Charlottesville, Virginia-borne progressive rock/metal act CORSAIR has signed with Shadow Kingdom Records. The first order of business will be the release of the band’s self-titled, full-length debut on January 21, 2013.
Originally released by the band in April of this year, Corsair is an innovative and tuneful blend of 70’s rock, prog and psychedelia. The album captured the attention of critics from around the world and will soon do the same to fans of heavy rock/metal everywhere. Consider Corsair the first contender for Best of 2013.
The band is currently streaming material at this location.
“Yep, everything I loved about the debut is still there. That fantastic dual lead harmony guitar work, the raw and roughened production, the faint NWOBHM DIY feeling, all the way down to the self-printed CD cover.” – The Ripple Effect
“…for much of ‘Corsair’, it’s the guitars responsible for driving the songs. Just as well, as Corsair has already proven their ability to write intricate and individualized material without losing sight of their technical appeal, and cuts like the classic pop-rocking “Falconer” seem to affirm this same penchant.” The Obelisk
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.