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includes the “cursed” story of the band as told by long time fan Giovanni Loria, topped off by tons of original and unpublished photos from the era collected in a beautiful 8-page booklet.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!
Get ready for one of the most intriguing and fascinating debut of 2014!
CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC is extremely pleased and proud to welcome Finnish sensational newcomers MAUSOLEUM GATE in its roster!
At the end of 2013 we were introduced to their latest promo, thanks to producer Bart Gabriel … A glorious and pure offering of retro Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, deeply rooted in a late-70s/early-80s atmosphere.
Forged in the blood of Saxon, in the power and rudeness of the NWOBHM movement, in the spritual, epic nature of Cirith Ungol but even in the elegance of Uriah Heep… A perfect band for Cruz Del Sur Music profile.
MAUSOLEUM GATE will release their self-titled debut album in mid October 2014 under the sign of Cruz Del Sur Music, in compact disc, vinyl and digital formats.
Their sold-out cassette EP “Gateways For the Wicked” will be soon re-press by the band itself on compact disc so watch out for it at the next Keep It True festival!
We at Cruz del Sur are obviously very excited to present the second full-length of highly acclaimed German regressive metallers ATLANTEAN KODEX, “The White Goddess – A grammar of poetic myth“. The album will be released on October 4th 2013 as the successor to the band‘s highly acclaimed debut „The Golden Bough“(2010). It will be made available on CD by Cruz del Sur Music in all territories except for the USA, where it will be released by 20 Buck Spin Records.
To celebrate the loyalty of its more dedicated fans and customers, Cruz del Sur Music has decided to offer an exclusive combo containing the CD version of “The White Goddess” and an exclusive ATLANTEAN KODEX embroidered patch to the first 200 mailing list subscribers who will order it. Please note that this offer will not be available through our website or online store, but ONLY and exclusively through a Paypal link contained in our newsletter.
You want to order this special edition? It’s very simple: subscribe to our mailing list by filling your details in the form at the top right column of our website, and you will be eligible!
Act fast, because once this promotional 200 copies are gone, this combo won’t be available anymore. Read more “ATLANTEAN KODEX special pre-order and “Sol Invictus” video released”