German Doom metal cult CROSS VAULT stream the entirety of of their forthcoming EP "Miles to Take". Set for international release on November 18th via Iron Bonehead Productions, "Miles to Take" is a special EP that will be released on both CD and 12" vinyl formats. Just last year, this German entity released the critically acclaimed "The All-Consuming". The album was CROSS VAULT's second to date, with the founding duo of N. (vocals, drums) and M. (guitar, bass) adding drummer B. as a permanent member, and joined by session members G. and F. on guitar and bass, respectively. Now, CROSS VAULT is officially a quintet, with no more members relegated to "session" status, and "Miles to Take" is the first fruit of this union. Hear it in its entirety below.
Comprising two new and exclusive tracks, "Miles to Take" is an epic, 15-minute journey through the soul's most desolate, cobwebbed corners. Traditional doom, as ever, is the order of the day for CROSS VAULT, but there's somehow a uniquely uplifting quality about their particular sort of bloodletting, or perhaps an almost heroic aspect that favorably reminds of Viking-ea Bathory. Either way, the two songs presented here are a timely 'n' poignant reminder about the very heavy - and very human - quality of classic doom METAL, and which also serves as a precursor for CROSS VAULT's next album, set to be released by Iron Bonehead. The journey begins again with these "Miles to Take"!
"Miles to Take" track listing:
- A Hand Moving Mountains
- Miles to Take