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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.

Source: Metal Rules

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1. Dejackemo writes:

I think its badass for him to belt out a metal show with a screwed up throat but every time Ive seen Shadows Fall, that dude is always saying his throat hurts which is understandable but maybe he should get that sh** fixed so he doesnt have to make excuses.

# Oct 30, 2004 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MarineChick007 writes:

i know how he feels. trying to function properly
will only make it worse, or so i'm told.

# Oct 30, 2004 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. b-shaw writes:

that is hardcore
shadows fall rule

# Oct 31, 2004 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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awesome that he's doing that

# Oct 31, 2004 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Andy Christ writes:

He's clearly not growling with correct technique if he keeps hurting his throat. If this guy doesn't fix his style (and if he keeps going with the macho 'playing hurt' thing) he won't have a voice in five years.

# Nov 1, 2004 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MarineChick007 writes:

that's what happened to Davey Havok. his doctor
ordered him to stop "straining" himself vocally

# Nov 1, 2004 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Andy Christ writes:

Yeah, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory wasn't so lucky a few years back ('97/'98 I think) when he ruptured his larynx while performing. After that he was forced to change his singing style because continuing the old style would have ruined his throat altogether.

It's not just harsh metal singers that get it though. I can also recall hearing about Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Queen's Freddie Mercury having similar problems.

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MarineChick007 writes:

i remember that too. if he's taking medicine for it, he's good as long as it's not a cilin and just a cin, because cilin's have a tendency to tear apart you stomach lining.

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. brokenwings13 writes:

yeah, that was a big when Burton C. Bell got it.
and yeah, Chris Cornell had vox problems.
obviously those have been taken care of. and once a singer changes
his vocal style their whole stage technique and presence changes.
it's like they realize that they could stop at any moment and lose what
they are doing. it's weird sometimes.

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brad writes:

hahhha davey strained himself


i didnt know crying into a microphone strains your throat

# Nov 2, 2004 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Andy Christ writes:

Actually, I just recalled something funny about the incident with Burton's throat. The next show they were due to play was here in Sydney, and the organisers waited until the last minute before telling the lengthy cue outside the venue that they wouldn't be performing -so naturally there was a riot (sounds like something from the Simpsons).

Afterwards a local news crew gleefully reported this 'heavy metal hooliganism' as being the end result of BEER FACTORY cancelling a concert. It's not that funny, but I p***ed myself at the time.

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brokenwings13 writes:

it's not crying dammit.

you know brad, if the guy from opeth had his voice strained, you'd act
like a worrywart in a split second!

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brad writes:

i worry because i care

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. MarineChick007 writes:

well 13 obviously cares for Mr.Havok, so stop b****ing at her!

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brad writes:

no


b****ing is afis singing

# Nov 4, 2004 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. MarineChick007 writes:

yeah and so's opeths!!! :-P

# Nov 5, 2004 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Andy Christ writes:

Don't knock Opeth - ever.

# Nov 5, 2004 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. brokenwings13 writes:

seriously, don't knock Opeth!!

i may be into AFI, but i'm into Opeth even more.
and i got a nasty left hook, so watch out!

# Nov 5, 2004 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. a7xSHADOWSa7x writes:

OPETH SUCKS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brokenwings13 writes:

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!

I'M GOING TO B***HSLAP YOU!!!

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ac666 writes:

'Shadows' in his/her name indicate that he/she is either a Shadows Fall fan or a fan of M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold, either way it renders him/her completely irrelevant.

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. MarineChick007 writes:

how many of you guys have ever been to Thailand?

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. MarineChick007 writes:

if you were wondering the relevance to that question, i have been to Thailand and i know how to say "b****slap" in Thai.

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brokenwings13 writes:

i think it's M. Shadows from A7X.

and I know how to say "b***hslap" in moogiefroelin.

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brad writes:

opeth and i will hunt you down


and we dont f*** around. we aint fraid of no ghosts

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. ac666 writes:

Nope, I've never been out of this pit.

# Nov 8, 2004 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. MarineChick007 writes:

Thailand is lovely. it's not as rare refined and old fashioned as some people might think. i've only ever been to Bangkok and the surrounding cities though.
the food is really good. try CouPai Rice.

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. MadK writes:

Or the Pu-pu platter it's delicious.
Muhahahaha!

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brokenwings13 writes:

PuPu!!

hahahahaha.

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. ac666 writes:

We have a restaurant down the road called 'Happy Belly'. No real relevance, other than it's Nepalese, and for some reason (probably close geographical proximity and no dissimilar foods) Thailand made me think of it. Anyway, my point is just that I find the names of asian restaurants to be fantastic fun. I can't think of any other funny examples of the 'Happy (insert thing here)' naming technique off the top of my head. Anyone else have anything, or is this too stupid....?

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Me chinese me play joke. writes:

How bout some Fried Lice with your cream of some young guy.
Me chinese me play joke, me put pee-pee in your coke. Ah so!

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. brokenwings13 writes:

i haven't heard that in the longest time!

is your name timmy friesen?

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. MarineChick007 writes:

we have a restaurant here named ThaiThai, all one word. so when i take ac666's suggestion and put "Happy" in the front, it would be Happy ThaiThai. get the Ghengis Kahn Beef Platter.mmm mmm delicious!

PuPu Platters aren't from Thailand though. i wanted to say Hawaii but that's Poi. maybe Chinese or Japanese. i'm not sure.

# Nov 9, 2004 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. brokenwings13 writes:

pupu platters are from your ass, stupid.

# Nov 11, 2004 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. MadK writes:

No actually it's a appetizer platter at your usually high end Chinese restaurants.
It's usually diferrent stuff like Shrimp toasts, Ribs, Beef on stick and so on. And thier
is like a strerno type of bowl in the middle of the platter so you can reheat your own
appetizers.

# Nov 11, 2004 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. MarineChick007 writes:

and ten thousand points to MadK for explaining what Pupu is.
now say that aloud!

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