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Living Sacrifice

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Formed: 1989
From: Little Rock, AR, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Living Sacrifice News

Below is our complete Living 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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Solid State Records Releases Free Sampler

Solid State Records has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new sampler online:

"It's finally summertime, and this year we've put together a fantastic Summer Sampler that you can download FOR FREE!

"The sampler features songs by August Burns Red, Wolves At The Gate, Demon Hunter, Forevermore, Fit For A King, The Ongoing Concept, Living Sacrifice, My Heart To Fear, and The Overseer. Be sure to grab it now, as the summertime sadly won't last forever."

You can pick up your copy of the digital sampler at this location. More...

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Living Sacrifice Posts Studio Webisode

Living Sacrifice's latest album "Ghost Thief" is out now, and you can read our review right here. Now the band has posted a new studio webside showing the creation of the album, which is available below.

Living Sacrifice was also recently covered in our "Sunday Old School" column. Check it out at this location.

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Sunday Old School: Living Sacrifice

Of all the reunions and reformations of bands over the past decade, from Carcass to Immortal, few have been as demanded or anticipated as highly as today's featured band. Although their break only lasted five years, fans of a four piece from Little Rock, Arkansas felt a signifficant void had been left by their absence, which was filled in 2008 and the news was broke that the world would see the return of Living Sacrifice. The band was formed in 1989 by bass player and vocalist Darren Johnson, guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh and drummer Lance Garvin, with Jason Truby joining the group as a second guitarist soon afterwards. The band took their name from the Biblical passage Romans 12:1 and from the outset aimed to promote their Christian beliefs, which was reflected in the title of their first demo, "Not Yielding to Ungodly." The demo proved popular in the metal underground and soon found its way to Believer members Kurt Bachman and Joey Daub, who helped get the band signed to R.E.X. Records, a label which specialized in Christian metal artists. The band recorded their self-titled full length debut, which was released in 1991 and featured a more thrash metal orientated approach than their later work, earning them comparisons to other popular thrash acts such as Slayer.

Although their first record was received very favourably by metal fans, Christian or not, the band decided to drop the style and move towards the down tuned death metal genre that had been increasing in popularity thanks to such artists as Obituary and Morbid Angel. Their first foray into this tone came in 1992 with their sophomore effort, "Nonexistent," which the band see as something as a disappointment, expressing their dissatisfaction with the work of the producer, although it is still thought highly of by their fanbase. They then sought to combine the two styles they had previously exhibited, which culminated in their third album, "Inhabit," which was something of a return to their thrash sound, owing to the vocal methods employed by Johnson, but musically carried on in the vein of death metal, resulting in what is generally considered the group’s heaviest work to date. It was met with mixed to positive reviews but the band were soon dealt a blow when R.E.X. Records announced that they had gone bankrupt, leaving them without a label for a time, before they eventually signed with Solid State Records, who they trusted to help broaden their audience. More...

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Living Sacrifice Streaming Album's Title Track

On the heels of last week’s unveiling of the track “Screwtape,” Living Sacrifice is ready to give fans another taste of what to expect from new album "Ghost Thief" by streaming the title track. Give it a listen below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

Set to drop November 11th on Solid State Records, "Ghost Thief" is the band’s 8th studio album overall and first new material since 2010’s "The Infinite Order."

“Ghost Thief was a tune that emerged out of a group writing session,” says vocalist/guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh. “A few riffs that we were throwing around from other songs that ended up going together well for this one. It is one of the more straightforward mid-tempo songs that we have on the record. Lyrically it speaks of how quickly our lives pass. Even if we are blessed to live 80 or 90 years, that is just not very long when calculating humanity's existence as a whole. So the song refers to the hope that we have in an afterlife and what that existence might look like.” More...

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Living Sacrifice Posts New Song Online

Gearing up for the release of the band's first new material since 2010’s "The Infinite Order," the pioneers of Christian metal in Living Sacrifice are excited to share new track “Screwtape” today. Hear it in the player below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com.

Presumably based on the classic Christian story "The Screwtape Letters," the track features guest vocals from Demon Hunter’s Ryan Clark and is the incendiary opening track on "Ghost Thief," the band’s forthcoming 8th studio album, set to drop November 11th on longtime label Solid State Records.

“‘Screwtape’ is about temptation and the proverbial ‘devil on your shoulder,’” explains vocalist/guitarist Bruce Fitzhugh. “It's about the thought process we go through to justify a thought or action that is not good for the soul. Musically, it seemed like a great way to kick off the record because it's a thrasher and sets a good tone for the record as a whole.” More...

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Living Sacrifice Reveals New Album Details

The Christian metal pioneers in Living Sacrifice are excited to announce the release of their 8th studio album, "Ghost Thief," due out November 12th on longtime label Solid State Records.

The album marks the Little Rock, Arkansas band’s first since returning from a multi-year hiatus with 2010’s "The Infinite Order."

