On April 30th, Shadow Kingdom Records will re-issue Ghosts of Proxima Centauri from prog rock/metal act CORSAIR.
Ghosts of Proxima Centauri, originally released in early 2011, is the second independent effort CORSAIR created before being signing with Shadow Kingdom Records. A sonic precursor to the band’s self-titled album (released earlier this year by Shadow Kingdom Records) Ghosts of Proxima Centauri is telling of where CORSAIR was right before they created their masterpiece. All the elements of a great album are here, but since this is an EP, it certainly leaves you wanting more. It’s a little more laid back than the self-titled, more progressive, but it definitely has the foundation of a very special band. There are some classic songs not to be missed on this EP. A band’s early years are usually their best years for creative writing and execution and this is absolutely essential and classic CORSAIR.
Born out of the hot embers of Charlottesville, VA’s Black Sabbath annual tribute band, Mass Sabbath, Corsair formed in early 2008 with the purpose of writing progressive rock that would transcend space and time. Having endured the intensive training of of Mass Sabbath and most recently, Spinal Tap, Corsair has emerged with calloused fingers and a united, unbending will to unleash new found guitharmony powers onto the world of rock. Think Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and King Crimson.