Shadows Fall

shadows_fallShadows Fall is an American heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in late 1995. They are one of the few bands who take their lyrical influence from Buddhism. 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 (guitar), Matt Bachand (guitar), Paul Romanko (bass), and Jason Bittner (drums).

Since its formation, Shadows Fall has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, and one DVD. 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.

Other Information

  • Origin: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
  • Genres: Metalcore, Thrash metal, Melodic death metal (early)
  • Years active: 1995–present
  • Labels: Century Media, Atlantic/Roadrunner
  • Associated acts: Aftershock, All That Remains, Exhumed, Killswitch Engage Overcast Burning Human
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Brian Fair: lead vocals
  2. Jonathan Donais: lead guitar, backing vocals
  3. Matt Bachand: rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  4. Paul Romanko: bass
  5. Jason Bittner: drums, percussion



  • Somber Eyes to the Sky (1998)
  • Of One Blood (2000)
  • The Art of Balance (2002)
  • The War Within (2004)
  • Threads of Life (2007)



~ by molco on May 9, 2009.

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