It seems like Cruz del Sur Music, releasing the split 7″ between Pharaoh and Canvas Solaris, forecasted a very interesting event for the metal world: the reunion of CORONER.
The seminal 80s Swiss band has been paid a special tribute released on wax at the end of June by Cruz del Sur Records. American bands Pharaoh and Canvas Solaris give justice to “Tunnel of Pain” and “Arc-Lite”, two of the most famous CORONER songs.
The very exciting news are anyways that CORONER — made up of bassist Ron Royce, drummer Marquis Marky (a.k.a. Marky Edelmann) and guitarist Tommy T. Baron — will reunite for an appearance at next year’s edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France.

It is important to remember that CORONER, together with CELTIC FROST, were two of the few European bands able to give a name and a reputation to European metal in the international community. Their peculiar brand of eclectic thrash left many fans wanting for more when the trio disbanded in 1994. Almost 20 years later, CORONER are supposed to appear as a reunion event, but who knows about possible new toruing plans, giving the actual cult status of the band.

It might be a good idea to start enjoying these news purchasing a copy of the PHARAOH/CANVAS SOLARIS split 7″ and cranking it out loud, waiting for Hellfest next year. You can purchase a copy of this limited edition split 7″ clicking here.