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Shadows Fall Announce Album Title, Cover Art

Shadows Fall have announced Retribution as the title of their fifth full-length album, which is set for a September 15 street date. The album, a follow-up to 2007’s Threads of Life, will be released on the band’s own label, Everblack Industries, which was created in conjunction with Warner Music Group’s ILG, Ferret Music, and ChannelZERO Entertainment. For more information on Everblack Industries, please visit The new album was produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Municipal Waste), with vocal production by Elvis Baskette (Incubus, Alter Bridge).

Singer Brian Fair commented on the band’s venture: “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.”

Fans can now sign up for the SHADOWS FALL mailing list and street team at Exclusive downloads are now available for all members.

The New England melodic thrashers called on design company Sons of Nero (Unearth, Every Time I Die, Bring Me The Horizon) for Retribution’s cover art.

Retribution track list:

  • 1. The Path to Imminent Ruin
  • 2. My Demise
  • 3. Still I Rise
  • 4. War
  • 5. King Of Nothing
  • 6. The Taste Of Fear
  • 7. Embrace Annihilation
  • 8. Picture Perfect
  • 9. A Public Execution
  • 10. Dead And Gone

“With each album we’ve gotten a little more confidence to really let all of our influences show,” Fair added. “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.”

Upcoming Shadows Fall show dates:

6/25/09 - Anchorage, AK - Chilkkoot Charlies
6/26/09 - Anchorage, AK - Club Millennium
7/03/09 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues - w/Clutch

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