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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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Living Sacrifice Almost Finished New Album

Living Sacrifice is reportedly almost finished with their new record, entitled "The Infinite Order," which is being mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Machine Head) and produced by Jeremiah Scott. The band recorded part of the album in Little Rock, AR and part of it in Nashville, TN in three different locations and studios total.

In the meantime, you can download a rough mix version of "Overkill Exposure" from the new record on the Fuel Magazine download sampler

As previously reported, Living Sacrifice will be playing two shows at the Glass House in Pomona with Demon Hunter, Throwdown, The Crucified and more, on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15.

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Living Sacrifice To Guest On 2 Demon Hunter Shows

Living Sacrifice will be playing two of the three Demon Hunter shows the band has planned for 2009. Living Sacrifice will be special guests on both of the Pomona dates, Friday August 14 and Saturday August 15 at the Glasshouse.

The first night features Demon Hunter, Throwdown, Living Sacrifice, The Crucified, The Great Commission, Hands and 7 Horns 7 Eyes.

The second night is Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Focused (reunion!), The Great Commission, Hands, 7 Horns 7 Eyes and Faith Snakes.

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Demon Hunter Announces Tour Dates

Christian metal outfit Demon Hunter has announced several shows for later on in the year on what has been dubbed the "DemonHuntour." The shows will see a variety of special guests.

The tour dates are as follows:

August 12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (with 7 Horns 7 Eyes, Heiress)
August 14 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (with Throwdown, Living Sacrifice, The Crucified, and more)
August 15 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (with Focused, Living Sacrifice, and more)
September 11 – Anchorage, AK @ Venue TBA (with Bleeding Through)

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Andy Sneap To Mix New Living Sacrifice Album

Living Sacrifice, who is currently in Little Rock, Arkansas with producer Jeremiah Scott recording their first album since 2002's "Conceived in Fire," has announced that Andy Sneap will to be mixing the new album. Joe from Advent recently visited the band in the studio to lay down some guest vocals as well as some percussion.

On the sound, the band recently updated: "listening to Pre Production demos. songs are leaning toward Conceived, need more Hammering Process possibly?"

Living Sacrifice is giving short updates from the studio via twitter.

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Living Sacrafice Headed to Studio

The guys in Living Sacrifice are back together again, and are recording. A release from Solid State says:

"Living Sacrifice are back. After the band's dissolution in 2003, former and current members of the legendary Living Sacrifice went on to join P.O.D. and Evanescence. But now after the band's reunion in 2008, they are in Little Rock, AR with producer Jeremiah Scott recording their first album since 2002's "Conceived in Fire." They will be posting regular updates from the studio at http://www.twitter.com/livingsac and are looking at a fall release for the finished product."

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Living Sacrifice Still Working On New Album

Living Sacrifice has issued an update about the progress on their new album:

"Hey all. Sorry no updates lately. No excuses, so here we go. We are writing a new record STILL and working out the final phases on the release with Solidstate. The new material is going to be what you would expect from Living Sacrifice. Fast, brutal, heavy, slow and driving. We want each song to have its own identity. And we will be posting some video updates pretty soon as well. So check back often. I hope 'Death Machine' and 'The Battle' are tiding you over. Thanks so much for supporting Living Sacrifice."

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Living Sacrifice Posts New Song Online

Living Sacrifice has posted another new song, entitled "The Battle," online on their MySpace page. "The Battle" is the second song from the "Death Machine" digital only release. In addition to streaming on MySpace with the previously released new song, "Death Machine," the songs are also available on Itunes.

As previously reported, these songs will not be included on the band's upcoming full length release, which is slated for 2009. The band does, however, plan to release these songs on 7 inch vinyl in addition to the digital release.

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Believer Reveals More Album Details

Believer vocalist/guitarist Kurt Bachman has posted the following update:

"Hi everyone. Please forgive my blogging absence. Everything is going great with the record. We just recorded some amazing guest guitar solos from Joe Rico (SACRIFICE) and Rocky Gray (EVANESCENCE, SOUL EMBRACED, LIVING SACRIFICE) with some other guests on the way (not too many though). We hope to also have some label info and a release date to you very soon, so stand-by...

