Currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album, Ignorance, Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH will kick off the North American leg of their 30 Years Of Ignorance tour tomorrow! The trek runs through October 7th. Support will be provided by labelmates BYZANTINE. See below for all dates!
SACRED REICH w/ BYZANTINE:
9/14/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ Hirax, Yidhra
9/15/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Hirax, Yidhra
9/16/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Yidhra
9/18/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/19/2017 The Riot Room – Kansas, MO
9/20/2017 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
9/21/2017 Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/22/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/23/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/24/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/25/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/28/2017 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
9/29/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
9/30/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX w/ Slim
10/01/2017 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/02/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX *
10/07/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ *
* no BYZANTINE
Formed in 1986, SACRED REICH is part of the second wave of thrash, along with Testament, Death Angel, Destruction, and Dark Angel. Over the years, SACRED REICH has produced a catalog of politically charged, aggressive music that has stood the test of time. The band’s pinnacle Ignorance album is currently available as a special 30th Anniversary LP and digipak CD reissue via Metal Blade Records (with original artwork). The digipak CD features bonus tracks while the vinyl has received the “MB Originals” treatment, which means 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters, and 250g inserts. The album has also been remastered by Patrick W. Engel. Purchase your copy today at THIS LOCATION. To view a live video for the classic track “Surf Nicaragua” visit: metalblade.com/sacredreich.
BYZANTINE – the most underrated band from the new wave of american heavy metal movement – will be touring in support of their recently issued, The Cicada Tree. Upon its first week of release, the record earned the #11 spot on Billboard’s Current Digital Albums Chart, #16 on the Current Hard Music Albums Chart, #29 on the Record Label Independent Current Albums Chart, #145 Top 200 Current Albums Chart, and #13 on the Top New Artist Chart. To state that The Cicada Tree is “classic BYZANTINE” in no way implies that this is an album solely rooted in the band’s past. Certainly, all the hallmarks that have made their sound so compelling for close to two decades are present and correct: muscular yet lithe riffs and fluid leads play against gripping, dynamic and at times unpredictable rhythms, while rich melodies and lyrics that are both involved and intelligent wind their way through every track. But, once more, the groove metal unit has continued their steady evolution – the interplay between their members organic and natural, imbuing the record’s sixty-two-minute running time with a freshness and urgency. To preview and purchase The Cicada Tree, visit: metalblade.com/byzantine.