=News / Updates=
I have to make something clear here. I live in Mississippi, a million miles away from where anything regarding Sacred Reich takes place. I don't know the band personally, and I have no Phoenix connections. Until I get some connections (or Wiley sends out something on the mailing list for me to steal, heh), this site will be more about general information-type stuff. However, if you have any news (or if you have any pics, sounds, bla bla bla) that you think I could use, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org,and I'll post it here.
Until then, if you want news, join Wiley's official Sacred E-Monsters mailing list today.
January 10 - I made the freaking page. Still a lot of pages not yet made, and sound files will be made eventually. Yay.
January 11 - Got a guestbook from www.guestworld.com and the excellent http://sacredreich.isawesome.net forwarding addy from www.iscool.net . I'll start making the required shitload of sound files soon. Also, sent out my money orders to those cool enough to sell me stuff on Ebay, so my copies of the Dynamo bootleg, Open Book / Big Picture promo, and Black Sabbath tribute (with SR's version of "Sweet Leaf") will be here in a week or two. Sound files / images from those will be forthcoming. Still making unmade pages, and generaly finishing the site.
January 14 - Sound files are up, beeyotches! Also added a pic to the pics page. (Where else?) Still working on finishing the "band" page... Research, scanning pics, etc. Peace...
January 15 - Probably should have put this up already... Anyhow... Since the Cyco Crew page (which used to put this stuff up) doesn't seem to have been updated in eons, I thought I'd post this here. The latest mail to the Sacred E Monsters mailing list (which was sent in October) had this to say:
Thanks to those turds at Angelfire, the official Sacred Reich site now has pop-up ads (d'oh!)
New way to get to the Sacred Reich Pages: http://surf.to/sacredreich
Title for 2000 album will be announced soon (yay!!)
Official =SR= website will soon include gear for Phil, Greg, and Jason and e-mail addies for Greg and Jason.
Sacred Facts: It's been a dry spell on info for =SR= the last 6 months. We have been enjoying our home lives and working "real" jobs To stay busy and keep the ca$h flowing. We still jam at local clubs from time to time. Just gotta hear the stuff loud!!
Why don't we tour? We made a decision a few years back to focus on home life. We were missing the important stuff like family, friends, kids, wives, you get the idea... Fortunately we still get the compliment of offers to tour all over the world. We sacred guys know to never say never. :-)
Wiley had been having trouble answering all the email he gets, mainly because he gets about 400 a month and his service only holds 250. At the time the newsletter was sent out, he was all caught up, so you can amil him at SacredReich@msn.com, and you should get a response. Wiley prides himself on answering every email, mainly becase he kicks so much ass.
January 22 - Added pics / sounds from the "Open Book / Big Picture" promo single. Also, did a little research, scanned a bunch of pics, and finished the Band page, which now features a highly innacuarate band history. (It was the best I could do) On a sad note, I got my friend JuLie to test the page for WebTV, and a bunch of crap didn't work. Part of the opening image gets cut off and appears below everything, the cool image changing thingy on the band page doesn't work, and worst of all, NONE of the sound clips worked. I'll try to make the opening image smaller somehow, and I've already figured out how to fix the changing images. But the sounds... I have no desire to go back and re-record all of them, and I'd much rather have about 3 megs of .RA files than about 40 megs of .WAV files. For now, WebTV-ers are pretty much S.O.L., but soon I'll probably record a .WAV file from each album, or something along those lines, so they won't be totally deprived. In other news, spent more money I couldn't afford to spend, and in a couple weeks, I'll have a copy of "A Question" and unless it's out of stock, a =SR= tape I've never heard of called "Uncensored Material." Also added a link to the "Product" page. Stay tuned.
January 29 - Made a lot of updates in the past few days and was too lazy to talk about them on this page :) The opening image got shrunk down, so it works now andthe image-changing thing on the band pic has been fixed by adding links that go basically nowhere to each pic. Made a few tweaks here and there, but the biggest news is the addition of ten new sound clips (that you WebTV turds can't hear) from the Dynamo Open Air, Eindhoven 4-6-'90 bootleg. I think www.outofprintmusic.com might have it, and it occaisonally shows up on Ebay (that's where I got it). If you can find it, get it. This thing is awesome. A few new band pics coming soon.
