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Shadow Gallery

Formed: 1995
From: Allentown, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Shadow Gallery news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.


ProgPower USA XIV: A Friday To Remember

Internationally respected, domestically loved, and locally interesting (“Look at all these black-shirted people walking into this Einstein Bagel Co!”), the ProgPower USA festival returned to its frequent home at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend for its fourteenth year of bringing quality metal to the stateside masses.

Through the hallowed gates (err… glass and metal doors) of the venue, almost anything was possible on the days of September 5-7. To some, it was an ocean of opportunity or a place to be reborn in metal. To others, a place to spend endless nights with the masters of the world themselves. To most of the 1,000+ attendees, it was where they went to reach within, feel alive, and leave with a sense of pride -- nobody was wondering “Why am I here?,” even if it was only the 1st chapter of their ProgPower story. (For this writer, the festival was also a chance to write 9 song/album titles from the bands that would be performing at the show into this second paragraph about the show. Because it sounded really cool.)

As previously detailed, the festival brought 5 bands to the states for the first time and 16 in total throughout the three days, with an extra 2 added to that in a separate Wednesday show. When I had arrived on Friday, the ProgPower elite who had come both days prior to it were feeling quite at ease and even had a sort of comfortable glow about them. I later learned that this was due in part to warm hangovers, but mostly due the awesomeness of the concerts on the days leading up to Friday, which were written about in part by Metal Underground admin CROMCarl. This, however, is the record of my time at this year's crazy heavy wonderland. More...

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ProgPower USA XIV: At A Glance

In its 14th year for 2013, the ProgPower USA Festival is one of the longest-running US festivals, and the longest-running US multi-day festival to feature bands from outside the US.

This year, it has the special distinction of being the US debut show for five bands. Totaling more than a hundred and twenty band performances in its time, it has developed a reputation as a tastemakers’ festival, heightening awareness within the US of foreign bands.

It can be a daunting festival, price- and endurance-wise, but it’s one that should be considered if the genres it derives its name from at all turn your head. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s celebration of the fast and the nerdy down at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, starting on September 4th. More...

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Shadow Gallery Names Guest Vocalist For PPUSA

Shadow Gallery announced that the band will be joined by guest vocalist D.C. Cooper (Royal Hunt/Silent Force) for its headline performance of the Friday, September 6, 2013 potion of the annual ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

The announcement reads: "THE WAR IS ON! Shadow Gallery is pleased to announce that D.C. Cooper of Royal Hunt and Silent Force will be our featured guest vocalist at ProgPower USA To purchase a ticket to our show on September 6th, please follow the link [here]."

ProgPower USA will be held from September 5-7, 2013 with the following schedule:

Sept. 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):

In The Silence (USA) (6:00 to 6:45)
Circle II Circle (USA) (7:15 to 8:45) (playing Savatage's "Wake of Magellan")
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (Italy) (9:30 to 11:45)

Sept. 6, 2013 (PPUSA Day 1):

Damnation Angels (UK) (2:00 to 3:00)
Myrath (Tunisia) (3:30 to 4:30)
Xandria (Germany) (5:00 to 6:00)
Wolverine (Sweden) (6:30 to 7:30)
Ashes of Ares (US) (8:00 to 9:00)
Soilwork (co-headliner) (Sweden) (9:30 to 10:45)
*** PPUSAXV Video - 10:45 to 11:15
Shadow Gallery (co-headliner) (US) (11:30 to close)

September 7, 2013 (PPUSA Day 2):

Divinity Compromised (USA) (2:00 to 3:00)
Heaven's Cry (Canada) (3:30 to 4:30)
*** KICKOFF 2014 Video - 4:30 to 5:00
Wolf (Sweden) (5:00 to 6:00)
Circus Maximus (co-headliner) (Norway) (6:30 to 7:45)
Armored Saint (co-headliner) (USA) (8:15 to 9:30)
Sabaton (co-headliner) (Sweden) 10:15 to close

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ReinXeed Cancels ProgPower USA Performance

Swedish metal act ReinXeed has cancelled its first U.S. performance, which was scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, GA. Festival promoter Glenn Harveston announced that Chicago progressive metal act Divinity Compromised will fill the 2-3pm opening spot for that day.

