Alternative one-man band SAMTAR will release its newest endeavor, Shadow of the King’s Charade, on January 13. Comprised of 13 wildly imaginative compositions, the album stands out as an artistic, genre-blurring journey through the multiverse.
Stream the album track “You Bleed” on Spotify.
Shadow of the King’s Charade was written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by SAMTAR. Additional bass tracks on tracks “Wild Boys” and “You Bleed” performed by Jamie Giesen.
Album artwork by Colin Bolger (https://www.dabulgadesign.com/about)
1) The Shadow From My Dreams
2) Cool to Me
3) Echoes From Across The Sea
4) The Horror Within
5) The Man
6) The Fool
8) She Will Have Her Revenge
9) River Spirit
10) Wild Boys
11) Lost Vision
12) Her Shadow
13) Town of Forgotten Souls
SAMTAR, music-obsessed virtuoso, plies his craft with an unrepentent vigor and passion. Navigating the forests of genre, SAMTAR follows a path to sounds unknown by combining style and influence from all sources. Sam chose to eschew chasing promotions and focus instead on loving his life through creating music, exploring the outdoors, and translating the ethereal into song. The music Sam creates is human and close, it has a momentum of its own and entreats the listener to be a traveler along the journey to their own peace.
SAMTAR grew up on the likes of System of a Down, The Black Dahlia Murder, Opeth, Sonata Arctica, Muse, Jimi Hendrix, Sublime, and Nirvana. Now he unites these divergent influences with driving bass lines, hook-heavy guitar melodies, powerful vocals, and a healthy dose of synthesizers. He notes some of his biggest vocal influences being from artists like Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle/Faith No More), and Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica). He also takes inspiration from sci-fi/fantasy films and literature.