AIKOSTAR, was primarily known as an aggressive melodic hard rock ensemble with a taste for extraordinary arrangements, vast intense dynamics and eclectic instrumentation, is born to its enigmatic Filipino-American frontwoman, Vero, and to its introverted Ukrainian-American artsy-fartsy guitarist, Alex Kirzhner. The duo has engaged this project with several musicians including a good ol' Mississippi string-pickin' multi-instrumentalist which they found in Clifton Hyde, and a Spaniard (by way of Michigan) percussionist, Kevin Garcia. Both appear in AIKOSTAR's critically-acclaimed untitled debut album, commonly referred as .."The Gun Album". And if that's not diverse enough, AIKOSTAR's musical tastes range from Mahler and Bartok to Meshuggah, Tool, Radiohead and Nobuo Uematsu, and the instrumentations range from electric guitars and bass to mandolins, bouzoukis, ouds, djembes, cellos, violas, violins, keyboards and synths. Vero, whose voice has been described as "Maynard James Keenan having a threesome with Dolores O'Riordan, and Bjork" has also earned quite a reputation for her unforgettable primitive tribal dance simultaneous with a powerful vocal performance.
- Veronica Kirzhner / Vocalists, Guitarists
- Alex Kirzhner / Guitarists
- Clifton Hyde / Guitarist, Bassist
- Kevin Garcia / Drums, Percussions
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