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Formed: 2000
From: Asheville, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sanctity News

Below is our complete Sanctity 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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Sanctity Announces First Show With New Line-Up

SANCTITY's Zeff Childress (guitars) and Jeremy London (drums) recently announced new members Scott Smith (bass), Zach Jordan (rhythm gutar) and Nate Queen (vocals). The band will do their first show with this new line-up on July 18th at the Orange Peel in their home town of Asheville, NC.

They will play July 19th at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC.

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Sanctity Posts B-Side Track Online For Download

Sanctity have posted the B-Side track "Lost To Ego" online at their official Myspace. The song is available to download from the same location.

Sanctity recently revealed three new members in Scott Smith (Bass), Zach Jordan (Guitar) and Nate Queen (Vocals).

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Sanctity Reveals New Members

SANCTITY have posted this bulletin on their MySpace page:

"Hey guys, this is probably long overdue. So here is the rap about what's been going on with us. WE DID NOT BREAK UP!!!!!!!! Yes we are still together. Basically to make a long story short Jared (vocals, guitar) had a baby and decided to step down as our singer guitar player. Derek as well decided to leave for his own personal reasons, there was no bad blood with anyone, those guys are our brothers and we had a good run with them. So now for the future of Sanctity, we have three new mambers Scott Smith on bass, Zach Jordan on rhythm guitar, And Nate Queen filling the shoes of frontman, we will have new pics up soon for everyone to see as well as some new songs once we are done. Zeff and I have never been happier with a lineup before. It's sad to see the guys go, but it's inspiring to have these new guys with us. We can't be happier with the response and support we have had from everyone so far. Make sure to stay updated with all our new stuff.


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Sanctity Lose Deal With Roadrunner Records

North Carolina thrashers Sanctity, who recently lost their front man Jared MacEachern and bassist Derek Anderson, have now lost their record deal. Now that Roadrunner Records has let them go, they're in the process of recording some demos with the hope of finding a new label.

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Sanctity Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Although not many details have been revealed, SANCTITY have apparantly parted ways with singer Jared MacEachern. The following is their latest update:

"OK guys, do not reply to this unless you want an audition. If you do have any questions write us a 'new' message. As most of you have figured out, YES, Jared has left the band. He recently had a daughter and decided to pursue a family life. We will be holding auditions. This goes to any one who wants to try out, if you do not live in our area you will have to pay for your own traveling cost, we will consider this as a dedication to the cause and keep that in mind when making the cuts. We will have a new song for you to write your own style and lyrics to, as well as an audition of both 'Beneath The Machine' and 'Zeppo'. If you are just a screamer then do not reply to this as we are looking for a singer. Thanks everyone who have written us so far, we have had 500 emails so we appreciate it."

Jeremy and Zeff

If you'd like to try out then contact the band via Myspace.

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Sanctity Post In Studio Footage Online

North Carolina thrashers SANCTITY — who are free agents after recently losing their deal with Roadrunner Records — are in the process of demoing new material with a view towards finding a new label home. Video footage from the current demo-recording sessions can be viewed below.

SANCTITY recently parted ways with Jared MacEachern (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Derek Anderson (bass) "for personal reasons." Brian Stephenson took care of the vocal duties during the band's recent tour with SONATA ARCTICA while Zach Jordan and Scott Smith (both in ABOVE THE MEANS) filled in on guitar and bass, respectively.

SANCTITY's video for the song "Beloved Killer" was shot in Asheville, NC with director Ramon Boutviseth. The track comes off the "Road to Bloodshed" CD, which came out in April 2007. More...

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Sanctity Working On New Songs

SANCTITY have issued the following update:

"Just a little update for all you guys, we are all good back here in NC. We are currently writing new songs and so far they are pretty brutal. Cant wait to get them out we are stoked. The new lineup will be released soon so stay tuned with us for that. Hope everyone out there is doing awesome, cant wait to see everyone on the road."


