Canadian thrash metal veterans SACRIFICE will play their first-ever shows in Japan as the headliners of the True Thrash Fest 2012 in Osaka. The two-day festival will take place on February 18-19 at the Osaka Esaka Muse and will feature additional performances by WITCHBURNER, JURASSIC JADE, REMAINS, RIVERGE, DORAID, WARGASMATRON, FASTKILL, VAULT, ABIGAIL and IMPALER.
SACRIFICE release a vinyl-only demo anthology titled “198666” on October 28, 2011 through Canadian label War On Music Records. The limited double vinyl release includes the legendary “Exorcism” demo tape (featuring tracks which would later be included on “Torment In Fire”), the 1986 “Forward To Termination” demo sessions (including a rare cover of DISCHARGE‘s “Possibility Of Life’s Destruction”), and the full 1989 “Soldiers Of Misfortune” demo sessions. This is some of the best early recordings of any classic thrash act; the tapes sum up the raw power that was early SACRIFICE and showcase the bands evolution from album to album through the ’80s. The double LP release was strictly limited to 666 hand-numbered copies on blood-red vinyl in a gatefold jacket featuring the stunning artwork of Hans Memling.
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War on Music Records released SACRIFICE‘s latest work “The Ones I Condemn” on vinyl in 2010, as well as a limited split seven-inch with PROPAGANDHI featuring a timeless cover of RUSH‘s “Anthem”.
SACRIFICE is currently working on new material which has been described by drummer Gus Pynn as “VERY RUSH-influenced.”