Released APRIL 29th 2016 LMC374 EAN: 6419922003749
Chris Steberl began playing guitar at the age of 8 years old at his parents bidding. For many years he dreaded missing Saturday morning cartoons to go take these “stupid worthless guitar lessons”. He swore one day he would smash the guitar and never play again. Then at age 13 Edward Van Halen stormed onto the rock music scene with “Eruption” and everything changed. Now having a solid foundation of reading music and theory under his belt he developed his ear copying all of the new found guitar heroes solos note for note. He played in several cover bands throughout high school and relocated to Sarasota Florida where he was exposed to the “thrash metal” scene. Metallica, Iron Maiden, Anthrax and Slayer were to name a few and the band also wrote some of their own original material. Then he discovered Yngwie Malmsteen and the Shrapnel artists Tony Macalpine, Greg Howe, Jason Becker, Richie Kotzen and “shred guitar” was the new path to follow. After relocating back to Columbus Ohio he formed his own instrumental band “Alcazar”. The band entered the “Battle of the Bands” at the Al Rosa Villa and went on to win against many vocal led bands WITHOUT a singer! The band went on to record 2 EP's entitled “Visions and Spells” and "Gothic Belladonna". Chris left his teaching job at the time for a brief stint on the road with another band until the singer was injured and their dates cancelled.