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Living Wreckage - the new group comprised of vocalist Jeff Gard (Death Ray Vision), guitarists Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall) and Matt LeBreton (Downpour), bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Act of Defiance) and drummer Jon Morency (Let Us Prey) – premiere a new lyric video for “The End of the Line,” from the band’s recently released full-length self-titled album.
Living Wreckage was produced and engineered by Shane Frisby (Revocation, Unearth, The Ghost Inside), and mixed by Pete Rutcho (Falling in Reverse, Danny Elfman).
Tells frontman Gard: More...
Lamb Of God and Sixthman, creators of unforgettable festivals on sand and at sea for more than two decades, have announced the first-ever "Headbangers Boat," sailing October 31 - November 4, 2023 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl.
Sign up for the pre-sale for Lamb Of God Headbangers Boat by November 3 to purchase your cabin before they’re made available to the public on Friday, November 11 at 7pm GMT (2pm EST).
Lamb Of God Headbangers Boat will feature live music from sun-up to sundown, across several stages and settings throughout the ship, including two unique shows from Lamb Of God, featuring a complete performance of their 2004 landmark third album, "Ashes Of The Wake," in its entirety. The 5x Grammy Award-nominated band will further honour heavy metal’s past, present, and future by curating a spectacular selection of special guests, including such hard rock icons as Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton (Solo Band), with special guest hosts Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman, Jamey Jasta’s The Jasta Show, and more to be announced.
In addition, the fully immersive schedule of events will see members of Lamb Of God hosting an array of activities including a Q&A conversation and photography show with vocalist Randy Blythe, a drum-off with drummer Art Cruz, and casino tournament with bassist John Campbell. All guests will receive a signed Lamb Of God commemorative item, with a special cabin photo with Lamb Of God available exclusively to pre-sale buyers.
"Imagine the sheer horror on the faces of all the happy families aboard, let’s say, a Disney Cruise, when they look across the sea and see GWAR decapitating someone on the main deck of a big-ass boat filled with a few thousand crazed metalheads," says Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe. "If there’s any better reason to go on the Headbangers Boat, I can’t think of one…well, that and all our other friends we’ve played shows on land with that will be joining us. It’s gonna be a party for sure – see y’all somewhere in the Atlantic!"
"A thrash metal cruise vacation to the Bahamas? Hell yea! Headbangers Boat!," says Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton. "We’re stoked about this one y’all! Join us in a celebration of the heavy metal movement that these bands and these fans have been building for the last two decades. Lots of incredible bands with some more surprises announcing soon. LFG!" More...
Below you can watch Mastodon, Anthrax, Municipal Waste, etc. band members having their take on Judas Priest’s classic track “Screaming For Vengeance”, the title track to the legendary British heavy metal act‘s 2x multi-platinum 1982 album of the same name.
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Living Wreckage - featuring members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Death Ray Vision - premiere a music video for the title track to their brand new debut EP “One Foot In The Grave”.
Tells bassist Matt Bachand: More...
Members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance and more have joined forces in the new thrash metal collective Living Wreckage. Below you can stream their first advance track, “Breaking Point“.
Tells singer Jeff Gard (Death Ray Vision): More...
Hell Night - featuring Shadows Fall vocalist Brian Fair - have premiered their new album “Unlimited Destruction“. You can stream and download it below:
Altitudes & Attitude have a new record called “Get It Out” in the works for a January 18th release via Megaforce. The band’s core consists of Megadeth‘s David Ellefson and Anthrax‘s Frank Bello and the first single from the outing has been launched in the form of the below lyric video for the song “Out Here“. Guitarist Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall) guests on this song.
Comments Bello of this current single: More...
