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Latest Cortez News

Below is our complete Cortez news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Cortez Streams "Notice"

WOOAAARGH and Get A Life Records! have teamed up with Swiss metallic hardcore band Cortez to stream new track "Notice."

This track, which is taken from an upcoming 10th anniversary edition of the "Initial" album, is a perfect introduction to those unfamiliar with the band. You can pre-order the release at this location and check out "Notice" below. More...

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Cortez Announces 10th Anniversary Release

WOOAAARGH and Get A Life Records! are pleased to announce the co-release of a 10th anniversary edition of "Initial" by Swiss hardcore legends Cortez. The album is completely remixed and remastered and will be issued on 12” vinyl on September 9th, 2016.

This release is also the end of an era, as only two of the original trio remain, the composers Grégoire Quartier and Samuel Vaney. Like with second album "Phoebus," this re-edition has been mixed and mastered by Vaney at Autoclave Studio in Singapore. More...

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Roadburn Adds More Bands To 2015 Lineup

Roadburn Festival is pleased to kick off the new year with a handful of new confirmations, plus the addition of a fifth stage. Tickets for the 20th edition of the festival are on sale now.

Minsk, Mount Salem, and Worm Ouroboros have been added to the line up at the 013 for Thursday, April 9th. Having previously performed at the 2009 edition of the festival, Minsk return to Roadburn, bringing an atmospheric, meditative ambience, offset by raging thrust. Look out for plenty of canyon-sized riffs, trippy sounding keyboards and enchanting vocals when Mount Salem conjurs a crushing windstorm to blow through Roadburn, whilst Worm Ouroboros will be spinning diaphanous webs of the most delicate chamber doom.

New Orleans heavyweights Goatwhore lead the charge, followed by Germany's Downfall of Gaia, noise-hardcore trio Cortez, and a dual-pronged sludge attack from both Fister and Moloch as the first bands announced for the intimate Cul de Sac venue.

As with the 2014 edition, Roadburn's fifth stage will be at Cul de Sac - a small music café located across from the 013 venue at 48 Heuvel, which is the street lined with bars and restaurants (also affectionately known as “Weirdo Canyon”). Four bands will perform at Cul de Sac on each day of the festival, Thursday - Sunday. Entry to these shows is sure to be in high demand, so attendees are advised to arrive early to secure access.

With regret, the festival's organizers have to announce that Lord Mantis will no longer be performing at Roadburn 2015. The band is unable to make it over to Europe due to personal reasons; as a result the performance at Roadburn and any shows around that will be cancelled. The vacant slot on the line up will be taken by Ohio sludge titans Fistula. More...

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Cortez Releases New Music Video

Switzerland based chaotic post-metal act Cortez has released a music video for "Arrogants Que Nous Sommes," which appears on the band's second full-length album "Phoebus." Check out the video below.

"Phoebus" is available now on deluxe gatefold 2xLP from Throatruiner Records, Basement Apes, and Get A Life (and on CD via Basement Apes & Lost Pilgrims). The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Temps Mort 07:28
2. Transhumance 06:31
3. Au-Delà Des Flots 05:41
4. Arrogants Que Nous Sommes 04:23
5. Un Lendemain Sans Chaînes... 04:22
6. L'Autre Estime 01:41
7. Sulfure 04:51
8. Nos Souvenirs Errants 03:03
9. Idylle 04:30
10. Borellia 07:45 More...

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Cortez To Release New Album

Seven years after the release of debut full-length "Initial," the chaotic Swiss post-metal act Cortez (not to be confused with the Boston band of the same name) will release brand new album "Phoebus" on January 31st.

Recorded between the band's own studio and Rec Studios with Serge Morattel, these ten tracks will be released on deluxe gatefold 2xLP by Throatruiner Records, Basement Apes, and Get A Life! (and on CD via Basement Apes & Lost Pilgrims). The artwork has been created by Dehn Sora (Blut Aus Nord, Ulver, Omega Massif).

Check out two songs from the album below, or hear the full release available for streaming at this location. More...

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