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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EARLY CROSS presents Special Christmas EP 2015

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released December 18, 2015

EARLY CROSS:

Mel – Lead Vocals
Hiroaki Kato – Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Hammered Dulcimer
Shigetsugu Hagiya - Electric Guitars
Yugo Maeda – Bass
Kazuhiro Kaneko – Drums & Cymbals
Yuki Puzzy – Keyboards

Produced by Hiroaki Kato

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

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

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EARLY CROSS Japan

■EARLY CROSS:
Mel - Vocals,
Hiroaki Kato - Guitars, Shigetsugu Hagiya - Guitars
Yugo Maeda - Bass
Kazuhiro Kaneko - Drums
Yuki 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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Track Name: Gabriel's Message
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!
Track Name: Gabriel's Message (Instrumental)
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!