French independent record label Season Of Mist has recently added to new bands to its packed rooster:
The Sign Of The Southern Cross
With devastating demos under their sleeves and college degrees finally out of the way and on their wall, this mountain metal quartet is poised and ready to take southern culture and its heavy heritage to the masses. Seeping with infectious riffs, soulful vocals and all-around stump stomping songs, the band's debut, "Of Mountains and Moonshine", will surely lead them to headlining status at summer festivals, commercial radio specialty shows and keg party smoke circles across the country and the world.
The band comments on this new alignment: "We're beyond excited to begin a long lasting and fruitful partnership with Season of Mist! It's a deep mark of pride to become part of a family which has brought along so many influential artists. Steeped in moonshine and almighty riffs, The Sign Of The Southern Cross' music breathes oil into your lungs while it elevates you up the Smokey Appalachia Mountains. As southern boys, we take pride in our past as we trudge on and strive to make our mark in the modern world. This effort is now strengthened by the hand of this heavy record label. We welcome all with the open arms of southern hospitality to this loud- ass, gut-bucket of American heavy metal!"
The Sign Of The Southern Cross "Of Mountains and Moonshine" is due out in October 2008. Look for the band on tour late summer, early autumn. Check their MySpace for more information.
In May 2008, the US offices of Season of Mist were nearly destroyed due to a deluge of water damage and the resulting attack of black toxic mold. Can this be a direct result of the volume voodoo unleashed by the signing of a certain southern, outlaw organization?
Yeah, sure N'awlins is located in the southern United States but doesn't mean it belongs to it. It is no longer part of the so-called, stereo-typical southern region. They have finally seceded. NOLA is now its own sovereign nation, leading the rest of the country & even the world in a revolution of extreme music that is unparalleled. Due to the subsequent destruction of the fair hedonistic city by a bitch named Katrina, they have been freed from their restraints to begin a new crime wave in the form of Outlaw Order, the Zero / Zero percent. This group of restless reprobates cultivated under the scrutiny and beat-downs of an oppressive redneck authority. Being well placed members of local New Orleans conspiracists Eyehategod, Soilent Green and Hawg Jaw, these gentlemen have united under one negative war banner to blast the system with a twist to the N'awlins sound of rebellion and pollution. A fully realized organization, these null percenters follow no one. They do however wear the Louisiana influence on their black armbanded sleeves and shine a stolen police flashlight into the darkened rooms inhabited by law enforcement cockroaches. This is truly a new seperatist set of rules. Combining their militant safecracking skills with leading sonic boom specialists Season of Mist, the debut record, "Dragging down the Enforcer" is set to explode this autumn.
Band members and their other illegal affiliations:
Michael D. Williams (Eyehategod, Arson Anthem) - vocals
Brian Patton (Eyehategod, Soilent Green) - guitar
Gary Mader (Eyehategod, Hawg Jaw) - guitar
Joey LaCaze (Eyehategod) - drums
Justin Grisoli (ex- Eyehategod) - bass
Outlaw Order "Dragging down the Enforcer" is due out in October 2008 with a simultaneous road attack. This is your final warning. Check their MySpace for more information.