Jason Bittner Shares Drum-Cam Footage Of “Fire From The Sky” From Shadows Fall’s Recent Reunion Show

Shadows Fall’s Jason Bittner has shared drum-cam footage of “Fire From The Sky” from the band’s December 18 reunion show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. He said the following about that:

“This is one of my all-time favorites by us…….here’s the first drum cam video from the Shadows Fall sold out Reunion show in Worcester, MA December 18, 2021 – Enjoy!!”

Brian Fair On The Possibility Of New Shadows Fall Music: “We’ve Talked About Writing Stuff”

While discussing Shadows Fall’s recent reunion show on the “Podioslave Podcast,” Brian Fair was asked about the possibility of new music from the band. The frontman responded with the following:

“We’ve talked about writing stuff, and there’s a very definitive Shadows Fall approach to writing. So if Matt [Bachand] or Jon [Donais] or Paul [Romanko] had ideas that really made sense, I’d see us pursuing ’em. But nothing right now. All we wanted to do is get through this show — we wanted to get through it, see if we could pull it off, see how it went. And now we’re, like, ‘Okay, now we can think about if we wanna do something else.’ But nothing planned right now. I know Jon and Matt are riff machines — I’m sure they’ve got stuff — but they do also have other projects they’re working on too… But right now we’re just kind of recovering a little bit, trying to make sure I get my neck back in shape.”

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[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Footage From Shadows Fall’s First Show In Six Years

Last night (December 18), Shadows Fall took the stage at The Palladium in Worcester, MA for their first show in six years. You can check out some fan-filmed footage from the performance below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Shadows Fall Announce December Reunion Show With Unearth, Darkest Hour, Within The Ruins, Etc.

Shadows Fall will be reuniting for a special show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on December 18. Unearth, Darkest Hour, Within the Ruins, Sworn Enemy, and Carnivora will serve as support.

Brian Fair commented:

“As the wise prophet D.L.R. once said, ‘I HEARD YA MISSED US, WE’RE BACK. I couldn’t be more excited to be getting back onstage with my brothers in Shadows Fall and there is no room I would rather do it in than The Palladium in Worcester. It has been six years since we last played a show and we are ready to unleash the fury like Yngwie.

We have been trying to find a way to jam together and play live for a little while now and the planets have finally aligned, schedules worked out, and with the help of a ton of our good friends, we were able to pull it off. This is the only show we have planned so shine up your dancing shoes, stretch out your neck, crack a brew, and get your ass to Massachusetts!

Matt [Bachand] and Jon [Donais] started this band 25 years ago and it still amazes me that the music we made allowed us to travel the world, share the stage with legends, and put out a ton of records that I will always be proud of. This show is a way for us to celebrate the music and thank all of the people that supported us through the years and helped us live the dream. I can’t wait to rage through songs from our entire catalog with a bunch of metalhead Massholes maniacs! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — there ain’t no party like a Shadows Fall party.”

Shadows Fall’s “Of One Blood” To Receive New Vinyl Pressing

Shadows Fall‘s “Of One Blood” is set to receive a new vinyl pressing on July 16. The reissue will feature the 2008 remixed and remastered version of the effort on yellow/black marble vinyl. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Shadows Fall Planning Reunion Show

Shadows Fall are planning to play a reunion show this fall. However, whether or not it will actually happen will depend on the coronavirus pandemic.

Drummer Jason Bittner said the following about the show during an appearance on the “Who’s Your Band?” podcast, while discussing the lack of new music from the group:

“It’s not me. I’ll tell you that right now — it’s not me. Some other guys have another new band that they just announced not too long ago, so they’re obviously preoccupied doing other things. With the pandemic, there’s plenty of time sitting at home that I would think that there would be plenty of time to write other material too. But, hey… I don’t wanna point any fingers; I’m not gonna push any buttons. What I can tell you is that we tried to get together last year for a reunion. We have a date again scheduled for this year. That’s all I can tell you right now.”

“We’re not gonna say we’re still gonna be on hiatus, but we’re not gonna say we’re active either. We wanna just try to play a show. That’s the point of right now — can we play a show first, and then everything else that comes after that, like talk of writing a record or talk of writing an EP… We’ve already talked about this — we said, if anything, we would write an EP first. We wouldn’t write a full-length; we’d probably just four-song increments or something.”

“It’s not till the end of the year. I don’t know if it’s even gonna happen. They asked us again. The date was held from last year, and they asked us again. We said we’re down for it as long as it can be done properly, and as long as there’s a chance to do that at that point. I mean, I really hope there is. By seven months from now, I really hope we can do at least a socially distanced show, or whatever, but if we can’t, it would suck. The one thing I don’t wanna do — I’ll be quite honest with you — I don’t wanna do a half-assed Palladium reunion show because of COVID just to do a reunion show, because what is the fucking point?”

[via Blabbermouth]

Brian Fair Says Shadows Fall Have Been “Trying To Figure Out A Way To Play Some Shows”

It looks like there is still a possibility that Shadows Fall may return to the live stage at some point in the future. During a recent appearance on the “Thunder Underground” podcast, Brian Fair revealed that the band have been “trying to figure out a way to play some shows.”

Fair said the following

“We’ve been trying to figure out a way to play some shows and work it out. Schedule-wise, it’s been pretty tough, just with [guitarist Jon Donais playing with] ANTHRAX, [drummer Jason Bittner playing with] OVERKILL, and Matt’s [Bachand, guitarist] been busy, on and off, with ACT OF DEFIANCE and his own studio, and things like that. Me and Paul [Romanko, bassist] are working — well, were working — full-time [before the coronavirus pandemic]. Now it’s real hard.”

He continued:

“We had some framework rolling to try and get some things kind of to the next level of really moving forward, and now it’s all just at a standstill. But we really do wanna play some shows. We really stopped playing just because logistically, it was getting harder between guys playing in other bands, and then also just financially, if we wanted to survive, we were gonna have to tour 10 months out of the year, like we always did, and we just weren’t at that point right then. I was having a kid, then had a second kid, Paul had a kid. So it just became too tough. But as far as playing together, we never broke up because we didn’t wanna do it; it just didn’t make sense at the time.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jason Bittner On Possible Shadows Fall Shows: “We’re Still Waiting For The Right Time”

Jason Bittner has offered a bit of an update on Shadows Fall. The drummer tweeted the following after a fan asked about the possibility of future live shows from the group:

Jason Bittner On Shadows Fall’s Hiatus: “People Stopped Coming To See Us”

While responding to a story that mentioned the fact that Shadows Fall’s “Retribution” is turning ten this year, drummer Jason Bittner offered more insight into the band’s lengthy hiatus. He tweeted the following:

[via The PRP]

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Etc.) Comments On As I Lay Dying’s Controversial Return

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Downpour, & Hell Night) is one of the few members of the metal community to comment on the controversial return of Tim Lambesis and As I Lay Dying. Lambesis infamously tried to hire a hitman to murder his wife back in 2013 and was released from prison in 2016. Fair said the following:

“When I first heard of Tim‘s arrest I was shocked and disgusted to see someone I knew well, who built his following based on faith and righteousness commit such a heinous act directed at his family. I wrote “Serpent’s Tongue” by Downpour in response.”

“Their current revival has been tough to digest. I do believe in second chances but that doesn’t guarantee forgiveness or redemption. Those have to be earned with deeds and not words. I guess time will tell.”

“As far as the other members are concerned, I consider them friends and have to believe they see a change in Tim. I remain skeptical but will reserve judgement as this plays out.”

[via The PRP]