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A new website has just been opened for STROSZEK, the project formed by CLAUDIO ALCARA of FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, one of Italy’s longest serving Italian Black Metal bands.  Unlike his work with FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, which mixes Old School Black Metal with acoustic interludes, STROSZEK is a much more introspective vehicle in which Alcara takes the listener on an intimate journey through his life, replacing the distinctive heavy riffs for which he is maybe better known, with a much more haunting style, that can alternate between heavy riffing and a fragile poignancy which a guitarist of his calibre is able to perform with consummate ease.  As well as Alcara himself, STROSZEK features fellow FROSTMOON ECLIPSE members Davide on bass and Richard on drums.

To find out more about STROSZEK and CLAUDIO ALCARA himself, including full biography, discography, news about upcoming releases, audio, video and gallery check out the new website at http://www.stroszekmusic.com/

Below you can see the official video for the track video for “Can’t Make Things Undone” from the latest STROSZEK album “Sound Graveyard Bound” which was released in March 2012 on Hypnotic Dirge Records.

 

Additional Information
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stroszekofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ordog-1
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/stroszek
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/songsofremorse
Band Contact: ordog@libero.it
Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Hypnotic Dirge Records:
www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com
www.myspace.com/hypnoticdirgerecords
www.youtube.com/user/hypnoticdirgerecords
www.facebook.com/pages/Hypnotic-Dirge-Records/289020060460

 
Canada’s Hypnotic Dirge Records have released the following video for “Can’t Make Things Undone” a track from the upcoming STROSZEK album “Sound Graveyard Bound” which is scheduled for release on the 10th March.


The nine-track “Sound Graveyard Bound” will be the third full-length album from STROSZEK, the project formed by Claudio Alcara of FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, one of Italy’s longest serving Italian Black Metal bands.  Unlike his work with FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, which mixes Old School Black Metal with acoustic interludes, STROSZEK is a much more introspective vehicle in which Alcara takes the listener on an intimate journey through his life, replacing the distinctive heavy riffs for which he is maybe better known, with a much more haunting style, which a guitarist of his calibre is able to do with consummate ease.   As well as Alcara himself, STROSZEK features fellow FROSTMOON ECLIPSE members Davide on bass and Richard on drums.  “Sound Graveyard Bound” also features a cover version of MIKE JOHNSON’s “If The World Hadn’t Gone Insane”

Commenting recently on the new album Alcara said “With the first release I tended to keep my vocals very far back in the mix.  As a guitarist I wasn’t used to being the centre of attention, and my vocal style is certainly not that of a “screamer”, on the contrary, I’m rather laid back, but after three albums I’m confident that my vocal style suits the music, so I’m not too worried about hiding behind the instruments this time”.  More information about STROSZEK can be found on the band’s MySpace page at  http://www.myspace.com/songsofremorse

Additional Information:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/songsofremorse
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stroszekofficial
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/stroszek
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ordog-1
Band Contact: ordog@libero.it
Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Hypnotic Dirge Records:
www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com
www.myspace.com/hypnoticdirgerecords
www.youtube.com/user/hypnoticdirgerecords
www.facebook.com/pages/Hypnotic-Dirge-Records/289020060460

FROSTMOON ECLIPSE founder and guitarist Claudio Alcara features on two tracks on “Patience”, the forthcoming four-track EP release from GODHEADSCOPE.   “Patience“ is  the third release from the Californian one-man project formed in 2006  by M. Rosin, and, according to Rosin himself represents GODHEADSCOPE’s “most complete bridging of modern composition and ambient with art-rock and folk”.  The EP will initially be released as a digital download on the 29th November at godheadscope.bandcamp.com before being available through all the usual digital retailers on Meristem Music.  More information about GODHEADSCOPE can be found at www.godheadscope.com

Track listing on “Patience” as follows:
1. Patience
2. Solidarity
3. Medusa In the Cistern
4. The Screaming Mound

Alcara, who contributes guitar melodies for the tracks “Solidarity” and “The Screaming Mound”, is himself due to release an album for his STROSZEK project in December of this year on Hypnotic Dirge Records.  “Sound Graveyard Bound” will be the third full-length release from STROSZEK, the band that allows Alcara not only to perform vocals, but also to display his consummate guitar skills in a more melodic, introspective fashion, as opposed to the Black Metal for which he is best known with FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, who themselves released their fifth full-length album “The End Stands Silent” on Osmose Productions in early 2011.  More information about STROSZEK at http://www.myspace.com/songsofremorse

