Swedish assault combo Sanctrum have signed a worldwide deal with Wormholedeath for the release of their upcoming sophomore masterpiece “ROT”.
The album, which features 10 tracks of pure sonic violence, was recorded during September-October 2014 and was produced by Lawrence Mackrory (F.K.Ü.
To celebrate this great event we have prepared a preview of this intense and
About the band:
2008 – SANCTRUM releases their critically acclaimed debut album “In Harm’s
Way” (Metalcast Records) in Europe, U.S.A. and Canada, produced by Grammy
award winning recording engineer Carl Vikman. The opening track “Dead Inside” got airtime on radio as well as on TV. In the early spring the band went on a tour
through Scandinavia with UK’s metalcore maniacs Centurion; and in the fall a
similar tour with their Diamond worshipping friends in Icons of Horror.
In 2009, due to irreconcilable differences, the band parted ways with its
former record label, and made their debut album available for free online.
In 2011 SANCTRUM was invited to participate in the “Metallsvenskan”
tournament broadcasted on the network “TV4 sport” Later that year one of the
original guitarist, Volkan, decided to leave the band due to various
reasons. The search for a replacement was neither long nor arduous; the
position was almost instantly filled by Alex Tollin.
The EP “Autumn” was recorded in may 2012 with producer Teddy Möller at
BlueFlame studios and was released digital on all big platforms. The title
track also appeared on the compilation “Sicksound – A New Era” (Sickhouse
Sound Production HB).
Come 2013, the writing process for their second full-length album slowly
began while still supporting the Autumn EP, including winning the 25th Villa
de Bilbao music contest in Spain of 2013.
In 2014 SANCTRUM once again entered the studio to record their sophomore
album, entitled “ROT”, in Studio Maskinrummet during September-October 2014
with producer Lawrence Mackrory (F.K.Ü. Darkane). Shortly after the
recording session, SANCTRUM signed a worldwide record deal with
WormHoleDeath records for the distribution of “ROT”.
Irfan Cancar – Vocals
Viktor Arfwedson – Guitars
Emil Anter – Bass
Oskar Odelbo – Drums
Alex Tollin – Guitars
About the album:
- Thousand lies
- Above us all
- This time around
- The sickness within
- Painting the river red
- The ritual
- On justice
The whole band stated:
“We are extremely happy and excited to announce that we have signed a
worldwide deal with WormHoleDeath records for the release of our most
ambitious project to date, our sophomore album ROT! The WormholeDeath crew
have really taken us under their wings, giving our album all the attention
and recognition it deserves. It’s an honor to join forces with
WormHoleDeath, and we feel we have found good partners who are as passionate
about ROT as we are! We put our hearts and souls into the writing and
recording of this album over the course of last year. The album is bigger,
heavier, and more ferocious than we ever could imagine at the start of the
writing process. It is our best work by far, and we can’t wait to share it
with everyone. Stay tuned for more updates. Yours, True Panzer Division
“When I got Irfan’s email I thought: Uppsala / Sweden … Ok then, let me
check this out right now.
After that, I just remember that I saw red. When I regained consciuosness in
an ambulance my office mates told me how it went.
Minute 1: the whole office was cold and dark…Minute 3: the whole office
was devastated by black winds of destruction and nordic storms…Minute 10:
My ears started bleeding and I felt like desperate … Minute 20: I lost
consciousness … Dragonslayer began and I felt that my soul was departing
from my body…Minute 25: Swat broke through the door to save us from the
blast … Minute 30: An hestatic state of coma arrived … End of record:
The deal offer was ready and a superior infernal force ordered me to send it
to the band immediately.
Ok then, jokes apart… I am absolutely proud to announce the signing of
this band as I just feel that this record is a great opportunity of growth
for our label.
“ROT” is ferocious and pays tribute to no-one. “ROT” simply stands out for
its tuneful brutality and the tracks clearly exude with the band’s attitude
SANCTRUM is a force of nature leaving you breathless, gasping for air…It’s
like when the sky is low and you gather up its harm and gods with grateful