Portuguese Doom Act SINISTRO Signs With Alma Mater Records, First Video Single Of Upcoming Album “Vértice” Out Now!


Lisbon-based doom outfit SINISTRO has inked a worldwide deal with Alma Mater Records, the powerhouse label run by MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro. A music video for the band’s first, haunting single “Pontas Soltas”, taken off their upcoming album Vérticeis now streaming below! SINISTRO‘s fourth studio offering is slated for a September 2024 release on Alma Mater Records.

Fernando Ribeiro comments:

“It’s quite extraordinary that Sinistro, one of the most and darkest groundbreaking Portuguese bands, chose Alma Mater Records as their new home. We can’t wait to start working on Vértice and make the light shine over their newest and direst gems this album contains. Sinistro is back to reclaim their rightful place on the doom, post metal scene and to build up their legacy started back in 2011. Still a lot to come.”

We are happy to announce that we signed with Alma Mater Records, a label we have been following in recents years, witnessing it´s ongoing growth and specially because it´s a label created by a fan of music, for fans of music!“ The band reveals. We know Fernando for quite a lot of years now, and see Alma Mater as the perfect re-vamping for Sinistro, its been over 5 years, but it definitely worth the wait and we could not ask for a better new home to unleash our brand new album “Vértice” in 2024.“

Decibel Magazine, who just exclusively premiered SINISTRO‘s first video single, writes: “In what could be described as a Tool video directed by David Lynch, Sinistro is giving us six whole months to decode the noir tale of a wooden jointed art class mannequin and whatever that smoking pile of dirt is supposed to be.

Brooding and moody, ‘Pontas Soltas’ sounds anything but loose as Priscila Da Costa’s siren call hunts the depths of Vértice’s sonic waters. If, like I, you’re irresistibly drawn to the slow and the dark, your day is about to improve considerably.“

Coming from the Portuguese underground, SINISTRO have crafted their way into the international music scene with their groundbreaking, fully instrumental and self-titled debut album from 2012, a film soundtrack ambiance and landscape approach with a Floydian touch that quickly established them as a unique collective of musicians.

2013 seen the band release their Cidade EP, for the first time adding vocals to their enthralling sound, that gained high praise from both national and international press. SINISTRO signed to Season Of Mist in 2016, with their much-acclaimed album Semente, they crafted and perfected even more their incredible songwriting skills and became sort of a rock/fado (typical Portuguese chant) to many.

Having toured and acclaimed by the likes of Paradise LostCult Of Luna, Mono, Alcest or

Subrosa, with countless shows in Europe and South America as well as high profile festivals such as Roadburn Festival, Doom Over London, Graspop MM, Metal Days, Eistnaflug Iceland or Resurrection Fest, with three impressive full-length records under their belt and after five years rebuilding the band in the midst of a pandemic and line-up changes, SINISTRO finally return with their new album Vértice!

About their first single release, the band says: It showcases the sound we have been perfecting since our previous 2 records, the movie soundtrack vibes and the heavy density ambience mixed with a Fado sensibility throughout the entire album is a constant voyage into our world, the lyrics on “Pontas Soltas”  approach the familiar comfort of repetition vs the unknown aspects of life, life is not meant to be contained but rather embraced and admired as we unravel the beauty of its intricacies.“

Vértice was produced by Miguel Tereso (Gaerea, Analepsy) and will be released in September 2024 via Alma Mater Records. Furthermore, the band announced to play their first show in over 5 years, on March 16th at AaltStadhaus in Differdange, Luxembourg, with many more dates to follow soon!


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