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« Phœbus », the new album of Cortez, confirms the come back of the Swiss trio, just after the release of their 10’’ split with Plebeian Grandstand, on the labels Throatruiner Records, Basement Apes Industries and Get A Life ! Records.
With this album Cortez is again proving that you can get out of the habitual pattern of power trio(guitar, drums and voice), and still burps noise-hardcore fury and incandescent anger.

Recorded partly in the REC Studio of Serge Morattel in Geneva, drums, and partly in their own rehearsal space, guitars and vocals, this new album is the result of hard work, giving the band big freedom in creation and the possibility to fully assume the production process. Complete independence in learning, creating and finalizing the record.
"Phoebus" reaffirms the taste of Cortez for saturation, but also explores a wide range of possibilities. Like a threatening and corrosive mist the aggressive sound still remains intense, melancholic and emotional.
The artwork accompanying this new album has been entrusted to Dehn Sora, bringing a subtle spark to this dark masterpiece. .

Cortez emerged from a telluric womb in Switzerland in 2001 as an unusual power-trio: drum, guitar, singer. They came searching for sounds, and charismatically crying a huge, dense and corrosive one themselves.
Astonishing the audience’s mind by its intense and incandescent charisma on stage, the resulting display is pure passion, melancholy, and fundamentally human – perhaps all too human – emotion.
Their raw ingredients include musical materials from post-hardcore, noise, and metal. However, they are not bound by conventional genres. They interpret, blend and reinterpret musical concepts to form their own unique sound.
Cortez has toured Europe and Russia with many great bands, including THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ISIS, UNSANE, JESU, GOJIRA, BURST, THE OCEAN, KEN MODE... Among others.


released January 26, 2013

Cortez is Greg / Antoine / JR / Sam – Drums recorded by Serge Morattel at Rec Studio, Geneva, 2011 - – Guitars & vocals recorded by Cortez, 2011-2012 – Mixed & mastered by Sam at Autoclave Studio, 2012 - – All songs & lyrics by Cortez - – Artwork by Dehn Sora - – Many thanks to all of you people being deeply or just slightly involved in our adventure – © + ℗ 2013 Basement Apes Ind. - / Lost Pilgrims Records - / Get A Life ! Records -


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CORTEZ present a masterful display of roiling metallic hardcore on their crushing new album 'No More Conqueror'.
This thing is a colossal sounding clash of sounds, with a massive production courtesy of Raphael Bovey (Zatokrev, Impure Wilhelmina, Convulsif).
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