After a twenty nine year wait, promoters Hardline Media are thrilled to welcome back Sacred Reich to Aussie shores…

Formed in 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona, Sacred Reich are credited by some as being leaders of the second wave of thrash metal in the eighties, alongside Testament, Death Angel and Dark Angel. With their socially conscious and political brand of speed metal, the band released a great run of releases on Metal Blade Records and Hollywood Records, notably the EP’s Draining You of Life (1986), Surf Nicaragua (1988), A Question (1991) and albums Ignorance (1987), The American Way (1990), Independent (1993) and Heal (1996). 2019 brought the much-anticipated release of the bands’ fifth studio album Awakening to positive reviews and the return of powerhouse Dave McClain on drums to the Sacred Reich stronghold.

Hardline Media are excited to welcome back legends McLain, Phil Rind (vocals, bass), Wiley Arnett (lead guitar) and new member Joey Radziwill (rhythm guitar) for a killer run of shows down under – joined, for the first time on Australian shores, by fellow American legacy thrashers Vio-Lence!

Re-united and playing their first shows in over a decade to sold out crowds, thrash legends Vio-Lence are not to be missed.

Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1985, Vio-Lence instilled themselves as groundbreakers of the second wave of thrash with their revered 1988 album Eternal Nightmare. Throughout ’88 and ’89, the band toured the album to great success alongside thrash comrades Testament, Voivod, Death Angel, Sanctuary, Nuclear Assault, D.R.I., M.O.D. and the Cro-Mags.

In ’89, Megaforce Records/Atlantic signed the band, leading to the release of the bands’ second album Oppressing the Masses (1990). The band toured the album to packed crowds alongside Overkill, Forbidden, Exodus, Flotsam And Jetsam, Defiance, Rigor Mortis and Prong.

In 1991, the band released their EP Torture Tactics and their third studio album Nothing to Gain.

1993 brought the unfortunate break-up of the band, with some members splintering off to form Torque and Machine Head. Some thirty four years later, and re-united at last as Vio-Lence, Hardline Media are looking forward to welcoming Phil Demmel (lead guitar), Sean Killian (vocals), Perry Strickland (drums) and new members, the legendary Bobby Gustafson from Overkill (rhythm guitar) and from Fear Factory on bass guitar, Christian Olde Wolbers, as they unleash their hefty sound and stage presence to the Australian masses


SACRED REICH and VIO-LENCE New Tour Dates – March 2023:
Tuesday 7th March – CANBERRA – The Basement
Wednesday 8th March – SYDNEY – Manning
Thursday 9th March – ADELAIDE – Enigma
Friday 10th March – BRISBANE – The Zoo (venue change/triffid tix remain valid)
Saturday 11th March – MELBOURNE – Max Watts