Mar 232018

The new single from Sacred Warrior, ‘Blood River’, is coming soon. Check out a short teaser video below.

Sacred Warrior is a Christian band that plays melodic, progressive hard rock/metal, reminiscent of Queensryche and Iron Maiden.

The band was formed out of a general market metal band known as Nomad, which formed in 1985. Subsequent to the conversion of guitarist Bruce Swift to Christianity, he lead fellow band members Tony Velasquez and Rey Parra. He also led Rick Macias, who had been a bouncer at a nightclub. Steve Watkins joined the band as bassist in 1988 and Sacred Warrior was formed. Continue reading »

Mar 172017

Roxx Records is very excited to announce the next classic Christian Metal band getting their special reissue treatment courtesy of legendary power metal band Sacred Warrior with their second official release “Master’s Command”.

The year was 1989, the band was hot and garnering rave reviews from their debut album “Rebellion” released the prior year in 1988 via Intense Records. Everyone’s expectations were high waiting for the band to unveil this one, their sophomore effort, and it did not disappoint!

By the late 80’s the Christian metal movement was really beginning to grow. Bands like Bloodgood and Stryper were already very popular on the scene. However, most new bands were either moving towards the popular thrash or pop metal sounds. There were very few Christian bands exploring the melodic and progressive style of bands like Queensryche, Crimson Glory and Fates Warning, but Sacred Warrior did it, and they did it very well! Continue reading »

Dec 202016

sacred_warriorClassic melodic, progressive hard rock/metal band Sacred Warrior have checked in with the following announcement:

“Sacred Warrior is excited to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and bring you our version of ‘God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’! We have dedicated a lot of hard work to bringing our vision of this classic Christmas carol to life, and we are very excited to share it with you now! Our hope is that you listen and remember the incredible gift of Jesus that God gave us that first Christmas, and that hearing this would thrill your heart during the holiday season and all year long… Please, share with friends, family, and the music fans in your life who might enjoy this!”

Eli Prinsen stepped down as Sacred Warrior vocalist last June. Eli‘s statement can be found here.

As you can hear in the song (below) original Sacred Warrior singer Rey Parra takes care of the vocals. Rey has rejoined the band recently as lead singer, he will sing for Sacred Warrior as for his other band Worldview.

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Jun 022016

Eli Prinsen Classic melodic, progressive hard rock/metal band Sacred Warrior have checked in with the following announcement:

Says Eli Prinsen:”Hello friends, families, and fans of Sacred Warrior. Today, it is with a very heavy heart that I must let you all know that after a lot of thought and prayer, I have decided to step down as the band’s lead vocalist. It has become increasingly difficult for me to find the necessary time and availability that the band needs and deserves to keep moving forward. I want to thank all of the fans that gave me their support and acceptance as the bands new vocalist when I joined four years ago. I had some very big shoes to fill then and also, being a fan of the band, I knew it would be tough for some fans to accept a new voice. The welcome and reception I received was overwhelmingly positive and I really appreciate every kind word ever spoken or printed about me. Steve, Bruce, Tony, Joe, Tom, and Jr. I want you to know that I will forever treasure these past four years, especially the year and experiences we all shared during the recording process of “Waiting In Darkness”. Those were some seriously prayer filled times and there were miraculous victories with the health of Bruce, Tony, and Joe. God’s spirit is all over that album, and I feel so privileged to have been a part of it. Continue reading »

Mar 152016

sacred_warriorClassic melodic, progressive hard rock/metal band Sacred Warrior have checked in with the following announcement:

“It is with great joy, humility, anticipation, and relief that we are proud to announce the release of our newest single, ‘Slave’. It is the first new music from Sacred Warrior in a long time, and features a VERY special collaboration between Eli Prinsen and former lead singer Rey Parra in dueling, soaring vocal duet!! This song is our contribution to a fundraising effort for Naomi’s House in Chicago, IL… a residential shelter for female victims of sexual exploitation. The story of this song is told more fully below, but it has been a labor of conviction and love for the last year. Please share with as many people as you can, and visit the fundraising page to learn how you can help… we want this epic music to convict, inspire, and compel you to want to join us.”

“The MP3 of ‘Slave’ is available for download at their fundraiser page, free of charge, and it is our gift to you and to Naomi’s House. We ask only that you not merely enjoy the music as a listener, but also join with us doing a small part to help in this gigantic battle against evil. You prayers, and your donations, are precious.”

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