German/Dutch progressive metallers SACROSANCT founded by former Pestilence guitarist Randy Meinhard have released a new lyric video for 'Only One God', the track is taken frome their fourth album ‘NECROPOLIS‘ to be out on November 30, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. SACROSANCT featuring former members of Pestilence and Sphere of Souls returns reformed to the scene after a 25-year hiatus. The video can be viewed here:
1. The New Age Of Fear
2. My Last White Light
3. The Grim Sleeper
4. Only One God
6. Clouds Obscured The Sun
8. The Pain Still Lasts
The album can be pre-ordered here: http://bit.ly/sacro-necro-roar
SACROSANCT was formed in 1988 by guitarrist Randy Meinhard and drummer Marco Foddis, who had learned to know each either while joining Pestilence. In 1990 SACROSANCT released their debut album ‘Truth is – what is‘. The album is characterized by technically sophisticated thrash metal. The dual guitars create a straight as well as spherical and melodious tapestry of sound, interrupted by the tight drumming and the moaning, but angry and rude voice. Creative band head Randy Meinhard considered guitar duos of bands like Queensrÿche, Exodus and Iron Maiden as a main influence, and Ace Frehley of Kiss as initial spark. In Rock Hard Magazine, Holger Stratmann claimed: “The record contains as many riffs as all Slayer-albums altogether.”
SACROSANCT released their second album ‘Recesses for the depraved‘ in 1991. With a more edgy sound it was little melodious and spheric than the debut. For the album cover SACROSANCT even managed to deal with the rights for H. R. Giger’s picture Das Spiegelbild. When Giger died, 23 years later, the Rolling Stone Magazine stated “the disturbing Giger cover art accurately conveyed the savage nature of the music”.
The third album ‘Tragic Intense‘ was even more melodious and spherical than the debut. On the other hand staccato-parts are rarely on it. In an interview for the music mag Iron Pages, Randy Meinhard stated in 1993 that the dark basic mood is what we intended to do. It just should sound sinister. In that issue Markus Wosgien (Nuclear Blast) described the album as a mixture of Thrash-, Doom- and Power-Metal, and classified it as a milestone in this genre. Frank Albrecht (Rock Hard Magazine) rated it with nine out of ten points. The opening song At least pain lasts – a sung suicide note should become predictive: A short while after Tragic Intense the band broke up.
SACROSANCT returns reformed to the scene after a 25-year hiatus now !