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Below is our complete 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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Sacrifice Postpones All 2020 Shows

Legendary Canadian thrash metal quartet, Sacrifice, is disappointed to announce that all previously planned live performances in 2020 have been postponed until further notice.

The band was scheduled to play festival shows this year in both Vancouver, BC and Hamburg, Germany, in addition to a South American tour originally planned for this month. All shows have been put on hold until at least 2021, with the rescheduled Vancouver show already confirmed and announced:

Modified Ghost Festival 2021
Sacrifice with Razor, Exciter and guests
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at The Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC

"It's been a while since Sacrifice has played live," says guitarist/vocalist Rob Urbinati. "It’s very disappointing to have to postpone our shows for this year. The main thing is keeping everyone safe. Hopefully when our next show happens there will be some new music from us as well. Stay home, stay safe."

The band is currently in the demo stages for new material. More details on upcoming recordings will be released in the months to come.

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Wings Of Metal 2017 Sold Out

Wings of Metal is a Canadian metal festival that takes place in Montréal, with the 2017 edition set for September 8th - 9th. This year is being billed as the final edition for the fest, and tickets are now officially sold out.

While Spell recently had to drop off the lineup, Olympia/Washington-based Quayde LaHüe has now been added to the bill. Complete details are available here and the full lineup is as follows:

Sacrifice (Can)
Varathron (Greece)
Communion (Chile)
Slutvomit (USA)
Quayde LaHüe (USA)
Starlight Ritual (Can)

Voivod (Canada)
Time Lord (Tribute to Terry Jones of Pagan Altar) UK
Diamond Head (UK)
Crypt Sermon (USA)
Slaughtbbath (Chile)
Oture-Tombe (Can) More...

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Annihilator To Play Calgary Metalfest V

Big Nate Productions and Hubb Music proudly present Calgary Metalfest V: a historic night of Canadian metal!

On September 17th, 2016 at Flames Central, international touring act Annihilator will perform a blistering 75 minute set, the group's first show in Western Canada since 1993. Also appearing will be the recently reformed and original lineup of speed/thrash metal pioneers Exciter.

The show will be opened by thrash veterans Razor and Sacrifice. These bands are all hot off the heels of multiple critically acclaimed festival performances in the US, Europe, and South America. Calgary’s Gatekrashor will provide last call entertainment.

Tickets and VIP passes for September 17th will go on sale Friday May 6th at noon MST through this location and Sloth Records in Calgary. More...

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Sunday Old School: Sacrifice

Thrash metal was truly a phenomenon. Not only did it create legendary scenes in the United States and Germany and give us some of the most beloved metal bands in history, but it spread worldwide, spawning movements in Great Britain, Brazil and of course, Canada. The great white north has brought the world some well respected thrash over the years, including today's featured band, Sacrifice from Toronto.

Sacrifice began when two friends, Rob Urbinati and Joe Rico, both guitar players, decided to form a band, initially playing covers of some of their favourite bands, bringing in bassist, Scott Watts soon afterwards. After bringing in drummer, Craig Boyle and his friend, singer John Baldy, the quintet recorded two demo tapes, which mostly consisted of covers of bands such as Metallica and Judas Priest, with the one original coming in the form of, "Turn in Your Grave." As time went on, Sacrifice developed a heavier sound, with Urbitani taking over the vocalist position as well as seeing a slew of drummers coming through the ranks, before the group settled on Gus Pynn. More...

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Cancer, More Bands Announced For MDF 2014

The recently reunited UK death metal band Cancer has been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII. Other confirmations for the 2014 edition of the extreme metal festival include Sacrifice, Nocturnus A.D., Crowbar, and Death Toll 80K from Finland.

Maryland Deathfest XII takes place in Baltimore, MD from May 22-25, 2014 exact venue to be determined.

An updated list of confirmed bands so far is as follows:

ASPHYX (Netherlands)
DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
GORGUTS (Canada)
MGLA (Poland)
SARKE (Norway)
TAAKE (Norway)
TANKARD (Germany)
ULVER (Norway)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)


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Sacrifice Live Footage Posted Online

Live footage featuring Canadian thrashers Sacrifice performing in Europe for the first time ever has been posted online. You can view the video below, which features the band performing its track "In Defiance."

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Sacrifice Posts Rehearsal Footage Online

Canadian thrash veterans Sacrifice have posted some new rehearsal footage online. You can view the video in the player below.

