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Below is our complete Las Cruces 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.

Bayou Doom Fest III Details Announced

The Houston Doom Brigade is pleased to announce that this year’s edition of the Bayou Doom Fest will be headlined by none other than Houston legends Helstar. Bayou Doom Fest III will take place on August 8th at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX. In addition to Helstar, the fest will feature Century Media’s newest signees, Oceans of Slumber, plus Las Cruces, Sanctus Bellum, Project Armageddon, Funeral Horse, and many more.

Speaking on the festival, Helstar vocalist James Rivera stated “Although most people wouldn’t consider us to be a doom band in the traditional sense, doom is a style of music that is very near and dear to our hearts and it’s one that’s been a big influence on us. Doom metal has a darkness to it that we incorporate into our sound as well. In honor of the occasion, we’ve got a very special set planned that will showcase some of our doomiest tracks. We’ve also got some surprises planned around the theme of the late, great Christopher Lee as Dracula. Godfathers of Doom and Nosferatu anyone?”

Houston Doom Brigade co-founder Doomstress Alexis commented “There’s been no bigger friend to the doom scene in Texas than Helstar. Though they may a somewhat unorthodox choice as headliner, there’s not a doom fan in the state that isn’t a big fan of Helstar. That makes them a great fit for the fest.”

Now in its 3rd year, Bayou Doom Fest has showcased the best talent that the Gulf Coast region has to offer. Festival alumni include Venomous Maximus, Warbeast, Wo Fat, Cauldron (ex-Gammacide), Mothership, and Destroyer of Light. More...

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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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