Sacred Reich: Highly Anticipated New Album ‘Awakening’ Out Now

Highly Anticipated New Album
Out Now Via Metal Blade
Video for ‘Divide And Conquer’ Also Released Today
Watch Here
Los Angeles Based Fans Can Get Special Sacred Reich Themed Tattoos Designed By Paul Stottler All Day Today at True Tattoo
Friday August 23rd 2019- The 23 year wait is over! ‘Awakening’ the brand new album from Thrash legends Sacred Reich has dropped today on Metal Blade Records and is available from Accompanying the release of their first new album in over 2 decades is the third video for track ‘Divide and Conquer’ watch here.
Sacred Reich "Divide and Conquer" (LYRIC VIDEO)
‘Awakening’ has already been met with unanimous praise from the media. With Metal Injection saying “f there ever was a band that needed to return, it’s them” Metal Hammer calling ‘Awakening’ “a steady campaign of mouth-watering riffs and shout-out choruses”, Revolver stating Sacred Reich “prove they’re just as heavy and furious as ever” with “a gritty, sludgy take that pushes the confines of thrash itself for a highly unique and fist-pounding experience.” and Kerrang! noting that “while some contemporary maniacs might roll their eyes at the concept of Buddhist thrash, one listen to Awakening’s burly, old-school sound will have them along for the ride”.
Speaking on the highly anticipated release of ‘Awakening’ frontman and bassist Phil Rind says
“We are so excited to share Awakening with everyone! We had an incredible time making the record. It was such a fun and positive experience. We hope you can feel it when you listen to the album. 
To the fans who have supported Sacred Reich for all these years, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. None of this would be possible without you. We hope you enjoy the record as much as we did making it. See you out on the road! 
Peace and love…Sacred Reich”
To celebrate the release of ‘Awakening’, Sacred Reich will be hosting an album launch party this evening at True Tattoo in Hollywood, CA, home to legendary artist Paul Stottler. Old school Sacred Reich fans will know Paul as the artist who designed the band’s logo, artwork and their iconic mascot ‘O.D’. He also designed the album cover for ‘Awakening’.
True Tattoo will be offering special Sacred Reich themed tattoos specially designed by Paul all day today. Prices vary starting at $20, walk-ins accepted, please contact True Tattoo for further information.
Twenty-three years after releasing their last full-length, Sacred Reich are returning in force with the towering AWAKENING. The new album showcases everything a fan would expect and hope for from the Phoenix, Arizona crew, it is a timeless collection comprised of blistering thrash, crushing grooves, killer solos and socially conscious lyrics that demonstrate a true understanding of everything that matters most in the world today. The return of Dave McClain, who manned the drum throne from 1991 to 1997, and the addition of 22 year old Joey Radziwill playing guitar, alongside original members guitarist Wiley Arnett and vocalist/bassist Phil Rind are integral facets of the record. Speaking on this current line-up of Sacred Reich, Phil Rind says
“Dave is such a killer drummer and person. He works every day to become a better drummer, and I mean every day. His work ethic is inspiring. As much as he has accomplished, he is still open to what comes. Joey brings a higher level of musicianship and tightness to our band, and he brings a freshness to us. He gives us an opportunity for us to see things from a different perspective, and all of us were blown away by what he can do with a guitar and how effortlessly he does it.”
To track the album, the band headed into Platinum Underground in Mesa, AZ, and employed producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) and engineer John Aquilino. The album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, CA. Speaking on his band’s long awaited new album, Rind adds
“Going into it, we had a loose idea as far as knowing that we wanted some fast, heavy songs to honor the old school fans that have supported us and gotten us to this point. We wanted everything to happen naturally. We didn’t want to force anything and we are super stoked with every song. It is easily the best thing we have ever done. Regardless of what happens with the record, the experience of making it was enough to satisfy us. Obviously we hope people like it, but even if it tanked, it could not change the way we feel about it. We know what we did.”
Awakening track-listing
1. Awakening
2. Divide & Conquer
3. Salvation
4. Manifest Reality
5. Killing Machine
6. Death Valley
7. Revolution
8. Something to Believe
What The Press Are Saying
“a steady campaign of mouth-watering riffs and shout-out choruses” – Metal Hammer
“prove they’re just as heavy and furious as ever…a gritty, sludgy take that pushes the confines of thrash itself for a highly unique and fist-pounding experience.” – Revolver
“while some contemporary maniacs might roll their eyes at the concept of Buddhist thrash, one listen to Awakening’s burly, old-school sound will have them along for the ride” – Kerrang!
“If there ever was a band that needed to return, it’s them. As an album, Awakening lives up to its title in every conceivable way. In both content and form. There will always darkness before the dawn, and Sacred Reich provides the soundtrack to a hopeful future.” – Metal Injection
 “Sacred Reich have released one of the best albums in their career in freaking 2019″ –
“‘Awakening’ is certainly the best record that Sacred Reich have released since ‘Ignorance’, it is a strong, powerful album that shows us if anything that the Reich have been away far too long ” – MHF Magazine
“Gorgeous and groovy riffs and pouncing rhythms give you all the headbanging satisfaction you can ask for.” –
“..the quality of the performance of all persons involved, but particularly the vocal work of Rind, showcases a band that seems to have scarcely aged a day over the past 23 years since they were in the studio.” – Sonic Perspectives
“Without skipping a beat, the record is filled with the tunes that are the logical next step after 1996’s Heal. It’s a slim, no filler eight song opus that delivers the goods.” –
Sacred Reich will be hitting the road with GWAR this fall starting on September 12th in Norfolk, VA and hitting a further 44 cites across North America, culminating in Indianapolis, IN. Full dates and ticket info below.
Sacred Reich will be touring Europe this November with special guest Night Demon. Dates and info below.
Sep 12 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Sep 13 Millvale, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
Sep 15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Sep 16 Grand Rapids, MI -The Intersection
Sep 18 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
Sep 19 Columbus, OH -Newport Music Hall
Sep 20 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Sep 21 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
Sep-22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 23 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Sep 24 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Sep 25 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Sep 28 Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Sep 29 Baltimore, MD – RamsHead Live!
Sep 30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct 01 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Oct 02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Oct 04 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Oct 05 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 06 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct 08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct 09 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Oct 10 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Oct 11 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
Oct 12 Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
Oct 13 Denver, CO – Summit
Oct 15 Salt Lake City, UT -The Depot
Oct 16 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
Oct 17 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct 18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct 19 Boise, ID – KnittingFactory Concert House
Oct 20 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 21 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Oct 23 Fresno, CA – Tioga-Sequoia Brewery
Oct 24 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Oct 25 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Amp
Oct 26 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
Oct 27 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Oct 28 Albuquerque, NM -Sunshine Theater
Oct 30 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Oct-31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Nov-01 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
Nov-02 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Nov-04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Nov-05 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
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