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Inner Sanctum

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Latest Inner Sanctum News

Below is our complete Inner Sanctum 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.

Inner Sanctum Finally Releases New Album

Five years after the "Provenance" EP (reviewed here), India's Inner Sanctum is finally back with a new album titled "Legions Awake." You can check out three tracks off the release below, and the band also comments:

"The new album 'Legions Awake' gave us such a great opportunity to work with some of the best in the business! We managed to get James Murphy (Death, Testament), Christopher Amott (Arch enemy and Armageddon) and Dan Mongrain (Voivod and Martyr) to actually do a solo trade off on 'Existence Denied'. Each of these legends have such unique/trademark styles and these styles translated so beautifully on the track. Another highlight for us was working with Roman Ruminski from Germany. He is responsible for all the orchestral arrangements on the album. His project 'Acherontic Dawn' is nothing short of epic."

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Incipiens 01:54
2. Wake of Destruction 04:28
3. Reflections of the Past 04:36
4. Realms of Oblivion 03:39
5. Legions Awake 04:34
6. Tainted Soils 04:36
7. March of the Wounded 05:48
8. Existence Denied (with Guest Solos) 05:48
9. Guardian 05:18 More...

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Inner Sanctum Posts New Lyric Video

It's been six years since India's Inner Sanctum released the very promising "Provenance" EP (read our review here), and now the band finally has a follow-up on the horizon.

The "Legions Awake" full-length is due out in March, and today to celebrate the impending release a lyric video has come online for new song "Wake Of Destruction." The video was directed and animated by Igor Omodei, while the track was mixed and mastered by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios.

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Inner Sanctum Comments On Facebook Ban

After posting a tour flyer online containing sexual content (see it below), India's melodic death metal outfit Inner Sanctum was briefly banned from posting on Facebook (a situation we at Metalunderground understand, as any album cover we post that contains nipples or ass cracks gets deleted). Inner Sanctum had this to say:

"Yesterday (10th Oct 2014) Inner Sanctum was banned from Facebook for posting content that was deemed offensive. Someone had flagged our poster because they found the nature of the post to be too graphic.

"There are various ways you could look at this….weigh out the different opinions, figure out what crosses certain lines, artistic liberties, and the relevance of shock value as a marketing gimmick, but none of these address the actual issue at hand…which is…people are in denial when it comes to SEX. SEX SEX SEX, the more you say it the more it offends people.

"Living in India this issue is magnified to a larger degree since most of us are equivalent to Jesus, because we were all born of immaculate conception right…because Indians don’t have sex. I am not a product of my dad’s semen or my mother’s incubating womb, some stork from the sky just dropped me off! It was co incidence and conditioning that made me end up with their features, and biological genes and mannerisms…no sex involved here perverts. More...

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Inner Sanctum Posts Studio Footage

India's unsung heroes of heavy metal in Inner Sanctum have been busy working on a new and long-overdue album.

The band has now posted several short studio clips online, which can be seen at Facebook here. Inner Sanctum also comments:

"We've been busy, shite's starting to fall into place. We've actually just finished the lead vocals... off to gang vox and other stuff tomorrow.

"I've been wanting to upload this wee clip of the drum recordings for a while, but since the internet has not exactly been our friend in the studio it took a few days longer than expected... Anyways, here's a clip of Abhinav Yogesh playing drums, filmed through the control room window."

You can also read our review of the band's previous "Provenance" EP over at this location.

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Inner Sanctum Posts Wall Of Death Clip

India's Inner Sanctum has released footage of a wall of death at a festival appearance, which can be seen below, and the band also comments:

"None of us really expected MAD fest Ooty to be so much fun. Here's a little video of the small wall of death. It was quite fun to see people, who had probably never been in a pit join in and let themselves go. It's always fun as a band, to know that you're capable of getting people to get out of their comfort zones and just have a blast."

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Inner Sanctum Posts Tour Video

Earlier this year Indian outfit Inner Sanctum embarked on the band's biggest venture yet, an 8 city tour of Europe, seeking to conquer new stages and win over new legions of fans across the globe.

The band was joined by European booker, Julian of JLF Promotion and friend Philipp Mertens from The Euroblast Collective.

Inner Sanctum has also released a series of tour blog episodes with footage from the tour, which includes all the craziness that went down in Europe. Check out episode 3 below, or you can find the previously posted video clip in the series at this location.

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Inner Sanctum Posts Tour Video

India's Inner Sanctum has released a new tour video clip online, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"Inner Sanctum traveled 4000 kms in 18 days, to 8 cities, in 2 countries, with 7 guys in one fucking van. This is that story!"

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Inner Sanctum Announces European Shows

India's Inner Sanctum has announced details for the "Wake of Destruction" European tour. You can catch the band live:

June 8th - Chronical Moshers Festival
June 12th - Nachtleben - Frankfurt
June 14th - Soundcafe - Munich
June 15th - Ragnarock Warmup - Marburg
June 16th - Bambi Galore - Hamburg
June 18th - MTC - Cologne
June 19th - Klangstation - Bonn
June 21st - Metalfest Open Air Poland More...

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Inner Sanctum Posts Studio Footage

India's Inner Sanctum has posted in-studio footage online of the band recording drums for the "Agent Of Chaos" song, which is taken from the "Provenance" EP (reviewed here). Check out the clip below.

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Inner Sanctum Splits With Guitarist

India's Inner Sanctum has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Rajeev Ramesh:

"As most of you may already know Rajeev Ramesh will be leaving India to pursue his higher studies in Germany. Rajeev was with Inner Sanctum since 2007 and in a way shaped what Sanctum is today. Sanctum has had its strongest lineup till date and his leaving is a great loss to the band. Rajeev’s signature style and fresh outlook on live shows will surely be missed. We wish Rajeev all the success for the future with loads of beer and German groupies."

Rajeev had this to say to Inner Sanctum fans: “Inevitably, there comes a point in life where one has to say Goodbye. At this point in time, I need to focus on my career and in this direction, I would be travelling to pursue my studies at Germany. I’ve had some of the best times performing for almost 3 years with Sanctum. We’ve made some mind blowing music, done of whole lot of crazy gigging, traveled a bunch of cities and made a bunch of friends along the way.

"These are memories that I will always cherish. Over the years, Bas, Bobbins, Chintan and Mikel have become some of my closest friends and together, we really learnt what it means to work as a team. I’m sure Inner Sanctum will continue to tear down every stage they set foot on and I wish the new lineup all the best !! I look forward to meeting up with the guys and jamming up with em’ somewhere down the line.”

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's review of the Inner Sanctum EP "Provenance" at this location.

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Inner Sanctum To Support Orphaned Land

Indian death/thrash metal act Inner Sanctum has announced it will be supporting Israel's Orphaned Land an upcoming live show in Bangalore, India. The show is set to take place on February 6th, 2011 at the Kyra Theater with additional support from Degredead and Bevar Sea.

Details on the show can be found at this location. You can also check out sample Inner Sanctum tracks available for streaming through the band's official MySpace profile.

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Inner Sanctum Posts Drum Video For New Song

Indian thrash/death metal act Inner Sanctum has posted a new video online of drummer Abhinav performing the drum segment for a new, as-yet-untitled song. The video clip can be viewed below.

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