Additional Information:
STROSZEK
MySpace Stroszek: http://www.myspace.com/songsofremorse
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stroszekofficial
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/stroszek
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ordog-1
Band Contact: ordog@libero.it
Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

FROSTMOON ECLIPSE
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/frostmooneclipse
Web Site: http://www.frostmooneclipse.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com//frostmooneclipse
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/frostmooneclipse
Band Contact & Booking: frostmooneclipse@libero.it
Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

GODHEADSCOPE
Website: www.godheadscope.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GODHEADSCOPE/117012639482
Digital Download: godheadscope.bandcamp.com
Band Contact and Promo Requests: meristemmusic@gmail.com

STROSZEK, the band founded by FROSTMOON ECLIPSE guitarist Claudio Alcara, has inked a deal with Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of the band’s third full length album.  Titled “Sound Graveyard Bound”, the nine-track album is scheduled for release during the latter part of 2011.

Alcara, who along with STROSZEK band mates Richard on drums and Davide on bass, is better known for his work with FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, one of the longest serving Italian Black Metal bands which earlier this year released their fifth full length album on Osmose Productions. Whilst FROSTMOON ECLIPSE mixes old school Black Metal with acoustic interludes, STROSZEK allows Alcara to perform the much more melodic and introspective style of music that he himself listens to, and indeed, “Sound Graveyard Bound” features a cover version of MIKE JOHNSON’s “If The World Hadn’t Gone Insane”

Commenting on the new album Alcara said “With the first release I tended to keep my vocals very far back in the mix.  As a guitarist I wasn’t used to being the centre of attention, and my vocal style is certainly not that of a “screamer”, on the contrary, I’m rather laid back,  but after three albums I’m confident that my vocal style suits the music, so this time I’m not too worried about hiding behind the instruments”.

As well as the 2007 debut album “Songs of Remorse” and 2009’s “Life’s Failures Made Music”, STROSZEK also released the “Wild Hunt” EP in 2009, which sold out within days of it having been announced. As with all the songs he writes for STROSZEK, “Sound Graveyard Bound” is very much an intimate journey through Alcara’s life which is highlighted by his distinctive and versatile guitar style that can alternate between heavy riffing and a fragile poignancy.   More information about STROSZEK can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/songsofremorse

Below you can see the Official video for the track “The Unlucky Ones” from STROSZEK’s album “Life’s Failures Made Music”

Additional Information:
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/songsofremorse
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stroszekofficial
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/stroszek
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ordog-1
Band Contact: ordog@libero.it
Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Hypnotic Dirge Records:
www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com
www.myspace.com/hypnoticdirgerecords
www.youtube.com/user/hypnoticdirgerecords
www.facebook.com/pages/Hypnotic-Dirge-Records/289020060460

Osmose Productions has released the new album from Black Metallers FROSTMOON ECLIPSE.  “The End Stands Silent” is the band’s fifth album, and is released in both CD and vinyl formats.  Track listing as follows:

1. Heaven Outside, Hell Within
2. I Am The Absence
3. Corridors
4. Under Pale City Lights
5. Unnatural Isolation
6. A Clandestine Freedom Between Shadows
7. The End Of Everything

With four previous full length albums as well as several limited edition releases and appearances on tribute albums to its name, FROSTMOON ECLIPSE is one of the longest serving Black Metal bands on the Italian scene.  Formed in the autumn of 1994, the band has long been known for combining Old School Black Metal with acoustic interludes of haunting beauty, setting it apart from the usual fast and chaotic sound one would expect from the genre and creating an atmosphere all of its own.  FROSTMOON ECLIPSE’s line up includes Claudio Alcara on guitars, Lorenzo Sassi on vocals, Gionata Potenti on drums and Davide Gorrini on bass.

FROSTMOON ECLIPSE is due to play live at Carlito’s Way, Retrobido (IT) on the 10th April.

Further information about FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, together with samples from “The End Stands Silent” can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/frostmooneclipse

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/frostmooneclipse
Web Site: http://www.frostmooneclipse.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com//frostmooneclipse
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/frostmooneclipse
Band Contact & Booking: frostmooneclipse@libero.it
Osmose Productions: http://www.osmoseproductions.com