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Tag Archives: Brian Fair

Former Sworn Enemy drummer Paul Antignani has passed away

Posted by on January 9, 2018

We aren’t even two weeks into the new year and things are already moving up, down and sideways. Late last week we were relieved to hear that all charges were dropped for Decapitated, while earlier today, we were saddened to hear about the passing of Babymetal guitarist Mikio Fujioka. Unfortunately, death has struck once again. […]

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Downpour teaches us how to live “Without the Fear” in new song

Posted by on August 23, 2017

2017 could be the year for Downpour to drop a full-length album. It was three years ago that the group featuring vocalist Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Overcast), guitarist Matt Lebreton (Frozen, Cannae), bassist Pete Gelles (Birch Hill Dam, Sorrowseed), and drummer Derek Kerswill (ex-Unearth, Seemless) shared their first song. Now,  a few weeks later, the […]

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Metal Power Rankings Special: New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2015

Posted by on April 17, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. We’re writing this from the upstairs at the New England […]

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Brian Fair talks Overcast, Downpour, New England Metalfest

Posted by on April 15, 2015

One of the most recognizable faces of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal was Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair, whose floor-length dreadlocks and signature vocal style put him alongside Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta as the leaders of the movement. On a hiatus of sorts, Shadows Fall isn’t playing the […]

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Metal community reacts to Wayne Static’s passing

Posted by on November 2, 2014

With the sudden untimely passing of Wayne Static yesterday, the hard rock and metal community are coming to grips with the loss of the Static-X frontman, which happened just days before his 49th birthday. Information is still scarce about his cause of death, but regardless of what led to his passing, many that have known […]

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Shadows Fall announce semi-retirement with European tour

Posted by on August 25, 2014

Of all the New England metalcore bands from the last decade, Shadows Fall is one of the most deserving bands that almost broke huge. Granted, they did have an album (The War Within) that’s sold about 400,000 copies to date, but haven’t gone on to the level of success that Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed and All That Remains have. Their […]

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Downpour (Shadows Fall, Kingdom of Sorrow, ex-Unearth) Post First Full Song

Posted by on March 17, 2014

We still don’t know too much about the new group Downpour apart from the fact it features Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill, (ex-Unearth, Kingdom of Sorrow), Matt LeBreton (Frozen) and Pete Gelles (Birch Hill Damn). But in the video above, we get a taste of what we can expect to hear from with a demo […]

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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Members of Shadows Fall and Kingdom of Sorrow launch teaser website for new band, Downpour

Posted by on February 17, 2014

The latest band from the Massachusetts metal scene has some familiar faces (and dreads). Downpour is a new group featuring Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Derek Kerswill, (ex-Unearth, Kingdom of Sorrow), Matt LeBreton (Frozen) and Pete Gelles (Birch Hill Damn). According to the band’s newly launched Facebook page, the band will be making its debut this […]

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Hatebreed bassist to sit out tour following accident; Shadows Fall member steps in

Posted by on September 26, 2013

It’s proving to be a pretty bad week for injuries befalling musicians. Just a few days after the Sylosis RV accident, words comes that Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie was injured in an accident that requires immediate surgery. As a result, he’ll have to sit out the remainder of Hatebreed’s current tour with Shadows Fall, The […]

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