Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE will perform tomorrow (Saturday, March 29) for the first time since their reunion show in 2006. The band's original lineup of Rob Urbinati (guitar, vocals), Joe Rico (guitar), Gus Pynn (drums) and Scott Watts (bass) will headline the second night of the Manitoba Metalfest 2008 at the Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Commented Urbinati: "We just had our last rehearsal in Toronto before we leave for our show in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The set is sounding tighter than ever; we can't wait to get onstage again. Looks like we may play a new song, 'Hiroshima', and obviously lots of the classic material. Looking forward to meeting up with INTO ETERNITY before their show Friday; hopefully they won't destroy the place prior to us playing!"
SACRIFICE is currently working on material for a new studio album, which is not expected before late 2008 at the earliest. Musically, the new songs are "a continuation of SACRIFICE," according to Urbinati. "Don't worry, it doesnt sound like a style of new thrash...it is us. If anything, I, myself am looking at 'Forward To Termination' as the moodsetter. Listening to a lot of stuff that influenced us then...old METALLICA, SLAYER, MERCYFUL FATE, TROUBLE, EXODUS, D.R.I., DISCHARGE, RUSH, Di'Anno MAIDEN. One thing I think we are all on board with, is that the drums will be real. None of this sampled sound with all the mistakes fixed... it will sound human. I am totally sick of that production style. It's time to bring a human sound with feeling back." He added, "Our writing credo right now is 'no fucking compromise.' No fucking around. Yes, there will be some melody like all SACRIFICE, but make no mistake, this will be a fucking punishing thrash album." Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Great Wall", "Give Me Justice" and "Absolute Power Corrupts".
For the first time in 15 years, SACRIFICE reunited in September 2006 to headline the Day Of The Equinox II festival in Toronto, Ontario at the Opera House. The band's original lineup performed tracks from their classic metal releases: "Torment In Fire" (1986), "Forward To Termination" (1987) and "Soldiers of Misfortune" (1990). Watch fan-filmed video footage from the concert below.