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Shadows Fall Album Surpasses 200,000 Mark

Shadows Fall have had a triumphant year thus far, as they just completed a highly successful U.S. arena tour alongside Slipknot while their critically acclaimed album, "The War Within," recently surpassed the 200,000 U.S. SoundScan plateau. Things are only just beginning to heat up for the group as they’re set to perform on the main stage at Ozzfest this summer, thereby not only becoming the first band of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal genre to achieve that honor, but one of the few in history to make the leap from the second stage to the main stage. Early next month, Shadows Fall will also make their way back to Europe for a few shows with Slipknot along with some major festival appearances including Download, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring, alongside delivering a special performance at the prestigious Metal Hammer awards.

The group’s latest single for “Inspiration On Demand” has exploded at commercial radio and recently broke into the top 40 on the R&R Active Rock chart. The video for the track has also been greatly embraced by Fuse, MTV2 and MTVU, who recently added it to their “Freshman” playlist. Shadows Fall were also recently named one of VH1’s “Hear and Now: Five Massive Metal Mongers You Should Turn Up” and a “Band To Watch In 2005” by Stuff magazine. The War Within ranked as the third best album of 2004 in Revolver magazine’s coveted Reader’s Poll, while their track “The Power of I and I” also scored the fifth spot in the “Best Song” category.

Source: Century Media Records

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1. somebody writes:

Great band great music great times seen em twice

# May 11, 2005 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metal is the answer writes:

yea, one of the few bands who have found a balance between thrash and nu metal

# May 11, 2005 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metal milisha writes:

Yeah with ya .. saw em a few months back in a small
club about 800 max packed out - blew me away ..
Good to see the (twin) solo is back....should be a huge band in time .
Staggering about at the merch area, turned around and Brian was just hanging
about so had a chat and he signed my shirt and it was a sh** hot night to be had ...
Anyone seen the 'classic' Anthrax line up yet ?????? Coming to my town next week ..

# May 12, 2005 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. my-0name-here writes:

shadows fall kick a$$ to bad they wont come to pampa that would kick a$$ and take names wihtout the taking names

# May 12, 2005 @ 9:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Not awhole lot of nu-metal to their sound really.....More melodic hardcore by way of thrash with traditional metal solos and song structure....Great stuff though. Live juggernauts as well. They've earned every unit sold. If they join a major label they'll be in a good position to pull off what Lamb of God did and not breakdown and get all mellow and commercial radio pop format.

# May 12, 2005 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZerO writes:

shadows fall is great. Yeah, post 3 your right...their gonna be freakin huge real soon. The lead singer of All That Remains used to be in Shadows fall, but then they got brian. Personally i like them both, but i like brians sound better. All That Remains is the sh** though/

# May 12, 2005 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BaM_StAlKeR writes:

i dont kno this band but i try an write in as many of these things as i can so yeah...my friend says that they suck but i dont know if they do cuz i hav never heard them before...well i think that nirvana kicks a$$ so peace out yo
kurt cobain is hott!!!!!

# May 12, 2005 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brokenwings13 writes:

Bam_Stalker, you need to talk of Cobain in the past tense, being as he's been dead for eleven years.

Go call your radio station and request some Shadows Fall if you've never heard them. It's always good to try new things.

Congrats to Shadows Fall, 200,000 is great.

I've got my copy, do you have yours?

# May 12, 2005 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZerO writes:

hell yeah, i got my copy. Kurt Cobain used to be the sh**.lol. i remember the days... no matter what he was a talented, innovative, and unique guy with some problems. But your right, brokenwings, hes in the past tense. I was supposed to go down to seattle on the 10 year anniversary of his death, but i couldnt afford it.

# May 12, 2005 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brokenwings13 writes:

I'm not much of a Nirvava fan, never really was, I was into Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Mother Love Bone.

April 5th is also the day that Layne Staley died, that's according to his toxicology report though.

# May 12, 2005 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metal is the answer writes:

yea, but i love nirvana for ending hair metal

# May 12, 2005 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ZerO writes:

alice in chains and sound garden are the sh**. i never listened to much mother love bone. i like tad,too. good grunge bands.

# May 12, 2005 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

I have "War Within" and the tiny bit better "Art of Balance"...and I've heard songs off of "Of One Blood"... these guys are the real thing. Driven, skilled, diverse, they have alot going for themselves going into the major label courtship thing....

Bam_Stalker
your friend probably isn't into very aggressive music....And yes Kurt Cobain was quite the impressive fella....Helping deliver hair-metal to the woodchipper was awesome, even if he was just a so-so guitarist his abstract lyrics were one of a kind.

One would think that I couldn't make a connection to Shadows Fall and Nirvana but maybe shadows fall
will be the metal band that banishes this dance-pop-rock and emo sh** the same as hair-metal dismembered by grunge and Nirvana.

# May 12, 2005 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. dude writes:

i only heard lke 2 or 3 songs from them and they truley aare kick a$$ i like them and i will soon get their album i believe im gettin the soad album and seein star wars

# May 18, 2005 @ 8:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brokenwings13 writes:

I got The War Within(digipack version with the DVD), can't find a copy of The Art of Balance out here for some reason though.

I'm waiting to see Star Wars, I don't like waiting in lines for twelve hours like people I know.

# May 18, 2005 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ZerO writes:

im one of the believers that it wasnt suicide, but murder w/ kurt cobain. go to: indefenceofkurtcobain.com... has some good proof.

# May 21, 2005 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZerO writes:

well i shouldnt say "proof", they have some good facts.

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