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Sacrilege

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There are at least three artists by this name:
1) A / / band from England.
2) An old school band from Sweden.
3) A band from Italy.

1) The British Sacrilege was a female-fronted metal band from the Midlands region of England. Despite having played relatively few gigs during their existence, Sacrilege is today recognised as an important band, both as an influence on later and bands and as an example of the blending of , radical politics, and that occurred during the 1980s, making Sacrilege one of the prototypical bands of the time.

Prior to the formation of Sacrilege, guitarist Damian Thompson,drummer Andy Baker released a pair of demos under the moniker Warwound. In 1983, the duo joined the Varukers, Damian left the Varukers in 1984 to form Sacrilege. In 1984 and ‘85, the band recorded demos and contributed tracks to the compilations “We Won’t Be Your Fucking Poor” (Mortarhate, 1985) and “Anglican Scrape Attic” (a pre-Earache release from Digby Pearson)

After replacing drummer Liam Pickering with Andy Baker, Sacrilege recorded their first album, “Behind The Realms Of Madness”, in 1985, which was released through the Bristol-based label Children of the Revolution Records. The album was moderately successful, selling a respectable 7000 copies. Shortly after this, the band brought in former Warhammer member Mitch Dickinson on second guitar, although he never played live with the band and he soon left to join group Heresy and later Unseen Terror.

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