||Official Massacre Records press release:
We're delighted to welcome Soul Sacrifice from Istanbul to our family! The band was formed in 1997 by the two guitarists Maksim and Feyzi.
Maksim also did the vocals in the early days of the band, before he was replaced as vocalist by Baris in 1999. In 2001, Sevan (former bassist) and Cagri (former drummer) joined the band. The band recorded their first demo, A Gift From An Angel. But the line-up shouldn't last forever. In 2003 Onur (drums) and Özgur joined the band as a bass player and vocalist.
Soul Sacrifice mostly plays death metal with melodic tunes but their sound is also influenced by Turkish melodies and offers varied vocals.
The debut album Stranded Hate, released in 2005, was a huge success. Being named 'the most successful live band in Turkey,' they played countless gigs in Turkey over the last decade. They had the chance to share the stage with Slayer, In Flames, Kreator as well as Dio and were opening act for Orphaned Land, Dark Tranquillity and Arch Enemy.
Their upcoming album Carpe Mortem was mixed and mastered by the legendary Dan Swanö and is going to be released on June 29, 2012 via Massacre Records.
The band has also already shot a video clip for the new song "Comatose", which is available at this location.