Montreal’s CroMagnum unleashed their second EP “Born Free” this past September. Coinciding with its release, band vocalist and guitarist Maximus Rex shared his written and drawn comic book “Bigg Baby: Tales From The Id” to go with the digital version of the EP. Today, he’s proud to present the third issue due out on December 2nd and is now available for pre-order as a limited run of only 75 copies.”It’s a double-sized Christmas special, it tells two stories, and it also includes some extra ”Behind the scenes” kind of stuff…” adds Maximus Rex.
The comic book is offered in one of the three packages available below:
1. THE BIGG BABY: Issue 3 comic book…10$
2. THE BIGGER BABY: Issue 3 comic+ signed in silver ink…15$
3. THE BIGGEST BABY: Issue 3 comic+ signed in silver ink + personalized sketch… 20$
Shipping is an extra 3$ within Canada, and an extra 4$ for the United States.
Add issues one and two (5$ each) to really make it worth your while, with no extra shipping costs!!!
The comic book can be pre-ordered at Facebook.com/ThisSearchForAUserNameIsInfuriating and for those in Montreal, QC, it can be purchased at MGComics.ca (10035 avenue de Bruxelles, Suite 101).
The five tracks on CroMagnum‘s new EP “Born Free” take the listener on a range of musical journeys, from “End Your Slavery” encouraging you to get out of the doldrums and the despair of the prison you’ve let society put you in; to the true origin story as told in “Waterval Boven”; to the reflection of trust presented in “Congregation” with its fast and furious riffs that open up into an epic chorus. There is something for everyone on this release, as the creativity is endless, as shown in the band’s released music videos and comic books.
Tunguska – https://youtu.be/e3hnTgjnmRQ
Born Free – https://youtu.be/FJVLL-D7LSE
Fans who are left wanting more shouldn’t have to wait too long, CroMagnum was originally going to record a full album, but after a slight bit of turbulence among the ranks, it was decided to focus on fewer songs. The next EP, targeted for 2022, is pretty much completely written and waiting to be recorded.
Power, thunder, blood, sweat and tears, CroMagnum offers nothing less than in your face balls-out metal.
“Born Free” is available via the band’s own label King Metal Records at CroMagnum1.Bandcamp.com, Spotify, and Apple Music.
1. End Your Slavery (0:53)
2. Born Free (4:14)
3. Waterval Boven (3:41)
4. Tunguska (2:31)
5. Congregation (5:26)
EP Length: 16:47
EP Band Line Up:
Maximus Rex: Guitar, vocals & keyboards
Gino LaPosta: Bass
Live Band Line Up:
Maximus Rex: Guitar and vocals
Gino LaPosta: Bass
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Born of the frosty bowels of Montreal, Quebec, Canada comes CroMagnum, heavy metal from a simpler time. Brutal and unforgiving. Thoughtful and visionary. A forced juxtaposition that leads to an intense listening experience.
CroMagnum started when Maximus Rex and the original drummer parted ways with their previous band with an aim to keep it simple, heavy as fuck and stay as a three-piece. Since then, CroMagnum has evolved into its current form as the main duo of Maximus Rex on guitar and vocals, Gino LaPosta on bass.
With two EPs under their belts, 2014’s self-titled initial release and now 2021’s “Born Free”, CroMagnum embodies the human race’s struggle to climb out of the primordial ooze toward its future ascension to godhood. Lyrical content flows from anger, frustration, history, politics, government corruption, legends, and philosophy, complete with soaring melodies and punishing riffs.
Mythology. Tradition. Evolution. The beginning. The end. CroMagnum.
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