"Thanks again to all of you who are talking this up and keeping the buzz alive. Also, thank you for your patience. We just want it to sound amazing when you finally hear it!"

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Demon Hunter and Living Sacrifice Rock Philly

I recently had the chance to check out the Demon Hunter tour in Philadelphia, PA. The show was on June 22nd and featured Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and The Advent.

Being a huge Demon Hunter fan, I was excited to see who they had touring with them. Since I've only heard Living Sacrifice before, I had no idea what to expect with the other acts that were performing. More...

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Living Sacrifice Releases New Digital-Only Songs

Living Sacrifice has announced that the recently release tracks "Death Machine" and "The Battle" will not be on their new album. Rather, they have been recorded and released independently for digital download only. The only way to get the songs is from the Bandbox player on the front of their MySpace page as well as itunes.

The band also has plans to release these songs on 7 inch vinyl.

Living Sacrifice is currently working on a new record with plans for an early 2009 release.

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Demon Hunter Sits Out Two Shows

Demon Hunter was unable to perform at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia and Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, North Carolina on June 24 and June 25, respectively. However, the shows were not cancelled and all of the support bands -- Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and Avent -- performed as scheduled.

Demon Hunter was forced to sit these two shows out as their singer, Ryan Clark, fell ill earlier in the week. His voice was gone and he had to rest and recuperate to get it back. Demon Hunter will resume the Stronger Than Hell Tour on Thursday, June 26 at Rockettown in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Jason Truby To Guest w/ Living Sacrifice Tonight

Former Living Sacrifice guitarist Jason Truby (also ex-P.O.D.) will make a special appearance with Living Sacrifice tonight as the "Stronger Than Hell Tour" hits the band's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.

A founding member of Living Sacrifice, Truby was with the group from the time they formed in 1989 until he left the band in 1997. He was the lead guitarist on all of the band's albums through Reborn. After exiting Living Sacrifice, he played with P.O.D. from 2003 to 2006. He is currently working on new solo material.

Yesterday, LIVING SACRIFICE released two brand new songs exclusively online. "Death Machine" and "The Battle," the band's first new songs since 2002, are available for purchase on the band's MySpace page through Bandbox. The single features brand new exclusive artwork by artist Dave Quiggle.

"We're super excited to be able to put out some new stuff for people to hear. This is our newest material in more than five years!", says vocalist / guitarist and founding member Bruce Fitzhugh. "Now that these songs are posted we'll be playing them live while on tour with Demon Hunter!"

Fitzhugh is joined in the reunited Living Sacrifice by founding member / drummer Lance Garvin (Soul Embraced) as well as lead guitarist Rocky Gray (Soul Embraced, ex-Evanescence) and bass player Arthur Green, both of whom have played with Living Sacrifice since 2000's The Hammering Process.

"This tour has been more then we could hope for, it's awesome to see this band playing to some younger fans for the very first time," says Bruce.

Living Sacrifice is finalizing a deal with Solid State for the release of their next full-length album.

Here are the latest Living Sacrifice tour dates with Demon Hunter, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and Advent: More...

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Living Sacrifice Posts Two New Songs Online

Reunited Christian metallers Living Sacrifice have posted two new songs online at their official Myspace. The songs are entitled "Death Machine" and "The Battle" and are the bands first new songs in six years.

Frontman Bruce Fitzhugh says: "We're super excited to be able to put out some new stuff for people to hear. This is our newest material in more than five years! "Now that these songs are posted we'll be playing them live while on tour with DEMON HUNTER!"

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"Stronger Than Hell Tour" Trailer Online

The Stronger Than Hell Tour featuring Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine and Advent kicks off later this month. In celebration, Demon Hunter have put up a trailer for the tour on YouTube. You can watch it below. Complete tour dates follow.

