Three years after the release of their self-titled album and countless gigs / festival appearances in between, OLD MOTHER HELL returns on October 23, 2020 with their second album “Lord of Demise”.
Not even COVID-19 was able to stop this amazing German band to start and complete the recordings of their sophomore album. And today we are pleased and extremely proud to present you the opening track “Betrayal At The Sea”.
Old Mother Hell took the unorthodox and now rarely-taken step of recording Lord of Demise live (at Rama Tonstudio in Mannheim with Jens Siefert, with additional vocal tracking taking place at Sculpt Sound Studios in Cologne with Laurent Teubl / Chapel of Disease), with all member in the same room at the same time.
In turn, the album sounds powerful and crisp, stacked with eight songs that embrace their classic metal roots.
The amazing cover artwork and layout was provided by Zenz-Art.
“Lord of Demise” will be available on Compact Disc, LP, Digital. Pre-orders will start in 2 weeks. Stay Tuned!
Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the signing of Pennsylvania doom mainstays PALE DIVINE.
Founded in 1995, PALE DIVINE has
made a name for itself with its time-honored and distinctive take on classic
doom metal. Albums such as 2004’s “Eternity Revealed” and 2007’s “Cemetery
Earth” cemented the band’s reputation as one of the best pure torchbearers
of BLACK SABBATH and SAINT VITUS-styled doom, while their most
recent 2018 self-titled album was hailed by Last Rites as “true-blue doom for
the truly doomed.”
PALE DIVINE —
who comprise of vocalist/guitarist Greg Diener, guitarist Dana Ortt,
bassist Ron McGinnis and drummer Darin McCloskey — is currently
hunkered down in the studio with producer Richard Whittaker recording
their sixth studio album, “Consequence Of Time”, which will see the
light of day in May 2020. The album’s artwork will be handled by Brian Tutlo,
the man responsible for the eye-catching “Thunder Perfect Mind” and “Eternity
“It’s definitely a natural progression but
maybe not in the way people might expect, which is one of the reasons we’re
excited,” says McCloskey. “We have a new lineup now which includes Dana,
whom Greg and I played with in BEELZEFUZZ. Dana has brought
a new element to the band that blends perfectly with PALE DIVINE that
has helped us take things to the next level.”
came to join Cruz Del Sur Music through a familiar face: WHILE HEAVEN
WEPT leader Tom Phillips. The band originally crossed paths with Cruz
Del Sur label head Enrico Leccese at the 2018 Hammer Of Doom
festival in Germany, but it was Phillips who initiated the proper
discussions. After that, according to McCloskey, it was a no-brainer to
sign with Cruz Del Sur.
“We had heard great things about Cruz Del Sur
from our friends in ARGUS and APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE so we were
already familiar and very interested. We discussed things with Enrico and
he offered us a great deal. Moving forward, we’re really excited to be part of the
Cruz Del Sur Music roster. It feels like we’re part of a family now.
This is where we belong.”
PALE DIVINE will be celebrating its 25th year as a band in
2020. McCloskey says the highlights have been numerous, starting with
the bands they’ve played with and the people they’ve met over the years, as
well as their first trip to Germany in 2005 playing alongside PLACE OF
SKULLS and RISING DUST.
“In many ways, it
always sort of feels like we’re just starting out,” he says. “Every new
experience, every new song and new album pretty much reinforces that. We still
have a lot of music in us and a lot more to accomplish. It hardly seems like it’s
been 25 years, in all honestly. Going overseas for the first time and playing
for people who were fans of our music was pretty mind-blowing for us at the
time…still is, really. Even our recent trip to Würzburg last year for Hammer
Of Doom was an awesome experience as well. Certainly, the chemistry we have
in our current lineup has been a big highlight and, of course, signing with Cruz
Veteran Rochester, New York doomsters ORODRUIN have signed with Cruz
Del Sur Music for the release of their second full-length album, “Ruins Of Eternity”. The album — the
band’s first in 16 years — will see the light of day this October.
Originally formed in 1998 by John Gallo (guitar),
Mike Puleo (bass/vocals), Nick Tydelski (guitar) and Mike Waske (drums), ORODRUIN broke onto the American metal
scene with 2003’s “Epicurean Mass”,
which remains their lone full-length album to date. From the vintage school of BLACKSABBATH and SAINT VITUS
doom with a European twist, ORODRUIN’s
penchant for churning riffs and atmospheric passages instantly put them on the
global doom metal map. The band issued a split, compilation, demo and EP in
ensuing years, all building up to the eventual release of their sophomore
According to Gallo, ORODRUIN wrote nine new songs from 2016
to 2018, with a tenth song, “Letter Of
Life’s Regret” coming from 2005. The album was tracked throughout 2018 at Wicked Squid Studio and is currently
being mixed with the mastering process right around the corner.
“Stylistically, the songs are in the epic doom realm like the master titans of
the 1970s, SABBATH and JUDAS PRIEST,” says Gallo. “The songs are a long-awaiting
evolution in our writing and chemistry among brothers on a treacherous journey
that will finally be unleashed to the masses. We hope it translates well
to the hearts and souls of our fans worldwide.”
In preparation for the band’s triumphant return to European shores for this
fall’s Hammer Of Doom festival, ORODRUIN have enlisted drummer Kevin Latchaw of labelmates ARGUS, who is temporarily manning the
drum spot while the band searches for a replacement for Waske, who left ORODRUIN
in April of 2018.
Gallo: “We are extremely honored to
be playing the same night as Uli Jon
Roth and TROUBLE alongside our
classic doom brothers MIRROR OF
DECEPTION, SKALD and ATLANTEAN KODEX on the next day, to
mention only a few! We can’t express how amazing it will be to be playing
a substantial doom metal festival in Germany again. We hope people enjoy the
new material as much as we do playing it.”
ORODRUIN’s addition to Cruz Del Sur adds to an ever-growing stable of excellent doom metal bands. Not only will the partnership expose ORODRUIN to new audiences, it will put them in close company with many bands who they consider contemporaries. “We have been aware of Cruz Del Sur for a while and it seemed like the perfect home for us as we have a more European audience that appreciates our style of doom metal. Plus, it will be great to be alongside our fellow doom friends in WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, SLOUGH FEG and ARGUS.”