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Sanctuary Debuts New Lyric Video

Reactivated Seattle metal band, Sanctuary, has posted a lyric video for the track, “Exitium (Anthem of the Living)”, taken from their upcoming album, The Year The Sun Died.

Due out October 14th in North America (October 6th in Europe) via Century Media Records, Sanctuary‘s The Year The Sun Died is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s first two studio albums that were released on Epic Records: Refuge Denied(1987) and Into the Mirror Black (1989). Singer Warrel Dane’s sky-high vocals combined with guitarist Lenny Rutledge’s more mature take on classic thrash riffs separated the band from the throes of metal acts struggling to get noticed at the time. With The Year The Sun Died, Sanctuary continues that legacy that they started decades ago, delivering yet another fresh take on “classic-sounding” metal. Featuring artwork by Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore) and mixed/produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Suicide Silence, Crowbar etc.), this upcoming album promises to be worth the wait.

The Year The Sun Died track-listing:
1. Arise and Purify
2. Let The Serpent Follow Me
3. Exitium (Anthem of the Living)
4. Question Existence Fading
5. I Am Low
6. Frozen
7. One Final Day (Sworn to Believe)
8. The World is Wired
9. The Dying Age
10. Ad Vitam Aeternam
11. The Year the Sun Died
BONUS: “Waiting for the Sun” (The Doors cover; included on the media book, plus CD insert inside the LP)

Sanctuary live:
Nov. 14 – Seattle, WA – S7
Nov. 15 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
Nov. 16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne
Nov. 19 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Nov. 20 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
Nov. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Nov. 22 – San Diego, CA – Ramona Mainstage

For another preview of The Year The Sun Died, be sure to check out the previously released single, “Arise and Purify”:

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