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Formed: 1993
From: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Last Known Status: Active


Sacrifist has been rocking the South African metal scene for 13 years and have released 3 albums to date. Their main influences are Children of Bodom, At the Gates, Dark Tranquility, Slayer and In Flames. The first album “The Tides Have Turned” was released in 1997, the second “Liquid Seasons” in 1999 and the third “The Well of Sacrifice” their most popular album to date, was released in 2004.

Their powerful melodic heavy metal is filled with hard hitting riffs and gripping vocals. Intelligent lyrics compliment memorable melodies making them one of the most popular metal bands in the country.

The band members Sammy, Byron, Dwayne, Shaun and Michael have formed a bond, which brings out the best in all of them, allowing their true potential to emerge and grow. They are currently recording their 4th album, due to be released at the end of 2007.

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