Cruz Del Sur and RAFF at ACCIAIO ITALIANO Fest

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English Version
We will be present at the 4th ACCIAIO ITALIANO Festival on Saturday 24th May in Brescia, Italy, to support RAFF and other Italian heavy metal stalwarts old and new!

Remember that the entrance is FREE of charge, and there will be a metal market with some of the best Italian record labels. Cruz Del Sur will be present, of course.

This is the complete event line up:


Italian Version
Cruz Del Sur Music sarà presente al festival “Acciaio Italiano” con il proprio stand, un evento curato dalla Jolly Roger Records ed in programma al Palabam di Mantova sabato 25 e domenica 26 maggio.

Oltre che alla presenza dei RAFF, il festival prevede l’esibizione di nomi storici dell’HM italiano (Strana Officina, The Black, Unreal Terror tra gli altri) e ricordate che l’ingresso e’ gratuito.
Sarà possibile acquistare in anteprima il vinile dei RAFF ed il loro merchandise. La band si esibirà alle 19.30 di sabato 25 maggio, non mancate!

RAFF – Official Self titled album to be released soon

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC & RAFF are extremely proud to present the record that Italian metalheads have been waiting for 30 years…

RAFF are historical stalwarts of 1980s Italian heavy metal,  finally writing the most important chapter in their troubled musical career by publishing this first LP. Remember that RAFF were a special band: capable of touring with a very young Iron Maiden during their 1981 Italian tour, they played with the likes of superstars such as Gillan , Ramones and Uriah Heep, and are most famous for having rejected a contract with EMI to stay pure to their own underground rules, without having to bow to the absurd demands of any major label.

Coming in a LP version limited to 500 copies (150 ultra- limited in golden vinyl), it has been masterfully recorded  by Fabio Lanciotti at the “Bottega del Suono“, and presents RAFF as loud as never before… finally free to leave their mark into Italian heavy rock history. This album collects their most famous songs, from “Rafforce Commandos”  to “Rocker”, spanning through “Live It Loud” and “I Trust”…  total hymns for at least two generations of Italian metalheads.

This much needed vinyl release,  besides having the historic RAFF logo embossed on the cover, also includes the “cursed” story of the band as told by long time fan Giovanni Loria, topped off by tons of original and unpublished photos from the era collected in a beautiful 8-page booklet.  A download code to get the tracks in digital format for your MP3 players is also included.
“RAFF” will be also available on compact disc , and released by My Graveyard Productions.

The official release scheduled for May 2, 2014… be on the lookout for this gem from the past of Italian heavy metal!