California's traditional melodic metal band CRESCENT SHIELD, which features the talents of former DESTINY'S END guitarist Dan DeLucie and ex-ONWARD vocalist Michael Grant, has posted a new song, "Lifespan", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's second album, "The Stars of Never Seen", which will be released via Cruz del Sur Music on the following dates:
May 8: Germany
May 11: Rest of Europe
June 2: USA/Canada
The first pressing will include a limited-edition DVD of the band's entire performance at Germany's Keep it True festival in April 2008. The artwork for the CD was again created by comic book artist Gerry Alanguilan and can be viewed below.
The band is in the final stages of mixing the record with renowned metal producer Bill Metoyer, so the new album promises to be not only a step up musically but also sonically.
"The Stars of Never Seen" track listing:
01. Under Cover Of Shadows
02. The Grand Horizon
03. Tides Of Fire
04. 10,000 Midnights Ago
05. Temple Of The Empty
06. My Anger
07. The Bellman
08. The Endurance
CRESCENT SHIELD's lineup is completed by drummer Craig Anderson (ex-IGNITE, ENGINE) and bassist Melanie Sisneros (ex-NEW EDEN, THE IRON MAIDENS, SINERGY), two veterans of the Los Angeles music scene.
Video footage of CRESCENT SHIELD performing the new song "Lifespan" in March 2008 in California can be viewed below.