Manitou Music /Thundering Records / Twilight
SOUTHERN CROSS' story begins back in winter 2000, when Jeff and Dave met at Laval University in Quebec City. Being both musicians they started to jam together. Rapidly, the idea of forming a power-metal tribute band formed in their minds. Fred joined them a few weeks later and the trio praticed for a few months while trying many musicians to complete the lineup. During this time they decided to write a few compositions of their own in order to be a part of a local contest back in winter 2002 where they won the public price.
Then the tribute project was over and the band decided to concentrate on writing their own stuff. A few months later the lineup was finally completed by Oli and JB. A couple of demos were recorded and many gigs were done in 2003, while opening for EDGUY in Montreal in 2004. The first album, RISE ABOVE, was produced independently by the band in 2005 at Unika Studios. This production resulted in a power-thrash album with a lot of prog influences, very well received by the critics. An early 2006 release was followed by big concerts including opening for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and STRATOVARIUS.
The band joined the THUNDERING RECORDS roster in January 2007 and began working on material for the next album. Constantly refining their style with many years of experience, SOUTHERN CROSS wants to release an impressive album that will launch the band worldwide. Be prepared for something big this year!
You Shall be Damned
Never Dare Say
The Third Gate
This World is Just a Dream
By the Hand of Fate