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Shadows Fall

Formed: 1996
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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The Haunted To Headline Scandinavian Tour

After their extraordinarily successful US tour with Damageplan (our sincere condolences to all relatives of the victims of the tragic incident – R.I.P., Dimebag) and labelmates Shadows Fall, the Swedish five-piece will now start to devastate Europe.

On January 26th 2005 The Haunted will head out for the “Close Up Made Us Do It Tour” as headlining act all over Scandinavia together with supports Totalt Jävla Mörker & Insision. The last show of this leg will take place in Arhus (DK) on February 13th. Afterwards the guys have a few days off to hang out at home before they fly to the UK in order to tear down the walls of the English clubs. The headlining tour will start February 24th and run up to March 7th with support acts Martyr AD & Dead To Fall. More European tourdates will be announced soon.

Here is Frontman Peter Dolving’s comment about the activities of the past months:

It’s been an insane, great, weird and sad year. We’ve received such a strong response to "rEVOLVEr" as we never have before and it feels - as you can probably imagine - well, like a lot of everything.

The spring of 2004 we did a tour in the UK with our brothers in Funeral For A Friend, playing for an audience completely new to us. I did that whole tour with four fractured ribs and it hurt like hell every night but we still had a good time. Seeing teenage girls screaming in the first row and watching as 2000 Emo-kids formed circle-pits as we played in Glasgow was amazing.

The six week US tour with Shadows Fall and Damageplan ended on a sour note with the slaying of Dimebag Darrell, but it was heavy fucking package, every show escalating the intensity as we all inspired each other to outdo ourselves, setting a new mark every night.

We intend to honour Dimebag’s memory by fucking shit up more ferociously than ever before and we look forward to seeing our fans throughout the UK – it’s a hard love thing, you know what I mean... If there was ever a mark for what we can achieve as a band - Well, this time we push the limits forward. See you there.

Close Up Made Us Do It Tour 2005 w/ Totalt Jävla Mörker & Insision: More...

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First Subliminal Verses Tour Dates Announced

The first dates have been announced for the upcoming "The Subliminal Verses Tour" featuring headliners Slipknot alongside Lamb of God and Shadows Fall. They are as follows:

Mar. 04 Meadows Music Theatre - Wallingford, CT
Mar. 05 Wachovia Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 06 Continental Airlines Arena - East Rutherford, NJ
Mar. 08 Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
Mar. 09 CSU Convocation Center - Cleveland, OH
Mar. 11 Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL
Mar. 12 Cobo Arena - Detroit, MI
Mar. 13 Conseco Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 15 Paul E. Tsongas Arena - Lowell, MA
Mar. 16 Patriot Center - Fairfax, VA
Mar. 18 Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA
Mar. 19 HiFi Buys Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Mar. 20 Pensacola Civic Center - Pensacola, FL
Mar. 22 Sound Advice Amp. - W. Palm Beach, FL
Mar. 23 USF Sun Dome - Tampa, FL

Tickets go on sale January 15, 2005 (with the exception of Cleveland, Pensacola and W. Palm Beach, which go on sale January 14) and there will be a special pre-sale for fans at this location beginning December 28.

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Metalunderground's "Best Metal Album of The Year"

This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.

Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...

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Slipknot, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall To Tour

Slipknot are to headline an arena tour of America, starting on March 4. They'll be supported by Lamb Of God, Shadows Fall and an as-yet undisclosed opening act. More information to follow as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Dates and venues haven't yet been confirmed, but the tour will hit the following cities: More...

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Seemless To Have Debut Reissued

Seemless (ex-Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall) and Equal Vision Records have confirmed that Equal Vision will be releasing a remastered and repackaged version of Seemless' self-titled album, which was originally released via Losing Face Records. The album will hit stores on January 25th. You can download some of the group's material here.

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Shadows Fall Cancel UK Tour

Due to a family bereavement, Shadows Fall have been forced to cancel their forthcoming UK tour. The band were due to support to Fear Factory from Thursday and to play headline shows in Wales and Ireland next week.

