Asheville, North Carolina - home of THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS. In the very heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains a potent brew has been distilled out the finest Southern ingredients. In the South of the USA it runs through the family, so they say. Their blood is as heavy as the glistening liquid, brewed up in remote moonshine distilleries hidden away in derelict shacks leaning on ragged Appalachian mountain sides. In the year 2006 THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS emerge from their cask, where they have matured after blending each members' tastes for the melodic and fiery power of PANTERA and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY with the swamp flavoured heaviness of DOWN and EYEHATEGOD. Perfectly combining the aggressive attitude of their metal ancestry with the proud musical heritage of all-around stump stomping songs of their folk fathers, their debut album "Of Mountains and Moonshine" seeps with infectious riffs. Its powerful melodies are crowned by Seth Uldricks' soulful and deeply resonant vocals, which mark him as an outstanding singer in the best tradition of PANTERA at their best. It always jumps a generation, so they also say. Therefore it should not come as a surprise that nobody has been able to fill the giant shoes left after the sad demise of PANTERA so far. Yet with THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS the next generation of a truly loud-assed gut-bucket of American Heavy Metal is born right now. Not satisfied with obviously being the true heirs of their lost idols, these American youngsters are more than eager to carve their own ground out of original Southern Metal. "Of Mountains and Moonshine" reflects that burning ambition in all of its sparkling facets and easily lives up to the high expectations that THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS have already created with their MySpace appearance, which quickly attracted an impressive following. Now is the time to join The Southern Cross Army on their destined road to become America's next monstrous Metal act! Take a deep sip "Of Mountains and Moonshine" and be floored next second!