The Power Metal legion of CROSSWIND joined No Remorse Records and the new album, "Vicious Dominion" is set for release on June 23rd, 2014.
You can expect maniacal riffing that collides against epic orchestral arrangements with intertwined guitar harmonies that bind with multi-layered, multi octave vocals, backed by a fine-tuned rhythm section's onslaught.
1. From Ashes Reborn
2. Lords Of Deceit
3. The Order
4. Angels At War
5. Legion Lost
6. Vicious Dominion
8. Grim Steeds
9. Eye Of The Storm
The line-up of the band consists of Vassilis Topalides (vocals), Kyriakos Vasdokas (guitars), Leon Tsorbatzoglou (guitars), Vassilis Kyrkos (bass) and Vassilis Mitsaris (drums).
The CROSSWIND story began sometime in the mid/late 90's, and through very difficult times they managed to forge their first Demo CD "Dark Omens", which proved to also be the band's first period swan song. For a multitude of reasons, it was impossible for the band to continue. Fast-forwarding to around 2005 the founding members Kyriakos and Vasilis M. started the band again. Their sole purpose, once again, to create and play music without any compromises. Blending the finest ingredients of what makes Metal so great: Speed, Power, Melody and Substance. CROSSWIND's sound can be described as the fusion of NWOBHM's melody, German Power Metal's speed and technique and American Heavy Metal's epic sound. This amalgam of influences rooted in fine Metal tradition as well as the addition of allegorical lyrics and an orchestral perception towards arrangements underpin CROSSWIND's new beginning.
The outcome of this new start was CROSSWIND's second official Demo EP "Beyond", which came out in 2008. This EP marking CROSSWIND's rebirth was hailed through the underground as soon as it was released, with rave reviews in fanzines, magazines and metal websites.
In 2009, CROSSWIND returned with a second offering of their brand of metal with the Demo EP called "Opposing Forces". 3 more dynamite tracks and a cover of QUEENSRYCHE's "Walk in the Shadows" were included this time. Once again, the underground worldwide was taken by storm. Rave reviews, interviews in electronic and print media helped the band reach more fans around the world.
The success of the band's 2 EPs in underground circles worldwide led to a deal with U.S based Stormspell Records in 2010. Through Stormspell Recs, both EPs were combined in a one-CD version that included revamped artwork and extensive booklets.
In the summer of 2010, the band was invited by Magic Circle Music to participate with one track in the Tribute album to Ronnie James Dio called "Magic", along with bands like MANOWAR, JACK STARR and HOLYHELL.
Following that, CROSSWIND were invited to open Magic Circle Festival IV @ METALCAMP in Slovenia. There, CROSSWIND had the honor and opportunity to share the stage with legends like VIRGIN STEELE, KAMELOT, ARCH ENEMY and MANOWAR.
Since then, CROSSWIND have been on a rampage of shows in their homeland playing with the cream of the crop of the local heavy metal scene.
2014 is going to be a blast... Stay tuned.
Today, on February the 14th, No Remorse celebrates its 16th birthday. It's been a long time since owner and founder of No Remorse, Chris Papadatos, opened the record store in Athens in 1998, the first No Remorse Records release of Valhalla "The Return of the Mystic Warrior" in 2001 and right after that, the formation of Cult Metal Classics (with Manos Koufakis) and releases like Elixir, Black Knight, Villain, Lust and Jack Starr among others, over the first years that Chris was active with Cult Metal Classics.
Over the years, No Remorse store was established as one of the best metal stores in Europe, and in 2009, No Remorse Records was reformed as a label. Among the first releases were albums from Battleroar, Isole, Ereb Altor, Randy and more, and as the label was growing, Omen, Medieval Steel, Axehammer, Lordian Guard, Northwind, Alien, Virtue and more high quality releases followed.
At this moment, No Remorse Records is established as one of the leading forces in underground and traditional metal, and we would like to thank all the people we've worked together, and mainly all our friends and clients around the globe. Thank you very much and we promise that we will continue with the same passion and respect for all the people and friends that trusted us.
At this day, we are proud to announce few of our confirmed upcoming releases for the next months.
HEATHEN'S RAGE "Knights of Steel – The Anthology" CD/LP
Currently we are working with guitarist Rob Warner to gather all the possible audio material that will complete one of the best and most wanted releases of the last years.
HAMMERON "Nothin' To Do But Rock" CD/LP
HAMMERON "Wired For Sound" CD/LP
"Nothin' To Do But Rock" is a cult 80s US Metal release that will be treated like a golden crown from No Remorse, and "Wired For Sound" is the second unreleased album of HAMMERON that will be finally released for first time, including 9 songs.
TILT "Ride The Tiger – The Anthology" CD
British Hard n' Heavy Metal from a band that was formed in 1983 and played various live shows with Paul DiAnno, Angel Witch and Savatage.
CRYWOLF "Anthology" CD
British Melodic Hard n' Heavy including numerous demo songs and The First Twelve Inches EP that was produced by Steve Grimmett.
More details will follow soon, so please be patient. Patience is a virtue.
No Remorse Records Label team
Chris Papadatos / Andreas Andreou
For one more time, some of the latest No Remorse Records releases already appear in the top import albums of Japan, according to BURRN! magazine, one of the biggest music publications worldwide. ELECTRO_NOMICON "Unleashing The Shadows" is No.7, BLACK SOUL HORDE "Tales of the Ancient Ones" is No.13 and BASTILLE "Electric Animation" is No.43... and the best is yet to come.
No Regrets Records is the brand new sub-label of No Remorse Records.
The goal of No Regrets Records is to present new productions of metal and extreme music for the restless minds.
There are no limits. There are no restrictions. There are no borders.
No Regrets Records' first release will be the new album of W.E.B. "For Bidens", coming on March 2014.
HITTEN from Spain, one of the best bands of the traditional heavy metal revival, signs with No Remorse Records for the CD release of their first full-length album under the title "First Strike with the Devil".
The recordings of the album will be finished in February and the release date will be scheduled for June 2014. The vinyl edition will be released by Heavy Forces Records from Germany.
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