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Sonata Arctica Plays The Warehouse

Currently trekking across North America on a 15-date tour, Sonata Arctica made a pit stop Monday night at The Warehouse in Calgary, AB. Kicking off the show was homegrown progressive/death hybrid Nebucadnezzer. Barely in their 20s, but playing the local circuit for over three years, the quartet did a fabulous job of warming up an already enthusiastic crowd. Performing local favourites like “Leviathan,” as well as tunes from their soon to be released independent album “Affliction,” Nebucadnezzer proved that the opening slot can be just as audibly intense as the rest. With talent beyond their years, Nebucadnezzer showed up with what seemed like no other plan than to slay. More...

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Sanctity Part Ways With Frontman and Bassist

North Carolina thrashers SANCTITY have issued the following update:

"Yes, the rumors are true, Jared [MacEachern; vocals, rhythm guitar] and Derek [Anderson, bass] have left SANCTITY for personal reasons. Originally we were planning to announce the addition of Brian Stephenson (ex-ANNIHILATOR) on guitar during the SONATA ARCTICA tour, but things have changed in the last two months. Jared just had a beautiful baby girl in December and decided that being a good father was the most important thing and SANCTITY agrees. During this time Derek had a situation at home and came to a mutual decision to leave SANCTITY as well."

"Despite having two members leave, SANCTITY continues instead of flaking out and dropping off a tour we were obligated to. Brian stepped up as our new vocalist and we have hometown friends Zach Jordan and Scott Smith (both in ABOVE THE MEANS) filling in on guitar and bass respectively."

"Perseverance is nothing new to SANCTITY, we've dealt with everything from gear being stolen, being stranded in Wisconsin, bus accidents and now this." More...

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Roadrunner Records To Release Roadrage 2007 In U.K

Roadrunner Records UK reports:

"If you cast your mind back to last year, you will remember that we released another in the series of Roadrage DVD's, featuring a plethora of choice cuts from the years releases via Play.com.

This coming March (the 3rd day of the month no less!) it will become generally available and you will be able to pick it up in places such as ZAVVI, HMV, The Roadrage Stores and Amazon.co.uk.

Full track listing for this lil beauty is as follows:

01. Stone Sour - 'Made Of Scars'
02. Stone Sour - 'Through Glass'
03. Stone Sour - 'Sillyworld'
04. Killswitch Engage - 'My Curse'
05. Killswitch Engage - 'Arms Of Sorrow'
06. Trivium - 'Anthem (We Are The Fire)'
07. Trivium - 'Entrance Of The Conflagration'
08. Trivium - 'The Rising'
09. Machine Head - 'Aesthetics Of Hate'
10. Dream Theater - 'Constant Motion'
11. Megadeth - 'A Tout Le Monde'
12. Slipknot - 'The Blister Exists' (Live)
13. Porcupine Tree - 'Fear Of A Blank Planet'
14. Still Remains - 'Stay Captive'
15. DevilDriver - 'Not All Who Wander Are Lost'
16. Madina Lake - 'House Of Cards'
17. Madina Lake - 'Here I Stand'
18. Cradle Of Filth - 'Temptation'
19. Shadows Fall - 'Redemption'
20. Sanctity - 'Beneath The Machine'
21. Daath - 'Subterfuge'
22. 3 Inches Of Blood - 'The Goatrider’s Horde'
23. Satyricon - 'The Pentagram Burns'
24. Black Stone Cherry - 'Lonely Train'
25. Black Stone Cherry - 'Hell & High Water'
26. Caliban - 'I Will Never Let You Down'
27. Black Label Society - 'Concrete Jungle'
28. Black Label Society - 'Blood Is Thicker Than Water'
29. Hatebreed - 'Defeatist'
30. Nickelback - 'Savin’ Me'
31. Nickelback - 'If Everyone Cared'
32. Delain - 'Frozen'
33. Delight - 'Divided'
34. Pain - 'Zombie Slam'


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Directors Cut Of New Sanctity Video Available

The director's cut of SANCTITY's video for the song 'Beloved Killer' is available below:

As previously reported, Sanctity has replaced VISIONS OF ATLANTIS as the main support act for SONATA ARCTICA on their February 2008 North American tour. The dates include:

1 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
2 - Bedford, NH - Mark's Place
3 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
5 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial de Quebec
6 - London, ON - Embassy
8 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
9 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
10 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
11 - Calgary, AB - The Warehouse
12 - Vancouver, BC - Plaza Club
14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazón
15 - Portland, OR - The Hawthorne Theater
16 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
18 - San Francisco, CA - Slim‘s
19 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues More...

