In 2007 Bill decided to re-record the early Sacrilege songs, and write and record new material. Guitarist Pekka Loikkenan put the lead guitar solos onto Bill’s new work. The original Gates of Hell album was re-recorded and released following the construction of a new Sacrilege studio. In 2009 the album Sacrilege was released. Sacrilege were back and sounding great. The Unknown Soldier album was then written and released in 2011 as the third Sacrilege album. In 2011, Bill also wrote the Concept Album, The Wraith, which is a soundtrack album based on the TV series, Stargate Atlantis. This album featured Neil Abnett on Lead Guitar, who was so impressed with the Sacrilege music that he persuaded Bill to play Live Shows again.
Sacrilege made their return to the stage on the 25th October 2012 with new band members and keeping their theatrical stage show that they were known for in the 80’s. In 2013, they followed up their live show resurrection by releasing their 5th album, Sacrosanct.
Bill soon met Neil Turnbull who joined on drums (ex NWOBHM band Dervish in the 80s) and struck up a great friendship, sharing the same vision to take Sacrilege forward. Now joined by Jeff Rolland on Bass and Paul Macnamara (ex Salem) on Lead Guitar, Sacrilege are back for good.
In 2015 the German Label, Pure Steel Records, signed Sacrilege for a two album deal which comprised of a compilation of their first 5 albums called Ashes to Ashes, plus a brand new album release called six6six. The two albums have received much worldwide critical acclaim. This has enabled Sacrilege to play to the large audiences they enjoyed in the 80’s. They have now expanded horizons playing shows across Europe and are continuing planning many more dates in various European countries. In such a short space of time since the band’s comeback they have signed a record deal and accumulated thousands of new fans worldwide. Sacrilege have now compiled 50,000 plays on their ReverbNation website.
2018 saw the band playing many live shows and festivals, whilst also writing and recording their 7th album titled, The Court of the Insane. With the new album now scheduled for release in August 2019, and the band’s first live album nearing completion, Sacrilege have risen from their own ashes to become a true force!
2017 Lies Video Single1983 Gates of Hell Demo
2015 Ashes to Ashes Compilation Pure Steel Records
2015 six6six Album Pure Steel Records
2013 Sacrosanct Album
2011 The Wraith Album
2011 The Unknown Soldier Album
2009 Sacrilege Album
2007 Gates of Hell Album
1983 TV Show Video