Nuovo disco per i PHARAOH: “Be Gone”, tra gli invitati Mark Reale e Mike Flyntz dei RIOT
PHARAOH e CRESCENT SHIELD al KEEP IT TRUE (Germania)
DANTESCO su CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC!
“To Death And Beyond” dei BATTLEROAR in uscita su CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC, tracklist e artwork
REFLECTION (GRE) firmano per CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
Cambio di line-up per gli IGNITOR
ICARUS WITCH su vinile?
Nuove uscite su vinile: PHARAOH e CRESCENT SHIELD
CRESCENT SHIELD al lavoro sul nuovo album.
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PHARAOH: “Be Gone” ready to be released / special lineup for the KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL!
The band PHARAOH has issued early January a press-release about the release of the new album, “Be Gone”.
If you hadn’t read it, there it goes:
PHARAOH has completed the mixing of its third album, entitled "Be Gone". Like its critically-acclaimed predecessor, "The Longest Night", the new album was recorded with Matt Crooks at MCR Studios in Manassas, Virginia. "Be Gone" will now be mastered by Colin Davis of Imperial Mastering for a worldwide March release via the leading traditional heavy metal label Cruz del Sur Music.
"Be Gone" track listing:
01. Speak to Me
02. Dark New Life
03. No Remains
04. Red Honor
05. Buried at Sea
06. Rats and Rope
07. Cover Your Eyes and Pray
09. Be Gone
As a special treat for fans (and, it must be said, for the band themselves) the track "Dark New Life" features guest guitar solos from Mark Reale and Mike Flyntz from RIOT. Jim Dofka also appears for the third time on as many PHARAOH albums, contributing his extraordinary guitar chops to the song "No Remains".
A release date, song samples, and cover art for "Be Gone" will be revealed in the coming weeks.
PHARAOH will celebrate the new album and its ten-year history by performing live for the first time ever (!!) at Keep It True X on April 5, 2008, at Tauberfrankenhalle, Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.
The festival is completely sold out as of September.
For the occasion of their first live show ever, PHARAOH will be on stage with an extraordinary line-up featuring HUNTER GINN (CANVAS SOLARIS) on drums and guitarist MATT CROOKS (DIVISION) as the second axe!
To complete the news, we have finally a release-date which is set for the 24th of April 2008.
Nevertheless a DIGIPACK LIMITED EDITION will be released for the KEEP IT TRUE festival, including an exclusive embroidered patch! The DIGIPACK LIMITED EDITION will be exclusively available at our stand at the festival.
DANTESCO signs to CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC!
We’re very happy to announce the signing of Puerto Rico’s most famous METAL band, DANTESCO!
DANTESCO plays a very distinctive blend of EPIC DOOM METAL, imagine something in between CANDLEMASS and MERCYFUL FATE and you’ll get the idea! Add to this the evocative voice and presence of one of the most peculiar and respected figures of the HEAVY METAL movement, Erico La Bestia … And there you have it! DANTESCO’s offering, something absolutely unique that REAL HEAVY METAL fans cannot miss!
The band will self-release its second album “Pagano” in Puerto Rico while CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC’s edition will have two exclusive bonus tracks and will be released on the 24th of April 2008.
DANTESCO will tour Europe during April 2008 and CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC will release a LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE + EXCLUSIVE EMBROIDERED PATCH in time for their appearance at the Greek festival UP THE HAMMERS! This edition will be also on sale at the KEEP IT TRUE festival and during the other DANTESCO’s shows across Europe.
BATTLEROAR – Recording “To Death and Beyond”
Greek Epic metal’s heroes BATTLEROAR are actually in the recording studio, completing the recordings of their third album “To Death and Beyond”.
Greek comic artist (Conan Greek edition) John Rubulias has been hired for the artwork, expect a real EPIC METAL artwork!
The album will see the light on the 24th of April, and although the band’s is working against time, we’re sure they’ll make it!
Also in this case a LIMITED DIGIPACK EDITION will be released in time for the UP THE HAMMERS festival, including ONE BONUS TRACK and an EXCLUSIVE EMBROIDERED PATCH!
BATTLEROAR To Death and Beyond: cover artwork and tracklist.
Time for news on the BATTLEROAR camp. The new album “To Death and Beyond” is under manufacturing at the moment, this is its final tracklist:
Metal from Hellas
Oceans Of Pain
Born In The 70's
Warlord Of Mars
Death Before Disgrace
Morbid Tabernacle/Isle of the dead (MANILLA ROAD cover) – bonus on the Festivals limited edition” DIGIPACK
REFLECTION-CRUZ DEL SUR:OFFICIAL JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
It is with great satisfaction that Cruz Del Sur Music (Italy) and Reflection (Greece) can now officially announce the reaching of an agreement, for the release of Reflection’s forthcoming epic doom metal album on Cruz Del Sur Music .
The band’s next album is planned for May 2008 and it’s going to be entitled “When Shadows Fall”.
This is the beginning of a prosperous relationship between both parties.
Over recent years Cruz Del Sur has emerged as one of the most-motivated record labels in heavy metal and associated genres. The label’s versatile and engaging band roster (also including Pharaoh, Slough Feg, Battleroar, Widow, Dantesco, Ignitor among others) provides strong testimony to all this.
