Seattle’s metal legends, SANCTUARY, have premiered the first song from their upcoming album, “The Year The Sun Died”, today! To hear “Arise and Purify”—the first new material from the band in 25 years—click the link below:
Due out October 6 in Europe and October 14 in North America via Century Media Records, “The Year The Sun Died” is the long-awaited follow-up to SANCTUARY’s first two studio albums that were released on Epic Records: “Refuge Denied” (1987) and “Into the Mirror Black” (1989). Singer Warrel Dane’s sky-high vocals combined with guitarist Lenny Rutledge‘s more mature take on classic thrash riffs separated the band from the throes of metal acts struggling to get noticed at the time. With “The Year The Sun Died”, SANCTUARY continues that legacy that they started decades ago, delivering yet another fresh take on “classic-sounding” metal. Featuring artwork by Travis Smith (OPETH, NEVERMORE) and mixed/produced by Zeuss (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCE, CROWBAR, etc.), this upcoming album promises to be worth the wait.
“The Year The Sun Died” track-listing
1. Arise and Purify
2. Let The Serpent Follow Me
3. Exitium (Anthem of the Living)
4. Question Existence Fading
5. I Am Low
7. One Final Day (Sworn to Believe)
8. The World is Wired
9. The Dying Age
10. Ad Vitam Aeternam
11. The Year the Sun Died
BONUS: “Waiting for the Sun” (THE DOORS cover; included on the mediabook and CD inserted inside the LP version).
31.08.214 Turock Open Air, Essen, Germany
More dates to be announced soon.
SANCTUARY line-up 2014:
Warrel Dane – Vocals
Lenny Rutledge – Guitars
Jim Sheppard – Bass
Dave Budbill – Drums
Brad Hull – Guitars