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Gigantour 2 DVD Details Announced

MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, OPETH and ARCH ENEMY are among the artists featured on the "Gigantour 2" DVD, due on April 22, 2008 via Image Entertainment. The disc — which was recorded last year's during the second installment of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's traveling heavy metal festival — will feature the following track listing:

01. THE SMASHUP - Rachel's Day
02. SANCTITY - Zeppo
03. INTO ETERNITY - Timeless Winter
04. OVERKILL - Thanks For Nothing
05. OVERKILL - Long Time Dying
06. ARCH ENEMY - Nemisis
07. ARCH ENEMY - We Will Rise / Bridge
08. OPETH - Window Pane
09. LAMB OF GOD - Vigil
10. LAMB OF GOD - Red Neck
11. LAMB OF GOD - Something To Die For
12. MEGADETH - Take No Prisoners
13. MEGADETH - The Scorpion
14. MEGADETH - Washington Is Next

In a 2006 interview, Mustaine stated that last year's Gigantour a celebration of headbanging rock at its best.

"It's all about musicianship and people who are positive," said Mustaine, who started the heavy metal package tour in 2005. "We want people out there who aren't afraid to do a guitar solo, and with the guys from LAMB OF GOD, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY and the other bands, we have a great new generation of guitar players out there."

The inaugural Gigantour, which also featured DREAM THEATER and FEAR FACTORY, spawned CD and DVD releases.

The "Gigantour" CD, which came out on August 22, 2006 sold around 500 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Sanctity Join Sonata Arctica Tour

SANCTITY has replaced VISIONS OF ATLANTIS as the support act for SONATA ARCTICA on their February 2008 North American tour. The dates are as follows:

Feb. 01 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Feb. 02 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Feb. 03 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Feb. 05 - Quebec City, QUE @ Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 06 - London, ONT @ Embassy
Feb. 08 - Winnipeg, MB @ The West End Cultural Centre
Feb. 09 - Regina, SK @ Exchange
Feb. 10 - Edmonton, AL @ Starlite Room
Feb. 11 - Calgary, AL @ The Warehouse
Feb. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
Feb. 14 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 15 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 16 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Feb. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Feb. 19 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Tickets are available through EnterTheVault.com and all normal ticketing outlets.

SANCTITY's video for the song "Beloved Killer" can be viewed below. The clip was shot in Asheville, NC with director Ramon Boutviseth. The track comes off the band's Roadrunner Records debut, "Road to Bloodshed", which hit stores on April 24.

SANCTITY formed in 2000 and is comprised of Jared MacEachern (vocals, rhythm guitar), Zeff Childress (lead guitar), Derek Anderson (bass) and Jeremy London (drums).

SANCTITY took part in last year's Gigantour alongside MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY and OPETH.

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Evile Guitarist Comments On Sanctity Tour

Fresh from taking the UK by storm on a recent tour with US metallers SANCTITY and ROMEO MUST DIE, EVILE guitarist Ol Drake has spoken out about how the fast-rising Huddersfield thrashers found the tour:

"It's been awesome touring with two great bands who just happened to be awesome people too. In Sanctity's case we were un-sure what to expect, as our past experiences with American bands hasn't been too good, but they're such awesome guys. This tour's just been 100% fun and pleasure."

The brutality of the thrashers coming out to see them was definitely in full force, as Ol recounts an instance at a show in Scotland. He explains:

"Some guy got knocked out and taken to Hospital in Glasgow. He's ok now though. BRUTAL. you can't keep a Thrasher down.

It's just been an all around blast. Cheers to all who came out and took the time to watch Evile, and Cheers to our new mates Sanctity and RMD. Thrash you all again soon."

