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Soul Sacrifice

Formed: 1997
From: Bakirköy, Turkey
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Soul Sacrifice News

Below is our complete Soul Sacrifice 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.

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Unearthing The Turkish Metal Underground

Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that perhaps haven't received as much exposure yet as they should. This week, we'll be taking a trip to Turkey, the country where Europe and Asia meet, which shares its borders with no less than eight countries, including Greece in the West and Iran to the East. It's a country with a fascinating history (the Ottoman era of which was covered brilliantly in the PBS Series, "Islam: Empire of Faith") and remains an intriguing place today. It attracts many visitors every year, including heavy metal fans from Arab countries, who are unable to attend rock and metal shows in their homelands. Turkey was also at the heart of one of the more interesting stories in last year's metal news, when Israeli progressive metal band, Orphaned Land, announced that they becoming Turkish citizens, having established a strong fan base in the country and previously winning an award for their efforts towards reaching peace. This week, MetalUnderground will be examing three home grown Turkish bands, in an attempt to showcase it as one of the most exciting places to visit.

Kirmizi

Kirmizi (Turkish for "red") is one of the more unique bands covered this week, seeing as it's an all female group. The outfit was founded in 2005 by vocalist Idil Cagatay and drummer Asli Polat and performed tirelessly in clubs like Dorock in the country's largest city, Istanbul. They released their first maxi single in 2010 and recorded two music videos for the release, "Kirmizi" and "Veda Etme," before being personally selected by Ozzy Osbourne to open for him in Istanbul later that year. In 2011, they released their first album, "Isyan," and are currently working hard to bring their sound across Europe and eventually to the United States.

Kirmizi - "Kirmizi"

Kirmizi - "Geri"
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Soul Sacrifice Reveals New Album Artwork

Soul Sacrifice will be releasing new album "Carpe Mortem" on June 29th through Massacre Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at the Unisound Studios in Sweden, and the band has now revealed the cover artwork, which can be viewed below.

Soul Sacrifice also already shot a video for the song "Comatose," which will be featured on the album. The video was directed by the Swedish director Daniel Larsson and is available here. The track list for "Carpe Mortem" is as follows:

1. Requiem
2. Bullet Proof
3. Comatose
4. OLB
5. Keske
6. Fly Forever (Pentagram Cover)
7. Society for Killing
8. Torture My Soul
9. Carpe Mortem
10. Sarcastic Existence
11. Exile More...

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Soul Sacrifice Signs With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about signing a new record deal with Soul Sacrifice:

"We're delighted to welcome Soul Sacrifice from Istanbul to our family! The band was formed in 1997 by the two guitarists Maksim and Feyzi.

"Maksim also did the vocals in the early days of the band, before he was replaced as vocalist by Baris in 1999. In 2001, Sevan (former bassist) and Cagri (former drummer) joined the band. The band recorded their first demo, 'A Gift From An Angel.' But the line-up shouldn't last forever. In 2003 Onur (drums) and Özgur joined the band as a bass player and vocalist.

"Soul Sacrifice mostly plays death metal with melodic tunes but their sound is also influenced by Turkish melodies and offers varied vocals.

"The debut album 'Stranded Hate,' released in 2005, was a huge success. Being named 'the most successful live band in Turkey,' they played countless gigs in Turkey over the last decade. They had the chance to share the stage with Slayer, In Flames, Kreator as well as Dio and were opening act for Orphaned Land, Dark Tranquillity and Arch Enemy.

"Their upcoming album 'Carpe Mortem' was mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö and is going to be released on June 29, 2012 via Massacre Records."

The band has also already shot a video clip for the new song "Comatose," which is available at this location.

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Soul Sacrifice Posts New Music Video

Turkish death metal band Soul Sacrifice released a new music video for the track "Comatose" (seen below). The track appears on the band's forthcoming sophomore effort entitled "Carpe Mortem," which is due out for release through Massacre Records on June 29, 2012.

The track list for "Carpe Mortem" is as follows:

1. Requiem
2. Bullet Proof
3. Comatose
4. OLB
5. Keske
6. Fly Forever (Pentagram Cover)
7. Society for Killing
8. Torture My Soul
9. Carpe Mortem
10. Sarcastic Existence
11. Exile

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