Alas: (1) Progressive band from Argentina active in the 70s. (2) American metal band.ALAS GENRES
(1) The Argentinian band combined elements of progressive rock like Emerson, Lake & Palmer with fusion along the lines of Return to Forever. There are also tinges of Argentinian music, especially Astor Piazzolla. They released three albums, a self-titled debut in 1976 and Pinta tu Aldea, which was recorded in 1977 but not released until 1983 plus (under the name "Alas con Daniel Binelli") a reunion album called Mímame bandoneón in 2005.
(2) Alas is the brainchild of Erik Rutan (Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal), and has released one album, Absolute Purity as of this wriging. The vocals are provided by Martina Hornbacher-Astner.
Operatic Progressive Metal
United States of America (Tampa, Florida), formed in 1996
ALAS CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ALAS CURRENT LINE-UP
Martina Astner (Hornbacher) : Vocals (Therion (Swe), Dreams of Sanity, Korovakill/Korova)
Howard Davis : Drums (Lover of Sin)
Scot Hornick : Bass (Ripping Corpse, Faust (US), Dim Mak)
Erik Rutan : Guitars (Hate Eternal, Ripping Corpse, Morbid Angel)
ALAS PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Alex Webster : Bass (Cannibal Corpse, Beyond Death (US), Hate Eternal, Blotted Science)
Jason Morgan : Guitars
Clayton Gore : Drums (Eulogy (US), Harkonin)