CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC: exciting news for April and May 2014

April is the month of Keep It True Festival, which will be taking place on the last weekend of the month. Cruz Del Sur Music will be present as usual, enjoying this great festival and supporting our recording artists Atlantean Kodex (their show is scheduled for Saturday 26th April at 6 pm).

During the festival we will also present two of our May releases, Vestal Claret “The Cult of Vestal Claret” and Battleroar “Blood of Legends”.

For years Vestal Claret has been very hard to find and listen due to the nature of their mysterious existence.  Only in 2011, with the release of “Virgin Blood” (Sarlacc Productions) 7’’ vinyl EP and the “Bloodbath” full-length album, the band was finally able to reach out to the fans.
Their Cruz del Suir Music’s 2014 release “The Cult of The Vestal Claret” is introduced by the art of Juha Vuorma, and is a sum of Vestal Claret’s blackened essence. It features re-recorded versions of their tracks from their split with Ungod and the long, creepy suite “Black Priest” (from their split with Albatross). Besides, it introduces some new occult metal classics such as “The Stranger” and “Great Goat God”, and a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Who Are You”.

 “The Cult of the Vestal Claret” will be available, in compact disc, vinyl (with different tracklist) and digital in all stores from May 2nd , and also pre-sold at Keep It True.

Copies of their previous releases “Bloodbath” (compact disc) and “Virgin Blood” can be found at our e-store. Read more “CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC: exciting news for April and May 2014”

BATTLEROAR video from “Blood of Legends” studio session online

While Greek Epic Metal veterans BATTLEROAR are in the studio working on the final touches to their much awaited comeback “Blood of Legends”, our friends (and total supporters of the Greek metal movement!) at The Nightwatchers have visited the band in the studio, and realized a clip which features a short but detailed interview to the “new” members Gerrit Mutz and Stavros Aivaliotis. The clip also shows a little teaser of what can be expected on the album: soaring vocals, great riffs and epic melodies!

“Blood of the Legends” is set to be released May 2nd in Europe and May 11th in the US, in CD / digital and gatefold editionLP.Mark your calendars, epic heavy metal aficionados!!

BATTLEROAR announces new album

Greek Epic Metal Heroes BATTLEROAR have hit Devasoundz Studio in Athens to start the recordings of their new album “Blood of Legends” this week.

The album will be produced by Thymios Krikos (INNERWISH) together with the band itself and will hit the streets in late April 2014, six years after their last studio album on Cruz del Sur Music, “To Death and Beyond…”.

After this release, the band went through important line-up changes, and ultimately found stability with the entrance of Stavros Aivaliotis on bass, Antreas Sotiropoulos on guitars, and Gerrit Mutz of SACRED STEEL’s fame on vocals.

A taste of “Blood of Legends” climax can be heard in the soundtrack of Greek fantasy movie “The Dragonphoenix Chronicles : Indomitable”, for which BATTLEROAR have contributed the song “Poisoned Well”. The track, which will be part of the upcoming album , can be heard here:

 “Blood of Legends” will be released in digipack, limited vinyl and digital album.