Crusades will release their forthcoming album This is a Sickness and Sickness Will End on March 7th jointly through Anxious & Angry (USA) and Countless Altars (Canada/Europe). Countless Altars is Dave Williams of Crusades’ newly launched label. Crusades will embark on a European tour this spring in support of the release.

Check out the This is a Sickness and Sickness Will End teaser video below.

Track Listing:
1. 1590 (Sickness Never Ceasing)
2. 1828 (Father of Waves)
3. 1713 (The Scorching Fevers)
4. 1940 (Whirr and Chime)
5. 1894 (Children of Silence and Eternity)
6. 1866 (Porch and Portal)
7. 1846 (Once Drinking Deep)
8. 1657 (Black Curtains Draw)

European Tour Dates:
April 28 – Rheine, Germany @ Trinkhalle
May 1 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
May 2 – Durham, UK @ Empty House HQ
May 3 – Sheffield, UK @ The Lug Hole
May 4 – London, UK @ DIYSpace
May 5 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Music City
May 7 – Mannheim, Germany @ Jugendzentrum
May 8 – Munich, Germany @ Kafe Kult
May 9 – Budapest, Hungary @ Dürer Pince
May 10 – Brno, Czech @ Kabinet Muz
May 11 – Berlin, Germany @ TBA
May 12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Störte
May 13 – Verden, Germany @ Juz

Ottawa’s Crusades began in 2009, comprised of Jordan Bell on drums, Scott McCash on bass/vocals, Emmanuel Sayer on guitar/vocals, and Dave Williams on guitar/vocals. Prior to Crusades’ formation, the four members played in such established local bands as Sedatives, The Creeps, Buried Inside, The Steve Adamyk Band and others.

The band’s initial and ever-evolving goal is to examine profound personal and universal topics – love, art, life, death, etc – through a lens of freethinking and atheism, offering a critical perspective rooted in philosophical, political, musicological, poetic and historical study.

To date Crusades has released two full-length albums: 2011’s The Sun is Down and The Night is Riding In (a four-way split release between It’s Alive Records / Razorcake Records in North America and Sabotage Records / Hardware Records in Europe) and 2013’s Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear Than I Receive It (on Gainesville, Florida’s long-running No Idea Records).

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