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Latest Sacrilegium News

Below is our complete Sacrilegium 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.

"Black Metal: Into The Abyss" Book Announced

"Black Metal: Into The Abyss" from writer and photographer Dayal Patterson will be released on May 31st and is now available for pre-order here.

The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.

The newest full-length book in the Black Metal Cult series follows "Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult" and "Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One." Author Dayal Patterson comments about exploring Polish black metal:

“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish black metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90s. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as Xantotol, Arkona, Behemoth, Mastiphal, Evilfeast, MGLA/Kriegsmaschine, Graveland - and in the new book 'Black Metal: Into The Abyss' - Furia, Massemord, Black Altar, Besatt, Mord’A’Stigmata, Sacrliegium, and Blaze OF Perdition." More...

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Sacrilegium Streaming "Venomous Spell Of Fate"

A brand new track from Sacrilegium’s upcoming full-length comeback, "Anima Lucifera," is now streaming online. The track, “Venomous Spell of Fate”, was debuted by No Clean Singing and can also be heard below.

"Anima Lucifera" is the second full-length release of the band, recorded almost 20 years after the release of influential debut, "Wicher" (1996). The new album is decidedly more brutal and aggressive, yet at the same time not lacking the touch of melancholy which characterises Sacrilegium’s music. The track listing is:

0. Preludium
1. Heavenwings Shrugged
2. Angelus (Anima Lucifera)
3. Mare Tenebrarum
4. The Serpent Throne
5. ... and Soul
6. Venomous Spell Of Fate
7. Desiderium Immortalis
8. Anima Lucifera
9. Epilog More...

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Sacrilegium Unveils "Anima Lucifera"

Legendary Polish black metal act Sacrilegium has revealed the artwork of the upcoming new full-length release "Anima Lucifera." The author of the artwork, and the whole graphic design of the album, is Marcin Lojek (Thaw, Sunrise, Nadja). The album will be available on March 18th via Pagan Records as a digipak CD, digital or gatefold LP.

"Anima Lucifera" is the second full-length of the band, recorded almost 20 years after the release of their influential debut, "Wicher." The album title refers directly to a line from a poem by Leopold Staff; excerpts of which have been used in the new Sacrilegium tracks. Similarly, the works of W. B. Yeats and Fernando Pessoa appear next to Nantur’s original lyrics.

"Anima Lucifera" was recorded in the autumn of 2015 at the Pomeranian North Studio. Mixing and mastering duties were undertaken by Nihil (Furia, Morowe, Massemord) at Czysciec Studio.

The recording line-up for the album is:

S – Guitars
N – Vocals
C – Bass
R – Drums More...

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Sacrilegium Comments On Single Remixes

Sacrilegium's first concert in almost 20 years accompanies the upcoming release of the full-length "Anima Lucifera" coming via Pagan Records. The event will take place in Klub Protokultura in Gdansk, Poland on April 2nd, 2016.

To mark the band's return, Sacrilegium also recently released the "Angelus" single, which features several different remix interpretations of the track by other artists. Vocalist Nantur comments:

"Initially, 'Angelus' along with another track, was supposed to represent in what direction Sacrilegium is heading today. After some time I thought to add a promotional remix. From what I remember, our friends from ROD were the first choice.

"We have known each other for many years. ROD’s openness to different music genres and, especially, imagination guaranteed that their interpretation of our track would be very interesting. As it eventually turned out, our choice was brilliant.

"To our surprise, a few more of our friends were interested in offering their own interpretation of 'Angelus.' Juoni, from In Slaughter Natives, struggled the most with the track. I met him many years ago at one of his concerts in Prague. Our paths did not cross many times throughout all of these years but, nonetheless, I could get acquainted with the fruit of his work, which in no way disappoints. In Slaughter Natives was one of the flagship projects of my favourite record label, Cold Meat Industry, through which some of my friends also released their albums. To this day, together with Aldenon of Coph Nia I raise toasts to the Polish-Scandinavian Luciferian union. More...