“‘Ghost Thief’ is a reference to the personification of Death,” guitarist/vocalist Bruce Fitzhugh explains. “Depending on the circumstance, death can be greeted as an enemy or a friend. We have a few songs that deal with the suddenness and finality of death. ‘Ghost Thief’ and ‘Sudden’ both are inspired by people who died suddenly and unexpectedly. Friends of ours or family members that we were close to.”

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Screwtape (featuring Ryan Clark)
2. Ghost Thief
3. The Reaping
4. Straw Man
5. Sudden
6. Mask
7. American Made
8. Before
9. Your War
10. Despair (featuring Dave Peters)

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Living Sacrifice Enters The Studio

Christian metal act Living Sacrifice has entered Fellowship Hall Studio in Little Rock to begin recording a new album.

A photo from the studio can be viewed below, and you can follow the recording process over at the band's Facebook profile here.

This new album will follow Living Sacrifice's 2010 release "The Infinite Order." Further details will be announced as they are made available. More...

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Living Sacrifice Reveals DVD Details

Living Sacrifice is returning with a brand new DVD. "In Finite Live" features a professionally shot and recorded multi-camera performance filmed in Pomona, Southern California.

Bonus features on the DVD includes behind-the-scenes mini-documentaries from the making of the two music videos for the band's 2010 "comeback" album, "The Infinite Order," as well as six more tracks from another live show in the group's original home area of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Preorders are live now and will ship the week of December 9th, 2011. Click here for a sneak peak. The DVD's track listing is as follows:

Live at the Glasshouse:
01. "Bloodwork"
02. "Imminent War"
03. "Death Machine"
04. "Local Vengeance Killing"
05. "Flatline"
06. "Rules of Engagement"
07. "In Christ"
08. "Symbiotic"
09. "Reborn Empowered"
10. "Reject"

Live in Little Rock:
11. "Nietzsche's Madness"
12. "They Were One"
13. "Hand of the Dead"
14. "Symbiotic"
15. "Local Vengeance Killing"
16. "Bloodwork"

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Solid State Records Offers Free 10 Song Sampler

Metal imprint Solid State Records is offering a 10-song sampler on Facebook. All you need to do it "Like" the Solid State Page on Facebook, and you're good. If you already like Solid State, just go to the offer tab to get the sampler, which has songs from Underoath, August Burns Red, Haste The Day, Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, The Showdown and more.

Check it out on Solid State's FaceBook Page.

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Living Sacrifice Posts "Overkill Exposure" Video

Living Sacrifice has posted a music video online through Noisecreep.com for the song "Overkill Exposure," which can be viewed below. The band commented on the clip:

"Check out the premiere of our video for 'Overkill Exposure' now on Noisecreep. 'The Infinite Order' Deluxe Edition is out now and includes all the tracks from 'The Infinite Order,' one B-side, two live bonus tracks and a 30-min live performance video! You can download it at iTunes or Amazon MP3."

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Living Sacrifice To Re-Issue Latest Album

Living Sacrifice has announced details behind the iTunes exclusive deluxe edition of their latest album "The Infinite Order" which is set for a November 30th release through Solid State Records. The new version of the album will include the original track listing along with three bonus tracks.

Here is "The Infinite Order" iTunes re-issue tracklisting:

1. Overkill Exposure
2. Rules of Engagement
3. Nietzsche's Madness
4. Unfit to Live
5. The Training
6. Organized Lie
7. The Reckoning
8. Love Forgives
9. They Were One
10. God Is My Home
11. Apostasy
12. Glasshouses (previously unreleased)
13. Flatline (live)
14. Symbiotic (live)

A bonus "DVD" will also be included that features live footage:
1. Bloodwork
2. Imminent War
3. Local Vengeance Killing
4. Flatline
5. Rules of Engagement
6. In Christ
7. Reborn Empowered
8. Reject

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Living Sacrifice Announces Live Chat

Living Sacrifice has issued the following statement about hosting a live chat with fans on November 1st: "Join us on Monday, Nov 1st at 9pm CST for a live chat event with the members of Living Sacrifice at Ensemblog.com - Sign up at the website so you can get your questions to the band!" The chat with Living Sacrifice will take place at this location.

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Living Sacrifice Comments On Upcoming Tour

Living Sacrifice has issued the following statement about appearing on the "Very Metal Christmas" tour with Becoming the Archetype:

"Yep. We are heading west in December on the Solid State Very Metal Christmas Tour with The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep! Check out the dates below and come have a happy joyous heavy metal Christmas time! You are Stoked!"

