Sacred Reich – The Re-Issues

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On 5 February 2021
Last modified:5 February 2021

Summary:

Release date: 12/02/21.
5 Stars all day long! Fresher and louder as the day they were born. Do not miss these re-releases!

After releasing their first record in twenty three years last year in the form of ‘Awakening ‘, Arizona thrash veterans Sacred Reich will re-release their early back-catalogue on 12th February 2020. ‘Ignorance ‘, ‘Surf Nicaragua ‘ (EP) and ‘The American Way ‘ are all re-introduced in what can only be described as an unforgettable trip through nostalgia. You know that feeling you get when you hear a song and it takes you back to your youth, and you then wish you were back in that time? Well, that’s how I feel now as ‘Layed To Rest ‘ from ‘Ignorance ‘ floods through my headphones.

Oozing a plethora of formats (below) this really is a show-and-tell of what were one of the most influential, yet under-rated bands of the late 80’s / early 90’s. The actual albums themselves sound a little fresher, definately louder, but what is impressive is that they still contain that ‘tape’ sound. You can’t beat it.

I never really paid a great deal of interest to ‘Ignorance ‘ and I never really knew why. But it was the ‘Surf Nicaragua ‘ EP that really caught my ears when it was released, and this re-release actually sounds epic. Really fresh and vibrant. The title-track’s mid-section still one of the best I’ve ever heard.

It’s a shame ‘Alive At The Dynamo ‘ isn’t part of this set, as that was something else in itself, but ‘The American Way ‘ more than makes up for this loss. Again, this album sounds a little louder but not as fresh as ‘Surf Nicaragua ‘. The title track epitomizes just how great this band where back in their day. Timeless classics. ‘31 Flavours ‘ was a classic of diversity at the time, but not for me now!!

This set is definitely worth getting your hands on and will be a gold mine for avid Sacred Reich collectors. We need a UK tour next when we can. this is one band I missed in my youth, but I wont let that happen again, given the chance. Definitely a renewed ‘Reich’ phase coming on.

Ignorance formats:
– jewelcase-CD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– red / white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– grey / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– clear / black spot w/ white & red splatter vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– transparent cobalt blue vinyl (US exclusive)
– red / white / blue striped vinyl (US exclusive)

Surf Nicaragua formats:
– jewelcase-CD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– paradise bay blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– oakwood brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– camouflage marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– aqua w/ green & orange splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive)
– aqua w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)

The American Way formats:
– jewelcase-CD
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– camouflage green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– dark purple violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– green w/ red-brown splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– green / red-brown melt vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– green / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
– clear w/ green & black splatter vinyl (US exclusive)

Ignorance track-listing
1. Death Squad
2. Victim of Demise
3. Layed to Rest
4. Ignorance
5. No Believers
6. Violent Solutions
7. Rest in Peace
8. Sacred Reich
9. Administrative Decisions
10. Ignorance (Metal Massacre VIII)

Surf Nicaragua track-listing
1. Surf Nicaragua
2. One Nation
3. War Pigs
4. Draining You of Life
5. Ignorance (Live)
6. Death Squad (Live)

The American Way track-listing
1. Love…Hate
2. The American Way
3. The Way It Is
4. Crimes Against Humanity
5. State of Emergency
6. Who’s to Blame
7. I Don’t Know
8. 31 Flavors

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Release date: 12/02/21. 5 Stars all day long! Fresher and louder as the day they were born. Do not miss these re-releases!

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A patriotic Welshman, and one quarter of Manchester hardcore/punk band Eye Licker.
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