Combining 80’s to 90’s electronic music with all-wave and metal references, THE SACRIFICE are conjuring a more sophisticated sound from disparate elements beyond the limitations of any genre.
THE SACRIFICE was born out of French electronic group PANZER FLOWER from Occitanie, consisting of Patrice Duthoo and Raphaël Glatz. Back then, PANZER FLOWER was named ‘Meilleur Espoir Français’ (best upcoming French artist) by French music magazine Rock & Folk. The duo’s best-known hit was the 2014 single “We Are Beautiful” that features vocals by Hubert Tubbs (TOWER OF POWER). This track charted number 2 in France in 2014 and gained over 7.8 million YouTube views. PANZER FLOWER’s music was used in a national campaign advertisement by the hotel chain Campanile.
THE SACRIFICE’s self-titled debut album was mixed at Planet Gloria by Lois Eichelbrenner and mastered by none other than Bruno Varea at the Upload Studio. Bruno is known for his work with LENNY KRAVITZ, PANZER FLOWER, BLUT AUS NORD, and many others. The cover artwork for was created by Mr. Garcin (French well-known comics collage pop art artist who came to public attention in 2012 when one of his works was used by Marvel as the cover art for #700 of The Amazing Spiderman).
Exploding percussion, flying synthesizers, bleeding vocals, discharging guitars and macabre prose blend perfectly here, influenced by PINK FLOYD, MAYHEM and DEPECHE MODE. Lyrically, THE SACRIFICE tell the tales of a smashed unparallel oracular universe on the eve of the Great Disorder. That includes beheaded cats eating cosmic kibbles, malicious instincts wrapped in D minor, inverted triangles fitting into square circles, fluffy toads dressed up like humans, a flamboyant journey through the wooden flooring, unreal diseases threading cotton candy, intergalactic puppies chewing on razorblades, and fuming vicars hanging upside down….
THE SACRIFICE delivers a sprawling musical mosaic creating a cohesive, yet innovative concept, placing the French outfit in a league of their own!
Rel: Vocals, synths, guitars
Reverend Prick: Synths, programming
Six: Drums, percussions, guitars
Style: Metal Synth Wave
Recording: Planet Gloria and LMN Studios
Producer: Michael Berberian
Sound Engineer: Lois Eichelbrenner
Synthesizers engineer: Arno RivaSound
Mix: Lois Eichelbrenner and The Sacrifice, Planet Gloria
Mastering: Bruno Varea, Upload Studio
Cover art: Mr Garcin
LP in various colours