Video footage of Stéphan Forté‘s (ADAGIO) October 10 performance at de Boerderij in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands during the “Guitar Universe 2012” European tour with Marty Friedman and Israel’s Yossi Sassi (ORPHANED LAND) can be seen below.
“The Shadows Compendium”, the first instrumental solo album from Stéphan Forté, wasreleased in North America on February 28 via Listenable Records. The CD, which came out in Europe in November 2011, was mixed by Kevin Codfert at XFade studio in Paris, France. Stéphan and Kevin previously worked together on the production of ADAGIO‘s fourth album, “Archangels In Black”.
“The Shadows Compendium” features several other guests, such as Jeff Loomis, Glen Drover, Daniele Gottardo and Derek Taylor.
Stéphan previously stated about “The Shadows Compendium”, “When I decided to record this album, it was obvious that I wanted to work with Kevin again. We both know each other so well that sometimes we don’t even need to talk while mixing. Kev knows perfectly what I want and I am 100 percent happy with the mix he did on this album. It has been a real work in common since not only he mixed it, but also did the drums programming and, of course, played all the keyboards and piano. On the bass, same thing — it was clear that Franck [Hermanny] would do the bass. He is one of the most skilled bass player I know in metal, he is in ADAGIO with me since day one and just like Kevin, he’s one of my best friends, so it could not have been done differently!”