The release-date for Beyond the Martyrs, the third studio full-length from Pennsylvania doom unit ARGUS, is quickly approaching. Echoes of this solid offering are bouncing across the net with reviews are already praising the album as the band's "most memorable studio release to date" (TheObelisk.net).
But since the dawn of humanity, music has been a subjective field and we believe there's no better way to form one's own opinion than by hearing what everyone is talking about.
Last Monday, Pitchfork Magazine posted the exclusive world premier of the first song off the album, choosing the pounding beats of "No Peace Beyond the Line." Said track is still streaming at this location.
Time has now come to serve all starving metal hounds a new song from Beyond the Martyrs; album opener "By Endurance We Conquer" - a majestic display of sonic grandeur inspired by Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition in 1914. Cruz Del Sur Music has posted the track on their bandcamp page, where numerous other Cruz Del Sur titles are available for preview and purchase.
To listen, visit cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com.
Cruz Del Sur Music will release Beyond the Martyrs on in North America and release in the UK. Pre-orders will start this week at www.cruzdelsurmusic.com
"Beyond The Martyrs is like a feast for the US Metal enthusiast..." - Metal-Temple.com
Pennsylvania's ARGUS stormed onto the underground metal scene with their twin guitar-driven, doom-tinged, working class metal sound. Releasing a self-recorded demo in early 2007 on John Brenner's (Revelation/Against Nature) DIY label, Bland Hand Records, the band was roundly welcomed by the metal community at home as well as abroad and established its foundation amongst friends/fans within the scene. With this initial momentum, the band created a buzz that was only solidified by their punishing live performances. Their self-titled debut album was released in May of 2009, receiving much critical praise. Following, was the 2011 release of the epic albumBoldly Stride The Doomed, which also marks a switch to the record label, Cruz Del Sur. The band has continued to gain notoriety, traveling abroad and around the U.S. The release of their third full-length album, Beyond The Martyrs, is staged for release in October 2013.
Butch Balich - vocals
Jason Mucio - guitar
Erik Johnson - guitar
Andy Ramage - bass
Kevin Latchaw - drums