - The Succubus (3:15)
14. Wolven Ancestry - The Animistic Awakening (5:59) More...
Canadian act Sanktuary has posted the song "Raise the Flag" online, which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken from a three-way split EP with Black Moor and Metalian titled "Tundrastruck."
Canadian thrash bands Black Moor, Metalian, and Sanktuary have come together to create "Tundrastruck," a 3-song EP featuring all new material set for release on June 15th, 2011.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Airborn Assassins performed by Metalian
2. Raise the Flag performed by Sanktuary
3. Awaken the Dead performed by Black Moor