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Sanctification

Formed: 2001
From: Östersund, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sanctification News

Below is our complete Sanctification 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sanctification Announces New Drummer

Swedish metal band Sanctification has issued the following update regarding the addition of their new drummer:

"We are happy to announce that Arttu Malki (Souldrainer, ex Aeon) is the new drummer of SANCTIFICATION! He is a solid drummer with tons of experience and he fit our style perfectly. Rehearsals are going great and we are thrilled about having him onbord."

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Sanctification Posts "Storm" Music Video Online

Swedish death metallers Sanctification have posted a new music video online for the song "Storm," which comes from their upcoming album "Black Reign." The video can be viewed below.
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Sanctification Reveals "Black Reign" Album Artwork

Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION have revealed the tracklisting and album artwork for their new album, "Black Reign." You can view the album artwork here.

The tracklisting for "Black Reign" is as follows:

1. Thirst For Blood
2. Black Reign (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren and Emperor Magus Caligula)
3. Raw
4. Eternal (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren)
5. Hear This
6. Dead Forever
7. Flesh, Bone And Skin
8. Trucido Christianese
9. Storm (Featuring guest vocals by Emperor Magus Caligula)

"Black Reign" was produced, mixed and mastered at Sweden's Abyss Studio by Tommy and Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, ex-Bloodbath, etc) together with SANCTIFICATION. "Black Reign" will also to be released in Super Jewel Box CD format.

SANCTIFICATION features members from God Among Insects, In Battle, Soul Drainer and recently Emperor Magus Caligula from Dark Funeral took over the singing duties and replaced Kristoffer Hell.

An announcement for the release date is coming soon. In the meantime, the past recently posted a couple new songs on their MySpace page.

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Sanctification Posts New Music Online

Swedish death metallers, Sanctification, have posted two new songs on their MySpace page from their upcoming album "Black Reign." The band currently has the songs "Storm," "Black Reign," "Flesh Bone and Skin," "Dead Forever," and "Raw" on their MySpace page available for streaming. A release date for the new album will be announced soon.

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Sanctification Seeks New Drummer

Guitarist Tomas Elofsson, of Swedish death metal band, Sanctification, has issued the following update regarding the possible cancellation of their upcoming gig at the House Of Metal Festival in Umeå, Sweden on February 28th:

"We have some sad news regarding this gig. We might have to cancel that gig due to drummer problems. The drummer that we were to use have a lot to do right now and it doesn't look good at the moment. This is a shitty situation to say the least but what can we do?" More...

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Sanctification Posts Two New Songs Online

Swedish death metal band, Sanctification, have posted two new songs on their MySpace page from their upcoming album "Black Reign." The band currently has the songs "Storm," "Black Reign," and "Flesh Bone and Skin" on their MySpace page available for streaming. A release date for the new album will be announced soon.

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Dark Funeral Frontman Joins Sanctification

Dark Funeral frontman Emperor Magus Caligula has replaced Sanctification's Kristoffer Hell. Here is the update from the band:

"There has been some changes in the SANCTIFICATION camp lately and it is with sad eyes we can inform you that Kristoffer Hell (Vocals, bass) has left the band. Kristoffer took the role as singer and bass player during the recording of the upcoming album "Black Reign" since Mohlin didn't have the time that is needed for the band.

"Mr Hell feels that he has other things in life that is more important at this moment and we support him all the way on that.

"We wish him the best in the future and thank him for a remarkable effort on this album! The band is far from over and we have a new line up for the upcoming live shows so stay tuned for more info on that soon!

"Me and Markus has decided to let you guys in on the new session members. We were not going to tell you yet but it will be official on another site today anyway, so here we go! More...

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Sanctification Posts Fourth "Making Of" Video

SANCTIFICATION has posted the fourth and final video of the series of "The Making Of Black Reign" behind-the-scenes video footage. In this final episode, watch how Dark Funeral frontman Emperor Magus Caligula arranges and lays down his guest vocals on "Storm," the closing track on the "Black Reign" album. You can watch the video below.

Since the completion of their latest effort "Black Reign," SANCTIFICATION has decided to showcase the happenings and going-ons behind the closed doors of Sweden's Abyss Studio.