12/2 2010 Joshua Springs Chapel Yucca Valley, CA
12/3 2010 Epic Ventura Ventura, CA
12/4 2010 The Pheonix Theater Petaluma, CA
12/5 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
12/6 2010 Cobalt Cafe Canoga Park, CA
12/7 2010 The Underground Mesa, AZ
12/8 2010 Tramway Community Albuquerque, NM
12/10 2010 The Door Dallas, TX
12/11 2010 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12/12 2010 Downtown Music Hall LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Becoming the Archetype Announces New Tour Dates

Christian progressive death metal act Becoming the Archetype has announced the dates for its forthcoming U.S. tour, set to take place throughout the month of December. Other bands scheduled to perform on the bill include Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep. The cities, dates and venues can be found below:

12/02 Yucca Valley, CA – Joshua Springs Chapel
12/03 Ventura, CA – Epic Ventura
12/04 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
12/05 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/06 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
12/07 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
12/08 Albuquerque, NM – Tramway Community
12/10 Dallas, TX – The Door
12/11 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
12/12 Little Rock, AR – Downtown

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P.O.D. To Take Part In Deftones Benefit Concert

P.O.D has been announced as the headlining act for the upcoming benefit concert for hospitalized Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. The event is taking place on August 14th, 2010 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. The event starts at 3 P.M.

Other acts scheduled to appear include:
HEAD (formerly of Korn)
Living Sacrifice
The Chariot
Secret and Whisper
AllOrNothing

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Tooth & Nail Offering Free Sampler Album

Christian metallers Haste The Day have issued the following announcement about Tooth & Nail Records offering a free 25 song sampler online via Facebook:

"Get a Free Tooth & Nail / Solid State Sampler! 'Like' Tooth & Nail Records on Facebook to download a free sampler that includes our song 'Travesty' as well as over 25 songs from Tooth & Nail and Solid State artists including The Almost, The Classic Crime, Emery, MyChildren MyBride and more!"

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Living Sacrifice Announces More Tour Dates

Arkansas based metallers Living Sacrifice have announced the following upcoming U.S. tour dates:

7/10 2010 The Village w/The Showdown, Becoming Saints Little Rock, AR
7/11 2010 Scream The Prayer III w/ Maylene, For Today & more Dallas, TX
8/4 2010 THE WAREHOUSE Chattanooga, TN
8/5 2010 LHUMC LINTHICUM, MD
8/6 2010 Transmission Fest w/ August Burns Red, Vanna, Silverstein & More Hartford, CT
8/7 2010 Soulfest - Inside Out Stage Gilford, NH
8/8 2010 Crosspoint Venue Lynchburg, VA
8/9 2010 The Hideaway Johnson City, TN
8/10 2010 Cosmic Charlies w/Dead Icons, Worker Lexington, KY
8/14 2010 The Exit 2010 for Chi (FREE SHOW) w/ POD, Head, The Chariot & more Pomona, CA

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Living Sacrifice Adds More Tour Dates

Living Sacrifice has updated their tour schedule to include three new Texas tour dates in May. The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:

5/15 2010 The Spot w/My Children My Bride, The Word Alive Tyler, Texas
5/16 2010 Ridglea Theater w/ Haste The Day Fort Worth, Texas
5/17 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
7/2 2010 CORNERSTONE - HM Stage / Encore 1 Bushnell, Illinois
8/7 2010 SOULFEST - Inside Out Stage Gilford, New Hampshire

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Living Sacrifice Cancels Tonight's Show

Arkansas metallers Living Sacrifice have issued the following brief statement about canceling their planned tour date for Monday, February 15th:

"Tonight's Show at HeBrews Cancelled (2/15)! Unfortunately due to bad weather we have had to cancel tonight's show at HeBrew's in Iron River, MI. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and late notice!"

Living Sacrifice still has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/16 2010 Reggie’s w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Chicago, Illinois
2/17 2010 Emerson Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Indianapolis, Indiana
2/18 2010 The Brig w/War of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Blairsville, Pennsylvania
2/19 2010 Imagine This w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Grand Ledge, Michigan
2/20 2010 Forward Hall w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Erie, Pennsylvania
2/21 2010 Chameleon Club w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2/22 2010 Aquifer Music Venue w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Clinton, New Jersey
2/23 2010 Sonar w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Baltimore, Maryland
2/24 2010 Club Relevant w/ War Of Ages, Shai Hulud, Lionheart, TGC Virginia Beach, Virginia
2/25 2010 The Brewery w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC Raleigh, North Carolina
2/26 2010 New Brookland Tavern w/ War of Ages, Lionheart, TGC Columbia, South Carolina
2/27 2010 The 7 Venue w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC Douglasville, Georgia
2/28 2010 Murray Hill Theatre w/ War Of Ages, Lionheart, TGC Jacksonville, Florida

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Living Sacrifice Changes AR Tour Date Venue

Living Sacrifice has issued the following update about changing the venue for their February 11th, 2010 tour date:

"ATTN: Venue Change For 2/11 in Bentonville, AR! We wanted to give a quick heads up that the show this Thursday, 2/11 has been moved from Skia to Self Destruct. The venue is nearby and the same bands will be playing, we just had to change the venue. Sorry about the inconvenience and we hope to see you there! Self Destruct, 1400 SW Susana St # 20,Bentonville, AR 72712."

Living Sacrifice recently released their latest album "The Infinite Order" on January 26th, 2010.

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