Get ready for one of the most intriguing and fascinating debut of 2014!
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is extremely pleased and proud to welcome Finnish sensational newcomers MAUSOLEUM GATE in its roster!
At the end of 2013 we were introduced to their latest promo, thanks to producer Bart Gabriel … A glorious and pure offering of retro Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, deeply rooted in a late-70s/early-80s atmosphere.
Forged in the blood of Saxon, in the power and rudeness of the NWOBHM movement, in the spritual, epic nature of Cirith Ungol but even in the elegance of Uriah Heep… A perfect band for Cruz Del Sur Music profile.
MAUSOLEUM GATE will release their self-titled debut album in mid October 2014 under the sign of Cruz Del Sur Music, in compact disc, vinyl and digital formats.
Their sold-out cassette EP “Gateways For the Wicked” will be soon re-press by the band itself on compact disc so watch out for it at the next Keep It True festival!
DARK FOREST‘s third album “The Awakening” will be released on February 28th in Europe and March 6th in the USA, and so far it has been very well-welcomed by the Metal press.
To convince you that this album is rightly been regarded as “one of the best heavy metal releases of early 2014″, the band has released a videoclip of their new anthem “Sons of England” (without doubt, one of the most memorable songs amongst “The Awakening”‘s setlist). Watch the video here:
These are some of the European press’ comments:
“Ein stimmiges Album.” (Time for Metal, D)
“Dark Forest levert met ‘The Awakening’ een cd af met 9 sterke heavymetalnummers en een die makkelijk mee kan met de top van de heavy metal. Goede plaat!” (White Room Reviews, NL)
“The Awakening” is one of the first real heavy metal highlights of 2014. Please let there be many more!” (Metal Squadron, N)
“Das dritte Album der von Hingabe beseelten Briten, die ihre Band 2002 gründeten. Epischer und melodischer Heavy Metal, zuweilen nahe dran am Power Metal. Mit visionär-verträumter Aura!” (EMP, D)
“Ein wahres Jahreshighlight, das von Mal zu Mal stärker in den Ohren knallt und jeden Liebhaber epischen True Metals zum Jauchzen bringen wird.” (Stormbringer.at, AT)
“Ein klassisches Metal-Album mit leicht epischem Charakter.” (Legacy, D)
“Traditioneller Heavy Metal mit viel Melodie und einigen frühen Speed-Elementen.” (Bleeding4Metal)
We are now starting to take pre-orders for the album which will be available in the following formats:
| Compact Disc with one bonus track |
| Limited edition green vinyl |
| Regular Black Vinyl |
| Digital |
Both vinyl-editions include a download code.
We have also made some great beer mats that will be given away for free ONLY to direct purchase from our webstore!!
Additionally, we offer the chance to purchase “The Awakening” together with Dark Forest’s previous release “Dawn of Infinity” for a very friendly price! Check this fantastic promo here:
VINYL LP COMBO
Finally, do not miss the chance to see DARK FOREST celebrate the release of “the Awakening” with two live shows; the first live appearance will be next Saturday the 22nd of February at The Lamp Tavern in their hometown of Dudley, supported by Ascalon and Gunners Law.
The following weekend, DARK FOREST will be playing at Brofest II with the likes of Jaguar, Blitzkrieg, Atomkraft etc. Still unconvinced about buying their new album? Well, test their super-energetic live shows and decide for yourself!
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is extremely pleased to announce the deal with former Metal Blade artists DARKEST ERA for the release of its new album ‘Severance’.
Since their formation in 2005, Darkest Era have progressed their special and original ‘Celtic Heavy Metal’ formula, with epic compositions influenced by the darker side of Irish folklore as well as the classic, double twin-guitar duelling of bands like Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden.
The new album shows more of this perfectly balanced formula with a more reflective spirit than in the past, but maintaining the untouched energetic vibe that has been the main characteristic of the band to date.
Darkest Era guitarist Ade Mulgrew commented: “We are excited to be working with Cruz Del Sur to finally get this beast uncaged. The label has put out some amazing records in recent years and we feel we are in very good company.”
‘Severance’ will be released June 13th in Europe and June 3rd in the US in COMPACT DISC / VINYL / DIGITAL.
While Greek Epic Metal veterans BATTLEROAR are in the studio working on the final touches to their much awaited comeback “Blood of Legends”, our friends (and total supporters of the Greek metal movement!) at The Nightwatchers have visited the band in the studio, and realized a clip which features a short but detailed interview to the “new” members Gerrit Mutz and Stavros Aivaliotis. The clip also shows a little teaser of what can be expected on the album: soaring vocals, great riffs and epic melodies!
“Blood of the Legends” is set to be released May 2nd in Europe and May 11th in the US, in CD / digital and gatefold editionLP.Mark your calendars, epic heavy metal aficionados!!