Sanctuary Sanctuary
a Traditional Metal band from Seattle, WA, USA   flag 

Last Update: May 17, 2010

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Though best known as the precursor to Nevermore, Sanctuary had a nice, albeit short, run in the late eighties. They gained notoriety by having Dave Mustaine produce their debut album (apparently the band met Dave backstage and simply handed them a demo, and Dave decided to produce their album). The band's intricate, classy power metal, highlighted by Warrel Dane's outstanding vocals, was a breath of fresh air in the metal field. Personal differences between some members led to the breakup of the band after two fine albums, prompting Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard to move on to the greener pastures of Nevermore, where they have prospered ever since.

As of May 2010, reports are that Dane has gotten in touch with some of the old Sanctuary guys, and that the band is set to record a new album.

members
Warrel Dane
   vocals (Nevermore)
Lenny Rutledge
   guitars
Sean Blosl
   guitars
Jim Sheppard
   bass (Nevermore)
Dave Budbill
   drums
discography
Refuge Denied
1987 CBS

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    Track Listing: Lineup:
  1. Battle Angels
  2. Termination Force
  3. Die For My Sins
  4. Soldiers of Steel
  5. Sanctuary
  6. White Rabbit
  7. Ascension to Destiny
  8. The Third War
  9. Veil of Disguise
  • Warrel Dane
  • Lenny Rutledge
  • Sean Blosl
  • Jim Sheppard
  • Dave Budbill



Into The Mirror Black
1990 CBS

album pic

• BNR Top Ten Album
    Track Listing: Lineup:
  1. Future Tense
  2. Taste Revenge
  3. Long Since Dark
  4. Epitaph
  5. Eden Lies Obscured
  6. The Mirror Black
  7. Seasons of Destruction
  8. One More Murder
  9. Communion
  • Warrel Dane
  • Lenny Rutledge
  • Sean Blosl
  • Jim Sheppard
  • Dave Budbill



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