Sacred Reich | 30 Years of Ignorance

Still in the midst of the ruthless greek summer, late August, the sun was lost behind the clouds and acid rain fell that day.

Sacred Reich were here to play.

I wasn’t even planning to go to that gig. It was a last minute call and I’m lucky I was able to get tickets. Apparently, everyone else was going to go. If you happen to be a socially conscious metalhead, you wouldn’t be able to live with yourself if you missed this one, despite the fact that they haven’t released ( or plan to ) a new album since god knows when.

Released anger opened the show. And they were really, really good.

Someone once said to me :

They were vigorous,steadfast and restless. If they have day jobs I hope they’ll quit and go be famous.

They have already released their anger through 3 albums if my memory serves me right, and if you are into thrash metal you should check them out, they are brilliant.

And then there was the main event.

SACRED REICH.

As relevant today as they were two decades ago.

Good-ol’, trust-worthy thrashers.

The mosh pit was out of control. Stage diving like there’s no tomorrow. They had to stop playing at some point to restore order. And then all over again.. I’ve got a few ( minor ) battle scars of my own to remember the unforgetable.

 

It got political at some point, as expected. I used to think that music and politics shouldn’t admix, but at this point we have no choice. Like Phil Rind said, there’s an orange-head ruling the world- it has to be mentioned, we have to oppose; no matter how humble our opinions are.

To me, what makes Sacred Reich what they are, is not just their heavy riffs, dashing drums and brimful vocals. It’s the fact that they use all the above to make a statement and portray a good, noble message to the world.

..See now, that’s why their status is legendary.

 

 

 

20 Comments

  • Anu August 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Looks like you had a good time.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

      It was a night to remember 🙂

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  • Stephanie Cruz August 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    This post has taken me back to the times I used to listen to a lot of alternative rock bands and was the ultimate fan girl! Love supporting anything local and you looked like you had an amazing time with this band<33

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Hi Steph, thanks for stopping by!

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  • Saidah Washington August 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time. It’s been ages since I’ve been to a concert.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Oh, I had a blast

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  • Amber Myers August 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve never heard of them before but it sounds like a blast! It’s been ages since I’ve been to a concert.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:57 am

      I hope you’ll get the chance to go to a concert soon Amber!

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  • Stefanie August 23, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Honestly I’ve never heard about them before, but heavy riffs sounds nice! I’ll definitely check them out

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

      I hope that you do!

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  • Natasha August 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Sounds like it was a great time! Love the quote about our favorite band was once a local band so we should support them…so true!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:55 am

      and to think I never used to pay attention to local bands.. Oh the things I have been missing out on, for so many years!

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  • Amrita August 23, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    When artists use their power to spread a good message ,people hear .Liked what you wrote .

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Very true!

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  • Deepa August 23, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Looks like you had a great time at the concert. Its always fun to see our favorite band perform live.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

      I had an amazing time! Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Nadalie August 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    This looks like such an amazing night! I haven’t been to a concert since I saw Sia last fall. I really need to get back into the concert world. There’s nothing else like it.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

      It’s a boost of adrenaline for sure Nadalie

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  • Evija August 25, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Amazing night! I haven’t been to a concert like this for a while now.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      It was a lovely night indeed! I hope you’ll get the chance to go to a concert soon Evija!

      Reply

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