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Shadows Fall: Live Photos @ J&R Music World (6/19/2009)

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Shadows Fall was promoting a brand new release with a special in-store appearance at the great J&R Music World. That appearance was discussed in length on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy a larger photo gallery from the set.

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Shadows Fall by Ken Pierce (2009)

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Shadows Fall by Ken Pierce (2009)

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Shadows Fall @ J&R Music World (6/19/2009)

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Artist: Shadows Fall
Venue: J&R Music World (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 6/19/2009
Label: Everblack Industries

Wow, what a way to start off one’s weekend and if you don’t know what I mean then I am referring to the treat that New York City had this past Friday as the mighty Shadows Fall took to the stage at J&R Music World in Downtown, Big Apple. I know you might be confused about such a setting being used for a throttling Metal performer but the occasion was rather special as the music and electronics retailer was celebrating the Grand Opening of their musical instruments store. It is clear that now the consumer can pretty much find everything at this place and that’s a very good thing to know if you have some disposable income that you are wondering what to do with. I know that the store has held host to musical acts in the past but I don’t recall many bands like Shadows Fall participating because its just such an overpowering kind of sound that one wonders how the store would look after the band and their fans relinquished control to the management once again so I was very interested and curious as to how this was going to play out. When I arrived at about 5pm, there were already a few dozen fans in the place and the band was set to play at about 6pm for an abbreviated set. Here’s how it went down.

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Shadows Fall by Ken Pierce (2009)

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“Fallout From The War” by Shadow’s Fall

Artist: Shadow’s Fall
Title: “Fallout From The War”
Label: Century Media Records
Release Date: 6/13/2006
Genre: Thrash Metal
Rating: 2.5/5

The fallout from being one of the quintessential artifacts of the New England Metalcore scene lends itself to the uneventful execution by stalwarts Shadows Fall. Delivering uneven, tremor trembling thrash metal…or something like that from the fallout of a war, the western Massachusetts Metal core mayhem that once defined the SF execution now sees itself come to terms with tumultuous tenacity. The release is a multi-song full-length that is more apt to be an EP or B-side status than a true-to-form full-length album.
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“Live At Modern Drummer Festival 2005” w/Chris Adler (Lamb of God) & Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)

Artist: Chris Adler (Lamb of God) & Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)
Title: “Modern Drummer Festival 2005”
Label: Music Video Distributors
Release Date: 3/20/2006
Style: Heavy Metal
Rating: 7/10

Filmed at the 2005 Modern Drummer Festival this DVD is a Heavy Metal drummers dream. How else could you describe a video that gives you knock down performance footage from the drummers of both Lamb Of God and Shadow’s Fall. Clearly the two bands are delivering among the best Metal heard in recent years and it would sound a lot different if these two gents were not in the respective drum chairs. Being a former drummer myself I enjoyed this a lot because there was also a lot of dialogue from both players and not just straight performance pieces. Chris starts out the film and tells a lot of his origins and from this the most interesting point is the fact that he has only been drumming since age 21. Hearing the music of Lamb Of God and knowing what Adler does for the band should serve as some inspiration to those who might feel it is too late to begin playing the instrument. Chris performs three LoG songs with the assistance of his Brother (fellow band member Willie) on guitar but he does not do a solo of his own citing that he is more about the songs with the band than that display. Chris also manages to treat the viewer to some rough tracks he is working on with Ron Jarzombek (Brother to killer drummer Bobby). During the talks Adler is very personable and affable, making a sharp contrast to the type of Metal that Lamb Of God plays. I enjoyed his segment very much and feel most viewers will take away the same view.
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Slipknot @ Continental Airlines Arena (3/5/2005)

Artist: Slipknot
Venue: Continental Airlines Arena, NJ
Opener: Gizmachi, Shadows Fall, Lamb Of God
Date: 3-6-2005

The Slipknot show at Continental Airlines Arena would prove to start with both an interesting as well as annnoying twist. Of the four bands performing, Gizmachi was set to kick it off and the tickets showed a start of 7:00 pm. On walking in at exactly that time we were told by ushers that Gizmachi had played three songs about 30 minutes ago. It is not fair to the audience who pays for the ticket or the band who expects a decent crowd to be there for a show such as this. Instead people were probably wondering why Gizmachi shirts were on sale since they had missed them and were unaware they even played. This band in particular is a discovery of the “Clown” member of Slipknot, so you would think the venue would allot some accommodation. I imagine it beneficial to generate a buzz in a new CD that is coming out. This cant help it at all.
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