The band provided the following explanation: "We are very sorry to announce our cancellation of ProgPower USA and all other shows and festivals in 2013. Due to personal private reasons Tommy ReinXeed will not do any more live shows after the "Rock out Wild" festival and for the rest of the year.

"We are all very sorry about this but respect his decision and are looking forward to the upcoming release of the album 'A New World' and new strength and motivation to tour in the future."

The revised lineup for ProgPower USA is as follows:

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):

In The Silence - 6:00 to 6:45
Circle II Circle - 7:15 to 8:45
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - 9:30 to 11:45 More...

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ProgPower USA Reveals 2013 Festival Lineup

Just following Epica's performance on the first day of ProgPower USA XIII, festival promoter Glenn Harveston revealed the lineup for ProgPower XIV, held annually at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. For 2013, Saturday's event will be held on Friday, September 6-7, 2013 and will have one less band, but Saturday there will be a triple co-headliner. The roster was revealed as the following:

Friday, Sept. 6, 2012:

Damnation Angels
Ashes of Ares
Soilwork (co-headliner)
Shadow Gallery (co-headliner)

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2012:

Heaven's Cry
Circus Maximus (co-headliner)
Armored Saint (co-headliner)
Sabaton (co-headliner) More...

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Shadow Gallery Announces More European Tour Dates

Pennsylvania metal band Shadow Gallery has announced more European tour dates. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:

October 2 - Baarlo - Netherlands - ProgPower Europe Festival
October 3 - London - England - House of Progression - with Maplerun
October 4 - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino - with Manticora & Divided Multitude
October 6 - Milan - ITALY - Alcatraz - with Maplerun
October 8 - Thessaloniki- Greece - 8Ball - with Maplerun
October 9 - Larissa - Greece - Stage Club - with Maplerun
October 10 - Athens - Greece - KYTARRO - with Maplerun
October 13 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja - with Maplerun
October 14 - Bratislava, Slovakia - MMC Club - with Maplerun
October 16 - Essen Germany - Turock - with Maplerun, Divided Multitude, Manticora
October 17 - Vosselaar - Belgium - BIEBOB - with Maplerun

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Shadow Gallery Announces European Tour Dates

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania progressive metal act Shadow Gallery have announced dates for their forthcoming mini-tour of Europe. The tour kicks off on October 2nd, 2010 in Baarlo, Netherlands with the band's appearance at the ProgPower Europe festival and ends on October 17th, 2010 in Vosselaar, Belgium. Support on the trek will come from Athens, Greece hard rock act Maplerun.

Shadow Gallery European tour dates:
October 2nd - ProgPower Europe - Baarlo, Netherlands
October 6th - Alcatraz – Milan, Italy
October 8th - 8ball - Thessaloniki, Greece
October 9th - Stage Club - Larissa, Greece
October 10th - Kyttaro - Athens, Greece
October 17th - Biebop - Vosselaar, Belgium

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InsideOut Releases Compilation for Free Download

Well known progressive metal and rock label InsideOut recently released a new compilation, "Music In Progress, Vol. II," for free download via Amazon.com (restricted to the U.S. once again, I believe). The download, which also comes with a digital booklet, contains the following tracks:

1. "Set The World On Fire (The Lieof Lies)" by Symphony X (5:55)
2. "Hyperdrive!" by Devin Townsend Project (3:34)
3. "Age Of Shadows (Edit)" by Ayreon (5:39)
4. "Linoleum" by Pain Of Salvation (4:54)
5. "Move" by King's X (4:02)
6. "Walls" by Redemptionx (6:56)
7. "The Escape Artist" by Osi (5:53)
8. "With Honor" by Shadow Gallery (9:58)
9. "Crucify" by James Labrie (6:01)
10. "Hyperactive" by Riverside (5:45)
11. "Ripples" by Aspera (6:33)
12. "Paroxetine 20mg" by The Tangent (7:41)

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Shadow Gallery Premiers New Music Video Online

American progressive metal band SHADOW GALLERY has premiered their new music video for "Gold Dust" (in its radio edit version), which can be viewed below. The song comes from their new album "Digital Ghosts," which was released October 26th, 2009 via InsideOutMusic in Europe. The album features the line-up of Brendt Allman, Carl Cadden-James, Gary Wehrkamp, Joe Nevolo and new addition Brian Ashland. The clip includes both live and location footage and features a cameo by Will Smith Sr. father of movie actor Will Smith. The video was filmed by Rick Berk and directed by SHADOW GALLERY bassist Carl Cadden-James.


