SHADOWS FALL appear to be working on their first new music in over 10 years
SHADOWS FALL singer Brian Fair recently made an appearance on the latest episode of “The Jasta Show” podcast, and discussed the possibility of new music from the Boston, Massachusetts metalcore band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I will finally say there are riffs that are turning into skeletons that might become songs. Now, what happens with them, where they go, we’ll see.
“But once we started jamming [for the recent reunion shows], we were, like, ‘What’s the point of doing this without writing new riffs?’ And we had to make sure they were gonna sound like SHADOWS FALL; we didn’t wanna come out of nowhere with something different, out of left field. But so far, they’re coming together, man, and I’m stoked on what I’m hearing. So hopefully that’ll continue, that’ll continue on. But as far as dropping a whole record… Who knows?
“These days it’s different anyway. Shit, we can just drop a few random singles and then see where it goes. But I’m excited that we’re writing, that we’re doing things. And so far what I’ve heard has been amazing… I haven’t really committed, but we are finally getting our shit together and getting some riffs together.”
Fair added that SHADOWS FALL are not currently signed to any music label. “We’re free and clear,” he explained. “We were luckily free and clear for a while, so even our last couple of records were done kind of on our own terms.”
SHADOWS FALL reunited in December 2021 with a performance at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The band also took the stage at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, Virginia and at Furnace Fest in Birmingham, Alabama.
When asked if SHADOWS FALL would be open to going out on an actual headline tour, or even as the support act for another band, Fair replied: “We’re not averse to that. It takes a lot of logistics now, with the rest of my guys being in legendary thrash bands, like ANTHRAX and OVERKILL and whatnot. But if we can do it, we would love to.
“Right now, festivals have been something we can pull off. But I would love to do short tours or even a month-long tour. Or at least some long weekends where we hit each coast or do New England and then Midwest and then a West Coast thing. But we’ll see. We’re not saying ‘no’ to anything. We’re gonna listen. So we’ll see, if things make sense and if we can make it work.”
He added: “I’ve been in dad mode, just working nine to five for a while, so getting back on the pirate ship is pretty enticing at this point.”
SHADOWS FALL called it quits back in August 2014, saying in a statement that financial difficulties made it virtually impossible for the group to continue as a full-time unit.