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Shadows Fall

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

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Below is our complete Shadows Fall 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.

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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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Shadows Fall Contest, Final Dates With Damageplan

There is no other title more appropriate for this venture than The Ultimate Shadows Fall Contest. You could win all of the instruments and clothing needed to start your own metal band in style:

A guitar from Ibanez
A guitar from Washburn
A bass from Ibanez
A snare drum from TAMA
A set of cymbals & a carrying case from Meinl
A set of drum sticks from Pro-Mark
Four $50 gift cards from our friends at Hot Topic
Four pairs of shoes from Vision Street Wear
Four shirts, four hoodies and four trucker hats from Strhess Clothing
Four watches from Vestal
Four shirts from Shadows Fall & Century Media
Shadows Fall's entire CD catalog on Century Media

All of the details can be found at the entry form on cmdistro.com so enter now and keep your fingers crossed - the winner will be announced in early December.

Shadows Fall have just announced all of the dates on the Devastation Across the Nation Tour. Register here to take get tickets. More...

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Watch A New Episode Of Metal Injection Online

The brutal people over at Metal Injection have posted a new episode of their TV show online, which features a hilarious interview with Howard of Killswitch Engage.

Also, you can finally check out Trivium's video "Like Light To The Flies" Videos from Shadows Fall, Candiria and the End are also featured on this episode. The episode is streaming online here.

Metal Injection also airs on TV in Brooklyn on Tuesday Nights at 12:30AM on Ch. 67 Cablevision, 34 Time Warner.

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Shadows Fall's 'The War Within' Debuts At #20

SHADOWS FALL new album "The War Within" debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #20, selling just under 40,000 copies in its first week. Their last album "The Art Of Balance" has sold just under 110,000 copies to date.

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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

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Unearth Update From Trevor

Unearth arrived home from Ozzfest but the band has not stopped working. Unearth are gearing up to practice for their first headline tour.

To say the least, guitarist Ken Susi is very enthusiastic about the tour. "It is invigorating to finally have our first headline tour; we are so excited to play our first full set."

Unearth just came off of the biggest tour, this summer's Ozzfest 2004 - "I must admit that we learned a lot watching the other headline bands this summer, Ozzfest felt like the proving ground for us and I am confident that we are a better band from the Ozzfest experience and are now a more professional career band. Expect to see Unearth at its best we will play our hardest every night."

Vocalist Trevor Phipps is psyched by the lineup and the fact that the band are headlining a club tour, " I am stoked about this tour package, I will get to watch three amazing bands every night; I am also thrilled to play small clubs again - this is where we come from."

Unearth update from Trevor:

Our show at Brew Ha-Ha’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina has been changed to Ziggy’s. Our tour will now be playing with Shadows Fall, The Haunted, Candiria and All That Remains on that date only. Tickets should be on sale for all the shows on our upcoming US headlining run. Make sure to pick up your tickets before they are gone. Tour starts in two weeks! See you all soon.

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Shadows Fall Girds For "War"

David Wedge has written this article for the BostonHerald.com:

If you've yet to hear about Shadows Fall, you're just not watching the right music shows, looking at the right Web sites or listening to the right satellite radio station.

Shadows Fall is one of a handful of old school-inspired Bay State bands that have spawned a brave new world of metal where crushing grooves and hardcore screams seamlessly blend with dual guitar solos, melodic hooks and acoustic breakdowns. The mix has thrust Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth and other local bands to the top of the metal pile and made the state the nation's reigning heavyweight champ of hardcore.

Of the so-called Massachusetts metal sound, Fair explained it this way: "The most common characteristic is blending many influences. That's what makes these bands stand out is blending the genres but making it sound cohesive.''

Read the full article at BostonHerald.com.

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Shadows Fall New Album Streamed Online

Shadows Fall's brand-new CD, "The War Within", will be streamed on MTV.com in its entirety leading up to the album's release on September 21. Fans now have less than a week to preview the album at this location.

Shadows Fall will be the featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday night, Sept. 18. The episode will include the broadcast premiere of their new video for "The Power of I and I", shot by acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Fear Factory, Hatebreed). In addition, the group will talk about both the making of their new album and their upcoming headlining tour. The video can also be viewed now through the Shadows Fall e-card at this location.

