ISLE OF THE CROSS Unveils Highly Anticipated Second Album: “Faustus The Musical”

Isle of the Cross, the US-based progressive metal powerhouse led by the multifaceted Je Schneider, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their eagerly awaited second album, “Faustus The Musical”. The album is slated to hit the airwaves and digital platforms worldwide in July 2024.

This groundbreaking album is a metal opera that draws inspiration from the epic 16th-century saga, ‘Doctor Faustus’ by Christopher Marlowe. Led by the visionary Je Schneider, the compositions weave an engaging narrative, accompanied by a powerful vocal delivery from a stellar cast. Daniël de Jongh takes on the role of the lead vocalist, guiding listeners through an exhilarating journey. From symphonic heights to brutal depths, the entire album is masterfully mixed and mastered by the renowned Joost van den Broek (Epica, Ayreon, Powerwolf).

“Faustus The Musical” boasts an impressive lineup of talented contributors:

Eric Gillette: Guitar {Neal Morse/Mike Portnoy/Independent}
Daniël de Jongh: Lead Vocalist (Faustus) {Textures/Black Nazareth/Crown Compass}
Diane Lee: Vocals (Good Angel)
Charles Elliott: Vocals (Lucifer) {Abysmal Dawn}
Matthieu Romarin: Vocals (Mephistopheles) {Uneven Structure}
Angela Di Vincenzo: Vocals (Helen) {Secret Rule}
Amrit Sandhu: Vocals (Narrator)

The captivating artwork, crafted by Theopisti Tiftikoglou, adds a visual dimension to the musical opus.

Je Schneider expresses his excitement, stating, “Faustus The Musical is one I’m very excited about. The finished product came out well-polished and solid. It was an honor to feature the wonderful vocals of the cast and have Joost at the helm of the mix. This album is the best representation of Isle of the Cross.”

Get ready to experience the world of ‘Faustus The Musical’ with the debut single, ‘Ghost At The Feast’ set to release on April 24th. Fans can pre-save the single at the following link:


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