SHADOWS FALL's tour bus caught fire earlier tonight near Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky while the band was making its way to its next show as part of its "Party To The Apocalypse 2012" U.S. tour with GOD FORBID, THY WILL BE DONE and TRUMPET THE HARLOT.
Commented SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner: "Everyone is fine, I repeat fine. It's no big deal. I was in my hotel room sick the whole time and had no clue, so please all well-wishers be known, it's no biggie, we're good."
A couple of photos of the bus in question can be seen below.
SHADOWS FALL, GOD FORBID, THY WILL BE DONE and TRUMPET THE HARLOT will join forces for the "Party To The Apocalypse 2012" tour, set to launch October 12 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
For a list of currently confirmed dates, see the poster below.
SHADOWS FALL's new 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 band's previous CD, "Retribution", opened with 13,000 units in September 2009 to land at No. 35.
"Fire From The Sky" was released on May 15 via Razor & Tie. Recorded at Zing Studios in late 2011, the CD 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.