Philadelphia’s New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal Corners of Sanctuary (COS) formed in 2011 with a mission to bring back the sounds of Classic Heavy Metal.
Blazing a trail across the United States, COS has appeared with many notable artists including Saxon, Anvil, Stryper, U.D.O., Butcher Babies, Grim Reaper, Saving Abel, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Tracii Guns, Tantric, Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Sponge, the Iron Maidens, Last in Line, Blaze Bayley, Britny Fox, Act of Defiance, Don Jamieson (VH1’s That Metal Show), Janet Gardner (Vixen) and Bulletboys among others. As well as performing at many legendary venues including Whisky A Go-Go(LA), The Trocadero (PHIL), Rainbow Bar and Grill (LA), World Famous Doll Hut (Anaheim), The Trash Bar (NY) and Rocker (Germany).
Corners of Sanctuary performed in Germany and Belgium during a 10 day tour in 2018 and has plans to embark on their first UK tour in March 2020.
COS has appeared on the covers of Spain’s Heavy Riffs Magazine (Aug 2015), Rockwired Magazine (USA) (Feb 2016) and Sin City’s Presents (USA) (Feb 2017). The band was also named “Artist of Month” four times by Rockwired Magazine in August 2015, again in March 2016, March 2018 and November 2018. In February 2019, Corners of Sanctuary was named Rockwired’s “Band of the Year” along with “Album of the Year” for “The Galloping Hordes.”
COS’ critically acclaimed fifth album, “The Galloping Hordes,” available on Killer Metal Records, was released in 2018 and was mastered by former Metal Blade Records exec and producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, W.A.S.P.). COS has already begun work on their next album “Heroes Never Die,” which slated to release sometime in 2020.
Hard hitting, head banging, straight forward Heavy Metal is the mission of Corners of Sanctuary – nothing less will do. Old School is back with a vengeance…. Metal has returned – COSnROLL!