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The Cross announce new full-length album »Act II: Walls Of The Forgotten«; the first single »Umbral« feat. Leo Stivala (Forsaken) streaming

Brazilian doom metal band The Cross has unveiled the first single »Umbral« taken from their new full-length album, »Act II: Walls Of The Forgotten«, which will be released on May 27th, 2022 via Pitch Black Records.

The track features guest vocals by Leo Stivala (Forsaken).

01. Behind The Stone Gate
02. Walls Of The Forgotten
03. Beyond The Eyes Of Seth
04. Sonnenstein Castle
05. Umbral
06. Ouroboros

Courtesy of The Metallist PR:

The Cross is recognized as the first doom metal band in Brazil, founded in Salvador – Bahia by Eduardo “Slayer” Mota in 1990 with the band’s sound and style inspired by bands such as Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and Trouble.

Following a series of EPs, a live album, a single, a split (with 3 other bands), and some line-up changes, 2021 found the band recording its second album »Act II: Walls Of The Forgotten«.

In the band’s own words: “Our album describes the new age of The Cross. We feel like we’ve finally reached our perfect line-up, and this album shows it by itself. »Act II« is an album written in the middle of the pandemic, with every member working separately, and when we finally managed to be together, everything simply clicked. The album deals with a variety of mythological and historical themes, Lovecraft-inspired themes and also inner suffering.”

»Act II: Walls Of The Forgotten« features a number of notable guests, all of whom vastly contributing to the overall result: Albert Bell (Forsaken, Nomad Son), Leo Stivala (Forsaken), Achraf Loudiy (Aeternam) and, last but certainly not least, Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride).

Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Louis, at Den Studio, June-October 2021, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Bass produced and recorded by Albert Bell and Steve Lombardo at Steve Lombardo Studio, Malta. Albert Bell live pic by Viktor Vella; band pic by Alexia Baldacchino. Guest vocals on »Umbral« produced and recorded by Leo Stivala, Albert Bell and Steve Lombardo at Steve Lombardo Studio, Malta. Guest vocals on »Beyond The Eyes Of Seth« produced and recorded by Achraf Loudiy, Canada. Guest Vocals on »Walls Of The Forgotten« produced and recorded by Aaron Stainthorpe, UK. Band pictures by Rafael Almeida. Cover artwork and layout by Alcides Burn ( Concept by Eduardo Slayer and Alcides Burn. Songs 2-4-5-6 by Paulo Monteiro, song 3 by Daniel Fauaze and song 1 by The Cross. Lyrics of songs 1-4-5-6 by Eduardo Slayer, 2-3 by Daniel Fauaze. Arrangements by The Cross.

The Cross is:
Eduardo Slayer – Vocals
Paulo Monteiro – Guitars
Daniel Fauaze – Lead Guitars
Leandro Kastiphas – Bass
Louis – Drums

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

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