In 2008 Sanctum released 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).
SANCTRUM is a force of nature leaving you breathless, gasping for air. SANCTRUM’s intense live shows prove that they truly are the new breed and a force to be reckoned with. “ROT” will be released by Wormholedeath Records (Italy) during the coming months.