Friday, February 12, 2016

NEWS: Corners of Sanctuary

Corners of Sanctuary
Metal Machine
release date: December 14th, 2015
label: Metalizer Records
The defenders of the traditional heavy metal allegiance known as Corners of Sanctuary have returned with a new album dedicated to everything the band has stood for since the beginning: making heavy metal for rocking out. Talk about wearing your emotions on your sleeve, talk about sticking to what you do best, talk about no fooling around, Corners of Sanctuary does not want to waste your time with nonsense and they don’t want to waste their time: life is short, play metal music. Traditional heavy metal, classic heavy metal, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, U.S. metal, true metal, so on and so forth, that’s everything the band wants. Drums, bass, guitars and vocals and let’s get to work. Corners of Sanctuary is not like a box of chocolates, you always know what you’re going to get. There is a pact at stake: if you want heavy metal, heavy metal you will get from Corners of Sanctuary.
Thanks to the band’s professionalism, below you will find a wonderful set of information about the band and its history.
official information:
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Corners of Sanctuary formed in 2011 to breath new life into Heavy Metal.
Driven by the power and inspiration given to us by Metal music, C.O.S. has ignited the fires of classic Heavy Metal, bringing the genre full circle as the sounds of yesterday live again as the sounds of today in the New Wave of Traditional American Heavy Metal (NWoTAHM) genre! Hard hitting, head banging, straight forward Heavy Metal is the mission - nothing less will do. Old School is back with a vengeance.... Metal Has Returned!
Corners of Sanctuary has performed with Saxon, Anvil, Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders), and David Shankle (Manowar, DSG) among others. Their 2013 album “Axe to Grind” was released through La Mazakuata Records. In 2014 the album was re-released by Pure Steel Records. Pure Steel Records also released the band’s second album “Harlequin”.
Corners of Sanctuary’s fourth album “Metal Machine” is slated to release October 2015 on Metalizer Records Germany. Mastered by Death Dealer guitarist Stu “The Hammer” Marshall, this album will pick up where “Axe to Grind” left off. Get your Metal engines running you’re not going to want to miss this one!
As our world enters into the second decade of the new millennia, music continues to be a driving force in all our lives. More than just a backdrop lost in the noise, music is the marker of the many milestones along our journey through life. Each and every moment in time can be linked to a memorable song, an inspirational melody or the emotionally charged lyrics of our favorite songwriter. Music is the energy that moves our lives - it is powerful. Music is universal. Music is forever.
Corners of Sanctuary was formed in early 2011 after members of a previous band, Seeker, regrouped in 2010 to celebrate the band’s anniversary. The reunion spawned a desire that brought members Sean Nelligan, James Pera and Mick Michaels to begin working together again. Vocalist Frankie Cross was added to complete the line up. Each member had honed their craft while playing in several Philadelphia-area based bands. The need to return to their roots was apparent. With a direction and a sound that by now was inherent to each, Corners of Sanctuary (C.O.S.) began writing and rehearsing all original material. On Friday, March 30, 2012, C.O.S. released their six-track EP, Forgotten Hero. The EP received national acclaim at SD Metal.
The band released a full-length CD titled Breakout which dropped worldwide on June 19, 2012, The first single “Sanctuary” was received with positive reviews and was accompanied by a music video. “Sanctuary” was quickly followed up with the next single “Wild Card” which also was made into a video. The band also released the track “Juggernaut”, that hit the airwaves strong and was followed by a supporting video.
C.O.S. promoted the disc’s release with a string of private shows and radio interviews. Since the release of Breakout, C.O.S. has been working with La Mazakuata Records to expand the band’s fan reach in Mexico, Central and South America. C.O.S. appeared on La Mazakuata Records’ compilation release Metal Invasion Chapter Two, which released December 15, 2012. The songs “Sanctuary” and “Cross of War” appear on the disc.
C.O.S. released the Holiday EP December Wind on November 1, 2012 which includes an all new, all original track “December Wind”. Also featured on the EP are cuts from previous releases and the first single, from the January 22, 2013 CD release Harlequin, “Angels Only Dare”. A portion of sales from the Holiday EP had been donated to cancer research. A video for the “December Wind” single was also produced. Two follow up editions of the Holiday EP, "Merry Metal Xmas I and II" have also been released in 2013 and 2014.
C.O.S. supported the Harlequin release with a string of live performances and interviews during 2013. Before the year was out, however, the band released their third album "Axe to Grind" under the La Mazakuata records label and toured throughout 2014 in support as well as supporting noted artists such as Anvil and David Shankle (Manowar, DSG). The "Axe to Grind" was later picked up by the Germany based company, Pure Steel Records, in late 2014 and re-release din Europe.
In 2015, Corners of Sanctuary embarked on their "Metal Machine Tour" as the band prepares to release their fourth album under Metalizer Records in Germany, During the first leg of their travels the band supported noted artists such as Saxon and Damon Johnson. "Metal Machine" has been mastered by famed producer and Death Dealer guitarist Stu "The Hammer" Marshall. In the calm before the storm of the new album's release on October 31, 2015, C.O.S. released the EP "Prelude to War - The Japan Demo" as a FREE Mp3 download on their website in July 2015. This EP features eight tracks.
In August 2015, Corners of Sanctuary was names Rockwired Magazine's Artist of the Month as well as gracing the cover of Spain's Heavy Riffs Magazine. More is to come... stay tuned!
Driven by the power and inspiration given to us by music, Corners of Sanctuary finds itself on the threshold of rebirth. Forged in the fires of classic Heavy Metal, C.O.S. comes full circle as the sound of yesterday lives again as the sound of today. Hard hitting, head banging, straight forward Heavy Metal is the mission - nothing less will do. Old School is back with a vengeance....It's is the New Wave of American Heavy Metal... Metal has returned!
Forgotten Hero EP 2012
Breakout Full-length 2012
December Wind EP 2012
Harlequin Full-length 2013
Epilogue EP 2013
Axe to Grind Full-length 2013
Metal Machine Full-length 2015

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