Reunited Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE have completed work on their much-anticipated new album, "The Ones I Condemn", for a mid-June release via Brazil's Marquee Records. The CD was recorded at Rouge Valley Studio in Toronto, Ontario with engineer Darius Szczepaniak, who has previously worked with I MOTHER EARTH, SUM 41 and EDWIN, among many others. Guest musicians on the album include Jed Simon (ZIMMERS HOLE, TENET, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ARMOROS), who "[laid] down a total whammy-bar barrage," and the band's old Scarborough metal comrade Dave Hewson (SLAUGHTER, STRAPPADO), who lent some guest vocals to "The Devil's Martyr".
Commented guitarist/vocalist Rob Urbinati: "We began in late December, and ended this week. Our final mix is now complete.
"Don't be deceived by the three-month time span. In reality, we didn’t take much more studio time than we had in the past… it was just spread out a lot more.
"Everything went the way we planned and the final product exceeds the expectations that we came into the studio with.
"Thanks to everyone at Rouge Valley Studio — Gerry, Alex, Steve and lastly, Darius, who helped us achieve our sonic visions, went in to this project with his heart and soul into it as much as ours. A great engineer to work with."
A couple of teasers for "The Ones I Condemn" can be found below.
SACRIFICE is planning to release a new DVD, "Live Reanimation", later in the year, featuring the band's complete reunion show from September 2006 at the Day Of The Equinox II festival in Toronto, Ontario at the Opera House. The group's original lineup performed tracks from their classic metal releases: "Torment In Fire" (1986), "Forward To Termination" (1987) and "Soldiers of Misfortune" (1990).