European heavy/power metal, with its strong melodies, big chorus, heavy riffs and bulletproof musicianship, is one of the most recognisable styles in metal. With roots back in the metal gods Iron Maiden, Rainbow and Judas Priest, the style morphed, evolved and developed throughout the years, producing new stars to the constellation (Avantasia, Rhapsody, Sabaton, to name just a few), but never really lost its soul and essence. This is the world where international act SCREAMING SHADOWS move.
With four strong albums in their back-catalog, the band led by Tygers Of Pan Tang guitarist Francesco Marras is back with one of its strongest offerings yet: “Legacy Of Stone”. A powerful set of songs that embrace the true heavy metal and NWOBHM influences of the past, but delivers them with a cutting-edge musical sharpness and a clear punch in production. Clearly, one of the best heavy/power metal records in 2021.
After morphing the band into different line-ups and names, Screaming Shadows was established as an entity in 1999 by Francesco Marras. All the band needed was a demo-tape and a mini-CD before going to self-produce “Behind The Mask”, their debut album that quickly caught the attention of the heavy/power metal scene.
The following year brought two more albums for Screaming Shadows (“In The Name Of God” in 2006 and “New Era Of Shadows” in 2009, both released on My Graveyard Productions), before the band step up and sign to Jolly Roger Records. The following album, “Night Keeper”, released in 2011, featured a plethora of notorious guests, including Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Silent Force), Mattia Stancioiu (Crown Of Autumn), and Pier Gonella (Necrodeath), among others.
The following years were spent by Marras developing other projects, including his participation in the international project Verde Lauro, and also filling the shoes as the new guitar player of NWOBHM legends, Tygers Of Pan Tang. But now the wait is over and Screaming Shadows are back with a new album, “Legacy Of Stone”.
“Legacy Of Stone” will be released in digital, LP, and CD formats by From The Vaults on November 12th, 2021.
Just recently the band unveiled their new single ‘Heaven or Hell’, available on all digital platforms.
SPOTIFY ➡ https://open.spotify.com/album/4ANeyXj0ZyL2UTbGLp9ptV
ITUNES ➡ https://music.apple.com/…/heaven-or-hell-single/1566365747
DEEZER ➡ https://deezer.page.link/Kwi9hN2rw8pQGPFV8
YOUTUBE MUSIC ➡ https://youtu.be/jElFVnsSnoM
AMAZON MUSIC ➡ https://music.amazon.de/albums/B094D812GF
Music & Lyrics by Francesco Marras
Produced & Mixed by Francesco Marras at Screaming Shadows Studio
Mastered by Mattia Stancioiu at Elnor Studio
Video by Natalia Ghiani/Food For Ravens
Francesco Marras – guitars
Alessandro Marras – vocals
Jürgen Steinmetz – bass
Michele Sanna – drums
More information at https://www.facebook.com/ScreamingShadowsBand