Just as the band was on the rise, a deal with 'Music for Nations' deal fell apart, various members would return to Australia; thus ending this line-up.
The new line-up would feature Darren Cherry (guitars (rhythm, lead)/vocals), Mark Susans (bass/vocals (backing)), Tony Holmes (drums) and Simon Gearhart (guitars (rhythm, lead)) and a follow-up was yet again called for and it culminated in the completion of the Absorbed EP (1998), published via 'Fear Family Assassins Records' in a more thrath or even industrial styles of Machine Head, Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth) and their lot, as opposed to their traditional death metal style, then followed. Several thousand units were sold in the UK which helped land them choice gigs with Skinlab, Kill 2 This, Earthtone9 and Pulkas, leaving them to be hailed as "London's Favorite Unsigned Metal Band" by Kerrang! Magazine.
Uncen$ored Opinion EP (2000), and the live at CBGBs effort titled New York Bluster (2000), featuring the line-up of Johnny G. (bass), T-Bone (drums), Si-Borg (guitar) and D (guitar/vocals); the latter album featuring two new tracks comparable to the finest the US has to offer.
T-Bone's would battle with cancer.Footnote: Several bands have gone under the name Sanctum, none are affiliated with each other.