Metal on Metal Records today announces the signing of Albert Bell’s Sacro Sanctus, a new project of this Maltese scene veteran (known from the doom metal institutions Forsaken and Nomad Son).
Albert took over all instruments for the project apart from drums, which were handled by Robert Spiteri, Malta’s drumming prodigy from hard rock outfit Fire. Metal On Metal Records comments:
“We are chuffed to be working again with Albert, who’s not only an accomplished songwriter and musician, an active supporter of the scene but also a personal friend. Some fans of Forsaken and Nomad Son will be for sure surprised upon hearing his solo project. Not only because it will be the first time they’d hear him sing, but also because of the style: instead of epic or traditional doom, Albert’s darker inspirations come to the fore, from early ’80s bands mixing black, thrash and doom, to the ’90s Mediterranean black metal and more epic and arcane metal.
“Imagine early Torr, Nemesis, Celtic Frost, later Zemial, early Death SS and Paul Chain, Mortuary Drape, Venom, The Black (Italy), later Bathory and Demonaz, all put into one cauldron, and you’ll get an idea what the music on ‘Deus Volt’ sounds like.”
Albert Bell added: “I’m delighted to be joining forces with Metal on Metal Records again for this new project. Jowita and Simone leave no stone unturned when it comes to promoting their bands… and moreover, and equally importantly, they are total worshippers of the arcane path of the old school. So I didn’t have any doubts about working with them with Sacro Sanctus… in fact, I didn’t even think of approaching another record label! haha. All Hail, MOMR!”
One song, “The Tears of Ishtar” was released on Metal on Metal Records new compilation “Compendium of Metal Vol. 7” CD and is also available for streaming below.
The debut album “Deus Volt” is set to be released on September 13th. In the meantime, Albert has already started the basics for the pre-production of his 2nd album, and doesn’t exclude the possibility of his project evolving into a full-fledged band playing shows.
To find out more not only about Albert’s new project and about his metal trajectory so far (starting from speed/thrash metal bands he was in in the ’80s) check his page on the Metal on Metal Records website.
VV?.?AA. “Compendium of Metal Vol. 7” by Metal On Metal Records