Sacrificium – “Oblivion”

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Feb 272023

German Melodic death metal band Sacrificium, formed in 1993, are out with their magnum opus “Oblivion” after a 10 year long wait. The album is being released under the Record Label of Nordic Mission on the 10th March 2023. The release celebrates the band’s 30th anniversary. The band have released three albums so far Cold Black Piece of Flesh (2002), Escaping the Stupor (2005) & Prey for Your Gods (2013) and has its roots in a band called Hardway, formed by Sebastian Wagner and Oliver Tesch. In 1991, the session drummer Markus Hauth took the direction more towards a hard rock sound. In 1992, Hardway performed at the reputive Steiger 14 club in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The band name was changed to Corpus Christi in 1993 and they began playing thrash metal. The style developed to death metal, and in 1994, after recording a demo, the name was changed to Sacrificium. After a few line up changes in 1996, Sacrificium recorded its second demo and in 1998 another demo titled Mortal Fear was released. Although the demos were well-received, the vocalist Roman Wagner left Sacrificium in 2000. The band played concerts with bands such as Extol, Dismember, Unleashed, The Black Dahlia Murder or My Darkest Hate.

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Apr 212021

Nordic Mission are proud to announce the Living Sacrifice release party THIS Friday – expect interesting questions and answers, trips back to memory lane, a showcase of the re-release and of course a lot of banter in the live stream chat. It’s FREE to watch – You are welcome to join the releaseparty! Bring your coffee, cake and good mood for Friday at 22.00 (Paris/Oslo time) / 21.00 (London), or mid-day/late afternoon in the US.

You can still save money by pre-ordering CD/LP/T-shirt bundles.That is if you order before Friday. That’s 2 days, people!

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Apr 192021

The American thrash-metallers, Living Sacrifice need no introduction. The band has been on and off the scene and saw multiple line-up changes throughout its 32 years since formation. Having a solid 8 studio albums to their name, the band was set to release their documentary “30 years of Sacrifice” last year which saw interruptions due to the Covid Pandemic. As I understand, the current album is a re-release of its Self-titled debut album to celebrate the bands 30th Anniversary, which is due to release on the 23rd of April 2021.

Living Sacrifice has been known over the years to be quite experimental of their styles, be it the thrash metal days right at its formation, or to the death metal or the Metalcore sound the band adopted later on. The band’s self-titled debut album often was compared to Slayer, but the band’s third album “Inhabit” received critical acclaim and has been known as the bands heaviest. A number of bands, such as the likes of As I lay dying, Demon Hunter, Saving grace have listed being influenced by Living Sacrifice.

Now that I have my hands on their first album (again), I’d be lucky to relive through their sound and take a course down the memory lane. Often a band’s debut album gives immense insight to what the future holds for the band and helps define their fanbase at the same time. Well, without further ado, let me spin out the first track, “Violence” which starts off with blitzing riff blazing its way through glory. The song captures the true essence of thrash metal genre, with its incessant guitar riffs married to blast beats and the staccato-ish vocals that march on and just gets you to the zone.

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Feb 202021

The American powerhouse Living Sacrifice celebrate the 30th anniversary of their self titled debut album from 1991 with this definitive release via Nordic Mission.

YEAH, we are so happy to be a part of this mighty THRASH celebration. For the first time on VINYL (black vinyl with red splatter), and also a limited edition t-shirt and a special 30th Anniversary CD release. Releasedate is April 23rd, but will be available for pre-orders at the Nordic Mission store MARCH 1st!

If you are not familiar with the band, we will pep you with more info later on. Now we are just happy to have some news on the release.

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