Sacrum

Sacrum

BandMetal

Southern groove-based Heavy Metal...period

Biography

Memphis, Tennessee based heavy metal band Sacrum was founded when guitarist Jeff Williams, who started playing at the ripe old age of 14, met drummer Harvey Waldman. The two musicians soon discovered they enjoyed pushing each other and their music to the limits and easily dodged trends in the music industry and on the radio. Ready to expand and flex their metal muscles, Williams and Waldman brought bassist John Ayers a.k.a. Big John, into the fold. It became clear that Ayers was a 100% solid on the axe & as a friend. In 2003 the group started recording demos and when Jeff's brother and vocalist Brad Williams entered the picture Sacrum was complete. With the Williams brothers contributing the music and lyrics and Ayers's and Waldman writing their own parts on bass and drums, Sacrum is a tight knit band of friends and a true democracy. Their sound, a southern groove-based progressive metal mix, is heavily influence by their heroes Pantera and Dream Theater, yet easily stands strong on its own. Lyrically, Brad Williams is a fearless writer; unafraid to delve deep into the blackest corners of the human mind. On the band's song "No One's Forgiveness" he growls, "So just forget about tomorrow / The deepest depression / A silent regression." Sacrum takes us to a place of deep sorrow and rage where we've all been or will be at some point in this life. Sacrum's brutal energy and raw lyrics are hard won. The group's players have seen, walked through, and survived their share of tragedies including the death of Jeff and Brad's father to lung cancer, the loss of Harvey's own brother in high school, and the loss of several friends over the years to violence. Sacrum has taken that heartache, grown stronger as a band, and turned it into powerful ferocious music that pays tribute to heavy metal heroes like the late Darrell "Dimebag" Lance Abbott of Pantera who was gunned down on stage by a deranged fan December 8th, 2004. Sacrum has been together 6 years. They are currently receiving heavy airplay on Memphis's main rock station, 93X. Their videos can also be seen on MySpace (myspace.com/sacrummemphis) and YouTube. The band is yet to release an album, but 6 songs can be heard on their MySpace page and if it's any indication of what we can expect from these uncompromising heavy metal monsters, Sacrum are on the verge of ushering in a refreshing, cutting edge new era of heavy metal.

Lyrics

"A Moment Of Clarity"

Written By: Sacrum

GONE IS THE DAY
GONE IS THE DAYLIGHT
GONE IS THE WAY
GONE IS THE WAY, I

LEFT, ALL, THIS, BEHIND
LET YOU, INSIDE, MY MIND
MUST BE SOMETHING I SAID
NOW I'VE BEEN LEFT FOR DEAD

SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
SLIPPING AWAY
SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
THE ANSWER ON YOUR LIPS
SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
YOU KNOW THIS IS IT
SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
I KNOW NOW WHAT, I, MISSED

I LUST, I SWEAR, I SMOKE
I DON'T CARE, THESE DAYS
THESE TIMES ARE SO DIVINE
WATCHING ME WATCHING YOU FROM BEHIND
CREEPING, THE UNKNOWN, THE NEVER SEEN
THIS LIFE IS TOO MUCH, YOU CAN'T BELIEVE

SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
SLIPPING AWAY
SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
THE ANSWER ON YOUR LIPS
SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
YOU KNOW THIS IS IT
SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERTIPS
I KNOW NOW WHAT, I, MISSED

(SOLO)

OH GOD, YOU MUST FORGIVE ME
THESE SINS ARE OVER, IT'S TAKING
THIS LIGHT IS TOO MUCH TO HANDLE
THIS PAIN IT BRINGS THE ULTIMATE

TRUTH BE TOLD
WE'VE COME TODAY
IN THIS SOUL
WE WASHED AWAY

IN THESE EYES
WHAT LIES BEHIND
CHOSEN PATH
WHAT YOU WILL FIND

TRUTH BE TOLD
WE COME 2 DAY
IN THIS SOUL
WE WASHED AWAY
AWAY...

"Ashes to Ashes"

Written By: Sacrum

Boys and Girls

Here's a story

A fleece that's white as snow

A lamb with no direction

Looking for one to follow

Time has finally come

Take a good long look

On you we're closing a chapter

Stealing a page from your book

Ashes to Ashes (repeat)

Can you see the face?

The face, the face of pure evil

Just tell me the truth

In truth I just might believe you

So scream from the pain

The pain that hides deep inside you

From here there's no coming back

When death is standing beside you

Ashes to Ashes (repeat)

Your strength is pretend

Your time of reign is over

We will bring the end

Killing you off through disclosure

"No One's Forgiveness"

Written By: Sacrum

Shadows lost in the moonlight
The look on your face
The absence of space
You feel a chill running down your spine
You struggle to move
This nightmare is true

How did it ever fu**ing come to this?
Asking yourself
Holding your breath

Nothing will ever make a difference
You beg and you plead for no one's forgiveness

Beg for Forgiveness
Now your life's just washed away
You beg for forgiveness

You drown yourself in the sorrow
It's deeply disturbing
And oh so unnerving
And now the darkness surrounds you
Falling from grace
Your watery grave

So just forget about tomorrow
The deepest depression
A silent regression
I bet you wish I never found you
You beg and you plead
For no one's forgiveness

You beg for forgiveness
Still down on your knees
Beg for forgiveness
You beg for forgiveness
Still down on your knees

Shadows lost in the moonlight
The look on your face
The absence of space
You feel a chill running down your spine
You struggle to move
This nightmare is true

How did it ever fu**ing come to this?
Asking yourself
Holding your breath
I bet you wish I never found you
You beg and you plead for no one's forgiveness

By this time there's no escape
You beg for forgiveness

Down on your fu**in knees!

You beg for forgiveness (repeat)

Discography

"Ashes to Ashes"
"No One's Forgivness"
"A Moment of Clarity"
"The Haunting"
"Through the Machine"
"The Eyes"

Set List

"Ashes to Ashes"
"No One's Forgivness"
"A Moment of Clarity"
"The Haunting"
"Through the Machine"
"The Eyes"
"Salvation"
"I Know"
"Living in Fear"

Sets usually 1 hour

Covers will include some Led Zep, Pantera, Alice In Chains, Dream Theater, ZZ Top