As our world enters into the second decade of the new millennia, music continues to be a driving force in all our lives. More than just a backdrop lost in the noise, music is a marker of the many milestones along our journey through life. Each and every moment in time can be linked to a memorable song, and inspiration melody or the emotionally charged lyrics of our favorite songwriter. Music is the energy that moves our lives - it is powerful. Music is universal. Music is forever.
Corners of Sanctuary was formed in early 2011 after members of a previous band, Seeker, regrouped in 2010 to celebrate the band’s anniversary. The reunion spawned a desire that brought members Sean Nelligan, James Pera and Mick Michaels to begin working together again. Each member had honed their craft while playing in several Philadelphia-area based bands. The need to return to their roots was apparent. With a direction and a sound that by now was inherent to each, Corners of Sanctuary (C.O.S.) began writing and rehearsing all
original material. On Friday, March 30, 2012, C.O.S. released their six-track EP, Forgotten Hero (availability and reviews included).
A fan video for the title track “Forgotten Hero” was produced using a variety of clips which includes images supplied to the band by personal friends who served in the armed forces overseas. The song is also accompanied by a video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN_58NoKuNg&feature=youtu.be.
The band released a full-length CD titled “Breakout” which dropped worldwide on June 19, 2012, The first single “Sanctuary” was received with positive reviews and is accompanied by a music video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwEJlMCSUiU&feature=channel&list=UL. A string of private shows is scheduled for the Summer 2012. A Fall 2012 tour of performance dates is currently being considered. C.O.S. has already return to the studio to begin working on their next studio effort, “Harlequin”, for which material is already written.
Driven by the power and inspiration given to us by music, Corners of Sanctuary finds itself on the threshold of rebirth. Forged in the fires of classic Heavy Metal, C.O.S. comes full circle as the sound of yesterday lives again as the sound of today. Hard hitting, head banging, straight forward Heavy Metal is the mission - nothing less will do. Old School is back with a vengeance.... Metal has returned!