Unleashing Sonic Storms from the Unlikely Highlands: Crossbones Emerges as Albania's Pioneering Force in Rock and Metal!

Unleashing Sonic Storms from the Unlikely Highlands: Crossbones Emerges as Albania's Pioneering Force in Rock and Metal! Explore the raw energy as their music transcends borders and defies expectations. Join them on Spotify for a sonic journey that breaks through the limitations of geography and puts Albania on the global rock and metal map. Crank it up!

Crossbones, the enduring metal powerhouse from Tirana, Albania, was forged in the fires of 1996. Unyielding in their passion for the craft, Crossbones stands as the sole survivor from the mid-'90s metal scene, consistently delivering powerful performances that resonate across borders.

This relentless journey has seen Crossbones share stages with iconic figures in the rock and metal world, including the legendary Ian Paice of Deep Purple and as the main support act for Greek Black Metal legends Rotting Christ and co-headlining with Nervosa at Flex Fest Open Air 3 in 2021, alongside memorable appearances with Jinjer and an array of international bands.

Crossbones isn't confined by borders; they are the only Albanian metal band on a perpetual mission to conquer stages worldwide, securing international acclaim. They've graced venues and festivals both near and far, from their home scene to Italy, Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo, and North Macedonia, embarking on tours through the Baltics (Estonia and Latvia) and Ukraine. In a testament to their captivating presence, they headlined the Balkan Metal Meeting 4 in Tuzla, Bosnia, on April 28, 2018.

Adding to their accolades, Crossbones proudly hosted Metal United World Wide for the Albanian chapter in both 2018 and 2019, demonstrating their commitment to global metal unity. Their journey continues, with recent appearance at the Lomljenje Metalom Open Air festival in Osijek, Croatia on August 5, 2023.

The band unleashed their latest album, 'The Awakening,' on July 12, 2019, via Alpha Omega Records, receiving widespread acclaim across Europe, the USA, and Australia. Collaborating with renowned producer and sound engineer Alex Azzali at Alpha Omega Studios, and previously with Tommy Talamanca of Sadist at Nadir Music Genoa, Italy. Crossbones combines American thrash/groove metal influences with a dark sound and Eastern European sonorities, redefining the European post-thrash genre.

Notable Features and Achievements:

  • Nomination for 'Breakthrough European Band' by Global Metal Apocalypse UK in 2017 and 2019.
  • Features in magazines such as Fireworks Magazine, Powerplay Magazine, Ultraje Magazine, RockHard and more. Inclusion in various CD compilations and international digital magazines.
  • Winner of the 'Release of the Year' award for Albania by Global Metal Apocalypse UK in 2017.
  • Collaborations with well-known producer Alex Azzali at Alpha Omega Studios and Tommy Talamanca of Sadist at Nadir Music Studios.

'The Awakening' (July 12, 2019)
'WWIII' (January 13, 2017)
'Alive' EP (April 7, 2015)
'Toxic Waste' (April 14, 2015)
'Days Of Rage' (September 26, 1997)

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