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In November, New York City true metallers TOWER will release their sophomore studio album, Shock To The System, via Cruz Del Sur Music. The album was recorded this May and June at ArtifactAudio in Ridgewood, New York, with Sasha Stroud serving as co-producer and engineer. The album’s cover was created by Morgan Jesse Lappin.


According to vocalist Sarabeth Linden, half of the music and lyrics for Shock To The System were written during the recent lockdown attributed to the global pandemic. The result is TOWER’s most complete outing to date — a veritable metal call-to-arms that combines the band’s energetic brand of NWOBHM and classic rock into ten anthemic cuts.


“We stayed centered around our established style but took it to new levels in some places,” says Linden. “The heavy parts are heavier than before, the fast parts are faster, the slow parts are slower, and one song is around seven minutes, which we’ve never come close to previously. Musically, there are a lot of firsts on this record.”


TOWER (who are completed by the guitar tandem of James Danzo and Zak Penley and drummer James Jones) only has one previous full-length studio album to their credit, 2016’s self-titled outing. While their 2019 Tomorrow & Yesterday EP featured four songs of rocked-up metal, Shock To The System takes TOWER’s sound to the next level.


“The first album is already five years old!” exclaims Linden. “It seems so long ago now. The songs that are still in the live set, like ‘Flames’, ‘Raceway Rock’ and ‘Elegy’ are still very much in the vein of the new material. The EP was a bit more simple and aggressive, and those elements are on the album, too, but manifest in a different way. In general, we have grown a lot as a band and as individuals. We’ve matured, and it’s reflected in the music.”
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Cruz Del Sur Music sign UK’s Dark Forest

Posted by Ehrila on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2:53 PM (PST)

Cruz Del Sur Music recently signed with UK’s Dark Forest, and they will be releasing their debut on the label, “Dawn of Infinity” in the fall of 2011.

The label commented the news:

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dark Forest into Cruz Del Sur Music’s roster!! This young band from Birmingham, England has been around for a few years now, releasing their self titled debut album on Eyes Like Snow Records in January 2009… their traditional take on heavy metal is as uniquely British as some of the best NWOBHM bands, reinterpreted with a modern production’s punch able to make them stand out alone, fists in the air. If your heart still has a soft spot for Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Isen Torr or early Deep Purple, Dark Forest has come out of the woodwork to make your day.”

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Pharaoh Confirm New EP Album and Recording of New Full-Length Album

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:07 AM (PST)

American power metal warriors Pharaoh have confirmed the forthcoming release of a new EP this summer, set to be released on June 7 via Cruz del Sur — the Rome-based label having already released Pharaoh’s full-length releases “After the Fire” (2003), “The Longest Night” (2006), “Be Gone” (2008) as well as last year’s Tribute To Coroner 7″ split with Canvas Solaris.

Entitled “Ten Years”, the upcoming release contains two unreleased songs from the “Be Gone” recording sessions, two tracks previously released only as a bonus 7”, and two covers; New Model Army’s “White Light” and Slayer‘s “Tormentor.”

Get the track listing and full cover art here.

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Album Review: Twisted Tower Dire – “Make It Dark”

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 1:52 PM (PST)

You have to hand it to Twisted Tower Dire: They chose a name that makes little sense, they play a style of metal that hasn’t been popular since people thought Rob Halford was straight, and their original lead singer died in a motorcycle accident last year. Even with all of this accounted for, they have still managed to stay true to their version of metal on their new album Make It Dark, the same version that grew out of the seeds Judas Priest and Iron Maiden planted 30+ years ago. But is there room for this antiquated style of fantasy music these days, or does the powerful musicianship of these Metalheads make up for their genre of choice?

Read the full review to find out!

Virginia’s metal masters Twisted Tower Dire have teamed up with metal ‘zine Apoch’s Metal Review to premiere “White Shadow”, the fifth track from the band’s upcoming fifth full-length release, “Make It Dark”. Tune in and check it out here.

Set for North American release by Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music on May 3, 2011, “Make It Dark” showcases some of the most mature material from Twisted Tower Dire to date, culminating pillar elements of rock/metal above the general standards into a classy, high-energy, eight-song masterpiece.

The band have confirmed a concert on May 20th at Kings in Raleigh, North Carolina with Colossus, Volture, and Sex Panther and will be announcing more live actions over the coming months.

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Pennsylvania-based traditional/doom metal warriors Argus‘ sophomore album, “Boldly Stride The Doomed”, is just over a week away, so metal ‘zine is hosting a stream of the entire ten-song opus until its official for North American release on May 3, via Cruz Del Sur Records. Stop by and crank up the album stream right here.

In addition to the album stream, MetalReview is also hosting a contest in conjunction with Cruz Del Sur and Argus directly. Running from now until the May 3 North American release date, the “Name That Mascot and Tell Us What the Hell He’s Doing On Those Two Covers” contest focuses on the cover art for Argus’ new “Boldly Stride The Doomed” full-length, as well as their 2009 self-titled debut album, both crafted by artist Brad Moore. Check out the full details and enter the contest here.

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