Sacred Rite (never to be puzzled with Arizona-based thrashers Sacred Reich) was much metal band away of Hawaii. Shaped in Honolulu circa 1980 by guitarist Jimmy “Dee” Caterine and drummer Kevin Lum, with vocalist/guitarist Tag Kaleiwahea and bassist Peter Crane, the music group (briefly known as Sabre) quickly became known around city for its extremely proficient, ultra-technical design of traditional metal. Ultimately graduating from covering Judas Priest and Iron Maiden music to composing their own materials, the group have scored a cope with regional indie Rendezvous and documented their self-titled debut on the shoestring spending budget in 1984. Found for European discharge by Axe Killer Information, it slowly began dispersing the band’s group of fans and gained them a slot machine starting for Canadian power trio Triumph on its Hawaiian tour end. The half-studio, half-live follow-up, The Ritual, premiered a year afterwards, nonetheless it wasn’t until 1986’s very much improved Is Nothing at all Sacred? which the band appreciated some greater publicity over the American mainland, where similar-sounding rings like Queensrÿche and Crimson Glory had been growing very popular. Courted by main Polygram, the music group relocated to Atlanta, GA, for some ill-fated, commercially powered demo periods and a conditional label contract that sadly just held them in limbo for a few months on end, after that hardly ever materialized. Disappointment, disillusion, as well as disease ultimately splintered Sacred Rite around 1989, with different associates forming different rings in the ensuing years. Nothing at all ever emerged of some of them, but arrive 2002, the music group re-issued its entire discography, and also a amount of early singles on two discs entitled Rites of Passing, Vols. 1 & 2.