Surf Nicaragua

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Surf Nicaragua
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EP by
ReleasedOctober 4, 1988
GenreThrash metal
26:03 (re-issue)
LabelMetal Blade Records
ProducerBill Metoyer
Sacred Reich
Sacred Reich chronology
Surf Nicaragua
Alive at the Dynamo
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Surf Nicaragua is an EP from Arizona thrash metal band, Sacred Reich. It was released on October 4, 1988 on Metal Blade Records and follows the band's debut album, Ignorance, released the previous year.

The EP contains a cover version of the Black Sabbath song, "War Pigs", which also appeared on the band's next EP, Alive at the Dynamo in 1989, in live form. The song "Surf Nicaragua" contains a part from the song "Wipe Out" as well as the drum part from the Hawaii 5-0 theme song. The live tracks "Ignorance" and "Death Squad" were only supposed to be on the CD version, but due to a pressing error, they appeared on all formats.[2][3]

Heavy metal band Soulfly covered the song "One Nation" on their 2002 album, 3.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Phil Rind, except where noted.

Side A
1."Surf Nicaragua" 4:39
2."One Nation"Rind, Wiley Arnett3:24
Side B
3."War Pigs" (Black Sabbath cover)Iommi, Osbourne, Butler, Ward6:07
4."Draining You of Life" 3:18
Total length:17:28


  • Phil Rind – vocals, bass
  • Wiley Arnett – guitar
  • Jason Rainey – guitar
  • Greg Hall – drums
  • Produced by Bill Metoyer and Sacred Reich
  • Cover art by Paul Stottler


  1. ^ Surf Nicaragua at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Sacred Reich – Surf Nicaragua at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sacred Reich: Surf Nicaragua (1988)". Musik-Sammler. Retrieved October 22, 2016.

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