SACRED REICH To Play Chicago In June

Arizona-based thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have announced their one and only U.S. show for 2011.

Having last playing the Midwest in 1996, SACRED REICH is returning to the “Windy City” after 15 years to destroy the masses yet again. Sharing the stage for this special engagement are Chicago’s own JUNGLE ROT (who recently inked a deal with Victory Records) and CROSS EXAMINATION (Organized Crime Records).

The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 28 at Reggie’s Rock Club, located at 2105 S State St. Tickets are limited and selling fast. Get yours at or in person at the Reggie’s Rock Club box office.

The remastered edition of SACRED REICH‘s classic 1992 album “Independent” was released as a digipack and jewelbox on March 15, 2010 via Displeased Records. The first 2,500 copies contain a free SACRED REICH patch.

Bonus tracks:

* “A Question” (from “A Question” EP)
* “Let’s Have A War” (FEAR cover from “A Question” EP)
* “Who’s To Blame” (from “A Question” EP)
* “The Big Picture” (MDC cover from “Open Book” EP)
* “Crawling” [radio edit] (from “Crawling” EP)

Displeased Records‘ reissue of SACRED REICH‘s classic album “The American Way” came out in February 2009. With upgraded layout, to-the-point remastering plus unreleased pre-production demo bonus tracks and a video clip, this new and improved CD reissue is an essential addition to every thrash metal collection!

“The American Way” was made available in a limited digipak version and standard jewel case version. The first 2,500 copies came with a free logo patch.

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain rejoined his former SACRED REICH bandmates on stage at the Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 22, 2009 to perform the classic SR song “Independent”. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user “triptykon”).

McClain was a member of SACRED REICH from 1991 to 1995. He played on the “A Question” EP (1991) and the “Independent” (1993) and “Heal” (1996) albums before leaving to join MACHINE HEAD.