Do you ever end up questioning what ever occurred to Shadows Fall? They have been on the forefront of the 2000s metalcore motion, chopping their tooth within the Massachusetts underground as innovators of a brand new model alongside Killswitch Engage and All That Remains. They have been billed excessive on Ozzfest lineups and earned a Grammy nomination, however their seven-album profession primarily got here to an finish after one final tour in 2014, getting into an indefinite hiatus. But why?
Drummer Jason Bittner, who’s the most recent addition to the ranks of New Jersey's metal toe thrashers Overkill, addressed the hiatus in a brand new tweet. Responding to a function posted by Metal Insider, the skinsman mentioned the "unlucky hiatus" was a results of a dwindling fan base.
He mentioned folks stopped coming to see the band including, "that's the fact – we wore out our welcome it appears – someday it’s essential take a relaxation."
The members of Shadows Fall have achieved something however relaxation. Guitarists Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand have gone on to affix Anthrax and Act of Defiance, respectively, whereas singer Brian Fair is now fronting Downpour and Hell Night in addition to his outdated band Overcast which was lively previous to the formation of Shadows Fall.
Still, the decline in attendance at Shadows Fall reveals is a curious one as their friends within the metalcore scene proceed to thrive. It's additionally a sobering actuality for followers, because it turns into clear why you will need to assist your favourite bands. As bands and labels nonetheless navigate the monetary panorama of the music trade that was ruined with the collapse of conventional album gross sales, touring is a do-or-die commodity, so go to these reveals!
Bittner, who joined Flotsam and Jetsam for 3 years and carried out on their self-titled 2016 album, will make his studio debut with Overkill this 12 months. He was introduced in to switch Ron Lipnicki and is featured on The Wings of War, which might be launched in February.