Catch Evile playing at the following dates this year:

18 - Dublin, Ireland - The Ambassador Theatre (with MACHINE HEAD)

6 - Hastings, UK - Crypt
7- Brighton, UK - The Engine Rooms
8 - Wakefield, UK - Snooty Fox - Full Thrash Assault 08
13 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
15 - Bradford, UK - Black Winter Day III Festival
21 - Hartlepool, UK - The Studio
23 - Arbroath, UK - The Waterfront

Evile's debut release Enter The Grave is out now.

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Tonight's Black Tyranny Show Cancelled

Tonight's (September 27) Black Tyranny Tour date in Buffalo, New York at the Showplace Theatre has been cancelled "due to serious illness" on the part of MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn, according to show promoters ESI Events. "We wish Robb Flynn a speedy and safe recovery, and apologize for the inconvenience," the promoters write on their web site. "Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."

Other bands appearing on the Black Tyranny Tour are ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY.

MACHINE HEAD has recruited Brandon Sigmund (photo) from fellow San Francisco Bay Area metal band HOSTILITY to handle the bass parts on the group's current North American tour.

Sigmund is the temporary replacement for regular MACHINE HEAD bassist Adam Duce, who was forced to sit out the trek after suffering a broken leg while dirt biking in Redding, CA. Also joining the band onstage to reproduce Adam's backing vocals is Jared MacEachern of tourmates SANCTITY.

Duce's leg is healing normally and he's currently on track to rejoin the band for the rest of their 2007 tour schedule, starting with their Loudpark 07 (Japan) date in late October.

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Arch Enemy Release New E-Card

The new ARCH ENEMY album, "Rise Of The Tyrant," is now available. The effort marks the reunion of the heralded Amott brothers guitar tandem.

A new E-Card is now available, which features a trailer for their new video 'Revolution Begins', a photo gallery, downloadable wallpaper and MySpace banner and the 'Blood On Your Hands' MP3 track. Click here to check it out.

The group are currently in the midst of The Black Tyranny Tour, a massive co-headlining North American trek with MACHINE HEAD, which also features THROWDOWN and SANCTITY in the support slots.

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More Metal Removed From Disney Property

Greg Burk of the Los Angeles Times reports that five heavy-metal concerts scheduled at House of Blues clubs on Walt Disney Co. property in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida have been hastily shifted to other venues or canceled recently, according to House of Blues web site calendars.

A Sept. 7 show featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN and SANCTITY, booked two months earlier, was moved on two days' notice from the House of Blues in Anaheim's Downtown Disney entertainment complex to the Glass House in Pomona. Thursday's concert with CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THE RED CHORD and THE ABSENCE, originally slated for the Anaheim House of Blues, was moved to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana. A Sept. 26 Anaheim House of Blues concert featuring OBITUARY, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, FULL BLOWN CHAOS and HEMLOCK has been canceled outright.

At the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla., on Disney World property, a Sept. 17 concert of the MACHINE HEAD lineup has been moved to Club Firestone in downtown Orlando. The same action has been taken with the Oct. 11 CANNIBAL CORPSE package.

Asked about the scheduling changes, John Vlautin, vice president of communications for Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel), the concert-promotion organization that owns the nationwide House of Blues chain, issued a statement Thursday that said only: "House of Blues offers a range of entertainment to match the audience at our venues. It was determined that the mix of entertainment at our two Disney locations should be different from our other venues."

Vlautin declined to comment on why metal bands have been singled out after years of similar bookings or whether other metal events already scheduled, including SUFFOCATION, EDGUY and STATIC-X, will be affected.

Rob Doughty, communications vice president for Disneyland Resorts, declined to comment, referring inquiries to Vlautin. Paul McGuigan, concert promoter at the Anaheim House of Blues, also declined to comment through a club spokeswoman.

The Walt Disney Co., through Vlautin, issued a short statement Thursday that included no specifics about the shifts of the metal concerts: "In consultation with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the House of Blues will provide a mix of entertainment for guests visiting Disney Resorts."

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Evile And Sanctity To Do U.K. Tour

Fresh off the back of their debut release Enter The Grave, Yorkshire thrashers EVILE are to team up with North Carolina's SANCTITY and ROMEO MUST DIE for an ear-splitting tour, aptly titled Bonded By Bloodshed. The tour begins in Southampton on October 21st and looks set to spread the sound of thrash up and down the UK.

