Shadows Fall - Announce Hiatus From Future Extensive Touring


Some disappointing news for Shadows Fall fans, but probably not entirely unexpected. They have announced that they have decided to take a hiatus from "future extensive touring." The band has given many reasons for their decision for taking a break from the road, but before their hiatus, Shadows Fall will embark on a European string of dates along with their "final" North American tour.

Shadows Fall have been around for almost 20 years but family obligations and guitarist Jon Donais' obligations as Anthrax's lead guitarist have led Shadows Fall to decide to take a hiatus following their "final" tours.

The band posted the following message via Facebook: "The band has been touring non-stop for over a decade and has decided that it's time to 'take a hiatus' from future extensive touring. In addition to this upcoming European run, Shadows Fall are planning a final North American tour and will possibly visit a few other territories some time over the next year. We will post details once everything is locked in. There are many factors that are behind this difficult decision that the band has been dealing with for some time now. In a nutshell it comes down to families, member availability, and finances.

"Further impacting our decision is the fact that we have two members with young children. Plain and simple, they want to be with their families to watch their kids grow. Touring full time in a band these days has never been more difficult financially. When you have to ensure the future comfort of your family, difficult decisions have to be made. Another reason is the fact that our lead guitarist (Jon Donais) is now in Anthrax, which makes it hard for us to do any extensive touring with our full lineup.

"Due to his obligations with Anthrax, he will not be able to join us on this European tour. Felipe Roa will once again fill Jon's position and we are thankful to him for joining us on this run. Also returning for this tour is original bassist Paul Romanko who has sat out from touring for the last two years to raise his son. This has been a real hard decision for all of us to make but we feel at this time this is the right thing to do. We don't hate each other, we're not bitter, we in fact still have a really great time together, but the ride has slowed down and it's time for the next chapters in our lives, whatever that may be.

"We can't thank the fans that have supported Shadows Fall since the beginning enough. Without you, none of this would have been possible. For the past decade and a half, we have been able to create the music we have always wanted to hear and share it with music fans everywhere. That being said, you still may see us at a festival or two over the next few years... if they ask, we will come! In the meantime please check out the dates for the last European go around and we will see you out there!"

Look out for North American tour dates from Shadows Fall, and for their upcoming European dates.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Shadows Fall
 
Posted: 26.08.2014 by Ace Frawley


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26.08.2014 - 20:51
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Seems like no one(not MS user) is giving flying shit to this band.

Anyway, I hope this hiatus brings back some energy in SF which was lost from past couple of years.
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26.08.2014 - 21:24
Sword_Chant
Shadows Fall were one of them bands that didn't pioneer the style of metal they play, but were a part of that trend and joined in the wagon. They're not the only band i've seen to have financing difficulties... and it's kinda sad to see Shadows Fall turn out this way, but after their album 'The War Within', I thought all their material sounded samey and boring.
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27.08.2014 - 20:13
Opethian
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 26.08.2014 at 20:51

Seems like no one(not MS user) is giving flying shit to this band.

Anyway, I hope this hiatus brings back some energy in SF which was lost from past couple of years.


Cynic i couldn't have said it better myself! Listening to some of their Mid old schools material. Killer material IMO Best of luck SF!!
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28.08.2014 - 02:38
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Good luck to them. Not sure which band members have young children that they want to spend time with but that's a great decision. Raising a child is the most important job in the world.
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29.08.2014 - 06:05
Opethian
Written by deadone on 29.08.2014 at 04:46

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 26.08.2014 at 20:51

Seems like no one(not MS user) is giving flying shit to this band.


I suspect two things are a factor here:

1. MS isn't really friendly to modern mainstream metal, especially of the American varietry.

2. Shadows Fall have really struggled over the years. IMO Art Of Balance was a masterpiece but after that they headed southwards in terms of quality. They lost a lot of energy and momentum with The War Within and then just got lost. Their last few were at best mediocre and at worst totally pointless.


Thats a joke right? Dude The War Within was executed borderline flawlessly. Listening to it right now
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29.08.2014 - 13:32
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by deadone on 29.08.2014 at 06:17

Written by Opethian on 29.08.2014 at 06:05


Thats a joke right? Dude The War Within was executed borderline flawlessly. Listening to it right now



I found it gutless, uninspired, monotonous and contrived. Art of Balance poopied on it from stratospheric heights.

Just my $0.02.


I think The War Within is a better album than The Art Balance but we all have our own views. I think to call The War Within gutless, uninspired, monotonous and contrived is very harsh, when there really isn't a whole lot of difference between it and the album that preceded it.
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29.08.2014 - 13:36
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Written by Ace Frawley on 29.08.2014 at 13:32


I think The War Within is a better album than The Art Balance but we all have our own views. I think to call The War Within gutless, uninspired, monotonous and contrived is very harsh, when there really isn't a whole lot of difference between it and the album that preceded it.

I also think Art of Balance is the better album, but I also agree that there's not a lot of difference between the two records. One just has slightly better songs than the other. I find loving one but hating the other quite odd considering how similar they are.
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