March 20 - Added a ton of new images and an mp3 clip of "Uncensored Material." On an unfortunate note, "A Question" is out of stock at www.outofprintmusic.com, so in the meantime, I'll have to settle for a cassette version coming in the mail soon from an Ebay auction. Expect a sound clip from "A Question" and a new clip from "Let's have a War" sometime in the next 2 weeks. (99 cents, though... Can't complain.) Also in Ebay news, my copy of the Japanese version of "Heal" will be here in a couple weeks, so you'll get to hear a clip from the Fear cover, "Beef Bologna." My friend Charlie said he'd type up an interview he has somewhere, but that was a few weeks ago. I guess I can't complain, since I got some cool pics from him, though. Yay.
March 21 - Looked around on Ebay and found a new pic. The back cover of the "31 Flavors" promo single. Yay. Went back to Out of Print Music, and there's a new =SR= tape there. It's entitles "Is Nothing Sacred" and from the low price, I assume it's another promo single, along the lines of "Uncensored Material." As soon as I get paid, I'll order the sucker, and hopefully,they'll actually have it in stock. Time will tell...
March 30 - Added a new pic and got my copy of "A Question" finally. Also, learned how to make .ram files (use Notepad, dummies), so now, my Real Audio files are streaming! Whoo! Unfortunately, some glitch has caused them to still be inaccessible to WelfareTV. From what I've been told, the next "update" for WebTV will be able to play G2 Real Audio, but I'll believe it when I see it. Put up the sounds from "A Question," "Let's Have a War," and a Real Audio version of the "Uncensored Material" clip. The lyrics to "A Question have been added, but I'm still trying to figure out the words to "Let's Have a War." Oh well... My New Heal CD and a clip from "Beef Bologna" should be here in a few days. "Is Nothing Sacred" will probably take a few more weeks to get here, if it gets here.
April 1 - Got my copy of the Japanese version of Heal, and images and "Beef Balogna" sound clip have been added. Yay.
April 11 -
Well... A lot of people had been expecting it to happen,
and it finally did. I'm not sure of an exact date, and I
don't know all the circumstances, but it's official:
SACRED REICH HAS BROKEN UP. According to www.metalblade.com, Phil, with his family, his job, and the
new label he's working on, simply doesn't have the time
anymore. Wiley will probably address this on the
E-Monsters list soon, and whenever I find out what the
other members are doing now, it'll get posted here.
Interesting thought: According to Wiley in October, the
band had been working on a new album, and posthumous
releases aren't that uncommon these days ( hell, The
Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur have been dead for
a while now, and they keep cranking out records), so you
have to wonder if enough new material was done for one
last release. We'll see what happens.
On a personal note, (time to rant, heh) I'm starting to run out of favorite bands... Sacred Reich has broken up... Turbonegro has broken up... According to Dave Brockie, GWAR isn't breaking up, but a lot of members are simply getting tired of it, and they might be disbanding (or getting new guys to fill all the costumes, heh) in the next couple years... Honkeyball and Anthrax have become second in priority to the members' side projects, and they might both be gone soon. And if Anthrax doesn't break up, this spells doom for S.O.D... The Suicide Machines are turning into a second rate Blink 182 clone. (eww) And let us not even speak of what happened to my former favorite band, Metallica. Meanwhile, there are very few newer bands that I can even stand, much less that I like. (System of a Down comes to mind) Dammit... Why can't there be any new bands coming out that don't suck? Korn isn't that great. We don't need 248 bands that sound exactly like Korn! Every black metal band and over half of all death metal bands end up sounding exactly alike, so why bother starting one? Screaming is annoying; you don't have to scream all the time. Don't try to rap if you are unskilled in the act of rapping. Talking and hyming words does not = rapping. If you want to start a punk band, but your favorite "punk" bands are Blink 182 and Eve 6, don't start a band! Simply put: You people need to quit making bands that suck!! There, I've said it. If the current trend keeps up, I'm not going to be able to buy any new music, except for the stuff the World Wrestling Federation puts out. And that's just sad.