Sacred Reich

Sacred Reich

Sacred Reich is a Phoenix, Arizona based thrash metal band that formed in 1985. Singer/songwriter Phil Rind’s interest was in socially-conscious and political speed metal. After several records on Metal Blade, they signed to Hollywood Records for a short stint, but later returned to Metal Blade to continue their musical career. The band split in 2000.

Former drummer Dave McClain went on to join Machine Head (3) in 1995. Lead guitarist Wiley Arnett went on to form The Human Condition with St. Madness vocalist Prophet in July of 2000.

In the summer of 2006, Wiley Arnett brought his recording equipment to his accountant's house in Arizona and produced the demo for the band A Tragic Comedy.

In 2007, the band reunited to play several shows in Europe, including Wacken Open Air. Since then, their groundbreaking debut and first EP have been rereleased with extra unreleased material, titled “Surf Ignorance”. However, according to an interview with bassist/vocalist Phil Rind, there are no plans to record a new Sacred Reich album.

In 2009, the band’s second full length album "The American Way" was reissued by Displeased Records with added bonus tracks. The band again went to Europe in the Summer to tour some clubs and festivals.
Their live performance at Wacken Open Air 2009 is available on CD and DVD.

In 2010 the third album "Indepedent" was reissued, again by Displeased Records, with 3 EPs as bonus tracks.

Current Members
Phil Rind — vocals, bass (1985–2000, 2006-)
Wiley Arnett — lead guitar (1986–2000, 2006-)
Jason Rainey — rhythm guitar (1985–2000, 2007-)
Greg Hall — drums (1985–1991, 1996–2000, 2007-)

Former members

Dan Kelly — vocals (1985–1986)
Jeff Martinek — guitar (1985–1986)
Dave McClain — drums (1991–1995)

Sacred Reich Discography


ST-73306 Sacred Reich Ignorance (Album) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) ST-73306 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RO 9392 2 Sacred Reich The American Way (Album) Roadracer Records, Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) RO 9392 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
HR-61369-2 Sacred Reich Independent (Album) Intercord Ton GmbH HR-61369-2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
MASS 0248 Sacred Reich Heal (Album) Metal Blade Records MASS 0248 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
MBD 14145 Sacred Reich Still Ignorant (1987-1997) Live Metal Blade Records MBD 14145 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
GCRDVD25, GCR 20069-2, none Sacred Reich Live At Wacken (Album) ZYX Music, ZYX Music, Wacken Records GCRDVD25, GCR 20069-2, none Germany 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR 9512 1 Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua (EP, MiniAlbum) Metal Blade Records RR 9512 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
EPRO-126 Sacred Reich War Pigs(12", Promo, EP, Sin) Metal Blade Records EPRO-126 US 1988 Sell This Version
RO 9431 1 Sacred Reich Alive At The Dynamo (Maxi) Roadracer Records RO 9431 1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 016 Sacred Reich 31 Flavours(7") Roadracer Records RR PROMO 016 1990 Sell This Version
125.320 Sacred Reich A Question (Single, Maxi) Hollywood Records, Metal Blade Records 125.320 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
SAM 34 Sacred Reich Independent (Single) Hollywood Records SAM 34 US 1993 Sell This Version
PRCD-10383-2 Sacred Reich Open Book(CD, Single, Promo) Hollywood Records PRCD-10383-2 US 1993 Sell This Version


RR 9578 4 Sacred Reich Ignorance / Surf Nicaragua (Comp, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 9578 4 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
3984-41071-7 Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua / Alive At The Dynamo (Comp) Metal Blade Records 3984-41071-7 Europe 2014 Sell This Version


none Sacred Reich Draining You Of Life(Cass) Not On Label (Sacred Reich Self-released) none US 1985 Sell This Version
EPRO-047 Sacred Reich Ignorance Three-Track Sampler(Cass, Smplr) Metal Blade Records EPRO-047 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Sacred Reich American Way Demo(Cass, Sin) Enigma Records (3) none US 1989 Sell This Version
EPRO-339 Sacred Reich Uncensored(Cass, Promo) Enigma Records (3) EPRO-339 US 1990 Sell This Version