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The Sign Of The Southern Cross

Formed: 2005
From: Asheville, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete The Sign Of The Southern Cross 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.

The Sign Of The Southern Cross Releases Free EP

Southern Metal act THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS is currently hard at work on the follow-up to 2009's "Of Mountains & Moonshine." To shorten the wait until the release of their sophomore album, the band decided to offer three songs recorded in late 2010 as an EP for free download. This EP is entitled "I Carry the Fire" and can be downloaded for free on Season of Mist's website.

The tracklisting for "I Carry The Fire" is as follows:

1. I Carry The Fire
2. If You Find Yourself Looking Back
3. Doomswagger

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TSotSC Posts Studio Video Footage Online

The Sign Of The Southern Cross has been working on new material over the last 6 months. the band has enlisted audio engineer Evan Bradford (based in Asheville, NC). Watch two studio footage videos of drum recording below:

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TSotSC Posts Live Video Footage Online

The Sign Of The Southern Cross has posted live fan filmed video footage from their show at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Watch the two parts below:

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The Sign Of The Southern Cross Reveals Guitarist

North Carolina's The Sign Of The Southern Cross has issued the following message welcoming their new guitarist, Ryan Sturm:

"It is truly my honor to introduce Ryan Sturm AKA "big perm," to yall! He's going to be raising hell with a rebel yell on the old guit-fiddle like you wouldn't fucking believe - so get ready to get your faces melted by his six streams of ass-kickery! Now that we've got a road ready crew, we'll be seeing all of you real soon!"

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The Sign Of The Southern Cross Seeks New Guitarist

THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS has announced the search for a new lead guitarist. the band comments on what they are seeking:

"Those who apply must have their own professional equipment, the ability to play shows and tour on short notice, and are willing to travel."

"If you're interested, you can contact us either here on myspace or southerncrossrocks@yahoo.com" More...

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The Sign Of The Southern Cross Reveals New Drummer

North Carolina metal band The Sign Of The Southern Cross has announced a new drummer. The band comments:

"The Sign of the SOUTHERN CROSS is very pleased to announce the addition of a new member. We welcome the massively talented Thomas White to the line up. Mr. White will be playing drums for us so get ready to have your heads bashed in by this bad ass Southern boy!!"

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TSotSC Reveals New Album Details

North Carolina's The Sign Of The Southern Cross has revealed the cover art to their upcoming album, "Of Mountains and Moonshine," which will be released on september 21st through Season of Mist. The tracklisting for "Of Mountains and Moonshine" is as follows:

01. Of Mountains & Moonshine
02. Huck Finn
03. The South is Rising
04. Dead Skies
05. Weeping Willow
06. Hog Callin'
07. Scry
08. Eating the Sun
09. Appointed Reaper
10. Unwelcome in that House
11. Purge
12. Stitch in Time (To Save Nine)
13. Stalking Horse

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Sign Of The Southern Cross Signs To Season Of Mist

With devastating demos under their sleeves and college degrees finally out of the way and on their wall, the mountain metal quartet, The Sign Of The Sourther Cross, is poised and ready to take southern culture and its heavy heritage to the masses.

The band comments on this new alignment: "We're beyond excited to begin a long lasting and fruitful partnership with Season of Mist! It's a deep mark of pride to become part of a family which has brought along so many influential artists. Steeped in moonshine and almighty riffs, THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS' music breathes oil into your lungs while it elevates you up the Smokey Appalachia Mountains. As southern boys, we take pride in our past as we trudge on and strive to make our mark in the modern world. This effort is now strengthened by the hand of this heavy record label. We welcome all with the open arms of southern hospitality to this loud- ass, gut-bucket of American heavy metal!"

THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS "Of Mountains and Moonshine" is due out in October 2008. Look for the band on tour late summer, early autumn.

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