Ex-Sworn Enemy drummer Paul Antignani has passed away. The cause of death does not appear to have been publicly revealed. Paul Antignani performed with Sworn Enemy from 2002 till 2008. Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair shared the below tribute via his Instagram:
Absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of Paulie “No Neck” Antignani formerly of Sworn Enemy. In the early 2000s, Shadows Fall and Sworn Enemy toured together a lot and became like brothers. Paulie was always smiling and would instantly make me happy every time I saw him. He was one of the funniest and kindest dudes you could ever meet and always had a beer in his back pocket and a blunt ready. Man I’m just crushed by this news. Much love to everyone out there and remember to hug those you love and enjoy every moment because you never know which moment will be your last. Rest In Power my brother. #RIPPaulieAntignani #SwornEnemy #PaulieNoNeck
Hell Night - featuring Shadows Fall vocalist Brian Fair among their ranks - have released their new EP "Cancercise". You can stream the two track effort below:
Act Of Defiance (Shadows Fall, ex-Megadeth, etc.) debuts a new song entitled "The Talisman", taken from the upcoming new album "Old Scars, New Wounds", which Metal Blade will have in stores on September 29th.
Check out now "The Talisman" below.
Comments guitarist Chris Broderick: More...
Downpour - featuring current/former members of Shadows Fall, Cannae, Unearth - debuts a new song entitled "Without The Fear".
Check it out now below.
Hell Night - featuring Shadows Fall vocalist Brian Fair - shares a teaser video for the upcoming new album "Human Shelves", which will be out in stores on December 23, with a release show at The Firebird in St. Louis, MO to take place on the same day.
Check out now "Hell Night Human Shelves Commercial" below.
Dead By Wednesday premieres a new song and music video for "Live Again"featuring Brian Fair (Shadows Fall) on guest vocals. The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album "Darkest Of Angels", which will be out in stores May 20 via EMP Label Group/eOne Music.
"The Darkest of Angels" features 11 tracks with 11 heavyweight guest vocalists including: Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Eric AK (Flotsam and Jetsam), John Arch (Fates Warning), Rob Dukes (Generation Kill, ex-Exodus), Carley Coma (Candiria), Waylon Reavis (ex-Mushroomhead), Sean Danielsen (Smile Empty Soul), Paul Stoddard (Diecast), Kris Keyes (formerly Gargantua Soul), Antony Hamalainen (Armageddon) and Ceschi Ramos (Fake Four Inc.).
Check out now "Live Again" below.
Act of Defiance premieres a new song and video titled "Legion of Lies," taken from the band's upcoming debut album "Birth and the Burial," which comes out August 21 via Metal Blade Records.
Act Of Defiance consists of Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover, Matt Bachand, and Henry Derek. Check out now "Legion of Lies" below, and the previously posted song "Refrain and Refracture" is still available here.
After announcing a hiatus back in August of last year, Shadows Fall is already back, having announced a new show this summer. The band comments:
"We are back!!!!! Saturday, August 22 Shadows Fall will be headlining The Big Kahuna festival at Fete music hall in Providence, RI.
"Also appearing will be End Time Illusion, Anaria, Carnivora, Oath, and many others on 3 stages. We may add a few more shows around this date and these could possibly, be the only Shadows Fall dates of the year.
"If you are a promoter and are interested in booking Shadows Fall in this timeframe, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org." More...
After parting ways with Kelly Smith last month, Flotsam and Jetsam today announces the recruitment of Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall).
"In my opinion, Jason in one of only a couple of men on my short list for the job," states Kelly.
"Jason's an amazing all-around drummer, a true professional, good friend, and solid stand-up guy. I was humbled to hear, after first meeting Jason in 1988 in Boston, that I had inspired him as a drummer."
Jason Bittner comments: "I have been a Flotsam and Jetsam fan for decades, following the band around the East Coast in the eighties and nineties. I've been lucky enough to be in the background of the Flotsam and Jetsam camp as a fan, supporter, and gear leader to my dear friend, Kelly David Smith.
"I am hard at work relearning all the classic Flotz material and can't wait to record and tour with the band in 2015. This will become my focus after the completion of the 2015 U.S. Shadows Fall hiatus tour, which will happen spring/summer 2015.
