Matthew "Matt" Bachand


1996- Shadows Fall - guitar, backing vocals  
2014- Act Of Defiance - bass  

Live musician

2011- Times Of Grace - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 29.04.1977

Matt Bachand is an American guitarist born in April 29, 1977. He has very strong Death Metal and Thrash Metal influences and he is also backing vocalist for the Thrash Metal band Shadows Fall. He is known for his deep growls or Death Growl which is often heard in Death Metal. In his earlier days around the early through the mid 1990s he was a guitarist for the Death Metal band Exhumed(not the Deathgrind band) and did play in another Death Metal called Perpetual Doom for a little while.He also played guitar and sang in a band called Empty,who released an 11 song cd,"Before the Sunrise", through wilderness records in 1996.The music is a far cry from heavy metal,and features Matt and Jeff Kukucka harmonizing vocals together and playing acoustic guitars throughout.

He uses a custom Ibanez Prestige RGA series guitar (MBM1 Matt Bachand Signature model) and two custom Ibanez SZ guitars. One SZ has a red finish and the other has a natural finish with a five piece neck. All of his guitars feature active EMG pickups, an 81 in the bridge position and a 60 or 85 in the neck position. He also uses Krank Revolution amplifiers and cabinets.