Renowned shredder Stéphan Forté (Adagio) has set February 28th, 2012 as the North American release date for his highly anticipated instrumental solo debut, 'The Shadows Compendium'.
Proving that shred is far from dead, Forté demonstrates otherworldly skill and technique on this neo-classical Metallic masterpiece. The album will be distributed in the United States by E1 Distribution.
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'The Shadows Compendium' features several guests such as Jeff Loomis, Mattias Eklundh, Glen Drover, Daniele Gottardo and Derek Taylor. Non-believers can check out the rehearsal video of Stephan below.
1. The Shadows Compendium (Guest: Jeff Loomis / Nevermore)
2. De Praestigiis Daemonum (Guest Mattias IA Eklundh / Freak Kitchen)
3. Spiritual Bliss
4. Duat (Guest: Glen Drover /Megadeth)
5. Sorrowful Centruroïde (Guest: Derek Taylor /Solo artist)
6. Prophecies Of Loki XXI
7. I Think There's Someone In The Kitchen (Guest: Daniele Gottardo/Solo Artist)
8. Improvisation On Sonata no. 14, c # minor - Op. 27 no 2