Stéphan Forté
When I first learned of this, I kind of balked, thinking it would sound at all good.

But the trailer at the end of this post sounds promising. It’s for The Shadows Compendium, the debut instrumental solo album from guitarist Stéphan Forté of French neo-classical metal outfit Adagio.

I’d imagine Forté’s forte is guitar playing. It could be crochet, though.

The album will be released on the gloriously corpulent continent of North America February 28 via Listenable Records. If you live in Europe, it’s already in stores.

The Shadows Compendium features several guests, including the one and only Jeff Loomis, Glen Drover, Daniele Gottardo and Derek Taylor.

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