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Las Cruces Signs With Ripple Music

The Texan doom rockers in Las Cruces have signed to California’s Ripple Music for a worldwide onslaught of heavy rock.

The group has already started writing and making demos and will enter an undisclosed studio this summer to record a Ripple Music debut and follow-up to 2010's "Dusk."

Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Las Cruces has spent the past several years bludgeoning audiences with doom-driven, precision sound. Originated in 1994 by George Trevino, the band's influences range from Venom, Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, and Fates Warning to vintage Sabbath.

Over the years Las Cruces has gone through line-up changes and rumors of break-up. However, these things have not foiled the bands ideology.

"We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Ripple Music to unleash the fourth Las Cruces record upon the underground," comments George Trevino. "Many of our friends and contemporaries have passed through the ranks and we're thrilled to march onward into the streets with them at our side."

In addition to George Trevino on guitar, Las Cruces features Mando Tovar on lead guitar, Paul De Leon on drums and vocals, and Jimmy Bell on bass.

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Las Cruces Writing New Material

Texas doom metal veterans Las Cruces are currently writing new material and preparing to enter the studio for their as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album. The album will be the follow-up to 2010's "Dusk." The band will also re-release its entire catalogue to include a vinyl edition of 1998's "Ringmaster," initially released via Brainticket Records.

In other news, Las Cruces will now be managed by Leigh Olson Management and Media Relations who is the wife and personal manager of Jeff "Oly" Olson, original drummer of doom metal legends Trouble. Moreover, Las Cruces is currently entertaining new record labels as well as scheduling a summer 2013 U.S. tour. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Guitarist George Trevino founded Las Cruces back in 1994 in San Antonio, Texas and has since made his mark across The Lone Star State and the American doom metal scene. The band's current lineup is:

George Trevino - Guitar
Mando Tovar - Guitar
Jimmy Bell - Bass
Paul DeLeon - Drums/Vocals More...

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Retro Grave Confirmed For Days Of The Doomed

RETRO GRAVE, featuring original and former TROUBLE drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson, has been confirmed for the Days Of The Doomed Fest, set to take place June 17-18, 2011 at The P.L.A.V. in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Commented Olson: "I'm very excited to play for our friends in the mid west for the Days Of The Doom Fest. It's going to be great to perform on stage again. I've missed that! In addition, because I live in southern Maine, I have not yet had the chance to see my longtime TROUBLE friends, Eric Wagner and Ron Holzner perform with their new bands, BLACKFINGER and EARTHEN GRAVE. I'm looking forward to see them again as well as the latest up and coming bands in the doom scene. Stay tuned for RETRO GRAVE's debut show to be held in New York City soon with my friends from GNAW."

The Days Of The Doomed Fest billing is shaping up as follows:

ARGUS
KIN OF ETTINS
RETRO GRAVE (feat. Jeff "Oly" Olson of TROUBLE fame)
ORODRUIN
SLEESTAK
IRON MAN
APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE
LAS CRUCES
BLACKFINGER (feat. Eric Wagner of TROUBLE fame)
REVELATION
ZEBULON PIKE
BACKWOODS PAYBACK
SINISTER REALM
PALE DIVINE
EARTHEN GRAVE (feat. Ron Holzner of TROUBLE fame)
CARBELLION
PALLBEARER
BLACK PYRAMID
ADMIRAL BROWNING

Tickets are on sale now. Weekend passes are $40.00 through PayPalusing cosmic_doom_420@yahoo.com for payment.

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Las Cruces Reunite

Texas doomsters Las Cruces back in action! They are currently working on their 3rd full length album set to be released summer of 2005. Songs included are: Farewell, Banished, In My Sadness, Grin...

Las Cruces plays an early-Sabbath style reminiscent of bands like St. Vitus or The Obsessed. Members are: Mark Zamarron vocals, George Trevino guitar, Mando Tovar guitar, Paul DeLeon drums. First live appearance since 2001 will be at the Templars of Doom Fest II in July of 2005. Cheers and Doom on.

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Templars of Doom Festival News

Some exciting news for The Second Crusade of Templars Of Doom. IRON MAN (Brainticket Records) has confirmed to be apart of this celebration of DOOM that will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana this summer. July 8th and 9th to be exact.

As mentioned before, Templars Of Doom is an all Doom Metal festival that will take place in the Wasteland of the US known to all as Indianapolis IN.

Here is a complete list of bands that will be performing at this years event: More...

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