…Thrash/Death Metal legends from Portugal, SACRED SIN, was formed in the summer of ’91, in October ’91 the band recorded their first tape. In September ’92 the band recorded 4 new tracks for a 7″EP out on Slime Rec.(Portugal), and Wild Rags Rec. (U.S.A.) on tape. In ’92 they start touring activity. In the spring of ’93 and due to the interest of Musica Alternativa the band entered Edit studios with producer Jorge Adonis and recorded the fabulous album “DARKSIDE”.
The reaction of both public and critics was unanimous in claiming this as the best death metal album ever released by a Portuguese band. The band has also played some tour dates as support act for NAPALM DEATH and MANOWAR and were invited to play at “HEADBANGERS Ball Video Road Show”. The “DARKSIDE” video has also been featured on MTV-HEADBANGERS BALL (they were the first and only Portuguese band to have a video played on MTV at the time) and it was also played on MTV – Brazil and TELEJONICA – Italy. In April ..95 the band went into the studio again to record the follow-up, to be released by Dinamo / BMG Ariola on November, entitled “Eye M God” it’s much more powerful and better produced than the early material.
During June they support TIAMAT, SAMAEL & SENTENCED. To promote the new album they toured Europe during December supporting MALEVOLENT CREATION, and VADER which began after the gig in Portugal supporting THERAPY ?. From this album they made the video for the titletrack “Eye M God” that has been featuring at MTV..s Headbangers Ball and at VIVA..s Metalla. In June ’98 the band sign a deal with Uniao Lisboa / Farol, and they go to Exit studio to record «Anguish I Harvest». This album is licensed to UK label Dream Catcher for European distribution and is released in February..’99. In March the band starts touring activities in Portugal, and supported ENTOMBED in April. In June the tour follows in Spain and more shows in Portugal. In the Summer the band appears at some major Festival in their country with bands like MANOWAR, NAPALM DEATH, PARADISE LOST, etc.
During November they join PRIMORDIAL for a tour in Portugal and Spain to finish a year of intense touring. In June 2000 they come back for more shows in Portugal, Spain and Belgium. For the Halloween 2000 the band goes back on the road for the 2nd part of «Anguish the Tour», playing more shows in Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Germany . In November the band signed with UK label DEMOLITION Records, and in December start the recordings at their own new studio the “13th Cave”. The album intituled «TRANSLUCID DREAM MIRROR» is released on the 9th of April 2000. This album was undoughtly controverse as the band progressed a lot into different styles, but it represents a big step forward on the way the music is made.
Since October 2001, the band has a new drummer, Rolando Barros. With him the band toured in Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal during November to promote the latest release «Translucid dream mirror».In the beginning of 2002 the band was writing new songs. Meanwhile, and celebrating a decade of extreme metal releases, is coming out in October a limited edition compilation CD intituled «Mastery of holy imperial art – a decade of extreme metal music 92 – 02» . The track list includes all of Satans favourites songs, re-mastered versions, plus additional cover versions from MORBID ANGEL, VENOM, DARK ANGEL and SLAYER. This release was licensed to BLACKENED MOON Productions (USA), and RESOUND Records (Austria) is putting out in MC format. The new album, the fifth full length release so far, was recorded during March and April , again at the 13th Cave, the bands own studio, the mixing took place during Summer.
This new album, intituled «Hekatón – the return to primordial chaos» is inspired in the myths and legends of Atlantis. It’s the fastest and most brutal release from the band so far. Reviews for this, the bands second release on Demolition, have been the best yet, with Germanys Rock Hard giving them a 8/10 and international reviews in general being 8/10 or higher. Touring from October to December 2005 in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium to promote this release. SACRED SIN is back in 2006, recording during September new release “Dawn Over Desolation” , announced for early 2007, with the band hitting the stages in Portugal and Spain for celebration of 15 years of extreme metal mastery. .. New album «Dawn Over Desolation» is released under Nemesis Productions, including 6 songs: «Dawn Over Desolation», «Spellborn Rotten», «Darkside MMVII A.D.» (new version from the brutal classic), «A Monestary In Darkness / The Shades Behind» (new version), «Thou Art Revenge», and «Abominations» (Morbid Angel cover). .. .. After a break of few months, due to personnal reasons and health problems, the band is working on new songs for recording at the 13th cave, the bands home-studio.
No hurries as usual, the aim is to get the best out of the new songs keeping the old-school Thrash/Death as brutal and intense as possible! Also the band decided to make this year the last for Sacred Sin as «active» live band. These will be their last shows, as tribute to the fans and friends, a last goodbye & thanks to all for the support! .