AmbPirate of Capital Chaos conducted an interview with vocalist Brian Fair of Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL prior to the band’s May 21 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California as the support act for FEAR FACTORY. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is quality footage of the Sacramento performance.
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.
Commented Brian Fair, “‘Fire From The Sky’ is not a concept album by any means, but a few common themes do link these songs together. These days, the world seems to be spiraling out of control into a frantic state of confusion, corruption and chaos. It’s as if we are living under the shadow of an impending apocalypse. The songs on this album were inspired by this chaos and the struggle to find answers in these dark days.”
The cover artwork for “Fire From The Sky” was designed by Aaron Marsh of Forefathers and can be seen below.
“The Unknown” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed on March 21 at an abandoned building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York with director Kevin J. Custer, who has previously worked with OVERKILL, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT and SUFFOCATION, among others.