"Live At Wacken", the new DVD+CD package from Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH, will be released on October 12 in Europe via Golden Core/ZYX and on November 20 in North America through Metal Blade. The set contains professionally filmed and recorded footage of the band's August 4, 2007 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany in front of 60,000 heavy metal fans.
"Live At Wacken" track listing:
01. The American Way
02. Administrative Decisions
03. One Nation
04. Love… Hate
06. Crimes Against Humanity
07. Who's To Blame
08. State Of Emergency
09. War Pigs (BLACK SABBATH cover)
11. Death Squad
12. Surf Nicaragua
In a recent interview with MetalRecusants.com, SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind was asked why the band hasn't made a new studio album after reuniting for sporadic live shows six years ago. "Our lives are different now," he said. "I mean, it's funny… Our old drummer Dave's [McClain] in MACHINE HEAD and they're touring and doing great; they're very successful. And I said [to the other guys in SACRED REICH recently], I wouldn't even wanna [get back into a full recording and touring cycle]. I wouldn't wanna be gone from my family. I have four kids. As much as I like this, as much as I appreciate the fans, what’s important — the family or playing live music? I mean, really?! What's important — being a dad to my kids? My kids need their dad more than the fans need a new SACRED REICH record. And that's really the bottom line. It's a choice. We have a choice to make. What do you wanna do? You have kids now. What are you gonna do — blow it off or are you gonna be their dad? The world will be a better place if I'm [my kids'] dad."
SACRED REICH launched its 25th-anniversary European tour in June.
The remastered edition of SACRED REICH's classic 1992 album "Independent" was released as a digipack and jewelbox on March 15, 2010 via Displeased Records. The first 2,500 copies contain a free SACRED REICH patch.
Displeased Records' reissue of SACRED REICH's classic album "The American Way" came out in February 2009. With upgraded layout, to-the-point remastering plus unreleased pre-production demo bonus tracks and a video clip, this new and improved CD reissue is an essential addition to every thrash metal collection.
"The American Way" was made available in a limited digipak version and standard jewel case version. The first 2,500 copies came with a free logo patch.