Shadows Fall states, "First off we just want to apologize to everyone that was expecting to see us in the UK. We always have an amazing time whenever we come over and were siked to be heading back. We never cancel shows unless it is completely unavoidable. Nothing is as important to us as our friends and loved ones. In a time of tragedy you have to be there to support those who were always there for you."

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Shadows Fall On Japan's Extreme The Dojo

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Shadows Fall's show tonight (November 22) at Clutch Cargo's in Pontiac, Michigan has been cancelled. There will be no rescheduled date.

Shadows Fall played in Japan for Extreme The Dojo with Killswitch Engage and Caliban last year and can't wait to get back. Here are this year's dates:

Feb. 7 Tokyo Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 9 Osaka Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying
Feb. 10 Nagoya Club Quattro with Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Everytime I Die, As I Lay Dying More...

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Shadows Fall To Sign With Major Label?

According to Hits Daily Double, label reps from Hollywood, Epic, RCA, Capitol and others showed up for the SHADOWS FALL concert last week at the House of Blues on Sunset. The Syndicate-repped group has reportedly fulfilled its commitment to current label Century Media. The band's latest album, "The War Within", debuted in the Top 20 on the album chart. Legal eagle Saguit Saad is said to be mediating the negotiations.

SHADOWS FALL are currently on a co-headlining North American tour with DAMAGEPLAN. Also appearing on the bill are THE HAUNTED

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Shadows Fall Post New Video Online

Shadows Fall has posted their video for "What Drives the Weak" on the Shadows Fall My Space page. The video was directed by Zach Merck (Hatebreed, Atreyu).

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Shadows Fall Vocalist Soldiers On With Laryngitis

Lead singer, Brian Fair, of Shadows Fall was recently diagnosed with not only strep throat, but also laryngitis. However, he refuses to cancel any performances because of it. Fair states, "I have never cancelled a show due to poor health and don't plan on it now. The support of our fans means the world to us and I would never do anything to let them down. Besides, if Curt Shilling can lead the Red Sox to a World Series victory with a sewn up ankle then I can tough it out and bring the metal."

Shadows Fall will be featured guests on this week’s Headbangers Ball special Halloween edition, set to air on MTV2 this Saturday night Oct. 30th at 10PM EST/7PM PST. The show will be composed of interviews and segments of the band playing live taken exclusively from the Blood Rayne 2 release party filmed at the Los Angeles House of Blues last Thursday Oct. 21st. The episode will also include the world premiere of the group’s new video, “What Drives The Weak,” shot by acclaimed director Zach Merck (12 Stones, Atreyu).

Shadows Fall massive co-headlining U.S. tour alongside Damageplan and The Haunted kicked off earlier this week.

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Shadows Fall To Headline In Cardiff And Dublin

Shadows Fall is going to be playing two headlining shows in Cardiff and Dublin after their UK tour with Fear Factory. Dates are as follows:

12/9 London, UK - Astoria w/Fear Factory
12/10 Manchester, UK - Academy w/Fear Factory
12/11 Glasgow, UK - Academy w/Fear Factory
12/12 Nottingham, UK - Rock City w/Fear Factory
12/13 Wolves, UK - Civic Hall w/Fear Factory

12/14 Cardiff, Wales - Barfly Shadows Fall headline
12/15 Dublin, Ireland - Music Centre Shadows Fall headline

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Uranium Interview With Shadows Fall

Vocalist Brian Fair was asked to help launch Juliya from Uranium’s website, www.juliya.net, by answering 10 band related questions.

1. You guys incorporate both, traditional Heavy Metal as well as elements of Death Metal and Hardcore. You have been on tours of all types, which is the most aggressive scene?

It all depends on how you look at it. We did a tour once with Hatebreed, Six feet Under, Shadows Fall and Death Threat and that was probably the most brutal tour because it drew hardcore kids and death metal kids to the same show so all hell broke loose every night. Hardcore kids definitely dance harder but metal heads seem to hurt each other more but enjoy it. When you combine the two it is total insanity.

