Melodic Death Metal/Neo-Thrash/Metalcore bandFormed 1995.Current line-upMatthew Bachand - Guitar, Vocals Jason Bittner - DrumsJonathan Donais - Guitar, Vocals Brian Fair - Vocals Paul Romanko - BassFormer/past member(s)Vocals:Phil LabonteDamien McphersonDrums:David GermainDerek Kerswill Additional notesThe band got their name from an underground comic series.
Shadows Fall formed in 1996 in Springfield, Massachusetts and rose up as a prominent member of the bustling Massachusetts metal and hardcore scene that has recently produced bands such as Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and Unearth. Guitar duo Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand got together in '96 and had the original lineup complete within a year. These members were vocalist Philip Labonte, now with All That Remains, bass player Paul Romanko, and drummer David Germain.
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Shadows Fall is an American metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. They are one of the few contemporary metal bands who take their lyrical influence from some references to the Rastafari culture. Although the band has experienced several line-up changes, for most of its recording career Shadows Fall has been composed of Brian Fair (vocals), Jonathan Donais (lead guitar), Matt Bachand (guitar), Paul Romanko (bass), and Jason Bittner (drums).
Shadows Fall have released seven studio albums, two compilation albums, and two DVDs. The band's first album featured Philip Labonte on vocals, although he was soon replaced by Fair. Shadows Fall's first two studio albums featured David Germain playing drums, but in 2002 Bittner joined the band full-time. In February 2008, the band was a Grammy Award nominee in the category Best Metal Performance for the song "Redemption" off the album Threads of Life. In late 2011, the band entered the studio to begin recording their latest studio album. The album, Fire From the Sky, was released on May 15, 2012, and is the first to be produced by Adam Dutkiewicz since the band's first studio release. They draw a diversity of influences in their music including thrash metal, melodic death metal, hardcore punk, glam metal, and hard rock.