Sanctuary: posts lyric video for “Exitium (Anthem of the Living)”

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 6th in Europe (October 14th in North America) 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 mediabook, plus CD insert inside the LP)

The album is available as CD, Ltd edition Mediabook and 180gr vinyl LP in gatefold cover (incl CD):
– Black Vinyl, limited to 2,000 copies worldwide

– Yellow Vinyl, limited to 100 exclusive at CM Distro Mailorder Europe – SOLD OUT

– Orange Vinyl, limited to 500 exclusive at CM Distro Mailorder USA

– Green Vinyl, limited to 200 exclusive at Nuclear Blast Mailorder Europe

– Red Vinyl, limited to 200 exclusive at EMP Mailorder

Pre-oder : Here

SANCTUARY line-up 2014:
Warrel Dane – Vocals
Lenny Rutledge – Guitars
Jim Sheppard – Bass
Dave Budbill – Drums
Brad Hull – Guitars


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