"As they say… 'Flotz 'till death!' See you in Europe, in April."
Stay tuned for details on an upcoming album and new tour dates from Flotsam and Jetsam.
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Now, on to this week’s topics. Co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) discuss some disappointing news: the impending hiatus of long-running Massachusetts metal crew Shadows Fall. After seven albums and over a full decade of worldwide touring, various factors have compelled the guys to hang up the spurs indefinitely.
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Finally - and you probably knew this was coming, so shut your trap and listen if you don’t like it; you might learn something - we discuss the latest Slipknot news (actual news, not gossip). The Iowan progenitors of the “American New Wave” of heavy metal have at long last revealed all pertinent details of their upcoming album “5: The Gray Chapter,” as well as unleashed a new single, “The Devil In I.” Stay tuned for our variety of personal reactions to these developments.
Massachusetts metal band Shadows Fall will embark on the group's "final" European tour in less than a week. The “Hell on Earth” tour will begin in Frankfurt, Germany on Aug. 29 and runs until Sept. 14. The tour also features Unearth, The Acacia Strain and War of Ages.
The band has been touring non-stop for over a decade and has decided that it’s time to “take a hiatus” from future extensive touring. In addition to this upcoming European run, Shadows Fall is planning a final North American tour and will possibly visit a few other territories some time over the next year.
"There are many factors that are behind this difficult decision that the band has been dealing with for some time now," the band said in its update. "In a nutshell it comes down to families, member availability, and finances. Further impacting our decision is the fact that we have two members with young children. Plain and simple, they want to be with their families to watch their kids grow. Touring full time in a band these days has never been more difficult financially. When you have to ensure the future comfort of your family, difficult decisions have to be made.
"Another reason is the fact that our lead guitarist (Jon Donais) is now in Anthrax, which makes it hard for us to do any extensive touring with our full lineup. Due to his obligations with Anthrax, he will not be able to join us on this European tour. Felipe Roa will once again fill Jon’s position and we are thankful to him for joining us on this run. Also returning for this tour is original bassist Paul Romanko who has sat out from touring for the last two years to raise his son. More...
Connecticut’s own Dead By Wednesday is pleased to announce an upcoming U.S. tour with fellow New England outfit Shadows Fall.
The band will join the tour on June 20th in Chicopee, MA and will trek throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. before the tour comes to a close on July 6th in Binghamton, NY. See below for a full listing of current dates.
Dead By Wednesday will release "Death Of A Rockstar" on June 24th. The album, produced by Nicholas T. Rage of Toxic Holocaust (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Jasta), will be available online for download via iTunes, Amazon, & more. You can pre-order a bundle or a limited edition digipack right here. More...
Shadows Fall has announced a string of Summer tour dates set to kick off June 18th in Brooklyn. The festivities will crisscross the country before returning to New York to finish up the trek on July 6th, 2014.
Dates and venue information are available in the tour poster below. Shadows Fall will be touring in support of latest album "Fire From The Sky" (reviewed here).
Jun 18 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Jun 19 Revolution Bar & Music Hall Amityville, NY
Jun 20 Maximum Capacity Chicopee, MA
Jun 21 City Limits Waterbury, CT
Jun 22 SIMONS 677 Providence, RI
Jun 24 Ziggy's Winston Salem, NC
Jun 25 Southland Ballroom Raleigh, NC
Jun 26 Sky City Augusta, GA
Jun 27 The International Knoxville, TN
Jun 28 Fubar St Louis, MO
Jun 29 Diamond Pub and Billiards Louisville, KY
Jun 30 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Jul 01 The Loft Lansing Lansing, MI
Jul 02 Mojoes Joliet, IL
Jul 03 Center Stage Kokomo, IN
Jul 04 Alrosa Villa Columbus, OH
Jul 05 Broadway Joe's Buffalo, NY
Jul 06 Legion Post 80 Binghamton, NY More...