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


Sacred Reich Ignorance (Album) Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) Canada 1987 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich The American Way (Album) Roadracer Records, Metal Blade Records, Enigma Records (3) US 1990 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich Independent (Album) Intercord Ton GmbH Italy 1993 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich Heal (Album) Metal Blade Records Poland 1996 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich Still Ignorant (1987-1997) Live Metal Blade Records Canada 1997 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich Live At Wacken (Album) ZYX Music, ZYX Music, Wacken Records Germany 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua (EP, MiniAlbum) Metal Blade Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
EPRO-126 Sacred Reich War Pigs(12", Promo, EP, Sin) Metal Blade Records EPRO-126 US 1988 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich Alive At The Dynamo (Maxi) Roadracer Records Europe 1989 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 016 Sacred Reich 31 Flavours(7", Promo) Roadracer Records RR PROMO 016 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich A Question (Single, Maxi) Hollywood Records, Metal Blade Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich Independent (Single) Hollywood Records 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
PRCS-10258-4 Sacred Reich Independent/Crawling(Cass, Single, Promo) Hollywood Records PRCS-10258-4 US 1993 Sell This Version


Sacred Reich Ignorance / Surf Nicaragua (Comp, Album) Roadrunner Records Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua / Alive At The Dynamo (Comp) Metal Blade Records 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