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Sacred Reich

From: AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Sacred Reich News

Below is our complete Sacred Reich 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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Sacred Reich Premiere New Official Music Video

Sacred Reich premiere the below official live themed music video for their song “Salvation” which was produced by Fiaz Farrelly.

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Sacred Reich Founder Jason Rainey Passes Away

Jason Rainey, the founding guitarist of American thrash metal veterans Sacred Reich, has passed away at the age of fifty three following a heart attack, his former bandmates have confirmed. A message from the band reads as follows:

"It is with deep sadness and broken hearts that we must announce that our friend, guitarist and founding member of Sacred Reich, Jason Rainey has passed away.

"Jason started the band after only playing guitar for six months. With sheer determination and will, he lead us through the early years of the band. He worked tirelessly. Sacred Reich was his life.

"In recent years he faced some serious medical issues. He ultimately succembed to a heart attack on Monday, March 16. He was 53 years old.

"Jason, we wish you peace and love.

"Jason Wesley Rainey
February 14, 1967 - March 16, 2020"

Rainey founded the band in the 1985 and performed with them up to last year, when he was replaced by Joey Radziwell, making last year's "comeback" album, "Awakening," the only full length Sacred Reich album that Rainey was not part of. More...

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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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Judas Priest And Behemoth To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have confirmed that Polish blackened death metal veterans Behemoth and British heavy metal icons Judas Priest will be headlining the 2020 edition of the event on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place from August 6th - 9th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire.

The lineup is now as follows:

Devin Townsend
Judas Priest
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Paradise Lost
Dark Tranquility
Sacred Reich
The Black Dahlia Murder
Life Of Agony
Diamond Head
Butcher Babies More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2020

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have confirmed a further four bands for next year's edition of the festival. Joining the bill in 2020 will be former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo & The Illegals, who will be performing a full Pantera set, while another band treating fans to a unique performance will be British Gothic metal icons Paradise Lost, who will be playing the "Draconian Times" album in full. Also performing that weekend will be alternative metal veterans Life Of Agony, who have just released their sixth album, "The Sound Of Scars" and New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Diamond Head, who also released a new album, "The Coffin Train" this year.

The lineup is now as follows:

Devin Townsend
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Paradise Lost
Dark Tranquility
Sacred Reich
The Black Dahlia Murder
Life Of Agony
Diamond Head
Butcher Babies

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Sacred Reich Premiere New Song & Music Video

Sacred Reich‘s new track “Manifest Reality” has premiered online via the below music video helmed by director Mark Pellington (U2, Foo Fighters). The song is taken from the group’s new album “Awakening“- their first in 23 years. That effort will land in stores on August 23rd via Metal Blade Records.

Comments vocalist and bassist Phil Rind of this new single and video: More...

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Sacred Reich Premiere New Music Video “Awakening”

Sacred Reich‘s new record “Awakening” will now officially land in stores on August 23 through Metal Blade Records. The effort represents the group’s first new album in 23 years. A video for its title track has premiered online streaming via YouTube below.

Recording sessions for the outing took place at Platinum Underground in Mesa, AZ with producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) behind the boards.

Says vocailst/bassist Phil Rind regarding “Awakening”: More...

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Brutal Assault Festival Announces 85% Tickets Sold

Brutal Assault Festival announces 85% of the tickets of its upcoming 2019 edition already being sold. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"The attractive lineup of our festival draws audience from all around the world and we've already sold 85 % of all available tickets - thank You for your interest! Our lineup also misses just a couple of last bands and the artists from our KAL stage to be completely revealed... and that is happening soon! We can only recommend to everyone not to hesitate with the purchase of the festival pass, because there are gonna be no more tickets when the currently available capacity is gone!

The festival passes are 102€ (full festival passes only), but you'll also find discounted festival passes for the disabled and for kids in our e-shop HERE."

You can now also generate your own Brutal Assault poster with bands ordered according to your liking and share your taste with the world! If you share your #mybrutal2019 poster on Facebook or Instagram, you can win a free festival pass!