On the other side, Reflection is proved to be one of the oldest and most respected bands in the epic/doom metal domain for over 16 years with many live performances and five official releases (2 singles, and 3 albums).
Stathis Pavlantis (gutarists) speaks for Reflection:
"After a long time of negotiations for the new long awaited Reflection album we finally reached the end! We are grateful to the labels that approached the band with serious offers for a recording contract, but after taking everything under consideration we strongly believe that signing with Cruz Del Sur is the best possible move for us. The label’s feedback for honesty, integrity, loyalty and stature in the metal scene is excellent and we are convinced that Cruz Del Sur is definitely the right label for Reflection. We are thus now looking forward to bring this grand alliance to realisation. This album is the first step to a new era for the band and we strongly believe that is just the beginning of a very creative cooperation for both parties:"
Cruz Del Sur Music owner, Enrico Leccese:
“It’s natural that I am glad to be working with Reflection: Greece is one of the most important countries for heavy metal and REFLECTION is one of Greece’s key- bands. Aside from the serious negotiations that went on for months before reaching an agreement, it’s no doubt that I felt a natural ease when dealing with Stathis because after all - we share centuries of collective practices and conducts with Greek people. But I am sure that all the fans of EPIC DOOM METAL will love the classicism and sense of tradition that comes out of REFLECTION’s compositions – and the attention to details that was used in the production of the album. We have set a release-date for late may 2008, but if you check band’s and our site, you can have sneak previews of what we’re talking about!”
IGNITOR – New guitarist announced!
Many of you already were aware that after the release of “ROAD OF BONES”, IGNITOR was hit by two departures that inevitably put on ice their live-activity as well as the composition of new material: first left singer Erika, then it was the turn of guitarist Annah Moore.
The band started looking out for replacement and the first, great result is that the search of a new guitarist has ended, having original guitarist Beverly Barrington rejoined the band!
“We're excited about "re-igniting" the sparks of inspiration for songs like Demon Slayer and Last King Tiger” affirmed drummer Pat Boyle, expecting some good news on the vocal-front by the end of January. Stay tuned!
ICARUS WITCH: “Songs for the Lost” on vinyl?
The highly-praised album “Songs for the Lost” is receiving a lot of good press across Europe and Icarus Witch is ready to cross the oceans to play Old Europe soon! The band has signed a representation contract with booking agency DRAGONIGHT and hopefully will soon be in Europe again after their lucky 2005 live experience.
Bassist Jason Myers told us: “We're very pleased with the enthusiastic reception Songs For The Lost is receiving in Europe. It is clearly striking a chord with the metal community and the press has been overwhelming. One question we seem to get asked more than any other, is "When will Icarus Witch return to play Europe again?" No one wants to get the band back on the Festival or Euro tour circuit more than we do. We're talking to some promoters now, but the best thing you can do if you want to help us get there, is let the festival organizers know it! Post on forums, send emails, phone calls, petitions...make your voice heard and we'll do our part to bring you the best American metal we can forge.”
Addressed on the chance to have “Songs of the Lost” released on vinyl, Jason added: “In the mean time, we've been informed that Songs For The Lost may finally see a vinyl release! This is excellent news & something the band had intended to happen simultaneously with the CD release, but those plans had to be put on hold. The fact that Icarus Witch will be on wax for the first time is the realization of a life long vision. To us, this means the band has finally arrived. CDs & MP3s are great, but to be on record means you've finally come full circle in this scene. Expect to see 12 inches of dark melodic pagan arena metal coming at you later in the year!”
CRESCENT SHIELD – Working on “The Stars of Never Seen”
LA’s CRESCENT SHIELD is working on the follow-up for their great late-2006 release, “The Last of My Kind”.
The new album will be released by CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC after summer 2008, but some details are beginning to be unveiled such as that the album will be entitled, "The Stars of Never Seen", and Gerry Alanguilan (Marvel/DC), after the excellent result of his cover-illustration for “The Last of My Kind”, will be again responsible of the artwork.
VINYL MANIA FOR CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC BANDS !!!
Some of the most outstanding CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC bands will soon meet our old, beloved VINYL format!
First of all IGNITOR’s “Road of Bones” will be released in April by the German vinyl label HIGH ROLLER RECORDS! For more informations, visit: high-roller-records.de/
Then part of our catalogue will be released on vinyl by another German label, PURE STEEL RECORDS. Here’s the official statement:
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and PURE STEEL RECORDS signs Co-operation deal together!
We proudly want to let you know that Pure Steel Records and Cruz del Sur Music have signed a contract about Co-operating in different ways in the future!
That means exactly that Pure Steel Records has acquired the rights to release on some superb Vinyl editions most of the great stuff which was released by Cruz del Sur Music!!
First results of this partnership is the release of CRESCENT SHIELD-The Last last of my kind and PHARAOH-The longest night on 4.4.2008!!
Both albums will be released in a double gatefold edition and will be available at Keep it true festival this year!!
More to come.......soon!
Visit puresteel-recods.com for release-date and other informations!
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC FORUM!
Did you knew we have set a forum on the prestigious ULTIMATEMETAL.COM for you all to discuss about our bands and read the reviews of our releases!
Check it and feel free to visit and talk with us at: http://ultimatemetal.com/forum/cruz-del-sur-music-363