US heavy rockers CORTEZ stream new album ‘Sell The Future’ in full, ahead of October 23rd on Ripple Music and Salt Of The Earth.

Heavy rock stalwarts CORTEZ return with a bang this October 23rd, with their hot and jaw-breaking new album ‘Sell The Future’ on Ripple Music and Salt Of The Earth Records. It is time to cut loose and embrace the riff rock madness, with the album streaming in its entirety over at Metal Insider!

« We’re extremely excited to finally be releasing “Sell The Future”. This is the first recording to feature our current lineup which has been in place since 2017. It’s great to be able to release the album on two of our favorite labels, with Ripple Music handling the vinyl and digital release, and Salt Of The Earth Records handling the CD. We’re extremely proud of this album, and feel that we’ve done our best work yet. We hope folks agree. » enthuses CORTEZ about ‘Sell The Future’.

Get ready to throw your fists in the air: stream « Sell The Future » in full.

With the precision of heavy metal, the soul of classic rock, and the unbridled attitude of a band who care less about your expectations than they do about writing kick-ass, drive-fast, dynamic, hugely-grooved, hugely melodic and expansive tunes, CORTEZ arrive at their third album with a well-earned sense of freedom in their approach. It isn’t about what style they play or the genre niche you want to fit them in — it’s about the crawling sleek of the title-track « Sell The Future« , the crash of drums in “Sharpen the Spear” and the urgency of songs like opener “No Escape” and “Look at You”. The album was recorded and engineered by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studio.

Beautiful, boisterous, and bold.” Rock and Roll Fables
A furious expression of motivated dissent.” Riff Relevant
Catchy riffs, superbly crafted guitar harmonies and solos, soaring clean vocals, and a quintessentially doom-laden groove altogether leave you no choice but to get instantly hooked.” Metal Assault
Their epitome, and unquestionably the finest work Cortez have done to-date.” The Obelisk

CORTEZ ‘Sell The Future’
Out October 23rd on Ripple Music (vinyl/digital)

and Salt Of The Earth (CD)


The future is fast, the future is sharp, and the future has already been sold, baby, so you missed your shot. Better luck next time. Boston heavy rockers CORTEZ have always embodied an underdog spirit, from their 2007 debut EP, ‘Thunder in a Forgotten Town’, through their 2012 self-titled debut LP and 2017’s ‘The Depths Below’, but they’ve never sounded as supercharged as they do on ‘Sell the Future’.

New album ‘Sell the Future’ is a record of and for turbulent times, but its working themes aren’t so pointed as to sound already dated in the fast-moving, unending “No Escape”-is-right news cycle the universe seems to inhabit. As much as the band have come into their own operating as the five-piece of vocalist Matt Harrington, guitarists Scott O’Dowd and Alasdair Swan, bassist/backing vocalist Jay Furlo and drummer Alexei Rodriguez, their dedication to classic, timeless rock and roll songwriting is unflinching.

After taking part in Ripple Music’s ‘The Second Coming of Heavy’ split series in 2018, CORTEZ have pushed themselves even further with ‘Sell the Future’, finding a passion and instrumental fury that comes through regardless of tempo and makes their songs all the more memorable. Whatever the days ahead might bring, Cortez stand ready.