On November 3rd, SANCTUS reunited for a one-off private rehearsal session. [Ed: I am a member of SANCTUS.] This was the band’s first activity in ten years.
While SANCTUS never officially “broke up”, the band endured a hiatus born of life “stuff” and geographic separation. After some online communication earlier this year, the idea to get back into a room and jam on old songs together became a reality.
Vocalist Jason McCrarey, drummer Michael Chi, bassist Brent Gibson, guitarist Mike O’Meara, keyboardist Adrian Ross, and myself (guitars) reconvened at Bedrock Studios in Echo Park for a five hour session. The time was spent jamming on (and re-learning) old songs followed by a short “performance” for close friends.
The set list included the three songs from the Fateshifter EP, “Fateshifter“, “Dream“, and “Turned Within“, and “November” and “If We Fall…” from the Aeon Sky album.
While there’s no guarantee the band will remain active in the traditional sense, the band isn’t “dead”. Infrequent live performances are not out of the question, and thanks to technology, the chance of new material is not unlikely.
Photos from the session were captured by Adam Murray. Check out the full gallery on the band’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151260735588147.492245.250427533146&type=1&l=d3c936146b
Visit the band’s official website to listen and download music from their discography: http://sanctusmusic.com