A series of "SANCTIFICATION Studio Diary" will be shown throughout the next couple of months, taking a close encounter and detailed insight into the process of recording the "Black Reign" album, with Tommy and Peter Tägtgren guarding the helm at the console desk. More...

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Sanctification Posts Third "Making Of Black Reign"

The third part of Sanctification's "The Making Of 'Black Reign'" video is now posted online. In this episode, the band takes a closer look at the guitar recording process of Tomas Elofsson and Marcus Edvardsson. The video also features a short drum recording process with skinsbasher Nils Fjellström (Dark Funeral).

Since the completion of their latest effort, "Black Reign," SANCTIFICATION has decided to showcase the happenings and going-ons behind the closed doors of Sweden's Abyss Studio.

A series of 'SANCTIFICATION Studio Diary' will be shown throughout the next couple of months, taking a close encounter and detailed insight into the process of recording the 'Black Reign' album, with Tommy and Peter Tägtgren guarding the helm at the console desk. More...

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Sanctification Posts Second Making-of Video Online

The second episode of SANCTIFICATION's behind-the-scenes footage is now posted up. This episode brings you to the recording process of nailing down Kristofer Hell's vocal tracks and featuring the legendary Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy laying down some brutal guest vocals.

Since the completion of their latest effort, "Black Reign," SANCTIFICATION has decided to showcase the happenings and going-ons behind the closed doors of Sweden's Abyss Studio.

A series of SANCTIFICATION Studio Diary videos will be shown throughout the next couple of months, taking a close encounter and detailed insight into the process of recording the 'Black Reign' album, with Tommy and Peter Tägtgren guarding the helm at the console desk. More...

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Sanctification Posts Making-of Video Online

Since the completion of their latest effort, "Black Reign," SANCTIFICATION has decided to showcase the happenings and going-ons behind the closed doors of Sweden's Abyss Studio.

A series of SANCTIFICATION Studio Diary videos will be shown throughout the next couple of months, detailing the process of recording the "Black Reign" album, with Tommy and Peter Tägtgren guarding the helm at the console desk.

You can watch the first video below: More...

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Sanctification Reveals New Album Title

Swedish death metallers, SANCTIFICATION, have announced their new album title as “Black Reign.” Peter Tägtgren from Hypocrisy and Emperor Magus Caligula from Dark Funeral have contributed guest vocals on this new album. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Thirst For Blood
2. Black Reign (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren and Emperor Magus Caligula)
3. Raw
4. Eternal (Featuring guest vocals by Peter Tägtgren)
5. Hear This
6. Dead Forever
7. Flesh, Bone And Skin
8. Trucido Christianese
9. Storm (Featuring guest vocals by Emperor Magus Caligula) More...

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Sanctification Posts Studio Update and Photos

SANCTIFICATION has been busy in Abyss Studio working on their new album. The music is already recorded with Tommy Tägtgren and the vocals are the only thing that remains. Peter Tägtgren is currently editing the drums and the guitars and it should take another few more weeks before the album is finally complete.

You can view a massive photo gallery from their time at Abyss Studios.

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Sanctification To Record New Album In July

Swedish death metal band Sanctification had previously reported that all nine songs for their upcoming album were completed in late March. The band has issued a statement on their MySpace page that they will be entering the Abyss studio on July 7th to record the songs. Genre veterans Peter Tägtgren and Dan Swano will be handling the mixing and mastering, respectively. The band has not yet announced an official release date or the title of the new album.

Due to schedule constraints because of touring with Dimmu Borgir, drummer Tony Laureano will not be involved with the recording. He will be replaced with Nils Fjellström of Dark Funeral.

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Sactification Complete Songs For New Album

Swedish death metallers SANCTIFICATION, featuring present/former members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER, have issued the following update:

"All the 9 songs for the album are done and the rehearsals are in full progress."

"We are trying to get the pieces together with (drummer) Tony (Laureano - DIMMU BORGIR, ex-NILE, ANGELCORPSE) now but it is not easy since he is on the road with Dimmu Borgir, and the time table can be a bit tight for rehearsals and so on."

