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Tag Archives: Shadows Fall

Shadows fall drummer Jason Bittner explains band’s hiatus

Posted by on January 10, 2019

Yesterday (9th), we shared a top ten list of what we thought were exceptional albums that were released a decade ago. One of our choices was Shadows Fall’s overall sixth studio effort, Retribution. We mentioned that the band released one more album (2012’s Fire From the Sky) before their unfortunate hiatus in 2015. With that […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10 exceptional albums turning ten in 2019

Posted by on January 9, 2019

As 2019 kicks off, here are ten full-length releases to revisit as they turn ten years old. It is difficult to believe some of these have already been out for a decade, but here we are. Lets get to it.   10) Baroness, The Blue Record  Named the 20th Greatest Metal Album in History by […]

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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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Overkill welcomes new drummer Jason Bittner

Posted by on May 4, 2017

2017 has been a big year for legendary New Jersey thrashers, Overkill. We’re only five months in they’ve already released their eighteenth studio album The Grinding Wheel, performed at this year’s 70000tons of Metal, hit the road with Nile, and announced that they’ll be heading out to Cancun for Metal Maya later this year. Today, […]

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Flotsam and Jetsam, Shadows Fall members open cannabis dispensary

Posted by on July 7, 2016

The side hustle. In the new economy, just about everyone needs one. Whether it’s a day job if you’re playing in a band or driving for Uber in your free hours to supplement your income, it’s become increasingly common for people to have more than just one job. The Flotsam and Jetsam rhythm section of […]

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Act of Defiance defiantly streaming debut album

Posted by on August 20, 2015

Less than a year after leaving Megadeth, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover formed a new band and are now streaming their debut album Birth and the Burial. Due out August 21 (pre-order here) on Metal Blade, this is the first release from group, which also features vocalist Henry Derek from Scar the Martyr and bassist Matt Bachand from Shadows Fall. Said Shawn Drover of the […]

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Is Shadows Fall working on new music?

Posted by on August 12, 2015

Shadows Fall is back from their hiatus and we told you about it a few months ago, after they announced they were headlining the Big Kahuna Festival and were looking to book more shows for the future. Of course, that fact alone created speculation about having new music from the band in the future. Many bands […]

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Act of Defiance (post-Megadeth/Scar the Martyr/Shadows Fall) unveil new song

Posted by on July 14, 2015

The metal world was thrown for a loop last year when Megadeth’s guitarist, Chris Broderick and drummer, Shawn Drover, abruptly left the band. It was then revealed that the two would be joining former Scar the Martyr singer Henry Derek and Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand for a new band Act of Defiance. With the […]

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Dave Mustaine calls out the “two quitters” in Golden God acceptance speech

Posted by on June 16, 2015

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine was already crowned this year’s “Golden God,” by Metal Hammer Magazine, and last night he was able to give his acceptance speech (after shooting a few selfies). Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian introduced Mustaine, who gave a quick speech that will surely ruffle some heavy metal feathers. Said Mustaine upon accepting his “Golden God” award, “I made […]

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