Sacred Warrior is a Christian heavy metal band formed in 1988 and based in Chicago, Illinois. Their music is often compared to that of Queensrÿche or Iron Maiden.
The band was formed out of a general market metal band known as Nomad, which formed in 1985. Subsequent to the conversion of guitarist Bruce Swift to Christianity, he led fellow band members Tony Velasquez and Rey Parra. He also converted Rick Macias, who had been a bouncer at a nightclub.
Of all their albums, their first release, Rebellion, is considered to be their best.Master's Command features Vengeance Rising frontman Roger Martinez in duet with Rey Parra. Their reunion show at the Cornerstone Festival in 2001 was recorded and released on CD.
They announced a reunion in 2000 and released a live CD of their performance at the Cornerstone festival the following year.
On February 9, 2009, the band announced the death of Rick Macias.
On April 23, 2012, lead vocalist Rey Parra announced he has left the band due to time constraints and distance issues. He lives in Florida, while the rest of the band is from the Chicago, Illinois area.
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