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Arizona thrash legends Sacred Reich will be returning to Ireland this coming December for two shows (Dublin & Belfast) and you should be excited! 

Having deep into the writing process and recently entering the studio, Sacred Reich will be releasing their first new studio album in almost 23 years.

The band have been experiencing a lot of love from all over the globe with the news of ex-Machine Head drummer Dave McClain back behind the kit.

A short video clip of Dave laying down the drum tracks for the new SACRED REICH LP can be seen below.

Dave McClain just crushing the drum tracks! Now it's on to guitars! So stoked! #sacredreich #awakening

Posted by Sacred Reich on Friday, February 8, 2019


McClain was a member of SACRED REICH from 1991 to 1995. He played on the “A Question“EP (1991) and the “Independent” (1993) and “Heal” (1996) albums before leaving to join MACHINE HEAD.

SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind recently said that Dave’s return to the band was “the best-case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best!” he added. “A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band.

Dave added: “I‘m so excited about rejoining my brothers in SACRED REICH. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favorite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album that we’re recording and to come and see us out on the road in 2019-2020.

McClain left MACHINE HEAD in November after completing the band’s “Freaks & Zeroes Tour“.

We are hoping for plenty of classics as well as some brand new tracks from the forthcoming (yet to be titled) new album.

Tickets for Sacred Reich in Belfast’s Limelight 2 on Sunday, December 1st and Dublin’s Voodoo Lounge on Tuesday, December 3rd will be on sale from Tuesday, February 12th at 10 am from all Ticketmaster online and instore locations. Tickets are priced at €25.00 (Dublin) and £20.00 (Belfast).

For more information, please check out DME Promotions.


Oran O’Beirne 2019