Sacred Reich Article

03.08.2012 Sacred Reich

Wacken Open Air XXIII

Wacken (Germany)

(Pentax K-5 with Sigma AF 70-200mm 2.8 EX DC APO HSM II)

After starting with punk let's do a one-eighty over to pure trash metal. The guys of Sacred Reich are really old hands of that style as the band was already founded in 1985. In 2000 they actually dissolved but already in 2007 and another time this year they reunited for some concerts.
Luckily you have to say as musically there was a lot going on above on stage. Each song was really pushing forward and the guys around singer and bassist Phil Rind semmed to have really fun during their gig. Phil was grinning from ear to ear all the time and also his allys guitarist Wiley Arnett and Jason Reiney as well as drummer Greg Hall did not have to spend much effort to cause a lot of good atmosphere in front of the stage. They did not need a huge stage performance for that. Unfortunately already after a short time with "Surf Nicaragua" the last song was reached and that meant to say goodbye again to the band.
But who knows, maybe their gig was so much fun to them that they think about and premanently reunite. At least I had a lot of fun and the crowd in front of the True Metal stage, too.


  • The American Way
  • Ignorance
  • Administrative Decisions
  • Violent Solutions
  • War Pigs (Black Sabbath Cover)
  • One Nation
  • Death Squad
  • Surf Nicaragua