"Stronger Than Hell Tour " dates featuring Demon Hunter with Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine, and Advent (except where noted):

May 26 @ 6:00P - El Corazon Seattle, Washington
May 27 @ 6:00P - Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon
May 29 @ 6:30P - Club Retro Orangevale, California
May 30 @ 6:00P - Glasshouse Pomona, California w/ Project 86, Living Sacrifice, Sleeping Giant, Mirror Of Dead Faces
May 31 @ 6:00P - Glasshouse Pomona, California
Jun 2 @ 7:00P - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona
Jun 4 @ 6:00P - Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado
Jun 5 @ 6:00P - Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jun 6 @ 7:00P - Club 101 El Paso, Texas
Jun 7 @ 3:30P - Scurry County Coliseum (Red Letter Rock Fest) Snyder, Texas
Jun 8 @ 6:00P - White Rabbit San Antonio, Texas
Jun 9 @ 8:00P - Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
Jun 10 @ 7:00P - The Door Dallas, Texas
Jun 11 @ 7:00P - The Village Little Rock, Arkansas
Jun 12 @ 6:00P - Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City
Jun 13 @ 7:00P - The Foundry Music Theater Joplin
Jun 14 @ 6:00P - The Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
Jun 15 @ 7:00P - Headliners Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
Jun 17 @ 7:00P - St. Andrews Hall Detroit, Michigan
Jun 18 @ 7:00P - The Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jun 19 @ 6:00P - Bogarts Cincinnati, Ohio
Jun 20 @ 5:00P - House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
Jun 21 @ 7:00P - Crocodile Rock Allentown, Pennsylvania
Jun 22 @ 6:00P - The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 23 @ 6:00P - Recher Theater Towson
Jun 24 @ 6:00P - The Norva Norfolk, Virginia
Jun 25 @ 6:00P - Cats Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Jun 26 @ 6:00P - Rocketown Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 27 @ 6:00P - The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 28 @ 6:00P - House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Jun 29 @ 6:30P - State Theater St. Petersburg, Florida
Jul 1 @ 7:00P - House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Jul 3 @ 6:00P - Mr Small’s Theater w/ Zao, Oh, Sleeper, Advent Millvale, Pennsylvania
Jul 5 @ 8:15P - Cornerstone Festival Bushnell, Illinois More...

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Project 86 Joins Demon Hunter Show As Guest

For one night only during the "Stronger Than Hell" tour, Friday, May 30 in Pomona, CA, Demon Hunter's good friends in Project 86 will perform as special guests. The lineup at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on Friday, May 30 will be Demon Hunter, Project 86, Living Sacrifice, Sleeping Giant and Mirror Of Dead Faces. The following night at the same venue will feature Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Oh Sleeper, The Famine and Advent as will the other dates on the "Stronger Than Hell" tour.

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Soul Embraced Announce Tour Dates

SOUL EMBRACED, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based band featuring ex-EVANESCENCE drummer William "Rocky" Gray, has scheduled the following dates:

April 05 - Little Rock, AR - Vinos (w/ LIVING SACRIFICE, RWAKE, ASHES OF AUGUSTINE)
April 10 - Tulsa, OK - The Pinkeye
April 11 - Okmulgee, OK - The Aim
April 12 - Wichita, KS - Eagles Lodge
April 13 - Plano, TX - Rock Steady
April 16 - San Antonio, TX - The Underground
April 17 - Mission, TX - Smokin Aces

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Living Sacrifice Announces Hometown Show

Reunited Little Rock, Arkansas-based Christian death/thrash/metalcore band LIVING SACRIFICE will play a special hometown show on April 5 at Vinos. Also scheduled to appear are Relapse recording artists RWAKE, Solid State Records' SOUL EMBRACED and local heroes ASHES OF AUGUSTINE.

For more information, visit www.vinosbrewpub.com.

LIVING SACRIFICE. will team up with DEMON HUNTER for the "Stronger Than Hell Tour" beginning on May 26 in Seattle. More...

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Soul Embraced To Release Debut Album In April

SOUL EMBRACED, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based band featuring ex-EVANESCENCE drummer William "Rocky" Gray, has set "Dead Alive" as the title of its first studio album since 2003, due on April 29 through Solid State Records.

