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SACRED BLADE- »The Alien« Live Footage from 1983

This is amazing! I always loved SACRED BLADE and especially the band’s highly energetic and extremely original song “The Alien” on the epochal »Metal Massacre IV« compilation album. There is something very fascinating about this track and it has always reminded me – I don’t know why – of ANGEL WITCH’s selftitled number. Maybe because of its drive and sheer compositional elegance. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s a song that has it all.
This footage is priceless. SACRED BLADE, the band’s first ever gig, opening for DOA. Look at the audience, look at the singer, guitarist – suck up all the details.

PS: If anybody has the band’s second demo from 1983, I’d love to rip and post it. Will pay cash, or trade or I could just borrow it for a week or two. Yes?

16 Comments

  1. Jochen

    Indeed, the details … Is that a kimono the singer is wearing? Why does he have the same pair of glasses I wore back in the eighties? Were other models banned? – So many questions …

    And thanks for bringing this band’s greatness to my attention.

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    Posted on 30-Jan-11 at 15:35 | Permalink
  2. hörsth

    have you heard their re-recording of their
    album? its so totally 80s in 200x it left me kind of speechless..

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    Admin Reply:

    I’m not sure I have, but now that you mention it, I remember that I’ve heard of it. I don’t think I need any re-recording, although the album does suffer from a weak production.

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    Posted on 30-Jan-11 at 15:57 | Permalink
  3. howardx

    yes yes yes i have always loved “the alien” i have an album called “of the sun and the moon” is that the rerecording mentioned above?

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    Admin Reply:

    That’s the one, Howard. One mighty difficult album that is!

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    howardx Reply:

    i remember standing outside this place
    http://pnwbands.com/lakehills.html
    and finding out that metallica had cancelled but that it was gonna be ok because sacred blade from canada was gonna play. they didnt show up either. i think i ended up seeing myth that night which was geoff tate pre queensryche and was as bad as it sounds.

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    Posted on 30-Jan-11 at 16:33 | Permalink
  4. richard

    never heard of this band before. thanks for sharing. your insights and knowledge and your taste – priceless!

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    Posted on 30-Jan-11 at 19:35 | Permalink
  5. Stan

    So much for “metal and punk don’t mix” …..

    PS: Erich, excuse me for asking this so publicly: Why are you rejecting all Facebook friendship requests? I know from some people, including myself, hat you didn’t accept requests. Why is that?

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    Admin Reply:

    Didn’t mean to be rude, I was just trying to look cool by having less than 100 “friends”. I see that this attempt failed and will now be accepting whatever I get, haha.

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    Posted on 30-Jan-11 at 19:40 | Permalink
  6. I have a copy of the second demo, I think. You mean the one with “Master of the Sun” on it, right? It’s probably at least a second or third generation copy though. Also, I would have to actually find it. I think it’s in a box in my closet somewhere.

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    Admin Reply:

    Yeah, that’s the one. Three songs, the second one being “The Alien”. I have a third generation dub too, but I would like to obtain a first generation, original copy, so I can post it in its full glory.

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    oscar Reply:

    Sometime ago I downloaded their LP and demos. CD quality. (I had the ‘crystal’-’hammerhead’-’salem’demo sinds 1985 and I still love it.) So it’s floating around somewhere on the net.
    Someone should post ‘crystal’ it’s such a good song! Great site bytheway.
    Cheers.

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    Posted on 30-Jan-11 at 22:50 | Permalink
  7. Q: And Music Fags?

    I see what you mean with the Angel Witch comparison, but this is pretty lousy. That’s also one of my least favorite AW songs, though.

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    Posted on 31-Jan-11 at 03:35 | Permalink
  8. elliott

    so great! first time i’m hearing this and i love it. now to track down the whole show.

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    Posted on 31-Jan-11 at 03:56 | Permalink
  9. Tomas

    Not really related to the material posted, but why is it I can only see som of the comments? Says 11 comments for this and I can only see 8. Same with the Executioner post, 30+ comments and I can only see like 20 of them.

    Keep up the awesome work.

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    Admin Reply:

    Are you sure you can see only 8 (now 9)? For some reason, the replies to one specific comment won’t be individually numbered, so if you can read this, it would be under comment 9 and in fact be comment number 13.

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    justin Reply:

    17

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    Admin Reply:

    I thought it was 18.

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    Posted on 31-Jan-11 at 13:22 | Permalink
  10. Maikoholic

    Haha, nice vid. I actually like it!

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    Posted on 31-Jan-11 at 20:54 | Permalink
  11. Jamie

    Great post Erich…a very underrated band. Do you mean “Of the Sun & Moon” when you are talking about rerecordings or are you meaning the Othyrworld CD that came out a few years ago? A bunch of the stuff on that is redone Sacred Blade songs with only about 15-20 minutes of it being new stuff.

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    Posted on 01-Feb-11 at 18:13 | Permalink
  12. Nikolas

    This is perfect!!!!! This singer’s outfit is so great!!!! This is serious shit man…… A leather Kung Fu gay metal punk gig…… The song has a Manilla Road cold feeling…it’s a killer.

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    Posted on 02-Feb-11 at 15:43 | Permalink
  13. Thomas

    i like the basketball hoops. really adds to the evil fantasy element here.

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    Posted on 02-Feb-11 at 17:54 | Permalink
  14. Frank

    The singer looks like David Koresh. That’s pretty metal right there.

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    Posted on 02-Feb-11 at 18:00 | Permalink
  15. the rager

    The album was never re-recorded… they just released it OFFICIALLY on cd… then we got the killer OTHYRWORLD album… KILLER… still need to do an interview about it for Snakepit… damn! Time to move my ass!

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    Posted on 06-Feb-11 at 16:19 | Permalink
  16. pj

    great song, great band. always loved them. of the sun and moon is one of those robinson crusoe records. and the basketball hoops is priceless.

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    Posted on 14-Feb-11 at 13:30 | Permalink

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