“More gems are revealed with continued exposure to the battle of dark and light”
Adam Mccann
Powerplay Rock & Metal Magazine

Lodestar are a 2-piece Canadian Doom/Gothic Metal studio band which formed in 2020 from a collection of passionate people who met during the pandemic. Kate Glock takes lead vocals and synth. While Jensen Rodolfo takes on the role as the guitar player, while also doing the bass and drums. Together they create a style of music which is slow, heavy, and yet melodic. Combining from genres such as Doom Metal, Gothic Metal, and of Hard Rock, to bring something that is moody, atmospheric and emotional.

A lodestar is a person or thing that serves as guide or source of inspiration. It can also be a star which guides the course of a ship, to show the way for weary travelers to find their way home. This name was chosen due to the meaning behind the word. The band wants to convey meaning in their music, which they hope can serve as a source of strength for others.

With a growing fanbase they have reached 37,000 YouTube views on their 2nd studio album ‘Event Horizon’. With more success coming with every album release, the band strives to push forward and add something new to their sound with every new album.

“Pain and misery walk side by side the smooth and velvet voice giving the fan a different experience”
Metal Addicts.com

Kate Glock

With two parents who were into music when they were young, it was no surprise Kate became a musician. Her dad had a band where he played bass and her mom sang at school. Her father used to listen to a lot of various types of music in the car when she was a kid. ‘We travelled a lot, so I must have worked out some kind of taste in music back then and a general interest in it’. At the age of seven, Kate’s father bought a synthesizer which was put in her room. Where she would come up to it and press various keys, sometimes together which would make harmonies and that made her fascinated on how beautiful some of them sounded. So, she asked her parents to find her a music teacher.

Kate’s inspirations don’t come from only one genre. From Pop Rock bands like Savage Garden to Linkin Park and Evanescence. In later years she got into bands such as Disturbed, The Butterfly Effect and currently she is inspired by electronic music such as from Gary Numan.

In her spare time, Kate tries her hand at sculpting heads in scale of 1/6 of characters from various games, movies and tv shows. Kate also doesn’t mind hitting the gym occasionally, playing computer games, watching tv shows and going on long walks with her beautiful dog.

Jensen Rodolfo

Self-taught in playing guitar, Jensen never took music lessons when trying to figure out how to play. At the age of thirteen, he used to start learning how to play on his father’s guitar, which he used to play when he was younger. His early exposure to music came from his father’s collection of blue, rock and metal CDs which he found and used to play on an old CD player. Not until high school, Jensen started to take an interest in music. He played various talent shows playing covers from bands like Alter Bridge and Alice in Chains, and even played for this class in college.

Jensen’s inspirations mostly come from Metal and Hard Rock bands such as Alter Bridge, Creed, Sevendust, Tremonti and Cryoshell. Later, he would be influenced by sub-genres such as Gothic Metal and Doom, including bands like Lacuna Coil, Candlemass, The River and Mercy Brown.

In his spare time, he mostly likes to write songs, listen to music and occasionally watch a good movie or read a nice novel.