Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL shot a video for the song "Still I Rise" yesterday (Tuesday, June 30) in Seal Beach, California. The track comes off the band's fifth full-length album, "Retribution", which is scheduled for release on September 15. The follow-up to 2007's "Threads of Life" will be made available on the band's own label, Everblack Industries, which was created in conjunction with Warner Music Group's ILG, Ferret Music and ChannelZERO Entertainment. The CD was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE), with vocal production by Elvis Baskette (INCUBUS, ALTER BRIDGE). The cover artwork (see below) was created by Sons of Nero (UNEARTH, EVERY TIME I DIE, BRING ME THE HORIZON).
Commented singer Brian Fair: "We learned everything from the ground up. We've gone through the independent metal world to the major label world, and have come to realize that, given the way things are now, it's all about the band re-taking control of everything: music, business, ownership, publishing. Everything."
Regarding the new CD's musical direction, Fair said, "With each album we've gotten a little more confidence to really let all of our influences show. We're unapologetic about the old-school metal and the '80s influence, as well as the thrash and the melodic death metal. There's really no holding back when it comes to our songwriting. Once the floodgates open, we go all the way."
Fans can now sign up for the SHADOWS FALL mailing list and street team at this location. Exclusive downloads are now available for all members!
"Retribution" track listing:
01. The Path to Imminent Ruin
02. My Demise
03. Still I Rise
05. King Of Nothing
06. The Taste Of Fear
07. Embrace Annihilation
08. Picture Perfect
09. A Public Execution
10. Dead And Gone
Video footage of SHADOWS FALL performing a brand new song entitled "A Public Execution" on June 20, 2009 at a private party in Southwick, Massachusetts can be viewed below.
"Threads of Life" was made available through Atlantic in the U.S. and Roadrunner Records in Europe.
(Thanks: ZShaw a.k.a. The Metal Clarkie)