NEVERMORE vocalist Warrel Dane has announced the reformation of his old band SANCTUARY:
“Since I have been talking about this in interviews already I should probably just say it… there will be another Sanctuary record, been talking with Lenny (Rutledge, Sanctuary guitarist)… we are really good friends again and it feels good… I missed my relationship with him for many years… but Nevermore is never going away so don’t start any more rumors!”
On March 8th, Ironbird via Cherry Red Records reissued Sanctuary’s classic debut, Refuge Denied (produced by Dave Mustaine of MEGADETH) and their second album, Into The Mirror Black, an overlooked masterpiece produced by Howard Benson, on a single CD.
Thrash, with a different perspective, Refuge Denied was released in 1987 and features a great version of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE’s ‘White Rabbit’.
Released in 1990, Into The Mirror Black is Sanctuary’s second and final album. It blurs the lines between technical, Bay Area-style thrash, traditional heavy metal and European power metal. Every song hits the sweet spot between hook and riff; a triumph.