Cruz Del Sur Music will release Showdown, the new album from high-octane melodic metal band Mega Colossus, on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on January 26, 2024!
On their fourth full-length Showdown, Mega Colossus matches epic metal grandeur with the hooks and melodies from Rainbow and Kansas!
Sometimes, a good classic movie reference is all you need. Case in point, Mega Colossus guitarist/vocalist Bill Fischer compares the band’s new Showdown studio album to its 2021 Riptime predecessor with a nod to an iconic series from the 1980s:
“Showdown is to Riptime as Temple of Doom is to Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Showdown takes Mega Colossus’s brand of triumphant, big melodic metal to new heights without forgetting where the band came from. It’s like the perfect sequel — but better!
Mega Colossus was originally formed in 2004 as simply “Colossus” by vocalist Sean Buchanan and Fischer. The band became a fixture on the East Coast live scene, including appearances at the famed South by Southwest festival in 2008 and 2009. The group issued its first album, …And the Rift of the Pan-Dimensional Undergods in 2008, followed by the addition of drummer Doza Mendoza and the Drunk On Blood EP in 2010, then the …And the Sepulcher of the Mirror Warlocks EP in 2012.
The HyperGlaive album followed in 2016, after which bassist/vocalist Anthony Micale joined in 2017. The V album was released in 2019, leading to the arrival of guitarist/vocalist Chris Millard in 2021 in time for the Riptime LP.
Sean Buchanan – Vocals
Bill Fischer – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Millard – Guitar/Vocals
Anthony Micale – Bass
Doza Mendoza – Drums
- Fortune and Glory
- Outrun Infinity
- Grab the Sun
- Wicked Road
- Take to the Skies