Even though Sacred Reich have been back together for years, bassist/vocalist Phil Rind has ruled out the possibility of ever recording any type of new material. He explained the following in an interview at the Wacken Open Air festival:
“Our lives are different now. I mean, it’s funny… Our old drummer Dave’s in Machine Head and they’re touring and doing great; they’re very successful. And I said [to the other guys in Sacred Reich recently], I wouldn’t even wanna [get back into a full recording and touring cycle]. I wouldn’t wanna be gone from my family. I have four kids. As much as I like this, as much as I appreciate the fans, what’s important — the family or playing live music? I mean, really?! What’s important — being a dad to my kids? My kids need their dad more than the fans need a new Sacred Reich record. And that’s really the bottom line. It’s a choice. We have a choice to make. What do you wanna do? You have kids now. What are you gonna do — blow it off or are you gonna be their dad? The world will be a better place if I’m my kids’ dad.”
Go here to watch the interview.
Sacred Reich’s last studio album Heal was released in 1996 on Metal Blade Records, four years before their official breakup. They eventually reformed in 2006, but have never released any new material since.