WALPYRGUS stream “Somewhere Under Summerwind” from forthcoming album “Walpyrgus Nights”

We’ve all heard the stories of legendary antics and debauchery backstage at Metal concerts – and while that is exciting to read or gossip about, very often there’s another conversation that happens back there, on the tour bus, or at a local backyard BBQ party over some beers – while you’re hanging out with fellow musicians you respect, blasting a classic Maiden, Lizzy, or Priest album – it’s almost inevitable that someone says “we should jam together sometime” and while this may be well-intentioned or naively inspired, it seldom comes to fruition. WALPYRGUS is an exception.

When these veterans of Twisted Tower Dire, While Heaven Wept, Daylight Dies, and Viper (amongst a long list of many others) broached this subject, it actually came to fruition with a very real mutual ambition and respect for both each others’ talents and the musical influences that made them who they are.
When you hear those passages recalling the aforementioned Maiden, Lizzy, Priest, Fate, etc…it’s truly coming from the hearts of musicians who have been performing this kind of music their entire lives.
The eponymous demo-turned-EP confirmed that these guys were serious but was really only a litmus test merely hinting at what was to come; their debut album “Walpyrgus Nights” represents the full realization of the potential of this dangerous meeting of Metal minds. Hook after hook, cascading guitar harmonies, anthemic soaring vocals, epic unexpected twists and turns abound, this 8 song opus is truly a genuinely inspired, wild, and I daresay fun ride through the annals of classic Hard Rock and early Metal with a distinct personality.
This effort gradually matured over a span of no less than five years and recorded in a variety of locations over the course of two intense years under the guidance of Tom Phillips (While Heaven Wept mastermind) was mixed by longtime collaborator Kevin “131” Gutierrez (Raven, Deceased, Believer) and features the artwork of Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Firewind).

So when the when the stars are right and you’re alone, take a journey, lock the world tight and prepare yourself for the tales of demons, spectres, and witches rising on Walpyrgus Nights!

“Walpyrgus Nights” will be released on compact disc, vinyl (featuring a 56-page comic book with lyrics!) and digital on June 9, 2017.

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Tracklist:
1. The Dead Of Night
2. Somewhere Under Summerwind
3. Dead Girls
4. Lauralone
5. Palmystry
6. She Lives
7. Light Of A Torch
8. Walpyrgus Nights

Musicians:
Jonny Aune – Vocals
Scott Waldrop – Guitars
Charley Shakelford – Guitars
Jim Hunter – Bass
Peter Lemieux – Drums
Tom Phillips – Keyboards, Guitars

ARGUS “Boldly Stride The Doomed” Double LP Available NOW!!

ARGUS “Boldly Stride the Doomed” Double LP Gatefold edition is finally available for purchase. The pre-orders are being shipped as we write, so if you order this special edition already wait for your copy in the mail… if you still have not placed an order, you can easily do so clicking on the button below to be redirected to our online store.

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ARGUS “Boldly Stride the Doomed” Double LP Pre Orders OPEN NOW


ARGUS epic release “Boldly Stride the Doomed” will be released in a deluxe limited gatefold vinyl edition this coming September. Cruz del Sur Music is proud to open its pre-sales to all those who have waited to enjoy this already classic album in the pleasure of a vinyl edition… with such an impressive artwork by Brad Moore, this release will surely gain a place among the best pieces of your record collection.

This new edition of “Boldly Stride the Doomed” definitely has some additional interesting aspects to it:

– It is a limited edition of 500 copies only, double LP gatefold packaging, and printed on 140 grams vinyl for maximum groovy sound quality

– Improved mastering quality suitable for best vinyl audio performance by Justin Weis at TRAKWORX STUDIO

– It comes with an A2 sized poster of the original artwork by Brad Moore

– It contains two exclusive bonus tracks on a dedicated side of the second LP, ARGUS’ personal renditions of classics “At the Gallows’ End” by Candlemass and “Roisin Dubh” by Thin Lizzy

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