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DS Exclusive: Crusades premiere new song and video, plus interview with singer Dave Williams

Sweet news! Crusades have released a lyric video for “1713 (The Scorching Fevers)” off their upcoming This is a Sickness and Sickness Will End, out March 7th through Anxious & Angry (US) and Countless Altars (Canada/World).

Even better news! I was lucky enough to sit down (via e-mail) with Crusades singer and guitarist Dave Williams to talk about songwriting, heavy music, and cathartic art. Click here to check out the video and the interview!

Crusades (punk, Canada) taking preorders for new LP “This is a sickness and sickness will end”

Canada’s Crusades are now taking preorders of their soon to be released LP entitled This Is A Sickness And Sickness Will End. The official date for the record to drop is March 7th, 2017.

Along with the preorder, the band have announced a short stint of tour dates for UK fans. You can check out the list below.






Lyric Video: Crusades – “1590 (Swiftness Never Ceasing)”

Ottawa’s Crusades have released a lyric video for their new song “1590 (Swiftness Never Ceasing)”

You can check it out here.

“1590 (Swiftness Never Ceasing)” comes from the bands upcoming album This is a Sickness and Sickness Will End, which is set to be released on March 7th jointly through the band’s own label Countless Altars (Canada/Europe) and Anxious & Angry (USA).

Crusades detail new album ‘This is a Sickness and Sickness Will End’

Ottawa’s Crusades will release their forthcoming album “This is a Sickness and Sickness Will End” on March 7th jointly through the band’s own label Anxious & Angry (USA) and Countless Altars (Canada/Europe).

Tracklisting and a video teaser are below.

Crusades finish recording new album

Canadian satanic punk act Crusades have finished recording their new full-length album according to a Facebook post:

We had an absolutely incredible weekend tracking the new LP at Wolf Lake Studios. Any folks looking to lay down some new material should book with Mike & JP, stat. Great guys with amazing ears, skills & gear. Plus, it’s in secluded, beautiful cottage country about a half hour outside of downtown Ottawa. This record is gonna be insane. Out at some point on No Idea Records!

The band released their second album, Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It on November 5, 2013 through No Idea Records.

Free Fest Compilation: ‘I’ve Got Friends in Cold Places: A Somewhat Comprehensive Guide to Canadian Bands at FEST 14’

And the FEST madness continues! Get Party! Records have released a free digital compilation of 10 Canadian punk bands that will be playing in Gainesville this weekend. The track list boasts tunes by Crusades, Black Tower, Deforesters, The Penske File and more.

You can stream the collection below or snag your free download here.

Crusades make back catalog available for free

In honor of FEST this weekend, Canadian satanic punk act Crusades have made their back catalog available entirely for free. This includes both of their full length albums and both of their EPs. The offer is only good through the weekend though, so download their music to your heart’s content while you still can right here.

The band released their second album, Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It on November 5, 2013 through No Idea Records.

Stream The Hobbit inspired debut album “The Secret Fire” from Black Tower (Crusades, The Creeps)

Contrary to what you might think, Ottawa punk outfit Black Tower, featuring  members of Crusades, The Visitors, and The Creeps, are not satanists and the “dark lord” prominently referenced in their fantastic debut album The Secret Fire is not the red, horned demon you might be think he is.  The lyrics and music of The Secret Fire are entirely inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous fantasy novel The Hobbit and the “dark lord”, of course, is Sauron.

But you don’t have to be a fantasy nerd to enjoy this album.  In fact, if you like punk rock, specifically in the vein of the Crusades, then you’re going to seriously dig this release and we encourage you to give it a listen in its entirety right here.

The Secret Fire is set to be released on CD and digitally June 2nd via Unspeakable Axe Records.  No Idea Records will be handling the vinyl release later this summer.

10 Punk Songs That Will Make Your Week (Curated by DS editor Jerry Baughn)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately?  We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands.  This week we’re featuring Dying Scene editor Jerry Baughn.

Check out 10 songs from some bands I’ve been enjoying lately below.

Black Tower (Crusades, The Creeps) to release debut album on No Idea and Unspeakable Axe records

Ottawa punk/metal outfit Black Tower (featuring  members of Crusades, The Visitors, and The Creeps) have just announced that their debut album The Secret Fire will be released as a joint effort between No Idea Records and Unspeakable Axe Records.  Unspeakable Axe will be handling the CD version of the album, while No Idea will be taking care of the vinyl release.  The band is aiming to have the album released sometime before the summer solstice, so look out for it in June.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as new details come to light.  If you haven’t given the band a listen yet, you can check out a demo they released a few years back here.

