Alpha Omega Management has a huge pleasure to announce the signing of Albanian Crossbones! Later this year the band enters the Alpha Omega Studios in Como, to record their new album, scheduled for the release in early 2019!
Crossbones is the most recognized metal act in Albania and the only band from the mid 90's that still keeps going, today stronger than ever. Their new album “WWIII” is making quite a buzz since its launch in January 13th 2017. The news has spread throughout 3 continents, Europe, USA and Australia in about 100 webzines and portals with great reviews. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) at Nadir Music Studios. “WWIII” combines American thrash metal influences with a dark sound and typical Est European sonorities. The result is an album created with the intention of hit hard the ears of the listener without losing melodic passages and “catchy” riffs, and where the recurring use of both English and Albanian languages marks a new way in the European post-thrash genre. Among countless gigs and performances, Crossbones have played with Rock and Metal giants such as Ian Paice, legendary drummer of Deep Purple and as a direct support act for Greek Black Metal legends of Rotting Christ. Furthermore the band has headlined many concerts and festivals in Italy, Greece, FYROM, Montenegro, Kosovo, toured in Baltics (Estonia and Latvia), Ukraine and headlined Balkan Metal Meeting 4 Tuzla/Bosnia, April 27-28 2018, and more.
Stated the band:
"Joining the Alpha Omega family marks a pivotal moment in our music career and we are beyond excited that it finally happened. Moments like this give meaning to everything we stand for. This crazy journey of ours, with more than two decades of uncompromising passion, persistence and sacrifice, is about to take us to new territories yet to be conquered so we can share with the rest of the world a little bit of our dear Albania and Albanian metal. We are confident that our new family will be a loving one, a good adviser and partner, a guide to the right path, a friend and a helping hand. It’s an honour and privilege to work with some of the best people in the music industry. This means that we have to work even harder and we are looking forward to start this new era, a new page, a new level. We dedicate this achievement to our friends, fans and families for always believing in us and supporting us. Grateful to our new family of Alpha Omega for having us on board. The best is yet to come. Let’s do this."
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Crossbones to our roster family, our first ever band from Albania! For years, our team has followed the career of these hard-working guys and we've seen their great evolution. Today the band has all the good potential ingredients and attitude to go to the next level more widely, also internationally. Later this year Crossbones will enter our studio, to start recording their next album, and we can guarantee that it will exceed all expectations! Stay tuned!"
Watch official lyric videos:
“That Kind Of Feeling”: https://youtu.be/PLXdf8OuVSY
“I’m God”: https://youtu.be/7Kh1Trvrfu4
The 'Releases Of The Year' series are albums chosen by myself as the best release from each country / dependency known to have an official release in the year 2017. These are alphabetized in country order so are easy to navigate. Each award has national flag featured alongside the band name, Release Of The Year' and Facebook link (where provided)
Crossbones, the metal squad from Tirana, Albania, has been nominated in the "Breakthrough European Band" category at the GMA Awards 2017.
Voting is open until December 28, 2017. You can vote here: http://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/gma-awards.html
Winners are announced on December 29, 2017
This is the first time ever that Albania is represented in the international rock / metal scene music awards.
Crossbones have released their new lyric video for the track "That Kind Of Feeling".
You can check the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=PLXdf8OuVSY
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