With big sorrow we must announce that on past 13th of June, our great friend, drummer and leader (without doubt) of the band THE HERETIC, Cristobal, died in his flat due to a fortuitous home accident. It was yesterday, day 14th, when his flat-mate found his lifeless body and all his nearest people knew about this tragic event.
From XTREEM MUSIC we're deeply affected by this loss, since Cristobal wasn't only a great musician, but above all, a more than excellent person of great human quality that only left friends wherever he went. Anyone who had the pleasure of dealing personally with him, can only say good things about Cristobal and for us, whose relationship dates since more than 13 years ago, it's a shock having lost such a great musician and comrade.
We want to give our deepest condolence to his family, friends and specially his brothers in THE HERETIC (Juan Carlos, Fernando, Javier & Raul), band thanks to which Cristobal can be more than proud of being able to leave an indelible legacy of the highest quality through all their recordings and shows. Needless to say that the reunion show that the band were preparing for the next months where they would present their most recent release "Memorandum (1997-2007)", released just 2 months ago, won't take place and the future of the band remains more uncertain than ever.
The rest of members of the band are still very affected with this shocking loss, so they haven't been able to update their official website, but anyone who wish to leave their last words to Cristobal, can do it through: www.myspace.com/thehereticofficial
After some negotiations, XTREEM MUSIC proudly presents their brand newest signing,
THE HERETIC. Coming out from Albacete (Spain), this band has been considered
in various publications, with their debut album "Fallen From Heaven" ,
as the bst newcomer band in the spanish Black/ Death scene, as well as the best
extreme Metal album released in Spain during that year.
In September 2002, the band saw the release of their 2nd album "Chemistry For
The Soul" through a small local label that disbandes right before the release
so the album never got any kind of promotion and distirbution, so this work
remained forgotten without having the chance, despite the fact that this is,
without any doubt, the best stuff ever written by the band. Now this album will
be re-released, with 5 live bonus tracks, by XTREEM MUSIC in March 2004, and
will take care of discovering to the masses this marvellous piece of original,
proggressive and symphonic Black/ Death of incredible quality. Think of bands
like COVENANT, EMPEROR, ARCTURUS, DISSECTION... as some of their influences.
At the same time, the band is finishing the arrangements of new songs that will
be on their 3rd album that will be released in 2005 through XTREEM MUSIC who
will put THE HERETIC on top of the spanish battlefield and who knows if in the
rest of Europe as well. For more information about the band, please check their
official website at www.the-heretic.go.to,
although the site is a little bit outdated and in proccess of total renewal.