TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob “The Baron” Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled “Messengers Of Deception”, on August 9 via Relapse Records.
Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), “Messengers Of Deception” expands on TAU CROSS‘s trademark dark, infectious, guitar-driven epics across its 54 esoteric minutes. Album rippers like “Burn With Me”, “The Sidhe” and the driving title track see TAU CROSS dissect stories passed down through thousand years of manipulation. Topics range from Gnostic Cosmology, Elizabethan and Neoplatonic magic, the Ultraterrestrial Hypothesis as outlined through the works of Jacques Vallee and John Keel, and more. TAU CROSS synthesizes these ideas and distills them into a dark, turbulent, sonic odyssey, questioning the means through which our existence is manipulated by outsiders.
In advance of the album’s release, TAU CROSS issues the first preview of the record, noting “‘Burn With Me’ was written as a reminder of the sacred path of the Heretic, in the age of the new Puritans.”
View TAU CROSS‘s “Burn With Me” music video below.
“Messengers Of Deception” will be available on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats. Physical packages are available for preorder via Relapse.com.
“Messengers Of Deception” track listing:
02. Hollow Earth
03. Black Cadillac
04. The Sidhe
06. Messengers Of Deception
07. The Red Shield
08. Burn With Me
09. Drowning The God
10. Night Of Stars
11. Three Tides (Or The Trial And Execution Of Pyrat John Belamie And Sea Wytch Annabel Green)
12. Sorrow Draws The Plough
TAU CROSS is:
Rob “The Baron” Miller – bass, vocals
Andy Lefton – guitar
Jon Misery – guitar
Michel “Away” Langevin – drums
Tom Radlo – bass
James Adams – keyboards