KORN TOURING GUITARIST SHANE GIBSON & SUPER DRUMMER THOMAS LANG UNLEASHPROGRESSIVE POWER TRIO — stOrk
Self-Titled Debut Release on Muso Entertainment Drops 1.11.11
Combining thrash metal with progressive rock, Los Angeles-based progressive, instrumental heavy metal trio stOrk, is the brainchild of guitar ogre Shane Gibson (KoRn) and uber-drummer Thomas Lang. The debut release “stOrk” (MUSO Entertainment) is available 1.11.11.
Best known as the touring guitarist for Korn, Gibson is best known for his unique soloing, Gibson’s frequent use of odd time signatures, heavy riffing, poly-rhythms, innovative tapping sequences and his impressive sweep picking technique provides the sonic spine of stOrk’s masterful, musical progeny. Songs like, “Changing Lanes” and “Alien” on stOrk’s debut album perfectly showcase Gibson’s considerable shredding skills. Both Carvin andNil guitars endorse Gibson.
World-renowned drummer Thomas Lang (Rhythm magazine’s “Best Drummer in the World”) provides the percussive punch to stOrk’s sonic uppercut. With Lang’s incredible interdependence, powerful double bass drumming combined with an innate musicality, his drumming on stOrk is both insanely heavy and musical at the same time. Featured on “Metal Fatigue” and “Nautilus,” Lang’s drumming is legendary. Lang is an endorser of DW Drums, Meinl cymbals and Rolandelectronics among others.
Rounding out this ultra power trio is bassist Eloy Palacios (Vension). An up-and-comer in the music world, Palacios is the sonic superglue that binds Gibson’s guitar and Lang’s drums together. On stOrk’s debut album, Palacios’ virtuoso playing and bottomless bass pocket are not to be missed.
Intense, dark, aggressive, futuristic and somehow familiar, stOrk sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard — but always hoped you would. To sample tracks:www.myspace.com/officialstOrk
4. Changing Lanes
6. Prelude In The Key of Shut The Hell Up
9. Metal Fatigue
10. Asian Manipulation
11. Emo Village Pillage