Sanctuary is an American heavy metal band founded in Seattle in 1985. The band consisted of Warrel Dane (vocals), Lenny Rutledge (guitar), Sean Blosl(guitar), Jim Sheppard (bass), Dave Budbill (drums), and in the end Jeff Loomis.
They released a demo in 1986, which was well received, and that lead them to sign with Epic Records in 1987. They released their debut album, Refuge Denied, in the year after. It was produced by Dave Mustaine, frontman of thrash metal band Megadeth. Thus followed a tour alongside Megadeth and the German band Warlock.
After the tour, they entered the studio to record their second and final studio album, Into The Mirror Black, in 1989. A video clip for the song "Future Tense" was made and it received some airplay on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. During the tour (with the bands Forbidden and Death Angel), the guitarist Sean Blosl left the band and was replaced by Jeff Loomis.