Phoenix, AZ-based thrash crew, Sacred Reich have dropped a brand new track, “Manifest Reality”, along with an accompanying music video. “Manifest Reality” is the second single to land from Sacred Reich’s upcoming album – and first new music in 23 years – Awakening, which is set for release on 23rd August via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order bundles, including a special box set and an array of coloured vinyl exclusive options are available now.
Discussing 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.
Twenty-three years after releasing their last full-length, Sacred Reich’s new album showcases everything a fan would expect and hope for from the Phoenix, Arizona crew. It is a timeless collection of blistering thrash, crushing grooves, killer solos and socially conscious lyrics that demonstrate a true understanding of everything that matters most in today’s world. The return of Dave McClain, who manned the drum throne from 1991 to 1997 and the addition of 22-year-old guitarist, Joey Radziwill, alongside original members guitarist Wiley Arnett and vocalist/bassist Phil Rind are integral facets of the record.
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. 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.
Sacred Reich embark on a UK tour this December. Tickets are on sale now.
- 27 Nov 2019 – London – Underworld
- 29 Nov 2019 – Newcastle – University
- 30 Nov 2019 – Glasgow – Classic Grand
- 01 Dec 2019 – Belfast – Limelight 2
- 03 Dec 2019 – Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
- 04 Dec 2019 – Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill
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