For the first time in 15 years, Canadian thrash metal legends SACRIFICE will reunite for one-night only as headliner of Day Of The Equinox II festival taking place on Saturday, September 23, 2006 in Toronto, Ontario at the Opera House.
The band's original lineup of guitarist/singer Rob Urbinati, guitarist Joe Rico, bassist Scott Watts and drummer Gus Pynn will be performing tracks from their classic metal releases: "Torment In Fire" (1986), "Forward To Termination" (1987) and "Soldiers of Misfortune" (1990).
Interest in SACRIFICE's music has peaked over the last year or so thanks in part to the hard work from Brazil's Marquee Records. The label has already re-released "Torment In Fire" and "Forward To Termination" as double CDs in limited-edition hand-numbered slipcases that contain massive booklets with liner notes, live pictures and personal comments from the band. The "Soldiers of Misfortune" re-issue will surface sometime this spring.
Returning to North America by special invitation will be Sumerian thrashing black metallers and pioneers of Mesopotamian metal MELECHESH for an exclusive North American appearance in direct support of SACRIFICE. MELECHESH is excited to be returning to North America to showcase material from their forthcoming album "Emissaries" (release date TBA). Also performing will be Earache recording artists USURPER, who will bring their old school style of fist-banging heavy metal to the event. Local old school thrash metallers RAMMER will open the event.
About returning to the stage for DOTE II, Urbinati says, "This is going to be a great experience for all of us in the band and our fans that have always shown support for us over the years. This show is for them. What an incredible rush it will be to get back on stage with the original SACRIFICE and watch the pit go nuts!"
For more information, visit www.dayoftheequinox.com.