Video footage of Jason Bittner‘s (SHADOWS FALL) July 2 clinic at Guitar Center in Dallas, Texas can be seen below.
SHADOWS FALL tapped Willis Mathiasen of 2CENTS to sit behind the drums for some of their shows at the end of 2012 while Bittner received treatment for acute pancreatitis. Bittner rejoined his bandmates on stage on December 19, 2012 at Pearl St. in Northampton, Massachusetts.
SHADOWS FALL is continuing to tour in support of its new album, “Fire From The Sky”, which sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 15, 2012 via Razor & Tie.
Recorded at Zing Studios in late 2011, “Fire From The Sky” reunites SHADOWS FALL with longtime friend, producer/engineer and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE/TIMES OF GRACE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, ALL THAT REMAINS). The album was mixed by Brian Virtue and features some of the band’s most complex and melodic material in years.
SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner joined EXODUS on stage last night (Monday, April 22) at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, New York to perform the EXODUS classic “The Toxic Waltz”. Video footage of his appearance can be see below.
Commented Bittner: “Last night I had the honor of stepping onstage to jam with the mighty EXODUS (featuring one of my favorite metal guitar players ever — Gary Holt). It was dark as hell and I had to play a backwards kit, but it was hella fun!! To quote the Bay Area guys!!”
Holt has spent the last two years filling in for SLAYER founding axeman Jeff Hanneman who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since.
EXODUS‘ latest album, “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The CD sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 114 on The Billboard 200 chart.
SHADOWS FALL‘s latest album, “Fire From The Sky”, sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 15, 2012 via Razor & Tie.
Nuclear Blast has issued that ANTHRAX are set to release a special edition of their 11th studio album “Worship Music” through Nuclear Blast on 22nd March, 2013.
ANTHRAX, one of heavy metal”s all-time great acts who, along with SLAYER, METALLICA and MEGADETH -The Big Four – are credited with co-founding the thrash genre, return with a special edition of “Worship Music”. The “Special Edition” includes a bonus “Anthems” disc which includes 6 covers, “Anthem” (RUSH cover), “Jailbreak” (THIN LIZZY), “TNT” (AC/DC), “Big Eyes” (CHEAP TRICK), “Smokin” (BOSTON) and “Keep On Runnin” (JOURNEY) as well as a remix of the track “Crawl”. “Worship Music” was the bands first release in seven years and marked the return of singer Joey Belladonna, an essential part of ANTHRAX”s line-up from 1985 to 1992.
The band who picked up the highly prestigious “Metal Guru” award at the Classic Rock Awards last November will be returning to the live circuit this year with an appearance at the annual Bloodstock Open Air festival on Sunday 11th August 2013. SHADOWS FALL guitarist Jon Donais will temporarily fill in for the departed Rob Caggiano when the band play previously announced dates in India, Australia and North America.
ANTHRAX live 2013:
02.08. PL Przystanek – Woodstock
03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
11.08. UK Derbyshire – Bloodstock
01. TNT (AC/DC)
02. Smokin’ (BOSTON)
03. Keep On Runnin’ (JOURNEY)
04. Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK)
05. Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY)
06. Crawl (Albumversion)
07. Crawl (Remix)
„Anthems“ will be available both as a package along with „Worship Music“, but also separately on CD or Vinyl.
Massachusetts metal outfit SHADOWS FALL return to the UK for a series of dates in April 2013.
The Epidemic Tour 2013 will see Shadows Fall ‘special guesting’ with the founding fathers of Latin Metal, ILL NIÑO – an exciting double-header that brings SF back to the UK following an appearance at Download 2012.
“Shadows Fall is incredibly excited to be returning to the UK! We have been waiting since Download to come back to play a full set covering our entire catalogue and raging with all of our friends. These won’t just be shows, they will be parties! Come down and help us celebrate as the Fire From The Sky World Tour continues to roll,” exclaims vocalist Brian Fair.
The full list of shows is as follows:
2 – Talking Heads – Southampton, UK
3 – Underground – Stoke, UK
4 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
5 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
6 – The Garage – London, UK
7 – NQ Live – Manchester, UK
9 – Bogiez – Cardiff, UK
10 – White Rabit – Plymouth, UK
11 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
SF’s seventh studio album, Fire From The Sky, is available now via Spinefarm Records; a new/second single from the album will be released shortly.
Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL have tapped Willis Mathiasen of 2CENTS to sit behind the drums for their current shows while SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner continues to receive treatment for acute pancreatitis.
In a new posting on his Facebook page, Bittner writes, “Well, I’m happy to say that I’m feeling much better, back to playing, and almost feel 100%. Too bad my insides are still not 100%, but they’re healing nicely, primarily due to me staying off the road and resting. I have another round of bloodwork next week, in which the docs think I should be back to all normal internal functions by then, but they still are prohibiting me from leaving until after my endoscope on December 18 (they need to hopefully find the cause of the pancreatitis, and whether or not anything else is going on as well — but I feel pretty confident that I’ll be OK).
“So what does this mean to SHADOWS FALL? It means that I, sadly, will not be able to return until after [December] 18. In the meantime please go continue to support the band on the KILLSWITCH ENGAGE tour with my boy Willis Mathiasen covering for me. He’s got a tough job and he’s handling it like a pro, from what I’ve seen and heard… I’m really missing the band, and the fans and tour, but I promise that I WILL be on the last dates of the tour after [Christmas starting with the Baltimore concert on December 27]. Well, unless the apocalypse actually comes on [December] 21!!!”
SHADOWS FALL is touring in support of its new album, “Fire From The Sky”, which sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 15 via Razor & Tie.
Nuclear Blast has issued that Bay area thrash legends TESTAMENT just announced more European tour dates for 2013!
BLEED FROM WITHIN
16.03. I Reggio Emilia – Tempo Rock Club
17.03. D Nürnberg – Rockfabrik
18.03. D Dresden – Schlachthof
20.03. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
21.03. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
22.03. D Hamburg – Docks
23.03. D Köln – Live Music Hall
25.03. D München – Backstage
26.03. CZ Prag – Nova Chmelnice
27.03. PL Krakau – Studio Club
28.03. D Berlin – Huxley’s
31.03. F Paris – La Machine de Moulin Rouge*
*without BLEED FROM WITHIN
TESTAMENT are also hitting Europe for some dates this month:
27.11. UK Glasgow – Garage
28.11. UK Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
29.11. UK Manchester – Ritz
30.11. UK London – Koko
01.12. UK Wales – Hard Rock Hell Festival
03.12. NL Eindhoven – Dynamo/Effenaar Club
05.12. RU Moskau – KKZ
06.12. RU St. Petersburg – Za Ozhidaniya