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Spanish melodic doom/death metal band Golgotha stream new full-length album »Spreading The Wings Of Hope«; out today via Ardua Music!

Palma de Mallorca, Spain based melodic doom/death metal band Golgotha is streaming their new full-length album, »Spreading The Wings Of Hope«, which was just released this Friday, June 14th, 2024 via Ardua Music.

Featuring members of Bis•nte, SolNegre, Decrapted, Holycide, Unbounded Terror, Sons Of Cult, Hyde XXI and more.

01. For Every Tear
02. Gilded Cage
03. A Solitary Soul
04. Hear Their Cries
05. Human Vultures
06. Closed Heart
07. Spreading Wings Of Hope
08. Hope As Guide

Courtesy of Ardua Music:

Golgotha is a pioneer Spanish doom metal band founded in Mallorca back in 1992 by Vicente J. Payá. In their early years and under a quite unsteady line-up, they recorded two albums: »Melancholy« (1995) and »Elemental Changes« (1998), both via cult label Repulse Records. Those releases awarded the band wide recognition in and out of Spain, in a scene mostly ruled by Death Metal bands at the time.

In 2005 they released the album »New Life« via Slovakian label Metal Age Productions. It also meant the band cut activities for a while, with band members focusing in other side and personal projects. In 2014 they were reborn again with the recording of their new »Arise« EP.

In 2019 and after constant line-up changes, Vicente & Amón (lead singer) recruited drummer Tomeu Crespí and Angel Riutort (bass player, keyboard and producer) for the release of a new full length album »Erasing The Past«, released via Xtreem Music. This work meant the first step of regular live and studio activities after some years of no full-length releases, followed by another 2021 compilation EP »Remembering The Past / Writing The Future« and their latest studio effort »Mors Diligentis« from 2022.

Some may have expected that creating an album to follow the darkly magnificent fan favourite, »Mors Diligentis«, would be a daunting prospect for Spain’s doyens of doom, Golgotha. However, the band have sailed majestically past all their previous achievements with their latest collection of epic hymns. »Spreading The Wings Of Hope« exemplifies everything that is great about this much-loved band – the earthshaking heaviness and the enthralling melodies, the contrasting dual vocals that express such powerful emotions and the sublime song writing that can utterly enchant the listener.

This 2024, featuring eight momentous tracks, laden with portent and powerful emotion and mixed and mastered to perfection by Javier Fernández (Avulsed, Holycide, TodoMal), »Spreading The Wings Of Hope« will be released on CD and cassette formats on June 14th, adorned in vivid, compelling artwork. This album sees Golgotha scaling new peaks of creative endeavour and weaving some of the most captivating musical spells of their career to date. Fans of the very finest heart-rending heaviness should prepare to experience absolute melancholic, melodic magnificence!

Pre-order here:

Golgotha are:
María J. Lladó – Vocals
Vicente J. Paya – Guitars, Vocals
Tomeu Crespí – Drums
Andrew Spinosa – Bass, Vocals
Dan Garcia – Guitars

Guest musician:
Javier Fernández – Keyboards & Arrangements

Recorded during January, 2024 by Vicente J. Payá at Black Night Studios (room #1, Secar De La Real) except drums, recorded by Tomeu Crespí (room #2, Santa Margalida), Islas Baleares.

Produced, mixed & mastered by Javier Fernández in March, 2024 at Montseny Studios (Guadalajara).

All music written by Vicente J. Payá.
Lyrics by María J. Lladó & Vicente J. Payá.
Album cover by Noah.

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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