Progressive-death metal band ISLE OF THE CROSS has inked a worldwide deal with ROCKSHOTS RECORDS for the release of their debut album 'Excelsis'.
Infusing a blend from the avant-garde realms of extreme, symphonic, melodic and technical death-metal, ISLE OF THE CROSS is led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Je Schneider.
The debut full length "Excelsis" is a concept release based on a tale of two lovers amidst betrayal, murder and their search to reunite in the afterlife. From the immediate and vicious thrust of the opening track 'Sacrifice', the listener is quickly catapulted into an enigmatic journey of sonic power. From the furious to the melodious opuses on the album, the listener is enveloped in a dynamic exploration until the very end. At the heart of ISLE OF THE CROSS is the conveyance of depth, poignancy, and redemption through the endurance of tragedy.
The first single 'Tartarus' is now available on the following outlets for stream and download:
YouTube - https://youtu.be/
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/38OXfdG
iTunes - https://apple.co/2Pw6ffP
'Excelsis' was produced, mixed and mastered by Je Schneider, and is due out February 21, 2020.
Album pre-order is available at ROCKSHOTS RECORDS' official store - http://bit.ly/Excelsis_CD
1. Sacrifice (4:14)
2. Tartarus (8:25)
3. Excelsis (4:35)
4. The Wolf, Pt. I. Invocation (1:09)
5. The Wolf, Pt. II. Sanctuary (7:20)
6. Stars (6:25)
7. Empyrean (7:42)
8. Paradigm (4:21)
9. Breatheia (5:57)
10. The 9th Circle, Pt. I. Caina (2:28)
11. The 9th Circle, Pt. II. Judecca (0:53)
12. The 9th Circle, Pt. III. Inferno (8:34)
Album Length: 1:02:04
ISLE OF THE CROSS is:
Je Schneider - Lead Songwriter & Lyricist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist
Eric Gillette - Lead Guitar
Diane Lee - Vocals
Eric Castiglia - Vocals