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Sacrilegium Announces Reunion Show

Klub Protokultura and Left Hand Sounds are honored to announce the return of Polish black metal legend Sacrilegium.

The band's first concert in almost 20 years accompanies the upcoming release of the full-length "Anima Lucifera" coming via Pagan Records. The event will take place in Klub Protokultura in Gdansk, Poland on April 2nd, 2016.

Sacrilegium will be joined by equally special guests, whose names will be revealed soon. Tickets will be available on January 10th. More...

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Sacrilegium Streaming "Angelus"

Almost 20 years after the release of the influential pagan black metal album "Wicher" (1996), and 15 years since the band's split, what may have been unthinkable is now becoming reality: Sacreligium is back and will release brand new full-length, "Anima Lucifera," in the spring of 2016.

Opening this new chapter in Sacrilegium’s history, a limited edition single titled "Angelus" will be released on December 28th, 2015 via Pagan Records. Check out "Angelus" below. More...

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Sacrilegium Announces New Single, Full Album

What may have seemed unachievable has now become reality: we will soon be able to listen to a new album from legendary Polish black metal act, Sacrilegium.

The upcoming full-length, entitled "Anima Lucifera," will be released in the spring of 2016 via Pagan Records – just in time for the 20th anniversary of the release of the ground-breaking "Wicher" album.

Opening this new chapter in Sacrilegium’s history, a limited edition single titled "Angelus" will be released before the end of this year. The single will contain two versions of the title track; an album and demo version. It will also comprise of remixes done by guest artists, including Zenial (experimental music), ROD (folk-dubstep) and Echoes of Yul (post-rock). Check out the single artwork and one of the remixes below. More...

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Sacrilegium Recording New Album

Pagan Records is honored to announce that legendary pagan black metal act Sacrilegium has finished recording material for an upcoming new album.

This will be the band’s second full-length and follow-up to the cult release "Wicher" from 1996 (and re-released earlier this year).

Pagan Records comments: "The first mix already sounds impressive and the band members are greatly excited. It is official, Sacrilegium are back!" More...

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Sacrilegium Premieres Full Album Online

Originally released in 1996, "Wicher" by the pagan black metal outfit Sacrilegium is now seeing re-issue via Pagan Records on March 6th, 2015.

Ahead of the official release, we're proud to premiere a stream of the entire new version of "Wicher." If you miss the '90s sound in underground European metal, be sure to listen in below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

"Wicher" will be available on double-gatefold vinyl, complete with bonus track, lyrics and previously unreleased photos. Order your own copy at this location.

And more good news for Sacreligium fans: the band is officially reunited and now working on a new album. Stay tuned for more info on the impending release. More...

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Sacrilegium Re-Releasing "Wicher"

Sacrilegium's "Wicher" is due out in a new edition by Pagan Records this coming March 6th, 2015. The label had this to say:

"Sacrilegium’s 'Wicher' represents the true meaning of a quintessential obscure gem. Originally released in 1996, the Polish band’s forward-thinking approach to pagan black metal was extremely influential in paving the way for their compatriots.

"Drawing from the keyboard-leanings of Limbonic Art and the vast legacy of Bathory, the trio hammered out a début album filled with dark Slavonic paganism. Nearly 20 years later, cult label Pagan Records are re-releasing this long-since sold out classic on double-gatefold vinyl, with new artwork, photos and lyrics in the 16-page booklet.

"For those who remember the glorious 90s and the Polish bands who stood at the forefront, this record is a perfect reminder of that time. For those that missed this first time round, Wicher is an essential part of education in the Polish black metal scene.

"The pagan traditions infused in these melancholic hymns is almost palpable, from the lyrics such as in 'Wicher Falami Ognia' to the very fibre of the riffs across the record. The record caps off with a bonus track, taken from their Jesienne Szepty split with North, which may be less refined than the album tracks but still possesses the same intense iciness throughout. Intense but required listening for any black metal fanatic." More...

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