Sixteen years after the release of “Aelin”, cult Swedish epic metal band QUICKSAND DREAM is finally ready to release their second album, “Beheading Tyrants”.
QUICKSAND DREAM is one of those bands surrounded by an aura of secrecy, its name spoken among a selected circle of fans. The strength and beauty of “Aelin”, originally released in 35 CDRs copies and repressed in 2010 by Chris Black’s own label “Planet Metal” (vinyl version on High Roller Records) , built up a loyal and strong army of devotees enchanted by the band’s unconventional and genuine offer.
Through all these years founding members Patrick Backlund (Mortalicum) and Göran Jacobson have kept the flame of QUICKSAND DREAM alive, and now with the help of Henrik Högl and Andreas Häggström are ready to release their second opus.
Adorned by Vincent Van Gogh beautiful “Autumn Landscape At Dusk” painting, “Beheading Tyrants” consists of six tracks of heavy, doom-tinged epic metal, recommended for fans of Cirith Ungol, Manilla Road, Solstice and Black Sabbath.
Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to unveil the secret upon the album and in collaboration with Decibel Magazine to present “Girl From The Island” the first track out of it.
“Beheading Tyrants” will see the light in mid November in Compact Disc, Vinyl and Digital.
It is with a clear feeling of accomplishment that we are about to close off this hardworking year 2012 with a great new: PHARAOH’s “Bury the Light” album on Cruz del Sur Music has appeared in the 2012 Top Ten Heavy Metal albums chart of NPR according to writer Lars Gotrich!! Check it out here.
This is what NPR had to say about Bury the Light:”Chris Black is one of metal’s most tireless musicians, typically working in the denim-shredded realm handed down by Iron Maiden and Jag Panzer. In 2012, the drummer and songwriter appeared on three albums that span the early spirit of metal: Superchrist‘s tallboy-downin’ Holy S—, Dawnbringer‘s heartfelt, but no less hair-raising concept album Into the Lair of the Sun God (Black’s baby, so to speak), and Pharaoh‘s Bury the Light. I loved all three for different reasons, but few records this year felt as epic as Bury the Light. Not “epic” in the way that metal journos typically overuse the word, but in the way that vocalist Tim Aymar might as well be wailing an epic poem handed down generations.” Read more “NPR Radio loves PHARAOH: Top 10 Heavy Metal Releases of Year 2012”
American power metal warriors PHARAOH will release the long awaited “Ten Years” EP in June via Cruz Del Sur Music. We are very proud to be working again with this incredible band, having already given to the metal world previous PHARAOH’s full-length releases After the Fire (2003), The Longest Night (2006), Be Gone (2008) as well as last year’s Tribute To Coroner 7″ split with Canvas Solaris.
Entitled Ten Years, the upcoming release contains two unreleased songs from the Be Gone recording sessions, two tracks previously released only as a bonus 7”, and two covers; New Model Army’s “White Light” and Slayer’s “Tormentor.” Read more “PHARAOH: New EP Confirmed For June Release”