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Essex, England (2002 – present)

There are at least 2 bands who are/were called Sanctorum.

1) Sanctorum are a metal band from and located in Essex, England and have been together since late 2002.

The current line-up is:
Aaron Sly - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Matt Alston - Drums & Percussion / Backing Vocals
Matt Adamson - Bass
Al Commons - Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals

Since forming in 2002 Sanctorum has pursued one goal: to forge their own brand of unrelenting, intense and grove-laden Metal. Across ten years and three albums, the band has remained dedicated to their cause and are due to release their latest album Old Ghosts / New Wars on September 1st 2014.

Founded by lead vocalist and guitarist Aaron Sly and drummer Matt Alston, Sanctorum developed their sound through local shows, demos and an EP: culminating in their debut album The Heavens Shall Burn in 2006. The album was well received: with particular attention drawn to the fact that the band members were only 17 years old. The band supported the release with a UK tour and shows before commencing work on the follow up album Ashes of Redemption, released in 2008. This was the bands strongest release to date, and saw numerous UK tours along side bands such as
My Ruin, God Forbid and Ill Nino, as well as independent festival dates including an appearance at Bloodstock 2009.

Going from strength to strength, the band began writing their third studio album Semper Fidelis. During this time the band recruited current lead guitarist Al Commons, who triggered a new creative dynamic within the band and injected a new lease of life into the music.


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  • witch_possessed

    Greek death/doom is the only Sanctorum i listen to

    1 Mar 6:04pm Reply
  • lconoclast


    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Al_1990

    Sorry for the slow reply, don't often check Thanks for the compliment on Ashes. We are currently recording the new CD and it's coming together nicely :) We will be doing tours and shows to promote it so hopefully we can get ourselves to Glasgow for ya. As for Damnation, we would love to play it! Maybe it'll happen

    14 Oct 2010 Reply
  • highwhore

    Ill hold you to that, keep the production levels up,, its a stand out feature of Ashes of Redemption just how well everything glues together and nothings overshadowed. Going to be heading back to Glasgow again, or get yourselves on Damnation?

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Al_1990

    'highwhore' - i'm the new guitar player and let me tell you things are sounding killer on the new record! hope you enjoy when it's out! definately no need to be worried!

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • highwhore

    Hope these guys continue to be as awesome on the next album, worrying the line up has changed though.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • BlackProject

    I caught a bit of these at Bloodstock, they were fucking KILLER. Good job lads! :D

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • InValka

    i found sanctorum on diemertus similar artists

    26 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Hallucinator

    tight band \m/

    19 Mar 2008 Reply
  • screamingabdabs

    I Wanted them to be gothic metal

    27 Oct 2007 Reply
  • carolvorderman

    Lol David

    16 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Davie_UCF

    Seem slightly up themselves, but i'm probably just jealous

    25 Aug 2007 Reply
  • metalmicky

    Great young British metal band..check em out

    8 Dec 2006 Reply

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