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Sacred Oath

Sacred Oath was originally formed in 1985 by Rob Thorne and Pete Altieri while the two were classmates at Bethel High School. Theband recorded their first demo in 1985 and quickly sold hundreds of them through local stores like Record Broker and PhoenixRecords, developing a loyal following referred to as the "Oathbangers." [2.

http://sacredoath.bandcamp.com.

They signed a recording contract with the Mercenary Records label in 1986, shortly after recording their second demo Shadow OutOf Time. By then the band was becoming known internationally in an underground cir ...read more

Sacred Oath was originally formed in 1985 by Rob Thorne and Pete Altieri while the two were classmates at Bethel High School. Theband recorded their first demo in 1985 and quickly sold hundreds of them through local stores like Record Broker and PhoenixRecords, developing a loyal following referred to as the "Oathbangers." [2.

http://sacredoath.bandcamp.com.

They signed a recording contract with the Mercenary Records label in 1986, shortly after recording their second demo Shadow OutOf Time. By then the band was becoming known internationally in an underground circuit. Members Rob Thorne, Pete Altieri, GlenCruciani, and Kenny Evans recorded Sacred Oath's debut album A Crystal Vision in May 1987 at Presence Studios in East Haven CT,where Dave Obrizzo produced and Jon Russell engineered. The album was released in 1988 on vinyl, cassette, and CD and went onto garner cult-classic status as one of the pioneer efforts of the American power metal movement.

The band disbanded in December 1988 before the album had caught on, due to creative disagreements and frustration with theirfailing record label. Mercenary Records and its parent label Celluloid Records went bankrupt soon after.

Sentinel Steel Records reissued the debut album in 2001 through an exclusive agreement with the band. The band reformed and re-recorded the songs from that album, releasing them as A Crystal Revision in 2005. Rob and Kenny continued to record as SacredOath, issuing the critically acclaimed comeback album Darkness Visible in 2007 with all four original members.

In 2008 they released a live album 'Till Death Do Us Part recorded during their tour of Europe. This album featured a new guitarist(Billy Smith) and a new bass player (Scott Waite), and established the band as back and fully active in the current music world.

In 2009, the new lineup of Sacred Oath recorded their self-titled album, "Sacred Oath," featuring their first single, "CountingZeros." Counting Zeros is BMI Work No. 10339363.[3.

The music video has featured on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" along with an interview.[4] However, after recording the album, bassistScott Waite parted ways before playing any shows. New bass player, Brendan Kelleher, has taken his place and will be playing withSacred Oath on their world tour. For the week of April 7, 2009 Sacred Oath's Counting Zeros was the "Discovery Download Pick OfThe Week" on iTunes.[5][6.

In 2010, Sacred Oath Announced that they were coming out with a new album titled World On Fire. The Album was released onOctober 5, 2010[7] after being recorded at Angel Thorne Music Company.[8.

In 2013, the band released a throwback album, titled Fallen, featuring songs from past band members. New songs were added aswell, including the title track, Fallen, which paid homage to the Sandy Hook Killings in December 2012. « hide

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LPs
Twelve Bells
2017

2.4
2 Votes
Ravensong
2015

1.5
1 Votes
Fallen
05/28/2013

3.5
1 Votes
World on Fire
2010

4.5
1 Votes
Sacred Oath
2009

3.8
4 Votes
Darkness Visible
2007

3.8
3 Votes
A Crystal Revision
2005

4
1 Votes
A Crystal Vision
1987

Live Albums
'Till Death Do Us Part - Live In Germany
2008

Compilations
Spells And Incantations: The Best Of Sacred Oath
01/01/2012

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