America’s heavy rock doomsters VESTAL CLARET release today their first videoclip off “The Cult of Vestal Claret” their last release out on Cruz Del Sur Music early May 2014.
The song chosen is “The Stranger”, one of the most catchy yet disturbing tunes of the album; for the visual side we were inspired by the Masters of Horror’s episode “The Fair-Haired Child” which partially depict most of the upsetting lyrics of the track.
The release of “The Cult of The Vestal Claret” introduced the band to a wider audience thanks to a mature yet in-your-face song-writing. Some of the songs have been already released by Vestal Claret on limited edition split albums, but have been completely re-recorded for the occasion. Featuring the charming vocals of Phil Swanson, Vestal Claret’s sound has been enthusiastically described as “the jangling melancholy of Trouble, the epic stomp of Candlemass, the creative freedom of Sabbath”, but also raised some controversy in the media when some songs’ lyrics were described as “nauseating”.
You will not get a better chance to judge by yourself by checking the video clip above or listen to the entire album streaming on bandcamp!
On the occasion of their American official release date, Cruz Del Sur Music is offering full-album streaming for its May releases:
BATTLEROAR “Blood of Legends”
VESTAL CLARET “The Cult of Vestal Claret”
Please remember we now offer 24-36 hour delivery in Europe for all orders (above 0,500 Kg) at the same price as before!
Our two much anticipated May releases, VESTAL CLARET “The Cult of Vestal Claret” and BATTLEROAR “Blood of Legends”, are finally available for pre–order.
Please note that we are now using the excellent DHL Express service: your vinyl orders will be delivered in 24-36 hours throughout Europe.
Battleroar “Blood of Legends” is certainly one of the strongest Epic Metal releases of the last few years. New singer Gerrit Mutz (of Sacred Steel fame) pleases his fans and surprise the skeptics once again delivering the goods with a very convincing and inspired performance. This excellent recording, enriched by delicate violin melodies and the thunderous performance of an entire set of classical players, will leave you breathless.
The German press is already favourably impressed:
“Zusammen mit der neuen Cobra-Scheibe für mich in diesem Monat die Pflichtkauf-Kandidaten im klassischen Sektor.” (Mega-Metal)
“Gänsehautmomente garantiert!” (Rock Hard, D)
“Erst ein wunderschönes folkiges langes Instrumental, bevor die True-Metal-Battle beginnt!” (Bleeding4Metal.de, D)
It includes over 60 minutes of music and will be also officially released on May 2nd. Pre-orders are available at our webstore now. Besides the digital, the CD comes in digipack compact disc with 16-page booklet and double gatefold vinyl editions. Read more “VESTAL CLARET and BATTLEROAR open PRE ORDERS”