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”
As the release date of their new album draws closer, Chicago’s rockers BIBLE OF THE DEVIL offer a first sample off “For the Love of Thugs and Fools” to their fans.
“The Parcher” can be heard at Cruz Del Sur Music’s Bandcamp, complete with lyrics.
“For the Love of Thugs and Fools” will be released 8th of May in US/Canada and 8th of June in Europe on Cruz Del Sur Music. The album will be the first of Cruz Del Sur Music’s releases to be distributed in Germany and other European countries through label’s new partner, Soulfood Music. Read more “BIBLE OF THE DEVIL: A First sample of Upcoming Album “For the Love of Thugs and Fools””
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”