Nothing Sacred (5)

The band formed in 1982 under the name Vengeance but soon after changed to Heresy. In 1983 guitarists Mark Woolley and Buddy Snape were brought in, and the name changed again to Nothing Sacred. They were at the leading edge of the underground Australian Metal scene throughout the 80's. The band featured a unique sound blending the heaviness of American thrash metal with the melody of European bands like Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy.

Known for their high-intensity live performances, the band played live constantly from 83 to 89, and toured the Australian East Coast several times. In ’86 the band pioneered ‘cross-over’ gigs which mixed metal and punk when they did a number of gigs with leading punk band Depression (2). The band also appeared at all of the “Metal for Melbourne” concerts in the ’80s, headlining the 1986 event.

In 1987 the band released their “Let Us Prey” LP on Cleopatra Records in both Australia and Europe. Shortly afterwards Mark Woolley, Karl Lean and Sham rehearsed and recorded a Demo with Peter Hobbs as the foundation of Australian thrash legends Hobbs Angel Of Death. Mark Woolley left to join HAOD to create their self-titled album in 1988, and new guitarists Terry Campbell and Richard Bubica were recruited into Nothing Sacred. Recording of a second album was underway in mid ’89 when personal issues caused the band to go on indefinite hiatus. The band reformed in 1993, with guitarists Woolley and George Larin to play a one-off 10th anniversary show.

In 2011 the band reformed again with guitarists George Larin and Ross Percy.


Nothing Sacred (5) Discography Tracks


CLP246 Nothing Sacred (5) - Let Us Prey album art Nothing Sacred (5) Let Us Prey(LP, Album) Cleopatra Records (2) CLP246 Australia 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nothing Sacred (5) - Deathwish album art Nothing Sacred (5) Deathwish (EP) NCM Records (3) Australia 1985 Sell This Version


none Nothing Sacred (5) - Deathwish/Let Us Prey album art Nothing Sacred (5) Deathwish/Let Us Prey(CD, Comp) BlueFreya none Australia 2012 Sell This Version
ASR CD-034 Nothing Sacred (5) - Let Us Prey album art Nothing Sacred (5) Let Us Prey(CD, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Arkeyn Steel Records ASR CD-034 Greece 2014 Sell This Version