"Declaration of Metal" track listing:
1. Only One
3. Bleed With Me
4. Now We Must Live
6. On the Hunt
7. A Fist Full of Vengeance
9. Left Scarred
10. Wrecking Ball
11. Driven Snow
12. Hyde No More
Declaration of Metal purchase link
Guitarist Mick Michaels has checked in with the following comment:
“Corners of Sanctuary continues to charge forward. Declaration of Metal is surely a declaration alright; a declaration to keep moving forward and I’m very excited to be a part it,” stated Mad T. Mad T also appears on “Victoria” and “Only One”, a song which he co-wrote with COS guitarist Mick Michaels.
"Declaration of Metal clearly creates a larger view of the band's work and accomplishments, which is clearly presented by this capsulated musical portfolio," stated the band’s AR Rep William Loney.
"Looking back, we can see how much we have grown as a band in the last five years. This compilation is a great way for fans to sample and experience our music, a well documented cross section of a legacy in motion," said Michaels.
“This album represents where we have been and where we want to go moving forward. It is a collection of our works with a new twist that points us into the future. This is definitely represented in our newest track "Hyde No More", added COS bassist James Pera.
“Declaration of Metal” is being made available in two formats: digitally through Exquisite Noise Records and as a limited print US only cd through March Baby Media.
"When Corners of Sanctuary originally came to our attention, we knew this was going to be a group worth signing. These are some passionate and articulate guys who have their foot planted in the proud lineage of traditional heavy metal bands, but at the same time, they have a very modern and original sound all their own. This announcement of a greatest hits package could not come at a better time, as their star still seems to be rising, yet they've already accumulated a tremendous back catalog. We look forward to telling the world about Corners of Sanctuary!" stated Jason McGathey, owner of Exquisite Noise Records and Publishing.
A Special mp3 download, which includes two bonus tracks, is also being offered exclusively on Boston Rock Radio’s official website:
Boston Rock Radio website link
"COS is certainly a band in charge and going for it full-throttle, as they certainly have my total respect in supplying ‘the real’ music goods," said Wayne Benson, owner and DJ at Boston Rock Radio.
As part of the promotional campaign for the compilation's release, a music video for "Victoria" is also being launched. The video, filmed earlier this summer, was produced and directed by AMA Films in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia.
“Victoria was the first video we’ve done where it was solely just us performing. There was a lot of energy ‘cause we were just doing what we do and it was a real good time,” said Frankie Cross, COS’ exuberant front man.
Corners of Sanctuary “Victoria” video link
A follow-up video for “Hyde No More” is planned to release later this summer.
COS continues to power on through 2016 with the second leg of their tour appropriately coined The Declaration of Metal Tour in support of their compilation release. The band embarks on a short New England string of shows which includes supporting Marc Rizzo from Soulfy on July 28th and another performance in August at this summer’s Metal Eternal Fest Tour’s Delaware show. Corners of Sanctuary will begin work on their next full-length album in August which the band plans to release sometime in 2017. COS is also looking to schedule some West Coast dates in the Fall as well as working on a Winter 2017 excursion to Europe.
A COS crowdfunding page has been created to support the band’s touring efforts and is now live at their official website:
Corners of Sanctuary - 2016 Crowfunding Site Link
Fans’ financial support is being gifted with several Official COS Nation Merchandise Packages including autographed photos and CDs, concert shirts, patches and supporters having their names listed on the COS website.
July 28 - Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI (with Marc Rizzo of Soulfly)
July 29 - The Cove - Worcester, MA
July 30 - The Bar - New Bedford, MA
August 6 - Oddity Bar - Metal Eternal Fest Tour - Wilmington, DE
August 20 - The New Penny Lounge - Scranton, PA (with Beyond Fallen)
September 9 - Cherry Street Station - Wallingford, CT (with Shallow Ground)
October 14 - Wrecking Ball Fest 2016 - Philadelphia, PA
For the latest band news and show dates, visit their official website and Facebook page:
Official Corners of Sanctuary website
Official Corners of Sanctuary Facebook page