stOrk Release Song Featuring Lead Vocals From Late Shane Gibson
On Wednesday, stOrk announced that they will be releasing a new album, entitled "Broken Pieces," on April 29th, "in wake of" the 35-year-old guitarist's death.
The band has also posted a stream of the song "Given Away" from the album, which they say is the only song that the band has ever recorded featuring Gibson on lead vocals. They will be offering it as a free download on April 29th.
They said of the track, "In loving memory of Shane Gibson 1979 - 2014.This is the only stOrk song on which Shane sings lead vocals. His guitar work on this track is spectacular (as it always was) but this song was extremely important to him. In memory of Shane's life and artistry, we will be "giving away" this track on April 29th to celebrate the release of stOrk "Broken Pieces. We are heartbroken that Shane did not live to see the release of this record. stOrk was Shane's "baby" and its music is his legacy. We hope you enjoy - stOrk" Listen to the song here.
The released the following statement about his passing, "It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that stOrk founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 AM on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old.
"Shane was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure.