Lakeland, Florida Christian power metallers THE SACRIFICED have signed a deal with Roxx Records and Divine Metal Distribution for the release of their highly anticipated third album, aptly entitled “III”. According to a press release, the CD “will see the band continue to grow and expand upon that signature sound that their fans have grown to love on their previous efforts, ‘2012’ and ‘The Da Vinci Hoax’.”
With the addition of two new members, Michael Phillips (DELIVERANCE, FASEDOWN) on guitars and backing vocals and Daniel Cordova (VENGEANCE RISING) on bass, coupled with founding members Eli Prinsen as lead vocalist and Jay Williams on the drums, “III” promises to take the band to a whole new level, both musically and lyrically.
The music on “III” is stronger then ever and continues in a direction that fans of hard and progressive rock bands like SYMPHONY X, DREAM THEATER or QUEENSRŸCHE fans are sure to enjoy. “This album marks a shift into progressive metal, and we’re extremely excited for people to hear it,” says Michael Phillips on the musical direction and journey on “III”.
Lyrically, the topics covered on “III” are not for the faint of heart. Covering such topics as The Ark of the Covenant and The Nephilim Agenda, the band is not afraid to speak from the heart and tackle some very controversial topics, topics that many of today’s Christian artists shy away from. Eli Prinsen says, “Don’t take my word for it, do your own research, seek the truth through prayer and your eyes will be opened” of the lyrical content of “III”.
“III” is due on January 31, 2012 and all pre-orders will receive their copies in advance of the release date. Deluxe Limited Edition packages will go on sale beginning “Black Friday” (the day after Thanksgiving) at www.roxxproductions.com.