Sacred Reich / Vio-lence with MANIAXE


7:00 pmSaturday, 11 March 2023


Max Watts House of Music

125 Swanston St, Melbourne

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Hardline Media are absolutely stoked to announce that Sacred Reich & Vio-Lence will be heading down under in March 2023 for an epic thrash double bill!

Formed in 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona, Sacred Reich are credited with being among the leaders of the second wave of thrash metal. With their socially conscious and political brand of speed metal, Sacred Reich released a brutal run of albums on Metal Blade Records and Hollywood Records, notably EP’s Draining You of Life (1986), Surf Nicaragua (1988), A Question (1991) and album’s Ignorance (1987), The American Way (1990), Independent (1993), Heal (1996)…And…2019 brought the much-anticipated release of the band’s fifth studio album Awakening to rave reviews and the return of powerhouse Dave McClain on drums (Machine Head) to the Sacred Rstronghold.

Re-united and playing their first shows in over a decade to sold out crowds, thrash legends Vio-Lence embark on their first Aussie tour! 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, Vio-Lence toured the album to great success alongside thrash comrades Testament, Voivod, Death Angel, Sanctuary, Nuclear Assault, D.R.I, M.O.D and Cro-Mags. After releasing their second album Oppressing the Masses (1990), the band toured to packed crowds alongside Overkill, Forbidden and Exodus.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime thrash double bill down under… get pumped and get your tickets now!

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