CROWNASIDE: Murcia based Death/groove act reflect the barbaric Spanish conquest of the Maya through the single ‘1492’; debut album out this April
Spanish death/groove metal band CROWNASIDE’s debut album, From Mud To Ashes, depicts the savage history of Spanish conquest of the Maya. The album will see its release on April 24.
As the first preview of the album, the Murcia based act is streaming the 05th track “1492” jointly via PureGrainAudio and Subterráneo Webzine.
“‘1492’ is a song that depicts the violence used against the mayan people by the Spanish conquerors, ultimately leading to their fall. It also features Drew (The Ritual Aura, Ur Draugr, Obed Marsh) as guest vocal.”, informs the band.
Hailing from Murcia, Spain, CROWNASIDE sprang to life in 2013. Combining strengths of groove metal, death metal, and even progressive metal, Crownaside’s crafts have always crossed the bar of one single style. They released the self-titled debut EP in 2015, composed and recorded by the original members. Inconstant lineup has encumbered the progression of the band’s full length, but currently the unit is stronger than ever as a four-piece.
Crownaside has performed regionally alongside a raft of great local and international acts such as Lude, Vendetta F.M., Meadows End, Pray for Locust, Mente Devil, Gravecrusher, etc..
Impending debut album, From Mud To Ashes,is a concept album that recounts the history of Maya peoples and the way they were tortured by the Spanish visitors. The first three tracks narrate the creation of Maya (according to the description of the cultural narrative “Popol Vuh”) and the final four tracks recall the arrival of the Spanish tormentors and how brutally they slaughtered the indigenous people and inhumanly imposed their own religion. The album features guest vocals from Drew (The Ritual Aura, Ur Draugr, Obed Marsh) and Johan (Meadows End).
“From Mud To Ashes” is due for release on April 24th, 2019 digitally and on CD format.
1. The First Breed
2. Never Alive
4. One Last Offering ft. Ansón
5. 1492 ft. Drew (The Ritual Aura, Ur Draugr, Obed Marsh)
7. Scent of Burning Flesh ft. Johan (Meadows End)
Víctor – drums (since 2013)
Gabriel – vocals (since 2013)
Álvaro – guitars and bass (since 2017)
Alejandro – guitars (since 2019)
Mixed and mastered by Javier Almansa Moya.
Cover art created by Lidia Gil
Qabar – Extreme Music PR