Shadows Fall's new offering was produced once again by Zeuss (Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios, and features 10 tracks of "sonic devastation." The first pressing of the disc will be limited to 150,000 embossed digipack copies and will be packaged with a bonus DVD, featuring a video for "Stepping Outside the Circle" from "The Art of Balance", two live videos, guitar lessons with Matt Bachand and Jon Donais and a drum lesson with Jason Bittner, and a Century Media sampler.

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Lengthy Shadows Fall Update; In Stores, Tour Dates

Here's from SHADOWS FALL's official newsletter:

"Just one more week to go before "The War Within" is out on the streets and in your hands. Next Tuesday, September 21st, is the big day and there is plenty going on in the world of SHADOWS FALL that we need to fill you in on.

First and foremost, we will be all over Headbangers Ball this Saturday night, September 18th, with the world premiere of the video for "The Power of I and I." Join us while we host the show and air plenty of clips from the video shoot. It should end up being a really good time! As if that's not enough, Headbangers Ball will be streaming the entire new album starting tomorrow, the 14th, right here.

MTV isn't the only place we'll be visiting either. Brian is going to be on WAAF's show Harder Faster out of Boston tonight, September 13th, at 11pm.

We will be playing at Axis next Monday, September 20th. This is a special CD release show for The War Within. Win your tickets by listening to Harder Faster on WAAF, 107.3 FM. Starting Wednesday a very limited number of tickets will be available for sale at Axis or any local Ticketmaster location. The lucky few will get a copy of the new CD included (that's a CD and concert ticket for only $6!). Keep an eye on www.shadowsfallrocks.com for more details.

We will be playing Locobazooka on Sunday, September 26th along with over 100 bands at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Fitchburg, MA. The First 200 people at the Axis show with a Locobazooka ticket get in for free. With this many opportunities to get a ticket for the show we better not hear of anyone not knowing about it.

Don't forget to say hello as we visit a few record stores along our tour. We will be signing copies of The War Within and generally having a great time. More stops will be posted as we confirm them. More...

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Devastation Across The Nation Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Devastation Across the Nation tour featuring Damageplan, Shadows Fall, The Haunted. Here are all of the confirmed dates:

October 26 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's (Shadows Fall and The Haunted ONLY... NO Damageplan)
October 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 28 - Ybor City, FL @ Masquerade
October 29 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
October 30 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store
October 31 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
November 2 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
November 6 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
November 7 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 8 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
November 10 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
November 11 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroomo
November 13 - Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Bourbon Street
November 14 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
November 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
November 17 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
November 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
November 20 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club

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Shadows Fall To Do In-store Appearances

Shadows Fall is making an appearance at the following stores:

Newbury Comics
Tuesday, Sept. 21 @ 7PM (Please get there by 6:45PM)
551 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) Shrewsbury, MA
(508) 845-3391
Store contact will be Stacey Watson

Vintage Vinyl
Thursday, Sept. 23 rd @ 7PM (Please get there by 6:45PM)
51 Lafayette Road Fords, NJ
Store contacts are Rob Roth and Lenny

Tower Records
Saturday, Sept. 25 th @ 2PM (Please get there by 1:30PM)
610 South Street Philadelphia, PA
215.568.8001 ext 106 for Rich
Store contacts are Rich Drinkhouse and Ai Mahoney

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The Haunted New Song Posted Online

The Haunted's new single, "All Against All" (formerly "Almost Alive"), has been posted online in streaming Real Audio format at this location.

"All Against All" is the first single/video off The Haunted's fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", due in Europe on October 19 through Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally). The follow-up to 2003's "One Kill Wonder" was recorded at Gothenburg's famed Studio Fredman (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy) with co-producers Patrik J. Sten and Fredrik Nordström and mixed at Denmark's Antfarm Studio by Tue Madsen. The album will be released as jewel-case CD and limited edition digipak (each with a different cover), featuring two special bonus tracks. Pictures from the "All Against All" video shoot, which took place Saturday (Sept. 4) in Gothenburg, Sweden, can be viewed at this location.

As previously reported, The Haunted have been added to the upcoming U.S. tour featuring Damageplan and Shadows Fall. The trek will kick off late October.

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