FROSTMOON ECLIPSE Guitarist Releases First STROSZEK Album
Claudio Alcara, guitarist and founder member of black metallers FROSTMOON ECLIPSE has finished work on "Songs of Remorse", the first album from his own band STROSZEK. Due for release shortly on the God is Myth label, the CD's recording lineup includes Alcara on vocals and guitars, Richard on drums and Davide on bass.
Comments Alcara: "I wouldn't call STROSZEK a 'side project' as such, it's really just my material; something that has been inside me for a long time. The album title 'Songs of Remorse' is fairly indicative of the subject matter. My manager asked me to define the style, and when I couldn't, she described it as being 'like driving along a deserted highway late at night with just your thoughts for company.' She nailed the feel of the album exactly."
"Songs of Remorse" is a complete departure from the black metal for which the guitarist is best known; although still much in evidence is the distinctive guitar style that gives FROSTMOON ECLIPSE — a band that tempers the old-school black metal style with touches of lyrical acoustic guitar — their trademark sound.
Alcara is currently preparing material for the next STROSZEK release, which will be a split with the U.S. psychedelic band GODHEADSCOPE, the solo project of Matt Rosin (CINDERVOICE, DEAD RAVEN CHOIR). As well as STROSZEK and FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, whose latest album "Another Face In Hell" has just been released, Alcara is also involved in the French ambient band AERE AETERNUS, which includes members of DARK SANCTUARY and MACABRE OMEN in its ranks.
Three tracks from "Songs of Remorse" can be heard on the official STROSZEK MySpace page.
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