Stars Crusaders - M.A.T.E.R. SQD95

On February 22nd, 2022, Italian futurepop / synthpop band Stars Crusaders are returning with their long-awaited third album M.A.T.E.R.

According to the band, M.A.T.E.R. is the final chapter in the trilogy of impostors started with New Horizons in 2014 and continued on Welcome To Hydra in 2017. All the tracks on the new album are devoted, in some way or another, to the Great Mother, an ancient goddess with many different names, representing the eternal circle of birth, death and rebirth.

Music-wise, M.A.T.E.R. delivers a solid mix of futurepop / EBM bangers and synthpop ballads, coupled with Stars Crusaders' trademark futuristic and mystical atmosphere. The album also features two prominent collaborations, one with Swedish EBM masters Cryo and the other with Resonanz Kreis, a dark electronic project from Italy.

A strictly limited CD version comes in a slick 6-panel digipak with lyrics.

01. Unborn
02. Hellmouth
03. Four Saints
04. Seven Worlds
05. The Rising Phoenix (feat. Cryo)
06. Army Of Impostors
07. Ishtar
08. Sisterhood
09. Sundisk (feat. Resonanz Kreis)
10. Black Stone
11. Epilogue

Release date: February 22, 2022