Crusades detail some information about upcoming album

Canada’s favorite satanic punk act, Crusades, have detailed some information on an upcoming release.  The band is planning to release a new album called This Is A Sickness and Sickness Will End sometime next year via No Idea Records.  According to the band, we can expect the album to have a broad lyrical theme of varying, intimate perspectives on loss & mourning.

The band has also announced that tour dates will follow the release of the album, and that a festival appearance is planned, though nothing has been set in stone yet.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Crusades last released Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It on November 5, 2013 via No Idea.

Black Tower (Crusades, The Creeps) announce debut LP “The Secret Fire”

Ottawa punk/metal outfit Black Tower has just been formed from members of Crusades, The Visitors, and The Creeps. They have recently announced that they are wrapping up their work on their debut LP, The Secret Fire. While that is all the information we have on the group and their ongoing work with the LP, we will keep you updated as more details come to light.

Music Video: Crusades – “The Shadow Of Ideas”

Canadian satanic punk act, Crusades, have released a music video for the track “The Shadow Of Ideas” which comes from the bands’ most recent album “Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It”.

The album was released on November 5, 2013 through No Idea Records.

You can check the video out below.

Album Review: Crusades – “Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It”

Crusades roped me into a first listen on the sweet promise of a handful of coy descriptions. No Idea Records. Satanist. Pop punk. This honeypot of words make up the elevator pitch of Crusades’ sophomore outing Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It, and they are as apt as they are intriguing. And accordingly, the album is a great one, one of those few records that can straddle two very different listener reactions simultaneously: the ‘instant classic’ and the ‘grower.’

Sonically, as my collection of reviewer slug line sensationalism suggests, Crusades play the sort of aggressively melodic punk rock that Gainesville, Florida has been breeding for years. Think Against Me!, The Tim Version, or  if you want to leave the Sunshine State, Dillinger Four, shined through the prism of dark ethereal tones and heightened musicianship. There’s a sense of ambition at work with Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It, one generally not associated with its base sound. Cryptic, minimalist lyrics flesh out a concept album following Italian Renaissance ‘antichristian martyr’ Giordano Bruno. It’s heavy stuff for music centered around four chords and a catchy tune.

After the spoken word intro of “Exordium,” “The Torchbearer” kicks the door down with barked vocals exclaiming: “Armspan wide and tendrils tried, yet none could strangle tyranny of will.” The aggressive verse, which retains a lot of melody despite its hardcore delivery is matched with a soaring, anthemic chorus. In fact, it becomes clear quickly that the chorus is something Crusades has a preternatural knack for. The simple refrain from “The Sign of the Times” (“the mallet and the wedge between discernment and belief”) is nigh impossible to exorcise from my musical memory at this point and I’m better for it. Perhaps You Deliver… is filled with biting lyricism, unafraid of walking the line between abstract and confrontational, but it’s their incredible knack for melody that makes it stick.

Crusades muddy easy genre classifications by moving beyond simple pop punk fundamentals. Crusades have songwriting in spades, but their delivery pushes it even further. Musically, they move into interesting territory frequently and admirably. The monster riff of “The Incantations” is a good example of Crusades breaking the pop punk mold in more obvious ways, but they do it more subtly throughout the album. Perhaps You Deliver… is an angrier and more meditative beast than its contemporaries, but then there’s times like when that staccato guitar riff takes over in all its chugging glory on “The Transport of Intrepid Souls” that it enters a whole new plane.

Punk rock is at its best when its unafraid. There’s a bravery inherent in the music, whether it be gut-wrenching introspection, loud and righteous confrontation, or  the play-what-you-want, how-you-want ethos that keeps new bands popping up and sounds expanding. Crusades has that sense of animalistic individuality that made me love punk in the first place. Perhaps You Deliver… is defiantly dark, anthemic, and adept both musically and lyrically– but most of all it feels like the product of true freethinkers.

5/5 Stars

Crusades stream new album “Perhaps You Deliver This Judgement With Greater Fear Than I Receive It”

Canadian satanic punk act, Crusades, are streaming their entire upcoming album “Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment With Greater Fear Than I Receive It” right here.

The album is due out on November 5, 2013 through No Idea Records. You can pre-order the album here.