"We do have a backup plan but Tony is our first choice so we hope that we will be able to solve this."

"More info soon."

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Sanctification Prepare To Record New Album

SANCTIFICATION, the Swedish death metal band featuring current/former members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER, has recruited Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-NILE, ANGELCORPSE) to lay down the drum tracks for its upcoming CD. The recording sessions will take place this spring at the Abyss Studios in Sweden. A summer/fall 2008 release via Pulverised Records is expected.

Commented the group: "Things are moving along just fine in the camp and we are at the moment waiting for Tony to give us some more solid info on when he has the time to record this album. He is going on tour with DIMMU BORGIR so the recording is being pushed forward a bit but it is OK with us, we still have a few tunes to write so no rush. We will start to reherse the new songs in a week or so and see if there is any need for changes or so." More...

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Sanctification Bring In Tony Laureano On Drums

SANCTIFICATION, the Swedish death metal band featuring current/members of GOD AMONG INSECTS, IN BATTLE and SOULDRAINER, has recruited Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-NILE, ANGELCORPSE) to lay down the drum tracks for the group's long-awaited second album. The recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled CD will take place next spring at the Abyss Studios in Sweden. A summer/fall 2008 release via Pulverised Records is expected.

SANCTIFICATION parted ways with drummer Nils Fjellström earlier in the year due to "his busy schedule with DARK FUNERAL," according to a press release.

Commented the band: "The loss of Nils was a big one but this feels like a fresh start for us, and we are very happy and honoured that Tony wants to do this with us. He is a great guy and a fantastic drummer, so this feels absolutely awesome. The writing of the album is in full progress and as soon as all the songs are done we will start to plan the recording accordingly."

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God Among Insects Expects Album Cover To Be Banned

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following update on their sophomore album, "Zombienomicon", tentatively due in early 2006 via Threeman Recordings.

"Not much to report at the moment since not a shit is happening in the INSECTS camp. We are still waiting for Threeman to hand us a definite release date for the album, but shit is happening with that as well. They have asked us not to hand out an mp3 of a tune just yet, we'll see for how much longer we'll play along since we definitely want you guys to hear something off the coming slab of death.

"We were offered a European tour some time ago and finally had to decline since Caligula will be out with DARK FUNERAL at the time planned for the tour. Bummer, but fuck it. Lord K Philipson is currently out touring with Swedish death metal veterans VOMITORY as well so for the third or fourth time in this news thing, there's simply jack-fuck happening with the INSECTS at the moment.

"But... We have recieved the complete lay-out for 'Zombienomicon' now and you could say we are ecstatic by having one of the ugliest damned covers ever on a metal album. If this fucken thing doesn't get banned, something is wrong. As soon as we can we'll hand it out to you as well. Maybe at the same time when we decide to give you a tune for downloading, we guess we just have to do the mastering first — and no date is set for that either, of course.

"We'll try to see what Threeman's up to with everything so we can inform you guys. No matter what, the album is worth the wait. In the meantime we might just start working on album number 3."

GOD AMONG INSECTS' sophomore album was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren. The group's debut CD, "World Wide Death", is available now on Threeman Recordings via Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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God Among Insects Finish Recording New Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The new album is completed. . . We will reveal track listing and whatnot as soon as possible. What we can reveal for now though is that we managed to put 10 insane death metal tracks down. You want brutality? You sure got it. You want crust? You got it. You want blasts? Well, you got it."

GOD AMONG INSECTS' sophomore album was recorded at Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren. The group's debut CD, "World Wide Death", is available now on Threeman Recordings via Plastic Head Distribution. An MP3 of the album cut "A Gush of Blood" can be downloaded at this location.

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God Among Insects Prepare New Album

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY), will enter Abyss Studios with producer Tommy Tägtgren on August 19 to begin recording their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2006. "Caligula is currently working on the titles and lyrics and as soon as we have some info on them we'll hand that crap out to you," the band write on their web site. "You can also be sure that we will provide you with an in-depth studio report this time around as well, so keep checking this site out when the recording starts.

"We have already rambled about the direction of the material in previous newsflashes so no need to do it again. Let's just state that if you dig some downtuned death metal played by the best of them, you'll love this coming piece."

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