We are excited to announce that the pre-orders of the ARDUINI/BALICH “Dawn Of Ages” release open today (click on the image)
“Dawn Of Ages” is available in a deluxe 6-panel (glossy) digipak with 12-page booklet and a wonderful Double LP edition on blue/white splatter vinyl with 3 bonus tracks, 4-page insert and download card!
An 8-minute teaser has been released as well, featuring parts of each song on the release (except for the vinyl-only bonus tracks).
The high-standard quality delivered by the combination of two such strong individuals as Victor Arduini and Brian Balich makes “Dawn Of Ages” one of Cruz Del Sur most ambitious releases, as the two really granted this album all their enthusiasm and skills. We’re glad that such efforts have been acknowledged by the medias that are so far praising the album ravishing words such as the following:
“Heavy riffs, powerful voice! This combines classic Heavy Metal with progressive edges and authentic Doom!” – Aardschok (NL)
“There is an almost a ‘Wall of Sound’ created by textured guitars and vocals. Definitely a dark and doomy vibe throughout.” – Progressive Power
“A powerful project! An offspring of While Heaven Wept, Fates Warning and Dio-Black Sabbath might be called ARDUINI/BALICH!” – Strike Magazine (GER), 9/10
“This is one of those debuts that unexpectedly catches you by surprise, but above all for the quality that treasures” – Metal Brothers, 9/10
“Firmly at the forefront of the progressive doom subgenre.” 8/10 – Hellbound.ca
“Big-riff, big-melody, big-voice epic doom metal. A wonderful triumph.” – Metal Bulletin Zine
“If I had to describe it in one word: Monumental.” – Tradicion Metalica
“Giants of the progressive heavy metal scene.” – JP’s Music Blog
An official video release of the opener “The Fallen” will be unleashed next week.
DAWN OF AGES TRACKLIST:
Beyond The Barricade
The Gates Of Acheron
Sunrise (URIAH HEEP) – VINYL BONUS TRACK
Wolf Of Velvet Fortune (BEAU BRUMMELS) – VINYL BONUS TRACK
After All (The Dead) (BLACK SABBATH) -VINYL BONUS TRACK