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Brutal Assault: 90 € Early Bird Festival Passes

The Brutal Assault 2019-team has the below announcement concerning their early bird festival passes for you:

"By the end of the month we'll stop selling the 90€ early bird festival passes. These are currently available from our e-shop in two forms, physical collector’s ticket where you have to pay for shipping and electronic ticket that you'll print at home and don't have to pay for shipping. It's also possible to change your e-ticket for design hard paper ticket on spot for a small fee.

Don't miss your opportunity to get the cheapest tickets that there are!"

Brutal Assault 2019, will once again take place at the Fortress Josefov - Jaromer, Czech Republic from , 7th – 10th August.

BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 festival pass [PRINT@HOME ticket]

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Sacred Reich Premiere New Single

Sacred Reich premiere their new politically oriented song “Don’t Do It Donnie” off their upcoming split release with Iron Reagan, which will land in stores on April 19th. The band’s impending new full length, “Awakening“ is expected to arrive later this year via Metal Blade.

Comments Phil Rind of the track: More...

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Sacred Reich Finishes Recording New Album

American thrash metallers, Sacred Reich, have finished recording their new studio album - a first in 23 years - entitled "Awakening." The album is due this summer. A first new song called "Don't Do It Donnie" will be released April 19 on a split 7" with Iron Reagan.

Comments Phil Rind: "We are stoked to do a split with Iron Reagan. When we began as a band in 1986 we were influenced lyrically by punk bands and the Reagan era. This is a great way to get back to our roots. The song is a heavy and cheeky middle finger to the politics of today. You'd think we'd have learned by now. There is a reason our first record is called 'Ignorance'."

The new Sacred Reich album, "Awakening," has been recorded with producer Arthur Rizk and engineer John Aquilino at The Platinum Underground in Arizona. More details on Awakening shortly.

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Sacred Reich & Sworn Enemy U.S. Tour Announced

Sacred Reich announce an U.S. tour with Sworn Enemy. Excel, Vio-lence and more will support them on select stops. Sacred Reich themselves are working on a new effort entitled “Awakening”, while Sworn Enemy‘s new album “Gamechanger” is scheduled for an April 05th release.

05/04 Denver, CO – Streets
05/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
05/18 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
05/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/22 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
05/23 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
05/24 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/25 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
05/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. Excel)
05/29 Oakland, CA – Metro (feat. Excel)
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater (feat. Vio-lence, Excel & Yidhra)
06/01 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red (feat. Vio-lence, Excel & Yidhra)

Further dates for the tour are still pending. Prior to the trek Sworn Enemy will also be playing the following shows on their own: More...

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Sacred Reich Announces European Tour

Legendary American thrash metallers, Sacred Reich, are currently in the studio recording their new studio album - a first in 23 years - entitled Awakening, and have just announced a full European tour beginning November of 2019. The Awakening European Tour will cover all of Europe.

Phil Rind comments: "Recording is in full swing with producer Arthur Rizk at The Platinum Underground in Arizona. We are so excited to be back in the studio after 23 years. Dave is currently killing it on the drums. Sounds sick! Our new record 'Awakening' is due this summer. Stay tuned! Tour dates across the planet coming your way!"

Additionally, Sacred Reich has also announced their first string of dates in North America alongside Iron Reagan, Leeway and Enforced for May, plus European visits for festivals in July and August. See below for an overview of all upcoming Sacred Reich dates announced so far. More...

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Former Exodus Singer Launches New Band

Bloodmoon Ritual are the new band who describe themselves at "a perfect hybrid of metal, groove, thrash, and rock and roll!"

The word “supergroup” is truly the most accurate adjective to describe this group of men. Vocalist Rob Dukes spent over 10 years fronting Bay Area legends, Exodus. Drummer Greg Hall played with Arizona’s Sacred Reich for over 25 years. On guitar and bass respectively, are current members of LA’s legendary Dark Angel, Eric Meyer and Michael Gonzalez. And, finally rounded out with virtuoso guitarist Chris Cannella, currently fronting Autumn’s End.

These men have performed on the biggest stages of Europe and the US, and delivered records that have become true milestones in the metal world. With a pedigree like this, Bloodmoon Ritual promises to deliver a sonic punch that will absolutely decimate the music world.

