Abyss Records’ Summer of Sickness campaign continues with the release on July 6th of SOUTHWICKED’s Death’s Crown. Featuring Death Metal guitar legend Allen West (ex-OBITUARY, ex-SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE, etc), SOUTHWICKED delivers early 90’s style crush ‘n groove USDM on this stellar debut album. Heavy riffs, steamroller rhythms, and memorable songwriting make Death’s Crown an album you must hear.. Get in on the action now!
“An honest, well rounded session of skull crushing grooves performed by one of the niche’s very own forefathers.” – From the Dust Returned Craving for Blood (Promo Video)
|SOUTHWICKED (U.S./Europe) – Craving for Blood (Promo Video)|
Death’s Crown Cover Art & Track Listing:
1. Intro (The Massacre Begins)
2. Death’s Crown
3. Crawling for Blood
4. Killing Spree
5. The Phantom Prince
6. Graveyard of Bones
7. Charming Karma
8. Green River Killing Fields
9. The Only Living Witness
It actually all started when Allen West and Marco Vreven on the Lowbrow ‘Buried in Europe’ Tour decided to start a new band, and a couple of months later they were working on some songs and recorded a demo tape in the Red Room Studio’s in Ybor City. Rock Rollain (Kult of Thorn) joined the forces and he placed some mighty fine bass lines on the songs. Days before the first gig they asked Sven Poets from Shattered Skull (BE) to join the forces. He learned everything in three days and was accepted as a band member after a successful first show! In 2011 SouthWicked completed the recordings for the debut album Death’s Crown and did their first European tour with Master, playing among other shows on Neurotic Deathfest, Europe’s biggest indoor death metal festival. The band signed a deal with Abyss Records in 2011 and will release their debut album in the summer of 2012.
Allen West – Lead Guitar
Marco Vreven – Drums
Sven Poets – Vocals
Rock Rollain – Bass Guitar
Stef Mikolajczyk – Touring Rhythm Guitarist
Abyss Records has officially kicked off their Summer of Sickness Campaign 2012. The label will unleash six releases over the next six weeks. Look for albums from HUMANGLED, FETUS STENCH, RADIATION SICKNESS, CORROSIVE CARCASS, SOUTHWICKED and ROCKING CORPSES in the coming weeks. From now until September 21st, Abyss Records is offering all six releases for $45. Visit www.officialabyssrecords.com to order.