The Cult of Vestal Claret: streaming and free download

VestalClaretCRUZ66 500x500 The Cult of Vestal Claret: streaming and free download

We are pleased to offer the first song off Vestal Claret’s upcoming release in streaming and free download!

The title track “The Cult of Vestal Claret” is one of the strongest compositions on the album. Enjoy its monolithic yet eclectic rhythmic session, the dark, precise and cutting riffs, and the charismatic, preaching voice of Phil Swanson, the Ceremonial Master of The Cult of The Vestal Claret!

The album has been recently described by UK’s  Doom Metal Heaven as “the jangling melancholy of Trouble, the epic stomp of Candlemass, the creative freedom of Sabbath, add a big handful of classic 1980′s metal and off they go, exploring places where no light shines.

We believe the description fits quite well with what you listened on this premier of “The Cult of Vestal Claret”.

Release-date: May 2nd Available in CD | LP | DIGITAL

Pre-orders soon on www.cruzdelsurmusic.com ! Pre-sale at Keep It True Festival, April 25/26!

BATTLEROAR releases single video clip “Poisoned Well”

BATTLEROAR have released today the first video clip and single from their forthcoming album “Blood of Legends”.

“Poisoned Well” features amazing footage taken from Greek epic-fantasy movie “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles : Indomitable “ (to whose soundtrack BATTLEROAR  contributed).

“Blood of Legends” will be released on May 2nd in Europe and May 6th in the USA in Digipack, Gatefold Double LP and Digital editions. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC: exciting news for April and May 2014

April is the month of Keep It True Festival, which will be taking place on the last weekend of the month. Cruz Del Sur Music will be present as usual, enjoying this great festival and supporting our recording artists Atlantean Kodex (their show is scheduled for Saturday 26th April at 6 pm).

During the festival we will also present two of our May releases, Vestal Claret “The Cult of Vestal Claret” and Battleroar “Blood of Legends”.

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For years Vestal Claret has been very hard to find and listen due to the nature of their mysterious existence.  Only in 2011, with the release of “Virgin Blood” (Sarlacc Productions) 7’’ vinyl EP and the “Bloodbath” full-length album, the band was finally able to reach out to the fans.
Their Cruz del Suir Music’s 2014 release “The Cult of The Vestal Claret” is introduced by the art of Juha Vuorma, and is a sum of Vestal Claret’s blackened essence. It features re-recorded versions of their tracks from their split with Ungod and the long, creepy suite “Black Priest” (from their split with Albatross). Besides, it introduces some new occult metal classics such as “The Stranger” and “Great Goat God”, and a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Who Are You”.

 “The Cult of the Vestal Claret” will be available, in compact disc, vinyl (with different tracklist) and digital in all stores from May 2nd , and also pre-sold at Keep It True.

Copies of their previous releases “Bloodbath” (compact disc) and “Virgin Blood” can be found at our e-store. [Read the rest of this entry...]

DARKEST ERA New Album Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

DarkestEra cover DARKEST ERA New Album Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

Northern Ireland’s Darkest Era have revealed the cover artwork and track listing for their forthcoming album ‘Severance’ which is due for release on June 3rd (US) and June 13th (Europe) via Cruz Del Sur. The album was recorded at Data Recording Studios in Ballyheigue, Ireland and produced by Chris Fielding and Darkest Era.  The artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu.

Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said: “We are really pleased with the artwork which totally captures the atmosphere of this album. Costin has a unique style and immediately got what we were looking for. Severance was recorded during what was a pretty stormy time in the band and against the backdrop of some very atmospheric natural scenery in one of the remotest parts of the west of Ireland. I think all that certainly comes across in the music and we are looking forward to finally unleashing it this summer.

The track listing for Severance is:

 

  1. Sorrow’s Boundless Realm
  2. Songs Of Gods And Men
  3. The Serpent And The Shadow
  4. Beyond The Grey Veil
  5. Trapped In The Hourglass
  6. The Scavenger
  7. A Thousand Screaming Souls
  8. Blood, Sand And Stone

 

‘Severance’ will be released June 13th in Europe and June 3rd in the US on Compact Disc/ Vinyl / Digital. 

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