These are exciting times for Sacrilege, a band whose very first incarnation saw the light of day back in the early 1980’s. A new studio album, the band’s very first live album and a European tour….these are but a few of the projects Sacrilege have lined up for 2017!
Bill Beadle (Sacrilege lead vocalist, guitarist and founding member) sounds particularly upbeat about the future:
“We are looking to play to as many people as possible as we are having requests from literally everywhere. California, we are always being asked if we could play there for instance. In 2017, we are playing Malta, Belgium, France, Holland and of course the U.K. It would be nice to play to our German fans especially as we are with a German record label and are always being asked to play there. Keep it True festival would be awesome. Denmark is another country we haven’t played and Metal Magic would also be good. If you want us to play near you please let us and the venue’s promoters know on their forums.”
SACRILEGE was formed in 1982 in the south eastern outskirts of London and, through relentless gigging and a handful of demos, earned themselves a loyal following. The band was one of the very few bands from the NWOBHM movement that could fall into the doom category. Sacrilege split up after 5 years but 25 years later, in 2012, the band reformed under auspicious circumstances. A productive recording period followed, culminating in the album Six6Six, released by Pure Steel Records in 2015.
In 2017, SACRILEGE released a video-clip for “Lies”, a song taken from the forthcoming album Court Of The Insane. Another, more ambitious, clip is planned for later in the year.
Confirmed tour dates:
o 25/Feb/2017 – ‘The Iron Horse’, Sidcup, England.
o 04/March/2017 – ‘The Carlisle’, Hastings, England.
o 09 to 12/March/2017 – Legends of Rock, Yarmouth, England.
o 31/March/2017 – Wedfest, ‘The Corn Exchange’, Hertfordshire, England.
[Sacrilege, Dealer, Satan’s Empire, Toledo Steel]
o 29/April/2017 – The Patriot’s 20th Anniversary, Crumlin, Wales.
o 11/May/2017 – ‘Titans club’, Lens, Belgium.
o 12/May/2017 – ‘B52′ Music club’, Eernegen, Belgium.
o 13/May/2017 – ‘The Rocking Bull’, Antwerp, Belgium.
o 14/May/2017 – ‘De Meister club’, Geleen, Holland.
o 01/July/2017 – ‘The Carlisle’, Hastings, England.
o 27, 28/October/2017 – ‘Malta Doom Festival’, Buskett, Malta.
[Sacrilege, Hell, Witchwood, Atlantean Kodex, Desaster, et al ]
o 11/November/2017 – ‘A Day of Rock’ festival, Kettering, England.
For tour updates see: http://www.sacrilegenwobhm.com/gigs