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Shadow Gallery Announces First Live Performance

American progressive metal band SHADOW GALLERY has announced that their first live performance will be on the 2010 Triton Power Cruise. The band recently released their sixth studio album "Digital Ghosts," which was released on November 3rd through Inside Out Records.

Guitarist Gary Wehrkamp comments, “We have waited a long time to bring the music of SHADOW GALLERY to the stage. There are many talented bands performing on the Triton Power Cruise and we are honored to be a part of this exciting event.” Fellow band mate Brendt Allman also commented, “This will be a fun event, a long time in the making.” Beth Mays of Triton Power Cruise said, “It is my sincerest honor to have SHADOW GALLERY give their first performance onboard the Triton Power Cruise.” More...

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Shadow Gallery Posts New Song Online

Pennsylvania progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY have launched a new promo song off their 6th studio effort "Digital Ghosts," which will be released on November 3rd, 2009 in North America via InsideOutMusic. The song, "Gold Dust," can be heard on their MySpace page.

SHADOW GALLERY’s Brendt Allman comments on the song: "'Gold Dust' is one of the 1st songs that I started writing for this new record. I just loved the D/ B flat/ E progression used in the chorus, then I just built the other parts around that. I knew that it could be a strong chorus and it turned out to be one of the best on the record. I particularly love the simplicity of the chord changes in the second half of the song, riding one note on the guitar in machine gun fashion while having pretty chord changes over the top of it. I love the fact that there are 4 lead vocalists on that section as well." More...

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Shadow Gallery Announces New Album Details

Pennsylvania progressive metal band SHADOW GALLERY has announced their 6th studio album, “Digital Ghosts,” will be released on October 26th in Europe and November 3rd in North America via InsideOutMusic.

After the tragic passing of lead singer Mike Baker in October 2008, “Digital Ghosts” introduces new lead singer Brian Ashland and features guest vocal appearances by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Clay Barton (Suspyre) to compliment the release. More...

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Shadow Gallery Vocalist Passes Away

Progressive power metal band Shadow Gallery has announced the passing of their frontman, Michael A. Baker:

"It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Shadow Gallery vocalist, Michael A. Baker. Mike, 45 years old, suffered a heart attack, Wednesday afternoon, October 29th, 2008. Mike was a founding member of Shadow Gallery and for the past 16 years helped shape the sound of the band with his magical voice. Additionally, he made many appearances on rock records around the world. Those who knew him best were moved by his gentle spirit, sincere kindness, fun nature and passion for both music and sports. He was a warrior in the studio, a true professional. Mike was our friend, our singer and our brother. We loved him and will miss him enormously, but he will always be remembered in our hearts and through his music."

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Shadows Gallery Signs With InsideOut

This the statement that appears in both Shadows Gallery and InsideOut Websites:

InsideOutMusic is happy and proud to announce the latest addition to the ever growing InsideOut family of artists: Shadow Gallery.

Shadow Gallery - one of the pioneers of the Progressive Power Metal Genre - are currently recording the anticipated follow up to their last studio album "Legacy". The new album, going under the working title of "Room Five" is the fifth album from this well respected American six piece. All of their albums are considered to be classics amongst fans of this type of music and their new concept album, which will be a continuation of the "Tyranny" story, will no doubt be heralded as the welcome return of Shadow Gallery.

This is what guitarist Gary Wehrkamp says about signing to InsideOut and the upcoming album: "As we begin to approach the later stages of recording, we are finding ourselves excited about our upcoming release. We remained quite busy after our last record, but took some time to team up with InsideOut, noting how much respect they had for their bands and visa-versa. I believe they are a good vehicle for our upcoming disc and look forward to working with them. We are ready to put some new music back in the hands of progressive rock fans this spring."

"We are glad, to finally have the chance to work with these guys. I bought their first album when it came out and have been a fan of the band ever since!" says InsideOut managing director Thomas Waber.

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