Swedish epic doom metal legends, SORCERER will released their Metal Blade debut In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross last month to worldwide critical acclaim. So much in fact that one of the hosts of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show,” Jim Florentine has chosen sorcerer as his pick of the week. Check out the episode HERE.
Straight simple and to the point, Jim Florentine said that SORCERER is, “Old school epic doom metal from Sweden.” That is why he chose the album as his pick of the week.
In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross can be purchased at www.metalblade.com/sorcerer.
SORCERER was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 but disbanded after two demos in 1992. Both demos are considered true Doom Metal classics and have been released on CD in 1995. In 2010 the band came back together to play the Hammer of Doom festival in Germany and a year later the Up The Hammers festival in Athens, Greece. Both shows were received extremely well and the thoughts of putting together a new album started to take form. In the end it took over two years to write, arrange and record it but the result is nothing but pure, heavy epic doom metal. The process of putting all bits and pieces together and making it ready for mix and mastering was the work of drummer Robert Iversen, also a very fine recording engineer, who was acting as the spider in the recording web. The album was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend).
With years of professional experience and top-class instrumental abilities among its band members the SORCERER of the 21st century is determined to deliver epic doom metal for many years to come; on record and on stages all around the world!
Anders Engberg – vocals
Kristian Niemann – guitars
Peter Hallgren – guitars
Johnny Hagel – bass
Robert Iversen – drums