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Below is our complete Shear 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.
Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.
M-Pire of Evil
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Commander In Chief
Sacred Mother Tongue
Line of Fire
Bull Riff Stampede
Black Acid Souls
Fire in the Empire
Finnish, female-fronted act Shear has now released the "Breaking the Stillness" album in Europe. In celebration of the release, the full album is now available for streaming at this location. The "Breaking the Stillness" track listing is as follows:
1. The Awaking
2. In Solitude
4. Someone Else's Eyes
6. Redemption Awaits
8. Crowned By Fools
9. No Way Out
10. Be Here Now
On the Lifeforce Records Facebook profile you can now find the brand new song “Someone Else’s Eyes” from Shear’s upcoming album “Breaking The Stillness."
"Someone Esle's Eyes" is the fourth cut off the upcoming album, and Lifeforce Records commented on the track: "This song demonstrates the recognizable sound of SHEAR including the seamless interplay between the guitars, bass, and drums combined with the strong vocal melodies. The song flows from a heavier verse to a memorable and atmospheric chorus. SOMEONE ELSE’S EYES gives you a first glance of one of the many versatile tracks of the upcoming album of SHEAR."
You can also check out a fan-filmed video for the song "No Way Out" in the player below. The band's Lifeforce Debut "Breaking the Stillness" is set for release this coming March, 2012. More...
Finnish power metal band Shear, which sports members of Amoral and Elenium, announced that the band has signed with Lifeforce Records. Shear released the debut EP "In Solitude" in 2010 and plans to release a full length LP in March of 2012. Details of that release are expected shortly.
The current lineup of Shear is:
Alexa Leroux – vocals
Mikael Grönroos – guitars
Lauri Koskenniemi – guitars
Eerik Purdon – bass
Lari Sorvo – keyboards
Juhana Karlsson – drums
Finnish act Shear has posted more footage online from the band's time at Stereotype Studios in March and April, 2011. You can check out the third and fourth studio updates below, or head over here to check out the previously uploaded second studio video clip.
Finnish metal act Shear has posted some new footage taken from the recording studio. You can view the footage in the player below.
Finland's Shear have announced they are currently offering their entire "In Solitude" EP as a free MP3 download. All four tracks from the EP can be found at this location. The EP was recorded at Arcada Studios from August - September 2009 by Mikael Grönroos. Sample Shear tracks can also be heard via the band's official MySpace page.
Finland's Shear is currently streaming two new songs online. The tracks "Trapped In A Shell" and "Mistakes," along with several other previously uploaded tracks from the band's new EP "In Solitude," can be heard via the Shear MySpace page.
Finland's Shear has issued the following brief update about streaming a new song online from their new EP "In Solitude:"
"Due to the amazing amount of positive feedback, we decided to upload a new song to MySpace - this is our way of saying thanks for the support guys! The new song is called 'Scorched' and is the second track from the In Solitude EP. Hope you enjoy it!"