Osculum Pacis
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Label: Sliptrick Records / Self-Release


Lyrically, it speaks of the abuses of the church and its deafening silence in the face of so many denunciations of abuse. It speaks of the manipulation of the masses, and injustice, but at the same time, it also speaks of the awakening of consciousness, of death as a process of transformation, and the need to change ourselves in order to rise up and banish our own miseries. It speaks of rising up aware of who we are.

About The Album Artwork:

The art of the album represents all the victims of the church, living or dead. The void of justice, the Kiss of Peace and Mea Culpa with each of their victims.

It is the indelible presence of their excesses, their sins, their demons, their double standards, their contradictions as an institution and of a deep reflection that should come someday.


Stratuz is a Venezuelan doom-death metal band formed in 1984. The group released their first demo in 1993 and their debut album “In Nomine…” in 1995, helping them to quickly become the most recognized metal band in Venezuela and cementing their place as one of the pioneer bands of extreme metal.

In 1999, Stratuz finished recording the album “The Last Angel” upon their return from a European tour. That same year, they signed with the Belgian label LSP-Company for a new album entitled “Spirit Seduction”.

The band decided to disband in 2006, but in 2019 they reform and start working on a new album titled “Osculum Pacis”, released on 26 April 2022.

Stratuz recently reached number one on the Jacquin Ravens Top 50 Metal on US radio station 99WNRR with their latest album “Osculum Pacis”.

Stratuz is:

Franklin Berroterán – Voices and Keyboards
Gerónimo Egea – Guitars
Leonardo Rangel – Bass
Diego Cabrujas – Drums

Track Listing:

  1. Intro – 1:58
  2. Morning Star – 3:50
  3. Father Amorth (e) – 2:58
  4. Holy Grail – 4:36
  5. Caelibatus – 4:33
  6. In the Name of God – 3:06
  7. Back to the Sun – 3:09
  8. Sodomized – 4:41
  9. Dawn – 5:06
  10. Left – 4:57
  11. Condemned – 5:26

Album Length: 44:22

Stratuz Back To The Sun

Stratuz – Dawn

Stratuz links:
Band/Artist location – Caracas – Venezuela
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