Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE will release their third album, “Inner Monster Out”, later this month via SHP Records. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and BRING ME THE HORIZON, among others. It features guest vocals from Björn “Speed” Strid (SOILWORK), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), and Niklas Isfeldt (DREAM EVIL).
“Inner Monster Out” track listing:
01. Gag Order
02. Angel with Horns
04. In the Name of Love
05. Inner Monster Out (feat. Björn “Speed” Strid, Mikael Stanne, Niklas Isfeldt)
06. I’m Your Mind
07. My Disrupted Reality
08. A Smile Upon Death
09. Whatever Our Fortune
11. Waste of Life
The artwork for the digital release comes courtesy of Felipe Machado of New Dimensions Art (BLIND GUARDIAN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, JORN, PAGAN’S MIND) and can be seen below.
SHADOWSIDE recently filmed a video for the first single, “Angel With Horns”, in Campinas, Brazil with director Thiago Pinheiro of Studio Kaiowas.
“The song is about someone trying to escape their own boring reality by putting their hopes in one disturbing and mysterious person that’s pure evil, though innocent as an angel at the same time,” said vocalist Dani Nolden.
“I believe it’s safe to say this is our best material to date,” Nolden stated about the 11 new tracks on “Inner Monster Out”. “It’s very heavy and angry, but also very musical. We worked a lot on the melodies to make them catchy, yet elaborate, just to the right extent.”
She added, “Working with Fredrik was fantastic and everything went smoothly. He is a perfectionist, and really helped push ourselves to our best. We were pretty much living in the studio for a month, so the whole band was completely focused on the album and on nothing else.
“I can’t wait to have this album out and play these songs live. That’s what they were written for!”
Nolden previously stated about SHADOWSIDE‘s new CD, “‘Inner Monster Out’ is about letting your hidden persona show through, and about everything we always classify as not normal in human beings. The lyrics deal with everyone’s fears, reactions, perversions, personality disorders and although it can be seen as a dark album, it also makes it clear that we all have a little bit of crazy and disturbed in a certain way. It’s a musically intense album, with lots of angry guitars, bringing together the best of ‘Dare To Dream’ and ‘Theatre Of Shadows’, but with new and better things that we didn’t try before. I’m especially proud and happy about the result we achieved on this album… we wrote and recorded songs that we like to hear and play and it’s by far our best material so far.”
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/shadowsideband.
Photo credit: Victor Nomoto