ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS "Deus Volt" album pre-order.
The Maltese doom metal scene veteran Albert Bell (known mostly for his albums with FORSAKEN and NOMAD SON, but also as the organizer of the Malta Doom Metal festival) strikes with his first solo concept album "Deus Volt", releasing it under the monicker ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS. Stylistically it's quite different from his other bands, as it can be best described as arcane heavy doom, steeped in the primeval sounds and atmosphere of the early black/thrash metal, so definitely more extreme stuff, and the vocals are acquired taste too. One can also trace here nods to epic metal and the dark soundscapes typical of the Italian and Hellenic metal scenes. As Albert stated himself: "No sludge, no goth, no stoner, no post anything! Only doom with a heavy dose of true metal in its pristine hues!" Personally we think it's most comparable to TÖRR, NEMESIS (pre-CANDLEMASS), later ZEMIAL, early CELTIC FROST, MORTUARY DRAPE, early DEATH SS and PAUL CHAIN, VENOM, epic-era BATHORY and SAINT VITUS.
The album will see the light of day at the Hammer of Doom festival, on November 14h. Those attending the HOD fest will have a chance to buy "Deus Volt" CD directly from us, as we'll have a table space for selling there.
Check out the promo clip for the album (featuring a fragment of "At the Horns of Hattin" song) at this location or watch it here:
Listen to two full songs from this album from our YouTube channel ("Arcana Imperii" here, and "Deus Volt (The Siege of Ascalon)" here) or from the Bandcamp player on the ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS page, where we made available for streaming also a third song, "Beatification of the Dead". Here's the track list of "Deus Volt":
2. Arcana Imperii
3. Beatification of the Dead
4. Ordo Templaris
5. At the Horns of Hattin
6. Defender of the Holy Cross
7. Deus Volt (The Siege of Ascalon)
(Cover art by Gustave Doré, 1832-1883)
Find out more about "Deus Volt" and see the high-res cover on the page of this release.
Until November 14th you can pre-order ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS "Deus Volt" CD with 2 Euro discount from our SHOP page.
If you don't collect CDs, you can also pre-order the album as digital download (in lossless formats) from our Bandcamp page. Later on it will be distributed digitally by CD Baby and made available also from iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic and other retailers.