Sanctuary originally formed back in 1985 are one of the most unique and captivating acts to emerge from Seattle, Washington. While Seattle gained massive global attention during the “grunge” boom of the 90s, it was also home to metal giants such as Queensrÿche, Metal Church, and Sanctuary. The band’s 1988 debut album “Refuge Denied”, produced by none less than Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), quickly established the band as a household name for high-class metal. Blending the best of British and American influences musically with Warrel Dane’s extraordinary vocal and lyrical skills, Sanctuary gathered supporters all around the globe, upping the ante considerably when unleashing the darker, more refined masterpiece that is “Into the Mirror Black” in 1990. While the grunge-style brought the band’s commercial career to an unfortunate halt, the end of the band’s first phase meant the rise of Nevermore who released several much-acclaimed albums via Century Media Records between 1995 and 2010. In 2011, Sanctuary reformed, celebrated its live comeback, performed at high profile festivals such as Wacken, Metalcamp, Bloodstock plus the 70K Tons Of Metal and Barge To Hell cruises, and put out their third album, “The Year The Sun Died”, in 2014 (#39 in the German charts). In 2017, the restored and remixed 1986 demo recordings were released as the historical “Inception” release, which charted on #53 in Germany. On December 13th, 2017, vocalist Warrel Dane tragically passed away. The band made the decision to continue on and recruited vocalist Joseph Michael (Witherfall). Sanctuary now are eager to start an exciting new chapter in the history of the band since the sheer power and depth of these classic albums may not be forgotten, and these timeless anthems deserve to be remembered in the best possible way. 2020 brings about the 30th anniversary of the classic album, “Into the Mirror Black”, which is released as a remastered special edition on October 9th through Century Media. Due to Covid-19, the band’s touring plans in Europe and the States are being rescheduled to 2021. The band will still be playing “Into the Mirror Black” in its entirety in 2021 and the anniversary of this great album will still be celebrated.