The tentative track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. To End It All
02. Into Darkness
03. Everything Reminds Me Of You
04. A Curtain Of Deceit
05. The Devils Reflection
06. Judas I've Become
07. La Fin Absolue Du Monde
08. The Breaking Point
09. Kill This
10. In Memory
11. Dead Alive

Originally a side project of drummer David Sroczynski and William "Rocky" Gray from SHREDDED CORPSE, SOUL EMBRACED dissolved after creating one song for a metal compilation. Rocky would reform the band with fellow LIVING SACRIFICE member and Christian metal legend Lance Garvin (drums) and his brother in-law Chad Moore (vocals). When Rocky and Lance weren't busy with LIVING SACRIFICE, they would hammer away at making material for their death metal side project. The band released an EP (1999's "The Fleshless" EP), and three albums (2000's "For The Incomplete", 2002's "This Is My Blood", and 2003's "Immune") over a five-year span. SOUL EMBRACED's debut album, "For the Incomplete", was re-released in 2003 by the independent label Blood and Ink Records.

SOUL EMBRACED is:

Rocky Gray - Guitar
Chad Moore - Vocals
Lance Garvin - Drums
Devin Castle - Guitar
Jeff Bowie - Bass

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Demon Hunter Announces "Stronger Than Hell Tour"

Demon Hunter will launch their "Stronger Than Hell Tour" this summer in support of the band's brand new album for Solid State Records, Storm The Gates Of Hell.

"The Stronger Than Hell Tour will definitely be an amazing experience for everyone involved," said singer Ryan Clark, who co-founded Demon Hunter with his guitarist brother Don shortly before the release of their self-titled debut album in 2002. "We can't wait to play some new material and get to know more of our amazing fans."

"I can't tell you how excited we are to get back out there on the road and play some new songs along with the crowd favorites," added Don, who recently attended the 2008 Grammy Awards as a nominee in the graphic design / packaging category (Ryan Clark was nominated last year and the year before).

The Stronger Than Hell Tour will feature special guest Living Sacrifice, the legendary metal band whose alumnus went on to join bands like Evanescence and P.O.D. This will be their first tour since reuniting.

The tour lineup is rounded out by Demon Hunter's labelmates in Oh, Sleeper as well as The Famine (featuring former Demon Hunter guitarist Chris McCaddon) and North Carolina's Advent.

"The members of Demon Hunter are ecstatic about the lineup," said Ryan Clark. "It features many of our old friends in both reunited and amazing new bands. For us, it's a bit of a family reunion."

Demon Hunter recently completed a video for "Carry Me Down," the second single from Storm The Gates Of Hell. The group was named one of "10 Artists to Watch" by AOL Music and featured on the cover of Revolver for their 2006 "Christian Metal" story. Demon Hunter's fans are some of the most dedicated in heavy metal. Check out their MySpace page to see the Demon Hunter logo tattoos that adorn many of their bodies.

Here are the latest "Stronger Than Hell" tour dates featuring Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine and Advent: More...

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Living Sacrifice To Tour With Demon Hunter

According to MTV.com's "Metal File", DEMON HUNTER will tour this summer with the recently reunited LIVING SACRIFICE. Tour dates will be announced soon. LIVING SACRIFICE, which formed in 1990, recorded six albums before breaking up in 2003. The band's current lineup features two founding members — guitarist/singer Bruce Fitzhugh and drummer Lance Garvin — along with bassist Arthur Green and ex-EVANESCENCE drummer Rocky Gray on guitar. The group plans to release a new album in time for the tour.

LIVING SACRIFICE's last release was the "In Memoriam" CD, which came out in 2005 via Solid State Records. The album was a "best of" colection containing three newly written and recorded songs by Lance Garvin, Rocky Gray and Bruce Fitzhugh, two tracks from each LIVING SACRIFICE album, plus "Enthroned", a 1998 re-recording of a song that originally appeared on 1992's "Nonexistent".

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