‘Living Sacrifice’ To Perform With Ex-Vocalist In Little Rock, AR This Month


LivingSacrifice1989Living Sacrifice‘s nearing January 26th appearance at the Knuck Fest in Little Rock AR will see the band rejoined onstage by former lead vocalist. Darren Johnson aka D.J. The pairing will mark the first time the group have performed with Johnson in seventeen years.

Living Sacrifice formed in the fall of 1989 by Darren “D.J.” Johnson bass/ vocals, Lance Garvin drums, Bruce Fitzhugh guitar and Jason Truby guitar.  D.J was the vocalist and bass player of the band from 1989 untill 1995. Below you can stream two Living Sacrifice songs, from the early years.

Starting in Little Rock, Arkansas, the average age of the band members was 18. There were not many places to play Living Sacrifice then but a new all ages club had just opened call Vino’s. It was the only place to accept any kind of thrash, metal or punk. Trusty (discord records), a punk band, was one of the only local bands that LS could look to for inspiration because all the “metal” bands were busy playing Metallica covers badly. Living Sacrifice’s first show at Vino’s, and third show ever, was opening for Shelter (Revelation records) the former Hari Chrisna hardcore band fronted by Ray Cappo ex- Youth of Today (how’s that for indie cred?).

Two bands that inspired LS in the Christian metal area where Believer (Roadrunner and REX Records) and The Crucified. After forging a mentor type relationship with Believer, Living Sacrifice recorded a demo to present to their label home REX Records. It worked. One year after forming Living Sacrifice was signing to REX Records. They were the only Christian label at the time doing anything interesting within the tiny world of Christian metal.



Their latest album The Infinite Order was released on January 26 , 2010 via Solid State Records, the band’s first CD since reforming in 2008 and seventh studio album overall was produced in Nashville, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas by the group’s longtime friend Jeremiah Scott [The Showdown, Destroy Destroy Destroy]. Mixing duties were once again handled by Andy Sneap [Megadeth, Machine Head, As I Lay Dying], who worked on the band’s last album, 2003’s Conceived in Fire.

The Infinite Order sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Current Line Up:
Bruce Fitzhugh – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Lance Garvin – Drums
Rocky Gray – Guitar, Vocals
Arthur Green – Bass, Vocals

Not Yielding to Ungodly (Demo) [1990]
Living Sacrifice [1991]
Nonexistent [1992]
Inhabit [1994]
Reborn [1997]
The Hammering Process [2000]
Conceived In Fire [2002]
In Memoriam (Best of/Compilation) [2005]
Death Machine (Digital-only EP) [2008]
In Finite Live (DVD) [2011]
The Infinite Order [2010]

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Video below: Second Death [1991]


Video below: Chemical Straightjacket [1992]

Related articles:
‘Living Sacrifice’ To Play ‘Nordic Fest. 2011′ [Sept. 2011]
‘Living Sacrifice’ – ‘In Finite Live’ DVD [Available For Pre-Order] [Nov. 2011]

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