One of the cornerstones in faith-based metal, Sacred Warrior has released a new single, “Slave,” in support of the victims of sex trafficking. The band, hailing from Aurora, IL, is streaming the lyric video for the song in association with a new fundraising page where you can donate what you’d like to help Naomi’s House, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago dedicated “to provide lifelong hope and healing through long-term, residential comprehensive care for women who have suffered sexual exploitation.”

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Sacred Warrior formed in 1988 out of the ashes of metal band Nomad, releasing their debut album, Rebellion, that same year. The band originally called it quits in 1994, but played a reunion show at Cornerstone in 2000. The band is currently in the studio writing music for a new album with a yet-to-be-determined release date.

Studio Update – 6,000 LikesHello Warriors! As promised, here is a quick update from the guys in the studio and sneak peek at some new music! Stay tuned, exciting news and more great tunes are coming soon!

Posted by Sacred Warrior on Friday, August 28, 2015


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In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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