Release date: January 13, 2017
Label: Nadir Music Genova/Italy
Crossbones is the most recognized metal act in Albania and the only band from the mid 90-s that kept going. Among countless gigs and performances, Crossbones have played aside Rock and Metal giants such as Ian Paice, legendary drummer of Deep Purple and as a direct support act for Greek Black Metal legends of Rotting Christ.
Crossbones is the only metal band as well to “sell” outside the Albanian borders and tour around and gaining international recognition. The band have played and headlined in many concerts and festivals in the local scene, as well as Italy, Greece, FYROM, Montenegro, Kosovo and recently toured in Baltic States (Estonia and Latvia) 1-3 June 2017, organized by THP Production.
Their new album “WWIII” is making quite a buzz since its launch in January 13, 2017. The news has spread throughout 3 continents, Europe, USA and Australia in about 100 webzines and portals with great reviews.
The Balkan band has worked with the well-known producer and sound engineer Tommy Talamanca at his Nadir Music Studios who has mixed and mastered the album. The new record combines American thrash metal influences with a dark sound and typical Est European sonorities. The result is an album created with the intention of hit hard the ears of the listener without losing melodic passages and “catchy” riffs, and where the recurring use of both English and Albanian languages marks a new way in the European post-thrash genre.
Crossbones have won the “Release Of The Year” award for Albania by Global Metal Apocalypse awards 2017 UK.