Friday, May 25, 2007
4.Heed No Warning
I can remember clearly the day I bought this demo at the record vault in S.F. Andy from Attitude Adjustment talked me into buying his bands demo, this demo, and the Excel demo. It was the best $9 I ever spent, seriously. I loved going to this store and getting the scoop from employees like Andy Airborne.
Sacrilege were one of those great Bay Area metal bands that crossed over into the punk scene and had serious DIY roots. I can recall being blown away live by these guys at the rock on broadway and the farm (opening for the Subhumans I think). I was even more blown away when I went to some early Gilman Street/MRR meetings and members of Sacrilege were there involving themselves, and giving their impute on the creation of a new DIY club run by punks for punks. The lyrical content of "skinned alive" really had an impact on me (and has one of the best mosh parts ever in the song during the second solo). A metal/thrash band singing about the cruel and unusual killing of seals. The band later had added B.C. (Berkely core) at the end of their name to differentiate themselves from the other bands called Sacrilege. Sacrilege B.C. are one of my all time favorite metal bands ever.
the photo is one of a kind. thats Moose the first bassist all the way to the right, and vocalist Stephon Taylor in the center
Sacrilege -demo Download