Just a day after entering the studio to record a new album, Shadows Fall announced that they have signed a new multi album recording deal with Razor & Tie in North America. This may comes as a bit of a surprise for fans since the band’s last album Retribution was released on their own label imprint Everblack Industries. However, you may recall that drummer Jason Bittner had expressed concern about launching their own label in an interview with Metal Insider two Summers ago.
In addition to announcing their new label home, Shadows Fall also confirmed that their new album would be produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. This will mark the first time that the band has worked with Dutkiewicz (who has also produced albums from All That Remains, Unearth, As I Lay Dying, and others) since their debut album Somber Eyes To The Sky.
Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair had the following to say about the signing and new album:
“Shadows Fall is very excited about our new partnership with Razor & Tie. The music industry has been in such a constant state of flux these days, it takes a progressive approach and a willingness to rethink the antiquated business model in order to achieve the success we still long for and desire. Razor & Tie is a company that embraces this idea and understands what it takes to promote and support a band in today’s market place. We are looking forward to working with a team that not only understands our band, but also has the knowledge and desire to help us achieve our goals.
Shadows Fall has always been a band that tried our hardest to not be confined by the restraints of a single sub-genre of metal. We cover a ton of ground on this new album– encompassing everything we have done musically over our career and incorporating new ideas into the mix. Our influences are an eclectic mix that cover the full spectrum of heavy music and it’s always been our goal to combine those ideas into our own unique sound that is constantly evolving. The songs on this forthcoming new record reflect that goal to the fullest.”
Bittner added the following:
“We haven’t had this type of fire underneath us to make a record in a long time. I feel that with our new partnerships in place, as well as bringing Adam D on board to produce, together, we’ve brought a renewed life to the band which will result in the best Shadows Fall record to date.”
Having just entered Zing Studios in Westfield, MA, Shadows Fall is also giving fans a sneak peek into the recording of the new album via Livestream. The first stream will be tomorrow (October 12) at 5pm EST, with other streams scheduled for October 19 and November 9 at the same time. However, the band also promises to appear on their Livestream page intermittently while in the studio, so fans should stay tuned to Shadows Fall’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on streams.