Evile guitarist Ol Drake has spoken out about the upcoming dates: "We're looking forward to ripping UK venues up with Sanctity. We hear they're really good live so it'll be a great experience to tour with them. It'll be the first American band we've been on tour with, so it'll be a learning curve haha. See you all on the road with Sanctity and Romeo Must Die!"

Catch Evile with Sanctity on the following dates:

21 - Southampton, England at Joiners
22 - Cardiff, England at Barfly
23 - London, England at Barfly
24 - Wolverhampton, England at Little Civic
25 - Glasgow, Scotland at Barfly
26 - Leeds, England at Josephs Well
27 - Stoke, England at Sugar Mill
28 - Sheffield, England at Corporation
29 - Oxford, England at Zodiac
30 - Northampton, England at Soundhaus
31 - Colchester, England at Arts Centre

Evile will be taking part in an exclusive signing session at Nottingham store Pandora's Box on Saturday, September 22nd from 2- 4 PM.

Enter The Grave is out now in UK/Europe and released in the US on September 25th.

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Disney Force Machine Head Show Cancellation

The following message has been posted via the official Machine Head myspace:

"In a stunning last-minute move, Walt Disney Properties have pressured promoter Live Nation into canceling Machine Head's performance tomorrow night at the House of Blues venue in Anaheim (on their Disneyland property). Citing violent imagery, undesirable fans and inflammatory lyrics as the reason, the diversity-impaired corporation began pressuring the promoter on Saturday to cancel all upcoming heavy metal concerts, placing Machine Head under an internal "review process" that took 5 days before bothering to convey their alarming decision to the band late yesterday - less than 48 hours before their Black Tyranny Tour was to kick off at House of Blues Anaheim on Friday night.

While the enactment of this new blanket rule applies to all upcoming heavy metal shows at the House Of Blues Anaheim (with some metal bands having been banned from performing on name alone), Machine Head is the first band to actually have tickets go on sale, and remain on sale for 2 months, before intense pressure and vague threats of liability from the Corporation left the promoter with no choice but to remove the show from the venue.

As a result, Live Nation's Paul McGuigan did the honorable thing and incredibly, on one days notice, managed to salvage the tour's opening night by moving the first date of The Black Tyranny tour (featuring Machine Head, Arch Enemy, Throwdown, and Sanctity) to The Glass House in Pomona, CA (located at 200 W. Second Street). All existing tickets will be redeemable for entry at The Glass House, and all Will Call pickups will now be available for pickup at the new venue. Any fans unable to make the 70-mile trip to The Glass House as a result of this ridiculous turn of events will be able to have their money refunded in full. Strangely, all other Black Tyranny dates at House Of Blues venues on Disney property will remain unaffected.

On behalf of all four bands on the bill, Machine Head wish to extend their gratitude to promoter Paul McGuigan and Live Nation for finding an alternate venue for tomorrow night's show on such short notice."

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Machine Head's Adam Duce To Miss US Tour

In an unfortunate turn of events, Machine Head bassist Adam Duce will miss this Fall's highly-anticipated Black Tyranny Tour in the U.S. due to a broken leg suffered while dirt biking in Redding, CA. Initially thought to be nothing more than a bad sprain, x-rays later confirmed the break, which required surgery to attach a steel plate and two screws to the broken bone.

A disappointed Duce laments, "It sucks to be in this position, because we have such a killer tour set up for the end of the summer and now we'll have to find a replacement for me. I've never missed one show that this band has ever played up to this point and I never thought I would see the day when Machine Head would be playing and I wouldn't be on stage."

The band are currently rehearsing with temporary bassist candidates and are in the final stages of selecting Duce's replacement, the details of which will be announced as soon as they are determined. All Black Tyranny dates in the U.S. will go on as scheduled, and Duce will be returning for the Australian and European legs of The Black Crusade Tour, beginning with the band's Loudpark date in Japan.

The latest North American “The Black Tyranny Tour” tour dates featuring MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, THROWDOWN, and SANCTITY are as follows: More...

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