December's Cross: Comet (Special Christmas EP 2015)

by EARLY CROSS

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Kazuyoshi Hirano
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Kazuyoshi Hirano The band is now on the way of metamorphosis. Yes, this might be just a tiny tiny piece of bûche de Noël or something cozy, but it gives out a subtle odor of pagan bonfire (warm but enigmatic!) at the same time. By means of thick' n lucid arrangement/sound production, they left earthly human emotions behind and approach the doorway to mysterious deep forest where strange spirits thrive. Speculative specific spirits... like Sólstafir, Arcturus, Anathema etc, etc... would wait for them right there.
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The angel Gabriel from heaven came His wings as drifted snow his eyes as flame "All hail", said he, "Thou lowly maiden Mary, Most highly favored lady," Gloria! "For know a blessed mother thou shalt be, All generations laud and honor thee, Thy Son shall be Emanuel, by seers foretold Most highly favored lady," Gloria! Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head, "To me be as it pleaseth God," she said, "My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name." Most highly favored lady, Gloria! Of her, Emanuel, the Christ was born In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn, And everyone throughout the world forever saved "Most highly favored lady," Gloria!
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The angel Gabriel from heaven came His wings as drifted snow his eyes as flame "All hail", said he, "Thou lowly maiden Mary, Most highly favored lady," Gloria! "For know a blessed mother thou shalt be, All generations laud and honor thee, Thy Son shall be Emanuel, by seers foretold Most highly favored lady," Gloria! Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head, "To me be as it pleaseth God," she said, "My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name." Most highly favored lady, Gloria! Of her, Emanuel, the Christ was born In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn, And everyone throughout the world forever saved "Most highly favored lady," Gloria!

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EARLY CROSS presents Special Christmas EP 2015

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released December 18, 2015

EARLY CROSS:

Mel – Lead Vocals
Hiroaki – Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Hammered Dulcimer
Hagi - Electric Guitars
Yugo – Bass
Kazuhiro – Drums & Cymbals
Pazzy – Keyboards

Produced by Hiroaki

Recorded at Studio NEST, Dagdrøm Studios
Engineered by Hiroaki & Kenji Kikuchi
Mixed by Hiroaki & Kenji Kikuchi
Mastered by Naoki Kikuchi

“Gabriel's Message”
Music: Traditional Basque Carol
Words: Translated by Sabine Baring-Gould
Arranged by Hiroaki

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EARLY CROSS Japan

■EARLY CROSS:
Leela - Lead Vocals
Hiroaki - Guitars,
Bouzouki
Hagi - Guitars
Yugo - Bass
Kazuhiro - Drums
Pazzy - Keyboards

■Music Style:
The band aims at solemn and desolate ‘Picturesque Music’. Combining a wide variety of styles from 70′s Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock, and Folk/Trad, their unique style with its dark elements may be known as ‘Landscape Rock’.
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