Updates to follow.

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Iron Reagan To Tour With Sacred Reich

Richmond crossover deviants Iron Reagan have announced North American headline tour dates with Sacred Reich. The tour begins May 9th in Asbury Park, NJ and ends May 19th in Brooklyn NY. Additional support will be provided by Leeway and Enforced.

Additionally, Iron Reagan return to the road next month in Europe with Madball (March 7-17) and the US with Sick Of I All (March 21-31).

North American dates with Sacred Reich, Leeway & Enforced are listed below. More...

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Ex-Machine Head Drummer Returns to Sacred Reich

Phoenix-based thrash icons, Sacred Reich are thrilled to announce the return of former drummer Dave McClain to their ranks, following his departure from Bay Area metal outfit Machine Head last month after 23 years on the drum throne. Before joining Machine Head, McClain played drums for Sacred Reich for four years between 1991 and 1995.

Sacred Reich’s frontman and bassist, Phil Rind comments:

“It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dave McClain is once again a member of SACRED REICH! This was the best case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best! A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band. We’re headed into the studio in February and can't wait for you all to hear our new record due in the Summer of 2019!”

Dave echoes the sentiment, stating:

“I’m so excited about re-joining my brothers in Sacred Reich. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favorite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album that we’re recording in February and to come see us out on the road in 2019-2020.”

As well as new album plans for 2019 through Metal Blade, Sacred Reich are currently planning their live schedule for next year and into 2020. Stay tuned for more news from the Reich soon. More...

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Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh added to Brutal Assault '19

In an announcement sure to please black metal fans, Brutal Assault Festival reveals that Dimmu Borgir will be taking to the stage at Fortress Josehov, Czech Republic. Industrial pioneers Godflesh have also been added to the bill - they last played the festival in 2015.

More bands revealed in this update include legendary thrash bands Anthrax and Sacred Reich. Iron Reagan, Prong, The Ocean, Thy Art is Murder, After The Burial and The Obsessed are just some of the other names.

Unfortunately A Pale Horse Named Death, who were previously announced, will be unable to perform.

Brutal Assault 2019 will take place at Fortress Josehov in the Czech Republic, August 7-9.

The full lineup so far:


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Brutal Assault Festival Band Upddate Announced

Brutal Assault Festival announces another band update for its upcoming 2019 edition. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"Let’s open this mega update with a black metal stormblast! Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world’s biggest black metal forge, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. And now DIMMU BORGIR have finally returned with a vicious work of art that is their latest album Eonian and they are coming to storm the main stage at Brutal Assault!
Wicked aural filth comes from the islands with GODFLESH, who are highly regarded as one of the pioneers of industrial metal; they took industrial to the next level with their fuse of heavy guitars and mixing it with slow drum loops and effects and their unique approach has spawned several musical styles since their conception.
Brutal Assault will also present a combo of iconic thrashers that need no introduction, ANTHRAX and SACRED REICH will make it to the fest alongside upcoming crossover thrash ministry IRON REAGAN and a staple name of the genre PRONG. More...

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Phil Anselmo Joined By Sacred Reich Frontman

At a recent performance at Mexico's Forcefest festival, Down/Superjoint/former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and his band The Illegals were joined on stage by Phil Rind of Arizona thrash metal veterans, Sacred Reich to perform the Pantera classic, "I'm Broken." Fan filmed footage of the event can be seen below.

Phil Anselmo & The Illegals released their second studio album, "Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue" was released in January of this year while Sacred Reich are currently working on their first album since 1996's, "Heal." More...

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Sacred Reich Signs To Metal Blade

Arizona thrash metal legends Sacred Reich has announced that they have re-signed with Metal Blade Records and plan to release their first studio album since 1996's, "Heal" next year. Sacred Reich vocalist and bassist Phil Rind comments:

"We are very happy to announce that Sacred Reich have signed with Metal Blade Records and we are writing songs for a new album. Our plan is to go into the studio this summer and have a new record out early next year. We are super excited and can't wait to share some new music with you!"

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