Sacred Reich guitarist Jason Rainey died March 16, 2020 at the age of 53 as a result of a heart attack. Band members report that in recent years Rainey had been dealing with some medical issues.

Rainey was the founding member of the Phoenix, Arizona thrash metal band in 1985 and was a member until 2019 when he was replaced due to medical issues.. Rainey started the band after having played the guitar for only six months.

When not playing with Sacred Reich, Rainey could often be found running the sound board at various Phoenix venues.

Jason Wesley Rainey was born on Valentine’s Day – February 14 -, 1967.

He is survived by his wife Renee.


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