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After seven years of relative silence, FROSTMOON ECLIPSE guitarist CLAUDIO ALCARA is preparing to release a new album from his  solo dark folk/acoustic project STROSZEK.

Titled “About All the Bad Days in the World”, the album is expected to hit the streets in late 2019 on Hypnotic Dirge Records, who describe the album thus:

STROSZEK is a project bringing forth various elements of neo-folk, goth rock, trip-hop and western music blending together seemingly irreconcilable sounds to craft something that is all about feeling and introspection. Contemplation, melancholy, and stories about life are at the forefront of the vibe in STROSZEK’s music. “About All The Bad Days In The World” is an evolution in STROSZEK’s sound, keeping the same aura, but also throwing in some new elements that may surprise old listeners.

 In the meantime, Alcara has given us a taste of what to expect from STROSZEK’s fourth full-length album with the release of a video for the track “The Beast Who Dreams of Man”.  Written by Luca Olivieri and directed by Sara Battolla, the video, which stars Lorenzo De Carlo, can be seen at https://youtu.be/ZxupQA-aeYc


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Whilst probably best known for his work as guitarist for FROSTMOON ECLIPSE, one of Italy’s longest-established Black Metal bands,  STROSZEK is a much more introspective vehicle in which Alcara also takes the lead on vocals, inviting the listener on an intimate journey through his life, replacing the distinctive heavy riffs with a much more haunting style, which a guitarist of his calibre is able to do with consummate ease.

Although Alcara may have not been active in the studio with STROSZEK for an extended period, he has been performing his acoustic live sets and making guest appearances regularly, including four editions of the TOWNES VAN ZAND Tribute Festival, and a couple of times at the Tera Salvaria Fest, which is held by torchlight in the Ladin forests.  He has opened twice for 40 WATT SUN during their Italian tour, as well as for HUGO RACE, MATT ELLIOT, MARK SULTAN and DAGGER MOTH, amongst others,  and has appeared with friends such as RICHARD LINDGREN and BOCEPHUS KING.

More information about STROSZEK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stroszekofficial/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stroszekofficial
BandCamp: https://stroszek.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/c_stroszek/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/songsofremorse 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgQ3V6QHiiD6ti4T6dRdLjw
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ordog-1
Band Contact and Booking: ordog@libero.it
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Hypnotic Dirge Records:  www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com

 

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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