Originally formed in 1984 by Guitarist Damian Thompson & Vocalist Lynda'Tam'Simpson Sacrilege are a female-fronted originally Hardcore Punk later Thrash Metal/Doom Metal band from the Midlands region of England. Despite having played relatively few gigs during their original existence, Sacrilege are today recognised as an important band; both as an influence on later crust punk/thrash metal and doom metal bands, and as an example of the blending of hardcore punk, radical politics, and thrash/death metal that occurred during the mid-1980s, making Sacrilege one of the prototypical 'crust'(that term not even coined then) punk/metal bands of the time. Sacrilege have just announced (July 2014) that after a break of 25 years they are beginning to work on a brand new album, provisionally titled 'Emptiness Intoxication'. The line up features the founder members of Lynda'Tam'Simpson (Vocals)and Damian Thompson (Guitar) with Frank Healy (Bass)and Spike T Smith (Drums). This is exactly the same line up that recorded 'Turn Back Trilobite', the band's last official release back in 1989.