Cruz Del Sur Update: ARGUS Live, TWISTED TOWER DIRE Record Release Party & More

Pennsylvania-based doom/metal troupe ARGUS have confirmed several badass live appearances for the coming weeks, kicking off with two shows this week! The band play Toledo, Ohio this Friday on their way to Kenosha, Wisconsin where they’re scheduled as one of the main acts at this weekend’s Days of the Doomed Festival, alongside The Gates of Slumber, Admiral Browning, Backwoods Payback, Orodruin, Black Pyramid and tons more.

More ARGUS shows are being confirmed for the Summer months, and the band are planning a mini tour for the late Summer/early Fall months as well. More info to follow in the coming weeks.

ARGUS have also confirmed that they’ll be recording several bonus tracks for the vinyl edition of their latest opus, Boldly Stride The Doomed, including “Black Rose” by Thin Lizzy and “At the Gallow’s End” by Candlemass. More info on the vinyl release will be announced shortly.

ARGUS Confirmed Live Appearances:
6/17/2011 Woodchuck’s – Toledo, OH w/ The PB Army, Ugly Tribe Revival, Once-ler
6/18/2011 The P.L.A.V. – Kenosha, WI @ Days of the Doomed Fest [info]
7/23/2011 The Bricks – Franklin, PA w/ The Del Rios, Fistfight in the Parking Lot
“…one of the strongest, most memorable heavy metal albums in recent memory. The album gets the highest recommendation I’ll give this year, a rewarding album for fans of heavy and doom alike. 98%” – Metal Archives

“…here they succeed effortlessly with an album equally musical, emotionally-charged, and balls-out-rockin’, but most importantly timeless. 9.2/10” – Metal Review

“…jam-packed with solid doom-metal riffage and tasty, melodic solos… 9/10” – Hellbound

“Classic and epic, foreboding and entertaining… 4/5” – Dangerdog Music Reviews

“…prime pick for top albums of the year…” – Hellride Music

The latest in an ongoing list of regional live appearances, Virginia’s high-energy metal outfit TWISTED TOWER DIRE have scheduled an official record release show for their latest scorcher, Make It Dark. The festivities will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, August 5, as a totally free show!

Stay tuned for more updates on TTD live over the coming months as they continue to promote the blazing Make It Dark release.

TWISTED TOWER DIRE Record Release Show:
8/05/2011 The Dive Bar – Raleigh, NC

“Been a long time since I’ve been this ‘jazzed’ about a new album from an established artist. Highly recommended! 9/10” – Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles

“…a terrific release that signals Twisted Tower Dire’s emphatic return to the forefront of traditional heavy metal. 9/10” – Metal Assault

“…a killer attack of great traditional metal and NWOBHM sounds. 4.5/5” –

“Make It Dark will make unbelievers, believers. 8/10” – Blistering

“…one of the best hidden traditional metal acts in America today.” – Metal Army America