Alternate Endings

by Cranial

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassette version co-released by Sludgelord Records (EU) (40 copies) & Hand of Death Records (USA) (40 Copies). Yellow Shell + Black ink on body housed in O-Card
    CD & LP available here

    Includes digital pre-order of Alternate Endings. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around September 27, 2019
    edition of 100 

      £6 GBP or more 


Unceasing Lack
Burning Bridges
Holistic Figure


Würzburg quartet, Cranial rose from the ashes of instrumental heavyweights Omega Massif and anyone who misses that band will find ample solace in the sonic onslaught that Cranial deliver. With two releases to their name, 2015’s “Dead End” EP consisting of two epic compositions that married the weighty post metal of early Pelican to the hefty crunch of Mastodon’s “Remission” and 2017 “Dark Towers/Bright Lights” the band not only hone their Earth-shattering attack but expanded the scope of their music to galactic levels of grandeur.

On September 27th 2019 Cranial will release their sophomore album “Alternate Endings" via Moment of Collapse Records (CD//LP), Sludgelord Records & Hand of Death Records (Cassette) once again pushing the boundaries of heavy music with their relentless riff offensive and churning out a constant flow of thick sludge. Cranial’s take a genre that now often sounds slick and safe and strip it back to its raw essence to make it furious and alive once more.

Recorded at Ghost City Recordings and mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna), “Alternative Endings” is poised to blow your mind with its dark intensity.

Sludgelord Records (SLR036) 2019


releases September 27, 2019

Recorded and Mixed in March 2019 by Jan Kerscher and Nikita Kamprad @ Ghost City Recordings
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg

Music and Words: Cranial
Additional Vocals on Holistic Figure by Jan Kerscher

Cranial is:

Julian | bass, vocals, drones
Cornelius | drums
Michael | guitar
Bastian | guitar, vocals

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