Sacred Reich Release New Track ‘Manifest Reality’

Sacred Reich band members

Sacred Reich has dropped brand new track ‘Manifest Reality’, along with accompanying music video directed by shot 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. Watch it here:

Speaking on the track and it’s 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 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.”

Sacred Reich will be hitting the road with GWAR this fall starting on September 12th in Norfolk, VA and hitting a further 44 cites across North America, culminating in Indianapolis, IN. Full dates below:

Sep 12 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Sep 13 Millvale, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
Sep 15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
Sep 16 Grand Rapids, MI -The Intersection
Sep 18 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
Sep 19 Columbus, OH -Newport Music Hall
Sep 20 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
Sep 21 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
Sep-22 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 23 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Sep 24 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Sep 25 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Sep 28 Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Sep 29 Baltimore, MD – RamsHead Live!
Sep 30 Toronto, ON – Opera House
Oct 01 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Oct 02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Oct 04 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Oct 05 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Oct 06 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct 08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct 09 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-01 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
Nov-02 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
Nov-04 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Nov-05 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

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