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Sacrifice Comments On Split With Propagandhi

Exclaim.ca has issued the following announcement about Canada's Sacrifice releasing an upcoming split with Propagandhi:

"Some more details have surfaced regarding the much-ballyhooed Propagandhi and Sacrifice split seven-inch. As we reported back in August, the record will contain Propagandhi's cover of Corrosion of Conformity's hardcore/metal crossover classic "Technocracy" and Sacrifice's take on "Anthem," Rush's classic piece of Canadian prog rock. Word has dropped that this little slice of punk/metal heaven now has a release date and the suitably awesome cover art has been unveiled.

"The record, which is limited to 1,000 copies, is due out December 10 through Winnipeg's War on Music Records. The label will be taking pre-orders on their website in a couple of weeks. For the time being, you can email them directly at waronmusicrecords@gmail.com to place a pre-order. The cover art, as seen here, pays awesome homage to iconic Rush and Corrosion of Conformity album covers, and was hand-drawn by Propagandhi bassist/vocalist Todd Kowalski."

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Sacrifice Posts Toronto Tour Date Photos

Metallus Maximus has posted a series of photos online of Canadian thrashers Sacrifice performing at the The Opera House in Toronto. The tour date photographs can be viewed at this location. The show was in support of Sacrifice's latest album "The Ones I Condemn."

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Sacrifice Announces Live Interview

Toronto thrashers Sacrifice will be interviewed live on the November 15th edition of Hellbound Radio on INDI 101. All four members of the band will be present for the interview, which will air live in the greater Hamilton ON area at 9 PM Eastern on 101.5 FM. Those not in the area can also listen to the show online at this location.

Sacrifice will be talking about their career, their new album and their upcoming Toronto CD release show, which happens next Saturday, November 21st at The Opera House in Toronto with support groups E-Force, Maxmium Rnr, and Spewgore. This is the band's final performance of the year. Sacrifice released their first new album in sixteen years, entitled "The Ones I Condemn," earlier this summer on Brazil's Marquee Records. The album was released domestically in their native Canada through Sonic Unyon Records on October 27th.

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Sacrifice Announces Co-Headliner For Winnipeg Show

Canadian thrashers Sacrifice have announced Propagandhi as the co-headliners at their Winnipeg show on November 7th at the Garrick Centre. Support will come from Evil Survives and Striker.

“It has been well documented that our music has been inspiring to Propagandhi," explains Sacrifice front man Rob Urbinati. “We didn’t think this would ever be possible, but we will be finally sharing the stage in Winnipeg. I urge every Sacrifice fan to check out their album 'Supporting Caste,' and especially the song 'A Banger’s Embrace,' detailing the experience of our reunion show in 2006.”

Sacrifice will also be performing at the Opera House in Toronto on November 21st. Both shows coincide with the Canadian release of “The Ones I Condemn," which is in stores early November on Sonic Unyon.

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Sacrifice Announces New Album Canadian Release

Canadian thrashers Sacrifice will release their first new album in more than fifteen years on October 27th via Sonic Unyon in Canada. Entitled "The Ones I Condemn," the album was recorded at Toronto's Rouge Valley Studios last winter by the band and Darius Szczepaniak. It features the original line up of the band: Rob Urbinati - vocals, guitar; Joe Rico - guitar; Scott Watts - bass; Gus Pynn - drums.

"Canada has always been great to Sacrifice," says guitarist Rob Urbinati about the agreement. "We are extremely happy to have Sonic Unyon behind us in our home country. Everyone at the label is as excited about the release of The Ones I Condemn as we are and we look forward to working together."

To celebrate the album's release in Canada, Sacrifice will be playing two special release shows. They will play Winnipeg's Garrick Centre on November 7th and Toronto's Opera House on November 21st.

"The Ones I Condemn" track listing is as follows:

1. We Will Prevail
2. The Ones I Condemn
3. Give Me Justice
4. The Great Wall
5. Tetragrammaton
6. Atrocity
7. Hiroshima
8. The Devil's Martyr
9. Ultimate Power Corrupts
10. Desolation Alive
11. Anthem

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Sacrifice Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Canadian thrashers Sacrifice have issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:

"To commemorate the release of their first CD in 16 years ‘THE ONES I CONDEMN’ out on Marquee Records, (Their first with the original line up since 1991’s Soldiers Of Misfortune) Canadian Thrash Legends SACRIFICE will be performing two Canadian shows in November, their only live appearances of 2009.

"Sacrifice will take the stage on Saturday November 7 @ The Garrick in Winnipeg MB w/Evil Survives and Striker, and again on Saturday November 21st for a hometown show at The Opera House in Toronto ON w/guests TBA.

