CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC to release DARK QUARTERER’s “Ithaca” on vinyl

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is proud to announce the release of DARK QUARTERER’s new album “Ithaca” on vinyl!

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“Ithaca” has been originally released April 25 on compact discs by Metal on Metal Records, receiving a warm feedback from the fans.

“Ithaca” is a concept album inspired by the 1911’s poem of the same title by a Greek poet, Konstantinos P. Kavafis (Constantine P. Cavafy), who used  Odysseus’s travel from the Trojan Wars back to his home-island as a metaphor for the journey of life; the goal is not important, but the journey itself. Stylistically, it’s a mix of ’80s epic heavy metal with ’70s progressive rock, and some elements of doom.

With a specific, suitable mastering for vinyl, the release includes two exclusive 2010-live bonus tracks which have been explicitly chosen by the band for its quality and uniqueness. The first is a version of band’s own classic “War Tears”;  the peculiarity of this version  is that is sung in Italian, making the interpretation of singer Gianni Nepi  particularly passionate.
The second bonus  is the long, touching piece “Deep Wake” another song that shows Dark Quarterer’s incredible skills.
Besides over 70 minutes of stellar, progressive metal music, this deluxe DOUBLE LP GATEFOLD EDITION will also include a 4-page booklet  with lyrics and a download-card.

Estimated release-date is September 19.

Tracklist:
1. The Path of Life
2. Night Song
3. Mind Torture
4. Escape
5. Nostalgia
6. Rage of Gods
7. Last Fight
8. Peace
9. War Tears (live) – BONUS TRACK
10. Deep Wake (live) – BONUS TRACK

 

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HAMMER KING’s “Kingdom of The Hammer King” full-album stream available.

“Kingdom of the Hammer King”, the debut album of German power metal HAMMER KING is now available in streaming on Cruz Del Sur Music’s bandcamp!

At this same location the album can be bought in digital format with a 16-page booklet (that comes with the physical edition) as bonus.

HAMMER KING’s album is quite different from what you usually get from Cruz Del Sur.
It has been described as “cheesy” power metal, but we would rather say that this album is ridiculously brilliant, with an amount of melodies, galloping riffs and solos that are the basics of power metal!
Fans of Hammerfall, early Blind Guardian and of the German power metal tradition will definitely fall in love with it.
Professionally recorded by Powerwolf’s Charles Greywolf, HAMMER KING features the vocals skills of Ross the Boss/ Ivory Night singer , and a line-up full of skilled musicians. The artwork has been created specifically by Timo Würz.

The album is now officially out on compact disc and digital while the vinyl edition (Gatefold LP with bonus track) will be available by mid June. “Kingdom of the Hammer King” can also be purchased directly from the label e-store which also offers exclusive, money-saver deals on combined compact disc / tshirt orders.

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HAMMER KING upcoming shows :

16.05.2015 Release Show – Kaiserlautern, Irish House
13.06.2015 Jahrestreff der Vulkanier – Sömmerda, Open Air
03.07.2015 Rockfire Festival – Berka, Festwiese
04.07.2015 Rock im Wingert – Bad Dürkheim, Stadion Trift
16.10.2015 Kaiserslautern, JUZ
17.10.2015 MetalHeads Germany Festival – Alzey, JuKu
14.11.2015 Metalheads vs. Hunger – Berlin, K17
06.12.2015 Bühl, Kneiple

Hammer King “Aderlass; Blood Of Sacrifice” Streaming Online Today

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We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of Hammer King‘s new track “Aderlass; Blood Of Sacrifice.” The song is taken from the band’s new album on Cruz Del Sur Music, Kingdom Of The Hammer King, out now in Europe, and May 5th in the US. It is published today through New Noise Magazine at this link.

Vocalist/Guitarist Titan comments:

“Aderlass; The Blood Of Sacrifice” – how old-school can a riff be? When we first played the riff that the King gave us at Castle Rockfort we knew that this was a battle song. When you hear the huge chorus you stand on a battlefield.

We love the idea of calling a battle “blood letting”, but the German word “Aderlass” is so much more radical, like the Germans! This song was great before we went into the studio – and it got amazing when we recorded it. [Read the rest of this entry...]

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Announce U.S. Spring Tour Dates

AOS_2015SPRINGTOURU.S. Doomsters APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE have announced U.S. Spring Tour 2015 dates.

The upcoming gigs are as follows.

APRIL /30 @ The Foundary in Lakewood (Cleveland), OH with Dead East Garden, and Thunderchief, and Sweaty Mammoth, and Sleeplord

MAY /01 @ TBA in Rochester, NY with Orodruin

MAY /02 @Jabber Jaws in Allentown, PA with Krosis, Buried at Dawn, Father of Sin, Cryptid, and P.O.W.W.O.W.

MAY /03 @ Geno’s in Portland, ME with Eldemur Krimm

MAY /04 @ O’Brien’s in Allston, MA with The Modern Voice and Cemetery Dave

MAY /05 @ St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY with Elder, Kings Destroy, and Clamfight

MAY /06 @ Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia, PA with Clamfight and Prehistoric War

MAY /07 @ The Pinch in Washington, D.C. with Fortress and Foehammer

MAY /08 @ The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA with Argus and Brimstone Coven

MAY/09 @ Goodfellas in McMechen, WV with Doctor Smoke and Null Result

“Of Woe and Wounds is the Doom Metal release of the year, by far.” 5/5Metal-Temple

“Our American answer to the current British and Scandinavian invasion of doom, Apostle of Solitude’s newest puts everyone on notice just how good they are going to need to be after hearing this one.” - The Sludge Lord

“Of Woe and Wounds is a very well done doom record, full of everything we love about the genre.”- Sea of Tranquility

“A varied, uncompromising, and superbly produced collection of songs that elevates Apostle of Solitude from a rising force to one of the elite bands working in this genre.”  – Hellride Music

“Of Woe And Wounds is a powerful and original album, packed with sophisticated and hugely enjoyable doom metal anthems.”Doom Metal Heaven [Read the rest of this entry...]

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