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From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Sacrilege Offering Free Download

Sometimes the greatest gems lay undiscovered, like with Birmingham outfit Sacrilege, founded all thew way back in 1984 by guitarist Damian Thompson and vocalist Lynda “Tam” Simpson.

The female-­fronted crust/punk/metal pioneers set a worldwide underground standard for heavy music with a then-unique blend of hardcore punk and metal. Unlike most bands from either camp, Sacrilege’?s compositional approach focused on weaving radical politics (themes such as corruption, inequality, poverty, nuclear war) into metaphorical and intricate lyrical stories, blending the rebellious spirit of punk with the complexity and rich fantastical imagination of metal.

Now that gem is being unearthed by Relapse Records, with a re-issue of 1985 debut album "Behind The Realms Of Madness" set to land on Friday, November 13, 2015. In anticipation of tomorrow's re-issue, today we're streaming and offering a free download of the track "The Closing Irony." Grab your own copy through the SoundCloud player's download button below.

Now fully remastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Hooded Menace, Obituary) with seven previously unreleased bonus tracks and expanded art and liner notes, this edition of "Behind The Realms of Madness" is the first-ever authorized reissue of Sacrilege's landmark debut. Pre-order your copy physically here or digitally at Bandcamp. More...

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