Danish cult heavy metal band METAL CROSS releases today a new, official video for “Soul Ripper”, the title-track of their recently released new album. “Soul Ripper” was, amazingly, the debut full-length album from the band, which started back in the ’80s, releasing two demos and a split, and then return to activity in 2014.
“Soul Ripper” got amazing reviews from the press and a great reaction from the audience, allowing Metal Cross to come back to concerts in the re-opening of the scene in the post-Covid Summer. Check out the official video of the title-track on From The Vaults Youtube page or in the link below.
It all began in 1983.
During the eighties and prior to the break up in 1989, Metal Cross released two demo tapes: “Metal Cross” and demo 2 “M.A.D.H.O.U.S.E.” The band also contributed on two compilation albums. The band played concerts all over Denmark and shared scenes with other major danish metal bands such as Artillery and Invocater. Metal Cross played the bands last concert in the hometown of Randers on December 16 1989 – shortly after the band dissolved.
In 2009, one of the band members were contacted by the record company Horror Records asking if the band would approve the company’s release of the band’s two demo tapes in a vinyl format. After a long period of time trying to retrieve the material from the old day’s, an agreement was reached to release the songs from the two old tapes. In addition, it was decided that the recording of the very last Metal Cross concert could also be used. In 2014 the double vinyl album “Metal Cross” was released. One LP with demo recordings and the other with the concert from 1989. In addition to this, a 7” bonus single with two live songs from another concert was released.
Following the release, Metal Cross was persuaded to play a single gig at the Metal Magic Festival in 2014. Prior to the festival performance, the band played a warm up gig for Artillery. After 26 years, Artillery and Metal Cross stood on the same stage one more time! The two jobs exceeded all expectations, and Metal Cross is back in full action again, and has played several festival gigs in Denmark and always with great feedback from the audience.
In 2019 the former singer Henrik “Faxe” left the band and Esben Fosgerau Juhl took over his place and went directly into the studio. Metal Cross has since been doing and recording new material through the last couple of years and they’re now ready to finish up our new album “Soul Ripper”
Metal Cross ambitions is not to be mistaken. They will hit all the small underground stages, to the bigger festivals and aim for a European tour as well.
Metal Cross new album “Soul Ripper” is out now via From The Vaults.
Michael Steen Sørensen – lead guitar
Peter Mogensen – drums
Jon Lybæk – rhythm guitar
Ole Quist – bass
Esben Fosgerau Juhl – vocals