Sacred Reich releases brand new single, “Manifest Reality”

Announces LA album release party

Sacred Reich have dropped a brand new track, “Manifest Reality”, today along with accompanying music video directed by acclaimed director Mark Pellington (U2, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Public Enemy). “Manifest Reality” is the second single to drop from Sacred Reich‘s upcoming album and first new music in 23 years, Awakening, which drops on August 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders are available now from Watch the video for “Manifest Reality” here:

Speaking on the track and its accompanying video, frontman and bassist Phil Rind says:

“‘Manifest Reality’ is about overcoming mental obstacles and becoming the change we want to see in the world. No one is coming to save us. It’s up to us. The song is very positive and encouraging.
The video directed by the supremely talented Mark Pellington, shot by the incredible Ann Evelyn Lawford and talented corps of dancers choreographed by Nina McNeely presents a dichotomy. It shows the struggle we face day to day, moment to moment in overcoming the habits we have created that hold us back. The conflict between our best and worst instincts. Releasing grief and overcoming isolation. The yearning for something better.”


To celebrate the release of Awakening, Sacred Reich will be hosting an album launch party on release day (Friday, August 23rd) at True Tattoo in Hollywood, CA. The private album launch party will take place from 9pm – 11pm. The band will be in attendance and the event will be hosted by LA legend Metal DJ Will. The first 50 fans to sign up have a chance to attend; submit your entry now here:

Twenty-three years after dropping their last full-length, Sacred Reich are returning in force with the towering Awakening. The new album showcases everything a fan would expect and hope for from the Phoenix, Arizona crew, it is a timeless collection comprised of blistering thrash, crushing grooves, killer solos and socially conscious lyrics that demonstrate a true understanding of everything that matters most in the world today. The return of Dave McClain, who manned the drum throne from 1991 to 1997, and the addition of 22 year old Joey Radziwill playing guitar, alongside original members guitarist Wiley Arnett and vocalist/bassist Phil Rind are integral facets of the record. Speaking on this current line-up of Sacred Reich, Phil Rind says: “Dave is such a killer drummer and person. He works every day to become a better drummer, and I mean every day. His work ethic is inspiring. As much as he has accomplished, he is still open to what comes. Joey brings a higher level of musicianship and tightness to our band, and he brings a freshness to us. He gives us an opportunity for us to see things from a different perspective, and all of us were blown away by what he can do with a guitar and how effortlessly he does it.”

To track the album, the band headed into Platinum Underground in Mesa, AZ, and employed producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) and engineer John Aquilino. The album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, CA. Speaking on his band’s long awaited new album, Rind adds: “Going into it, we had a loose idea as far as knowing that we wanted some fast, heavy songs to honor the old school fans that have supported us and gotten us to this point. We wanted everything to happen naturally. We didn’t want to force anything and we are super stoked with every song. It is easily the best thing we have ever done. Regardless of what happens with the record, the experience of making it was enough to satisfy us. Obviously we hope people like it, but even if it tanked, it could not change the way we feel about it. We know what we did.”

Awakening track-listing

1. Awakening
2. Divide & Conquer
3. Salvation
4. Manifest Reality
5. Killing Machine
6. Death Valley
7. Revolution
8. Something to Believe

Pre-order bundles are available now from See below for available formats:


– Digipak-CD
– Box set (digipak CD, flag, pins, sticker – limited to 3000 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– Clear / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– Beige / grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– Clear red / brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– Clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– Clear / black circle w/ white / red splatter vinyl (EU Webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– Back / white splatter vinyl (EU Ebay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– Clear / black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– White / black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Sacred Reich tour dates

Aug. 8 – Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault F
Aug. 9 – Osnabruck, Germany – Bastard Club
Aug. 10 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
Aug. 11 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz
Aug. 12 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage (w/Testament)
Aug. 13 – Pratteln, Switzerland -Z7 (w/Testament)
Aug. 14 – Regensburg, Germany – Airport Obertraubling (w/Testament)
Aug. 15 – Augsburg, Germany – Spectrum
Aug. 16 – Colmar, France – Ke Grillen
Aug. 18 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor

Sacred Reich tour dates
w/ GWAR, Toxic Holocaust, Against The Grain

Sept. 10 – Memphis, TN – Growler’s *
Sept. 12 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Sept. 13 – Millvale, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
Sept. 15 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Sept. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI -The Intersection
Sept. 17 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s **
Sept. 18 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic
Sept. 19 – Columbus, OH -Newport Music Hall
Sept. 20 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Sept. 21 – Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sept. 23 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Sept. 24 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Sept. 25 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Sept. 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks **
Sept. 28 – Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Sept. 29 – Baltimore, MD – RamsHead Live!
Sept. 30 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct. 1 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Oct. 2 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Oct. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Oct. 5 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 6 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 7 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class **
Oct. 8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct. 9 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Oct. 10 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
Oct. 12 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
Oct. 13 – Denver, CO – Summit
Oct. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT -The Depot
Oct. 16 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
Oct. 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct. 19 – Boise, ID – KnittingFactory Concert House
Oct. 20 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
Oct. 23 – Fresno, CA – Tioga-Sequoia Brewery
Oct. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
Oct. 25 – Garden Grove, CA – Garden Amp
Oct. 26 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
Oct. 27 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Oct. 28 – Albuquerque, NM -Sunshine Theater
Oct. 30 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 31 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
Nov. 1 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
Nov. 2 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Nov. 4 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Nov. 5 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
*=Sacred Reich only
**=Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust only

Sacred Reich tour dates
w/ Night Demon

Nov. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
Nov. 10 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Nov. 12 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
Nov. 13 – Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat
Nov. 14 – Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum
Nov. 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
Nov. 16 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Nov. 17 – Graz, Austria – Explosiv
Nov. 20 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Nov. 21 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzamatazz 2
Nov. 22 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Mon Live
Nov. 23 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Nov. 24 – Limoges, France – CC John Lennon
Nov. 26 – Savingy-le-Tempole, France – L’Empreinte
Nov. 27 – London, UK – Underworld
Nov. 29 – Newcastle, UK – University
Nov. 30 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
Dec. 1 – Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
Dec. 3 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Dec. 4 – Wolverhampton, UK – SteelMill
Dec. 6 – Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr, De Nobel
Dec. 7 – Helmond, Netherlands – Cacaofabriek
Dec. 8 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Dec. 10 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Solos-Saal
Dec. 11 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
Dec. 12 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Dec. 13 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage
Dec. 14 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage Halle

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