Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral


Sacred Reich, a revered name in the spectrum of metal music, perhaps needs no introduction. The Phoenix, Arizona-based thrashers are currently hitting the studio to record their highly anticipated new full length – the first since 1996 – entitled Awakening. To support the album, the legendary thrash veterans will kick off the ‘Awakening European Tour’ in November 2019, covering all of Europe.

The album will feature Dave McClain, the ex-Machine Head drummer who was a part of Sacred Reich from 1991 to 1995 and rejoined in late 2018, replacing original member Greg Hall. “Recording is in full swing with producer Arthur Rizk at The Platinum Underground in Arizona. We are so excited to be back in the studio after 23 years. Dave is currently killing it on the drums. Sounds sick! Our new record ‘Awakening’ is due this summer. Stay tuned! Tour dates across the planet coming your way!”, informs frontman Phil Rind.

Moreover, an announcement has been made for their first string of dates in North America alongside Iron Reagan, Leeway and Enforced in May and European visits for festivals in July and August.

Formed in 1985, Sacred Reich have played an important role in strengthening the mid ’80s thrash metal movement. Their 1987 debut Ignorance is a timeless classic. Since reforming in November 2006 (they were previously disbanded from 2001-2006), they have only been active as a touring band.  The impending album  Awaken will be out via Metal Blade Records.


Iron Reagan & Sacred Reich tour dates
w/ Leeway, Enforced
May 09: Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
May 10: Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
May 11: Baltimore, MD – Metro
May 12: Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
May 14: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 15: Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
May 16: Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
May 17: Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Sacred Reich Live (various Summer Festivals)
Jul 06: Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
Jul 07: Verona, Italy – Rock The Castle Festival
Aug 08: Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 10: Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave Festival
Aug 11: Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug 12: Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage (w/Testament)
Aug 14: Regensburg, Germany – Airport Obertraubling (w/Testament)
Aug 18: Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival
Oct 13: Los Angeles, USA – MegaCruise

“Awakening European Tour 2019”
w/ Sacred Reich + special guests
Nov 08: Copenhagen, Denamrk – Pumpehuset
Nov 10: Berlin, Germany – SO36
Nov 12: Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
Nov 13: Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat
Nov 14: Praha, Czech Republic – Futurum
Nov 15: Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
Nov 16: Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Nov 17: Graz, Austria – Explosiv
Nov 20: Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Nov 21: Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzmatazz 2
Nov 22: Madrid, Spain – Sala Mon Live
Nov 23: Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Nov 24: Limoges, France – CC John Lennon
Nov 26: Savigny-le-Temple, France – L’Empreinte
Nov 27: London, UK – Underworld
Nov 29: Newcastle, UK – University
Nov 30: Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
Dec 01: Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
Dec 03: Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Dec 04: Wolverhampton, UK – Steelmill
Dec 06: Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr. De Nobel
Dec 07: Helmond, Netherlands – Cacaofabriek
Dec 08: Essen, Germany – Turock
Dec 10: Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
Dec 11: Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
Dec 12: Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Dec 13: Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage
Dec 14: Munchen, Germany – Backstage Halle

For tickets and further information click here.

Band photograph by: Stephanie Cabral

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