Imagine if J.S. Bach had formed a gothic laden, doom laden metal band and set about writing scores for horror films. This is what the end result might have been . . .”

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Introducing THE HORROR, with their debut album HERE, IN THE SHADOWS

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Alex Wachter: guitars, keyboards, bass, mixing

Alex Wachter: guitars, keyboards, bass, mixing

THE HORROR at a glance . . .

LABEl: Self-released from the darkest room of an old, old house in Bolton Hill 

Genre: Instrumental/progressive/Ambient Rock . . . something like that 

Hometown: Baltimore, MD 

Influences: Legion . . . DragonForce. Silent Hill. Metallica. Castlevania. MONO. Doom. Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Buckethead. Final Fantasy. Liquid Tension Experiment. A lot of other video games and films.  Type-O-Negative. Pink Floyd. THe occasional piece of classical. ETc. . . 

Sounds LIke: You tell us!  Like all of those things got together and went on a long adventure high, low, and in the dark.

Short Bio

Here, IN THE SHADOWS is precisely where the musical careers of cousins Alex Wachter and Jeff Zuback have operated up until this point, which certainly explains why you've never heard of them.  yet They've been playing and writing music together their entire lives, and IN all that time they've been feeding some jam-lightning into the two-headed drum-guitar monster that has become the dynamic new compositional project they call The Horror.  Their entirely self-produced overture Here, In The Shadows harnesses that lightning into an electric instrumental rapport compellingly-structured through Wachter's narrative and protean approach to composition.  Each song rewards in the patient, reflective, and ultimately climactic way that only instrumental music can and absolutely should when it merges the talents of two fiery and fiercely-driven rock musicians who give their all in the studio.  Wachter and Zuback are only two, but in their music they sound like many.  you've doubtlessly heard the "Epic" cliche applied to, well, everything . . . but once your spine can send signals again after  hearing all 21 minutes of the three-part LEVIATHAN saga, you'll understand why you've never really heard it apply before.  an hour and a half album, a 21 minute finale . . . and with that, The Horror is just getting warmed up.  THey plan to spend the summer months promoting the album and enjoying the outdoors, and will get back into their humble home studio to record their follow-up, tentatively titled NightMare In Blue, in the fall.  Most of the writing for it is already complete.  As the name implies, you can expect to hear The Horror's darker and more ambient take on the blues, along with more of their signature epic "sound odysseys."  for the pop crowd, Don't say you haven't been warned. 

Want to know more?  Check out the long Bio, check out our interview at Music Street Journal, or contact Alex.  

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Jeff Zuback: drums and percussion

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Baltimore, MD

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