2. The beautiful thing about your music (especially in this record) is that you have a lot of old school style riffs which appeals to an older crown as well as a lot of modern crunchy riffs with melodic and deep growling aggressive vocals. Do you see a large variety in your audiences and which style is more fun for you?

We are influenced by every form of heavy music, from old school metal, to rock n roll to thrash and hardcore. We grew up playing both metal and hardcore so all of it will be incorporated in our sound. They are fun and I couldn't imagine limiting ourselves to on specific style. That would be come too repetitive for me.

3. Do you feel that you are bringing back the essence of traditional metal?
We are not trying to bring anything back, we just…

Read the full article at Juliya.

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Cataract Video On Air Now At Viva Plus

From Cataracts official website:

Hey cataractians! Our video for "Nothings Left" is on air now! Please vote for it! Follow this link (you have to log in first before you vote). Thank you so much for your support! More news soon!

The list also includes videos from Nightwish, Fear Factory, Children of Bodom, Slipknot, Shadows Fall, Sepultura, Rammstein and more.

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Listen To Win Free Tix To Shadows Fall's LA Show

Indie 103 in Los Angeles will be giving away tickets for the Nov. 10th Devastation Across the Nation date while Shadows Fall is being interviewed tonight, Oct. 20th. Listen to 103.1 FM in the LA area tonight between 10 pm and midnight to win. These tickets are good for the special Headbangers Ball taping on Oct. 21st as well. Winners will be able to pick up your tickets at Will Call and get into the Oct. 21st show on the spot. Shadows Fall's performance is part of MTV2's Headbangers Ball Halloween special and BloodRayne 2 launch party.

The only other way to get a ticket for the Oct. 21st show is to buy a ticket to the Nov. 10th Devastation Across the Nation date at the same venue with Shadows Fall, Damageplan and The Haunted.

The show will be hosted by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Jonathon Davis of Korn and feature many special surprises we can't even talk about.

Anyone who is in the door before 8pm gets a copy of the new Headbangers Ball double CD.

You can buy a ticket the day of the show. If you come to the House of Blues on Oct 21st and get your ticket for the Nov 10th show you will get into both events. It is first come first serve and a limited capacity so buying tickets in advance and getting there early is your best bet to get in.

You need to bring the physical ticket itself or email confirmation to the House of Blues box office to get entry into the Oct. 21st taping.

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Shadows Fall's "Watch And Win" Contest

Hey, want to win an Autographed Limited Edition "The War Within" Ammo Box and T-Shirt? All you have to do is watch their video for "The Power Of I And I" and send an email identifying as many members from different bands as possible that you see in the video. A winner will be drawn from all entries with the most correct answers so watch the video over and over to see who you recognize. Please include all names in one email, multiple emails from the same person will not be combined as one entry. Deadline to enter is midnight, Oct 31st. A winner will be notified by email the first week of November. Click here to watch and enter!

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Vote For Your Fave Artist Of 2004 At NationalNoise

NationalNoise magazine is asking you who your favorite artist of 2004 is. The list of artists you can vote for include Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage. Go here and cast your vote.

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Shadows Fall Shows And Free Stuff

Shadows Fall fans, buy a ticket to the Devastation Across The Nation show on Nov. 10th at the House Of Blues in LA and receive a FREE ticket to attend the Bloodrayne 2 World Premier/Live Taping of Headbanger's Ball on Oct. 21st at the House Of Blues in Hollywood featuring a LIVE APPEARANCE by SHADOWS FALL. Come to the live taping before 8PM and receive a free copy of the brand new Headbanger's Ball compilation CD. The event will be hosted by Jamie Jasta of Hatebreed and Jonathan Davis of Korn. There will be give-aways throughout the entire night so don't miss it. The only way to get a ticket for this event is to buy a ticket for the Devastation Across The Nation date on Nov. 10th.

