Sacred Hate were a Harrisburg, PA based hardcore punk band who formed after members met each other at a Beefeater, Late Teens, 2nd Crisis show at Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg in May 1986.
Sacred Hate were active from 1986 to 1987, and played a lot of shows that year opening for GI, SNFU, Dag Nasty, etc, and always tried to borrow the bigger band’s equipment very occasionally successfully. Mean age of the band was 17.
Sean Linwood – Vocals
Joe McRedmond – Guitar
Mike Harbin – Bass
Craig Montgomery – Drums
Sacred Hate recorded a 5 song demo tape, “Experience the Insanity” in April 1987 at Sawdust Studio with Jeff Meglio.
Sacred Hate changed their name to The Homecoming when they added Hans Bowers to lead guitar and became a five piece, as Hans was present in the studio when the “Experience the Insanity” demo was recorded, and he asked to join the band. Joe McRedmond used Hans’ Fender Stratocaster on the recording . Members later went on to be in Fuse, Admiral, Lost Summer Days, Soft Complex, Hoover, Navio Forge, The Crownhate Ruin, Black River Mafia, etc, etc., and are still active in bands up to the present. Sadly, Craig Montgomery, rest in peace, passed away in 1997.
The “Experience the Insanity” Demo – 1987:
Track 1, Opinions
Track 2, Decide
Track 3, True Questions
Track 4, XoXo – We Hate You!
Track 5, Society’s Discharge
Download the full demo here: Sacred Hate – Demo 1987
For the hardcore heads, I am including songs from Sacred Hate’s “Boombox Tape 1986” that were not ever recorded in a studio, but were played at the many shows occurring over the 1986/1987 time period:
Track 1, New Instrumental
Track 2, Campus Life
Track 3, Impression on Route 22
Track 4, Anarchy Girl
Track 5, Pizza Deliveries
Track 6, Trust
Track 7, Our Forces
Track 8, Our War Song
Track 9, Tired Eyes
Track 10, Hall of Fame (GI Cover)
Track 11, For Your Love (Yardbirds Cover)
Track 12, Show Us What You’ve Got
Track 13, Impression on Route 22 (Alternate Version)
Track 14, Keep the Spark Alive
Track 15, Elevator
Track 16, Our War Song (Alternate Version)
Track 17, I Don’t Need You
Download the full boombox tape here: Sacred Hate – Boombox Tape 1986