If you´re dancing with the devil, you might as well lead
Esben Fosgerau Juhl
Michael Steen Sørensen. Leadguitar
It all began in 1983.
During the eighties and prior to the break up in 1989, the band released two demo tapes “Metal Cross” and demo 2 “M.A.D.H.O.U.S.E.” The band also contributed on two combilation albums.
The band played concerts all over Denmark and shared scenes with other major danish metal bands such as Artillery and Invocater. Metal Cross played the bands last concert in the hometown of Randers on December 16 1989 – shortly after the band dissolved.
In 2009, one of the bandmembers was contacted by the record company Horror Records asking if the band would approve the company’s release of the band’s two demo tapes in a vinyl format.
After a long period of time trying to retrieve the material from the old day’s, an agreement was reached to release the songs from the two old tapes. In addition, it was decided that the recording of the very last Metal Cross concert could also be used.
In 2014 the double vinyl album “Metal Cross” was released. One LP with demo recordings and the other with the concert from 1989. In addition to this, a 7” bonus single with two live songs from another concert was released.
Following the release, Metal Cross was persuaded to play a single gig at the Metal Magic Festival in 2014. Prior to the festival performance, the band played a warm up gig for Artillery. After 26 years, Artillery and Metal Cross stood on the same stage one more time!
The two jobs exceeded all expectations, and Metal Cross is back in full action again, and has played several festival gigs in Denmark and always with great feedback from the audience.