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Mnemic & Shadows Fall To Support Fear Factory

Danish Modern Thrash metallers Mnemic will support Fear Factory on their tour with Shadows Fall in December. Tour dates are as follows:

Dec. 09 London, UK @ Astoria
Dec. 10 Manchester, UK @ Academy
Dec. 11 Glasgow, UK @ Academy
Dec. 12 Nottingham, K @ Rock City
Dec. 13 Wolves, UK @ Civic Hall
Dec. 15 Utrecht, NL @ Tivioli
Dec. 16 Antwerp, B @ Hof-Ter-Lo
Dec. 17 Paris, F @ Elysee-Monmarte

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Shadows Fall To Perform Special Private Show

Shadows Fall will be performing on the special Halloween edition of MTV2's Headbangers Ball to be taped at the BloodRayne 2 Launch Party on October 21st at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. This party will be hosted by Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta and also feature lots of surprises including some very secret guests that we can't announce!

There are a limited number of tickets available for free with the purchase of a ticket to the November 10th Devastation Across the Nation date with Shadows Fall, Damageplan and The Haunted that is also at House of Blues in LA. As this is a private event there will only be a select number of tickets open to the public. Expect these to disappear very quickly.

We have an incredibly limited number of tickets available through Shadows Fall Online Ticketing at a cheaper service fee than other options. You can also get tickets through Ticketmaster.com or the House of Blues box office while supplies last. You MUST bring either the physical ticket itself or a printout of the confirmation email to the House of Blues box office before Oct. 21st to get your pass for the BloodRayne 2 Launch Party. This applies to fans who have already purchased tickets as well. If you buy your ticket through the Shadows Fall online ticketing store, your name will be at the door and you will not have to redeem your ticket at House of Blues.

The ONLY way to get tickets to this event is by purchasing a ticket to the Devastation Across the Nation show (with Shadows Fall, Damageplan and The Haunted) on November 10th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. This is your chance to be on MTV with Shadows Fall. The actual program will air on Halloween night. Tickets are still available for this but they will not last much longer.

In other news, Shadows Fall drummer, Jason, just tied the knot this weekend.

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Shadows Fall Singer Wants To Retain Control

Shadows Fall singer Brian Fair recently spoke to the FourteenG.net about the impressive commercial success of the group's latest release, "The War Within," and the band's current standing in the metal scene, among other topics.

Several excerpts from the interview follow:

FourteenG.net: How do you feel about [being named "Best Underground Metal Band" in Metal Hammer magazine]? Do you want to stay underground? And if so, do you think you will be able to maintain that status with the early success of the latest release?

Brian Fair: "I don't know, we'll see! That's the whole thing, it's kinda hard to describe what is the 'underground' anymore. You've got bands that I consider to be non-mainstream bands selling over 100,000 records so it's kinda weird! [Chuckles accompanied by bewildered expression] And you have bands on major labels that are still definitely not commercial bands whether it's Hatebreed or Lamb of God or even bands like Poison the Well or Thursday. So I think all of the rules have changed I think 'underground' is much more of an approach or an attitude. We keep it that way, we are still really DIY as far as our career, and we are involved with every part of it. We stay involved mostly because we don't want to release control to anybody because we've been used to doing everything ourselves for years whether it be booking our own tours or financing our first records; we put out our first record. We did all that stuff on our own. I think that's more of what keeps a band with the underground mentality. 'Cos right now, I'd love to sell a million records, don't get me wrong! [laughs] But I don’t think we’d ever do it at the cost of losing [control]."

FourteenG.net: What's the ratio of your fans: more male than females?

Brian Fair: "I'd say we have more male fans in general because metal seems to be testosteroned based BUT it has been changing a lot lately. It's been becoming much more of a mixed crowd in which I love!! We get some serious mosh action but I don't really like the violence at shows. I want people going crazy and jumping on each other's heads. But I don't like the fights and the boys' club mentality that can happen at a lot of shows; so it's nice to see girls singing along in the pit and stage diving. Hopefully we will get more and more and honestly as the band gets more popular, girls show up! And that's cool…"

Read the full article at Fourteen G.

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