Very exciting news for all the ARGUS‘ fans in Europe. The band will be back in Europe in April 2015 for at least 2 shows, one of them at the prestigious ROADBURN FESTIVAL! But first the band will hit their European hometown Dublin, where a show is scheduled on April 10th at Gypsy Rose Rock and Blues Bar.
Mighty TERMINUS from Belfast has been confirmed as supporting act. Be there!
Back to ROADBURN FESTIVAL, here’s the official statement from the organizers:
“It is our pleasure to announce that Cruz Del Sur recording artists ARGUS will perform at the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Hailing from the Western Pennsylvania ARGUS has been building a reputation as one of the finest bands in the metal underground. Forging a potent mix of epic traditional metal, laced with moody passages and doom flourishes ARGUS brings a stunning double guitar attack, a tight and pounding rhythm section and strong, soaring vocals. Eschewing pure nostalgia for the “old school” ARGUS evokes the spirit of Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Candlemass, Dio, et al all the while bringing their own personal, unique flair to their music. Their most recent release, Beyond the Martyrs was met with praise by critics worldwide and was received rabidly by their fanbase. The band has built a reputation as a tremendous live act having toured Europe most recently in the Autumn of 2013. It is a set not to be missed ! 2015 looks to be a busy year which will see ARGUS releasing a new 7″, ‘Let Now Your Heart be Troubled’ / ‘Streets of Gold’ (to coincide with their appearance at Roadburn 2015) as well as completing their 4th, as yet untitled, album. Says ARGUS “We are honored and humbled to be invited to an event as prestigious as Roadburn and to play alongside so many killer bands. We look forward to meeting you all and to raising the flag of metal over the Green Room !”
The 20th edition of Roadburn Festival runs from April 9 to 12, 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Get your tickets HERE.”
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC will release the debut album from new German epic power metal sensation, HAMMER KING!
Even though “Kingdom of the Hammer King” is their debut album, HAMMER KING’s members are no novices. Singer Titan Fox is known for being the lead vocalist of ROSS THE BOSS’ solo project (and also IVORY NIGHTS), and drummer Herr Schmitt is the former drummer of Germany’s Top-Ten Rockoutfit SALTATIO MORTIS. What emerges from the gathering of these stalwart metal musicians is a slab of traditional, epic power-metal in the best Teutonic tradition!
Expect an album with plenty of melodies, epic choruses and galloping guitars produced with a clean, brilliant sound by the excellent Charles Greywolf (of POWERWOLF fame) in his own studio.
“Kingdom of the Hammer King” will see the light in the first half of 2015 in compact disc, vinyl (with one bonus track) and digital editions. You can already have a taste of HAMMER KING by listening to the album’s title track here:
Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash):“I like to think there is a little bit of Metal in everything Wishbone Ash does. If I were to recommend one Heavy Metal band to listen to, it would be HAMMER KING”
Ross The Boss:”Hammer King is the real deal. Power Metal at its best!“