"Sacrilege" were a female fronted thrash band from the Midlands region of England. Three members Tony May, Damien Thompson and Andy Baker were also members of an influential UK punk band called the Varukers. They teamed up with Lynda Simpson, also known as "Tam", to form the new band called Sacrilege.
Their first release was "Beyond The Realms of Madness" released in 1985 on the UK underground label C.O.R. Records (Children of The Revolution) based in Bristol. Their second release "Within the Prophecy" was released in 1987 on Under One Flag Records, a subsidiary of the Music for Nations label. This record was well accepted by metal fans and magazines. A third album "Turn Back Trilobite" followed in 1989 taking the band into a more doom metal musical direction. The band's first two albums have been reissued by Blackened Records in the UK.
Despite having played relatively few gigs during their existence, Sacrilege are today recognised as an important band; both as an influence on later heavy metal and doom metal bands, and as an example of the blending of punk, radical politics and heavy metal that occurred during the 1980s.