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Alex Hek | Guitarist of Altostratus

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Complete the Connection

In February of 2020, Altostratus released their debut full-length album, Complete the Connection. Alex Hek plays guitar for the progressive metal quartet based out of the United Kingdom.

Altostratus first appeared in 2015, impressing many within the U.K. metal scene. Alex Hek and his cohorts provide listeners with a perfect blend of heavy-based riffs, headbanging grooves, and atmospheric vibes.

Hek joins Mark Radlund to discuss Altostratus’ song writing process without a vocalist, progressive metal inspirations, and the rich music culture of England. Hek also discusses Oasis, playing in a wedding band, and the ever-sustaining popularity of “Mr. Brightside” in the U.K.

We also discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on their band’s upcoming schedule and music world as a whole.

Featured Tracks

  • “Hosnian Prime”
  • “Persea Americana”
  • “Zephyr”
  • “Starlight”

Follow Altostratus on their website, YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can listen to their new album Complete the Connection on their website, Apple Music, or on Spotify.


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Mark Radlund
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Mark Radlund

Mark is a writer for Super Metal World, as well as an avid supporter of live music, cheesy power ballads, and over-the-top action movies. Send over your questions, comments, and concerns to [email protected] Follow Mark on Twitter and Instagram @MarkRadlund. 

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