With the new year only four months in, traditional heavy metal hitters Corners of Sanctuary (COS) have already managed to take on 2018 hard and heavy.
Back in early February, the band signed a five year, multi-album deal with the German label Killer Metal Records, for the release of their new record ‘The Galloping Hordes‘. The album, which was mastered in January by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, W.A.S.P., Fate Warning, Armored Saint) will get a digital release in April followed by the CD release later this year.
Shortly following the signing, singer Frankie Cross returned to the group and the boys quickly announced plans for a mini European tour which includes dates in Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.
The band has already begun supporting the new album with a string of shows that have included appearing with “That Metal Show” co-host and comedian, Don Jamieson, 80’s glam rockers Roughhouse, Thrash icons Blood Feast and Anvil Bitch and a performance at the Dead of Winter Storm Fest.
Still to come, COS will be supporting Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna and his band Chief Big Way in May, will appear at Nikstock in New York in June, Europe in August and most recently adding to the tour, the band is now scheduling dates for several Canadian performances and a US West Coast run of shows this fall. The US publication, Rockwired Magazine, named Corners of Sanctuary their Artist of the Month in March. This marks the band’s third time receiving this distinction. Previous recognition was given in August 2015 and March 2016.
COS has also returned to the studio to work on several projects including re-recording a handful of older fan favorites as well as writing and recording new material for future releases.
COS has also partnered with several new product lines this year, including now being endorsed by Gorilla Snot, Samsun Cymbals and Sledgepad Innovations. Additional new endorsements are currently in the works.
Long time endorser and COS supporter Metal Babe Mayhem, the LA-based rock fashion company, is currently working directly with the band designing a limited edition t-shirt to commemorate the band’s first European tour. The t-shirt will be available for pre-order exclusively through Metal Babe Mayhem and at the COS official website later this spring.