Century Media Records and legendary US metal act SANCTUARY have teamed up to release “Inception”, a collection of presumed lost 1986 studio recordings, on February 24, 2017.
Magically restored, remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Queensrÿche, Hatebreed), SANCTUARY now present the first track off this release, guitarist Lenny Rutledge comments:
“‘Die for My Sins’ was always one of my favorite SANCTUARY songs to play live. On the “Inception” version we left off the intro and the song starts right into the main riff. I think this version has a real “in your face” edge to it. I’m excited that after much effort we were able to restore these nearly destroyed master tapes. Now we can share the proper audio versions with all of our fans!”
Enjoy “Die For My Sins (Demo 1986)” here:
“Inception” will be available as Gatefold LP on 180 gram vinyl and comes with a 12-page LP-sized booklet, poster, and the album on CD as additional extra. Apart from that it will be released as Special Edition CD Digipak with a 28-page booklet, and digital album.
Apart from rare photos, flyers, artwork sketches, the booklet also offers detailed liner notes by Lenny Rutledge covering SANCTUARY’s early history.
See below for a list of coloured vinyl limitations and various pre-ordering options:
Red vinyl – limited to 100 copies! Presale starts January 27 at http://www.cmdistro.de
Gold vinyl – limited to 200 copies! Presale starts January 27 at http://www.cmdistro.de
Dark green vinyl – limited to 200 copies! Pre-order now: http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/produkte/tontraeger/vinyl/lp-cd/sanctuary-inception-dark-green-vinyl.html
Clear vinyl – limited to 200 copies! Pre-order now:
Black vinyl – not limited
Pre-order black vinyl, CD:
Listen via Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2AKtVFAqfw8EVCqswXiJjK
Recorded in March of 1986 (“Soldiers Of Steel”, “Battle Angels”) at Triad Studios in Redmond, Washington and Studio One in White Center between April and July 1986, “Inception” contains previously unreleased highlights as “Dream of The Incubus” and “I Am Insane” as well as several classic “Refuge Denied” songs allowing you to delve deep into the Seattle legend’s beginnings.
With several festivals already booked for next year, a new album in the works, “Inception” being released, 2017 shall be the year when past and future of SANCTUARY unite. Look forward to the next assault of the soldiers of steel!
SANCTUARY – “Inception” track-listing:
1. Dream Of The Incubus
2. Die For My Sins
3. Soldiers Of Steel
4. Death Rider / Third War
5. White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
6. Ascension To Destiny
7. Battle Angels
8. I Am Insane
9. Veil Of Disguise
15.06.2017 – 17.06.2017 (DE) ST. GOARSHAUSEN / Rockfels, Loreley
16.06.2017 – 18.06.2017 (FR) CLISSON / Hellfest
17.06.2017 (BE) DESSEL / Graspop Metal Meeting
12.07.2017 (DE) BALINGEN / Bang Your Head!!!, Messegelände
14.07.2017 – 15.07.2017 (SE) GAVLE / Gefle Metal Festival
24.07.2017 – 28.07.2017 (SV) TOLMIN / Metaldays
27.07.2017 – 29.07.2017 (DE) BRANDE-HOERNERKIRCHEN / Headbangers Open Air
03.08.2017 – 05.08.2017 (DE) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air