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Corners of Sanctuary Announce New Extended EP and UK Tour!

2023 is off and running, and so are Traditional Metalheads Corners of Sanctuary (COS). The prolific Philly boys have hit the ground running with a host of shows, including a UK tour and a brand new extended EP release.

COS’ latest edition to their ever growing catalog of music is the extended EP, "This is Metal." The EP releases February 17th on Sonic Velocity Records and is now available for digital pre-order on Spotify.

The EP contains seven new songs and two bonus tracks, including an adrenalized cover of Judas Priest's British Steel smash hit, "Breaking the Law."

"We wanted to present this EP in a way that calls back to the glory days of classic Metal," said COS guitarist Mick Michaels. "Since we had so much fun last year working on the Def Leppard songs, we knew the next time around, we wanted to do a Priest cover. After seeing Priest's Rock n Roll Hall of Fame induction performance and seeing K.K. with the band, we all knew this was the song to do."

The EP's first single, "Rockin' the Night Away," is now streaming at:

Corners of Sanctuary have also announced a number of show dates, which includes Blizzard Blast, SonarFest 2023, supporting Enuff Z Nuff, Aetheria and A Light Divided as well as a return tour in the UK this April.

After having to cancel the remainder of their 2020 UK tour due to the pandemic, COS was determined to go back and finish what they started. See all dates below.

"We are excited to be going back to the UK,” said Michaels. “We have unfinished business...there’s definitely a connection. The UK is where our style of Metal was born and it’s still fully embraced there."

The This is Metal: Finish What We Started UK Tour kicks off April 21st and is being presented by Pure Power Darkside Management (UK). COS will be accompanied on tour by UK acts Sour Tusk and Viral Strain on select shows.

Show Schedule: 27 Jan Dingbatz w/Aetheria - Clifton, NJ 28 Jan Blizzard Blast @Finnegan's - Scranton, PA 02 Feb The Union w/A Light Divided - Mt. Holly, NJ 03 Feb Vinyl Closet Records (Live Stream) - Jeffersonville, PA 26 Feb Dingbatz w/Enuff Z Nuff - Clifton, NJ 17 March ShamRock’n’Roll @The Rusty Nail - Ardmore, PA

21 Apr Victoria Bikers Pub – Leicestershire, UK 22 Apr The Dragonffli - Pontypool, UK 24 Apr Skipton Sound Bar – Skipton, UK 26 Apr Trillians - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 27 Apr The Musician - Leicester, UK 28 Apr The Pub - Lancaster, UK 29 Apr The Golden Lion - Bristol, UK

10 June Sonarfest 2023 @Sub Alpine Society - Turtle Creek, PA 25 June Sonarfest 2023 @Fish Head Cantina - Maryland

15 July Sonarfest 2023 @Westside Bowl - Youngstown, OH

04 Aug Sonarfest 2023 @Halftime Sports - Newark, DE

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