ORODRUIN Ink Deal With Cruz Del Sur Music; New Album Due In October

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 BLACK SABBATH 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 album.

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.”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Announce U.S. Spring Tour Dates

AOS_2015SPRINGTOURU.S. Doomsters APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE have announced U.S. Spring Tour 2015 dates.

The upcoming gigs are as follows.

APRIL /30 @ The Foundary in Lakewood (Cleveland), OH with Dead East Garden, and Thunderchief, and Sweaty Mammoth, and Sleeplord

MAY /01 @ TBA in Rochester, NY with Orodruin

MAY /02 @Jabber Jaws in Allentown, PA with Krosis, Buried at Dawn, Father of Sin, Cryptid, and P.O.W.W.O.W.

MAY /03 @ Geno’s in Portland, ME with Eldemur Krimm

MAY /04 @ O’Brien’s in Allston, MA with The Modern Voice and Cemetery Dave

MAY /05 @ St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY with Elder, Kings Destroy, and Clamfight

MAY /06 @ Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia, PA with Clamfight and Prehistoric War

MAY /07 @ The Pinch in Washington, D.C. with Fortress and Foehammer

MAY /08 @ The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA with Argus and Brimstone Coven

MAY/09 @ Goodfellas in McMechen, WV with Doctor Smoke and Null Result

“Of Woe and Wounds is the Doom Metal release of the year, by far.” 5/5Metal-Temple

“Our American answer to the current British and Scandinavian invasion of doom, Apostle of Solitude’s newest puts everyone on notice just how good they are going to need to be after hearing this one.” – The Sludge Lord

“Of Woe and Wounds is a very well done doom record, full of everything we love about the genre.”Sea of Tranquility

“A varied, uncompromising, and superbly produced collection of songs that elevates Apostle of Solitude from a rising force to one of the elite bands working in this genre.”  – Hellride Music

“Of Woe And Wounds is a powerful and original album, packed with sophisticated and hugely enjoyable doom metal anthems.”Doom Metal Heaven Read more “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Announce U.S. Spring Tour Dates”