Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua 12" Vinyl EP


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Music Genre:

Hardcore Punk Crossover Thrash Metal

Collector's information:



This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos of "Sacred Reich". 

Album Production Information:


Produced by Bill Metoyer and Sacred Reich

Album layout Brian Ames

Album cover art Paul Stottler

Bill Metoyer a well-known American music producer and sound engineer who has worked in the heavy metal genre. He has produced and engineered albums for a number of notable heavy metal bands, including Slayer, Armored Saint, and Cryptic Slaughter.

 Metoyer is known for his expertise in capturing the raw energy and intensity of heavy metal music, and for his ability to bring out the best in the bands he works with. His work has helped to define the sound of heavy metal and has had a significant impact on the genre.

 In addition to his production and engineering work, Metoyer has also been involved in other aspects of the music industry, including music education and artist development. He is highly regarded by musicians and fans alike for his contributions to the heavy metal genre, and continues to be an influential figure in the world of heavy metal music.during the 1980s he was Vice-President and in-house sound-engineer of Metal Blade Records. As such he has produced and taken care of the sound of many Heavy Metal bands. Most notable: Flotsam and Jetsam, Fates Warning, Helstar, Savage Grace, Tyrant, Slayer, Trouble, Sacred Reich, Armored Saint, Atrophy, Abattoir, Bitch, D.R.I, Dark Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Lääz Rockit, Morbid Angel, Omen, Lizzy Borden, Mentors and many others.

Brian Ames - Album artwork designer for Metal Blade Records. Design many heavy metal album covers from the mid-1980s until today (2018).

Record Label Information:

Roadrunner RR 9512

Record Format:

12" Vinyl EP   Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers of Sacred Reich
  • Greg Hall - Drums
  • Phil Rind - Vocals, Bass
  • Wiley Arnett - Guitars
  • Jason Rainey - Guitars

Collection notes:

Phil Rind (Vocals, Bass) is with the American band "Sacred Reich" since 1985 and has briefly sung with "Flotsam and Jetsam" in 1986.

Track Listing of: Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua

The Song/tracks on "Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua" are

    Side One:
  • Surf Nicaragua
  • One Nation
    Side Two:
  • War Pigs (Black Sabbath's Paranoid)
  • Draining You of Life
Ignorance and The American Way: The Early Political and Social Commentary of Sacred Reich

Sacred Reich Band Information:

Sacred Reich is an American thrash metal band that was formed in 1985 in Phoenix, Arizona. The band is known for their political and social commentary lyrics, as well as their aggressive and heavy music style. With four studio albums, several EPs and live recordings, Sacred Reich has become a cult favorite among the metal community.

The band was founded by Phil Rind on bass and vocals, Wiley Arnett on guitar, and Greg Hall on drums. They were later joined by Jason Rainey on guitar. The band's early years were marked by the typical struggles of a struggling band trying to make it in the competitive metal scene of the mid-1980s. However, Sacred Reich's talent and dedication paid off when they signed with Metal Blade Records in 1987, which led to the release of their debut album, "Ignorance."

"Ignorance" was a critical success, and Sacred Reich quickly gained a reputation for their powerful, politically charged lyrics and their energetic live performances. The album's title track, "Ignorance," deals with the dangers of blind obedience and the need for people to think for themselves. Another standout track is "Death Squad," which addresses the brutality of war and the senseless loss of life that results from it.

The band's second album, "The American Way," was released in 1990 and was another critical success. The album's title track is a scathing indictment of the greed and materialism that permeates American society. The song urges listeners to resist the pressure to conform and to fight for their individuality. The album also includes the track "Who's to Blame," which deals with the issue of environmental destruction and the need for people to take responsibility for their actions.

Sacred Reich continued to tour and release albums throughout the 1990s, but the band faced numerous challenges, including lineup changes and declining interest in thrash metal. Despite these challenges, the band remained committed to their music and their message, and their influence continued to be felt in the metal community.

In 1996, Sacred Reich released their fourth studio album, "Heal." The album marked a departure from their thrash metal roots and featured a more melodic and introspective sound. The album's title track deals with the issue of mental health and the need for people to seek help when they are struggling. Another standout track is "Blue Suit, Brown Shirt," which addresses the issue of racism and the dangers of extremist ideologies.

Sacred Reich went on hiatus in 2000, and the band members pursued other projects. However, they reunited in 2006 for a series of live shows, and in 2019, they released their fifth studio album, "Awakening." The album marked a return to their thrash metal roots and featured the same powerful political and social commentary that has defined their music for decades.

Sacred Reich has been an influential band in the thrash metal genre, and their legacy continues to be felt in the metal community today. They are known for their powerful lyrics, their energetic live performances, and their unwavering commitment to their music and their message. The band has inspired countless fans and other musicians, and their impact on the metal scene cannot be overstated. 

SACRED REICH - Alive At The Dynamo

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RoadRacer RO 9431 1 , 1989 , Netherlands

"Alive At Dynamo" was recorded at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in Eindhoven, Holland, in May 1989.

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SACRED REICH - Ignorance

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Metal Blade Records RR 9578 / Roadrunner , 1987 , Netherlands

"Ignorance" is the first studio album by American thrash metal band "Sacred Reich" and was released in 1987.

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SACRED REICH - Surf Nicaragua

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Roadrunner RR 9512 , 1989 , Netherlands

"Surf Nicaragua" contains six tracks, including a cover of the "Black Sabbath" song "War Pigs" and two live tracks.

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