THE ARIZONA BAND SACRED REICH RELEASES THEIR THIRD VIDEO OFF OF AWAKENING
The Sacred Reich album Awakening was one of my favorite releases to come out last year. I’ve been a fan of theirs since my cousin brought over a K-Tel compilation that had “Surf Nicaragua” on it. The tape had a lot of cool songs on it, but that one stood out.
I was lucky enough to interview their drummer Dave McClain back in 1993. This was around the time their 1993 album Independent came out. I was 19 and it was my second interview ever, I had made the big time!
Even though the band went away for some time, I never stopped playing their music and talking to them. For my money, they’re one of the best U.S. thrash bands of all time.
If you asked me “who comes after the big 4?”, I’d include them. The band has also shown a lot of depth over the years. Including things that are atypical for your run-of-the-mill thrash band like “31 Flavors” or “I Never Said Goodbye”.
All these years later Dave is back in the band, after becoming one of metal’s premier drummers. Awakening was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019, at least for my money, and it did not disappoint. Based on the information that was sent to us, this is their way of trying to share “good vibes” with everyone. Check out the video for “Salvation” here:
Here is some information that was sent to us about the video and the album.
Today, Sacred Reich has launched their new video for “Salvation”. Front-man and bassist Phil Rind comments: “We want to put something positive out there right now. ‘Salvation’ is about music’s ability to encourage and inspire us and bring us together.”
Sacred Reich’s first record in twenty-three years, the towering Awakening showcases everything a fan would expect and hope for from the Phoenix, Arizona unit: a timeless collection comprised of blistering thrash, crushing grooves, meticulous solos, and socially conscious lyrics. The return of Dave McClain, who manned the drum throne from 1991 to 1997, and the addition of twenty-two-year-old guitarist Joey Radziwill, alongside original members guitarist Wiley Arnett and vocalist/bassist Phil Rind, are integral facets of the record. Awakening was produced by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy), engineered by John Aquilino, and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Halford, Armored Saint).
Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast. Connect with him on Twitter: @vmr907