American Metal Legends ATTACKER Joins Cruz Del Sur Music, Vocalist BOBBY LUCAS Returns To The Fold!

Cruz Del Sur Music is proud to announce the signing of American metal legends ATTACKER! The label will release the band’s next studio album sometime in 2022.

Originally formed in 1983, ATTACKER burst onto the scene with their 1985 debut, “Battle At Helm’s Deep”, an LP many consider to be one of the first pure American power metal albums. The band released “The Second Coming” in 1988 before splitting the next year. ATTACKER returned in 2001 and has since released four additional studio albums and one EP, the latest being 2018’s “Armor Of The Gods” EP.  

ATTACKER made contact with Cruz Del Sur Music through a mutual friend of the band and the label. “We corresponded for a few months and struck a deal for the next ATTACKER album,” says drummer and founding member Mike Sabatini. “We are looking forward to this new partnership!”

In related news, vocalist Bobby Lucas has since rejoined ATTACKER. According to Sabatini, a conversation about the recent “Godzilla Vs. Kong” movie got the two men talking about working together again, and, more importantly, what a strong unit they are. Vocalist Ski, who appeared on the recent “Spiritual Warfare” single, had recently informed the band that he did not have the time needed to fully commit to ATTACKER.

“With all the stuff the world has gone through the last year and still going through, we all grew in our understanding of what’s important and what’s not important,” says Sabatini. “It’s definitely a nice feeling. Bobby truly is the best voice for this band. Add to that how excited we all are for new beginnings working with Cruz Del Sur and it makes life that much sweeter. The band and I are very much looking forward to continuing work on the new album material for a 2022 release”

ATTACKER plans on concluding the writing process for their next studio album by the end of the summer. The band will then enter Bandmother Recording in Jersey City, New Jersey, with Sabatini handling engineering duties. “The new material will have more diversity,” he says. “Brian Smith [bass] and Jon Hasselbrink [guitar] have contributed music for the very first time. Mike Benetatos [guitar] had written most of the last few albums so the injection of different ideas will add some new flavor to our sound. Mike is a little more of a technical writer whereas Brian and Jon’s material adds a little more old-school classic feel which is where we all came from musically. I think fans of the band will be pleased.”

Active for nearly four decades, ATTACKER has long been a staple of the American power metal scene. They also remain a highly-respected cult act in Europe, something that continues to drive them to this day.

“We were fortunate to have come up when the metal explosion was happening and be part of this great thing that occurred and is still occurring,” says Sabatini. “Heavy metal and hard rock is the music that speaks to me and resonates within me. Listening to the classic metal bands that got me on my path still sends chills up my spine — those types of feelings and love for this music are what keeps me and the band going. Music is in our blood, hearts and souls.

“Another big aspect is the great people we have met since reforming. We honestly had no idea what the bands’ early works meant until going to Europe and hearing from the fans. It was very humbling as we never imagined the impact ATTACKER and other underground ‘80s bands had. I should totally understand it since so many underground bands were part of my introduction to metal back in the early days. We don’t do it for a living — we’re more like weekend warriors. But hey, some people play golf, we’ll play metal until we physically cannot!”

LADY BEAST Releases ‘Every Giant Shall Fall’ Lyric Video

Pittsburgh, PA NWOBHM-inspired upstarts LADY BEAST have issued the lyric video for “Every Giant Shall Fall”, a song from their forthcoming sophomore “Vicious Breed” studio album, which will be released November 17 via Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music.

Pittsburgh, PA NWOBHM-inspired upstarts LADY BEAST have issued the lyric video for “Every Giant Shall Fall”, a song from their forthcoming sophomore “Vicious Breed” studio album, which will be released November 17 via Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music.

Comments lead singer Deb Levine: “It’s the DIO side of me that likes to take the listener on a journey or hear a story. The whole album essentially has a theme (only that we realized after listening over and over to the recordings) that was completely unintentional during my lyric writing. The theme is living, surviving and dying. Each song represents or tells a story of each of these acts. ‘Every Giant Shall Fall’ is a tale of survival. Not having everything you may need, but using what you have, including your spirit, to be victorious. In the song, the giant enemy was strong, but the people never gave up hope.”

 

Originally formed in 2009, LADY BEAST quickly immersed itself in the East Coast live scene, developing a reputation as a band who can seamlessly blend venerable classic metal sounds and thrash. Fronted by the charismatic Levine, LADY BEAST’s studio output helped catch the attention of Cruz Del Sur, who signed the band and sent them off into the studio to record “Vicious Breed”.

 

Recorded at +/- Studios in Pittsburgh under the supervision of Jason Jouver, “Vicious Breed” is LADY BEAST’s most dynamic album to date. Sporting a wide variety of moods and flavors, “Vicious Breed” features the speedy title track, downright heavy “Lone Hunter”, the balladry of “Always With Me” and the straight-up rock of “Get Out Of My Way”.

 

“Vicious Breed” track listing:

  1. Seal The Hex
  2. Lone Hunter
  3. The Way
  4. Always With Me
  5. Get Out
  6. Every Giant Shall Fall
  7. Sky Graves
  8. Vicious Breed

 

SACRAL RAGE: Pre-orders shipping begins today for “Illusions in Infinite Void” CD!

SACRAL RAGE‘s “Illusions in Infinite Void” will be released in Europe next week, in coincidence with the band’s show in Athens supporting SANCTUARY.
Therefore we begin today the all pre orders shipping, in order to deliver copies in time or even shortly after the release date.

A new track from the album, “Lost Chapter E.: Sutratma” has been released on YouTube:

 

Here’s some reactions from the medias:

Power and aggression boosted with remarkable technical instrumentals and complex and impressive compositions!” – Metalheads Union (UK), 9/10

“High-Pitched Terrorism! I’m pretty sure that if this album had been released back in 1987, today we would all wait desperately for an anniversary tour.”-  Metal Hammer (GR), 9/10

“Great compositions which connect you with the glorious past of Heavy Metal!” – Rockway (GR)

“A perfect debut album” – Disagreement.net  9/10

“These Greek are revisiting the heavy metal of the 80s much more original than countless other groups!” –
 Spirit Of Metal (F)

“Their enthusiasm for classic metal is infectious!”
 – Angry Metal Guy (SWE)

“A very impressive album!”
 – Metal Factory (CH), 9/10

“These guys have a good dose of metal within their blood!” 
– Zepyhrs Odem (GER)

“Adorable!”
 – Strike (GER), 9/10

“Intelligent US Metal from Greece! Cool guitar riffs, technical solos, tempo changes and breaks – Sacral Rage has it all!”
 – White Room Reviews (NL)

“SACRAL RAGE have mixed various influences form past eras of metal to create something interesting and ass kicking! Recommended!”
 – Metal Sound (SRB)

“A good dose of speed and progressive metal! Fine album!”
 – Queens Of Steel (E)

“Astonishing riff-centric brilliance.” 
– Stereogum.com

“Guitarist Mario P deals out riffs with madman-like abandon, then adding some terrific leads for even more wizardry
– DangerDog.com 4,5/5

“If you write killer metal, it will be entertaining by its very nature. Sacral Rage achieves this with every vocal wail, jittery thrash riff, and intense forward drive.”
 – LastRites.com

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