"Ticketing and Support information may be found by visiting the following websites: Winnipeg and Toronto."

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Sacrifice Streaming New Song "Hiroshima" Online

Canadian thrash band Sacrifice has posted a new track online titled "Hiroshima," which is off their upcoming album "The Ones I Condemn" The track can be heard on the band's official MySpace page. "The Ones I Condemn" is currently slated to be released on July 1st through Marquee Records.

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Sacrifice Reveals New Album Cover Artwork

Sacrifice has issued the following update about the cover artwork for their new album:

"Our recording process was real, so we didn’t feel comfortable going too far into the digital realm for the cover. Our old friend Kurt Bachman from Believer got us in touch with Michael “Roz” Rosner, who does nothing but absolutely stunning work. Roz was into letting technology assist in creating art, not take over, and that is the same approach we take to music. Check out www.eyelevelstudio.com , Roz can make an image look beautiful, yet ugly; human yet inhuman, all awesome, unique imagery. The eye level studio team took our ideas and gave us a great cover.

"Marquee Records will be releasing the full album, and also a bonus edition with extra tracks and a slipcase."

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. We Will Prevail
2. The Ones I Condemn
3. Give Me Justice
4. The Great Wall
5. Tetragrammaton
6. Atrocity
7. Hiroshima
8. The Devil's Martyr
9. Ultimate Power Corrupts
10. Desolation Alive

The Bonus Edition will also include:

Anthem (Rush Cover)
Burned At The Stake (Rerecording 2009)
The Entity (Rerecording 2009)

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Sacrifice Streaming New Song Online

Canadian thrashers Sacrifice are currently streaming the new song "The Great Wall" online at their MySpace page. The track is from their upcoming album "Look for The Ones I Condemn," which does not have an official release date set yet but is slated for sometime in June.

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. We Will Prevail
2. The Ones I Condemn
3. Give Me Justice
4. The Great Wall
5. Tetragrammaton
6. Atrocity
7. Hiroshima
8. The Devil's Martyr
9. Ultimate Power Corrupts
10. Desolation Alive More...

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Sacrifice Completes New Album

Canadian thrash metal veterans Sacrifice has announced that they have finished work on their new studio album, "The Ones I Condemn." A message from the band reads as follows:

"We began in late December, and ended this week. Our final mix is now complete. Don’t be deceived by the three month time span, in reality we didn’t take much more studio time than we had in the past…it was just spread out a lot more. Everything went the way we planned and the final product exceeds the expectations that we came into the studio with. Thanks to everyone at Rouge Valley Studio, Gerry, Alex, Steve and lastly, Darius who helped us achieve our sonic visions, went in to this project with his heart and soul into it as much as ours. A great engineer to work with.

"Thank you to both Jed Simon (ZIMMERS HOLE, TENET, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ARMOROS) for laying down a total whammy bar barrage, and our old Scarborough metal comrade Dave Hewson (SLAUGHTER, STRAPPADO) for lending some guest vocals to 'The Devils Martyr'.

"Like to wish PROPAGANDHI good luck on their tour for their newly released CD, Supporting Caste. We were all extremely shocked when we first heard “The Banger’s Embrace", a song about our reunion show in 2006 here in Toronto. What a tribute, thanks guys!!!"

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Sacrifice Posts New Album Teaser Trailer Online

Canadian thrash band Sacrifice have posted a second teaser trailer online for their upcoming album "The Ones I Condemn." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Sacrifice Posts New Album Teaser Online

Toronto, Ontario based thrash metal band Sacrifice has posted an audio preview of their forthcoming new studio album, "The Ones I Condemn." You can check it out below. The album will be released this Spring through Marquee Records and is the bands first album featuring the "classic" lineup in eighteen years. More...

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Sacrifice To Begin Tracking New Album In December

Sacrifice vocalist/guitarist Rob Urbinati has posted the following message online:

"It has been a while since we've updated the blog!

"We are extremely excited to say we have booked studio time in December, to begin tracking our new album which we have titled The Ones I Condemn. Until then, we will be getting the songs as tight as possible, because we will be miking the drums without samples and without click tracks to sound human, and really feel the fury of the new tracks. We may post some demo stuff here soon.

"Our DVD artwork is being finalized and hopefully before 2008 is over you will see Live ReAnimation available on our website.

"This is the complete reunion show shot in Toronto, 2006, with some bonus material."

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