Back in June, it was announced that metalcore game-changers Shadows Fall would play a huge reunion show at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The show quickly sold out, proving the massive draw of the thrash-leaning act. Now, fan-shot footage has emerged of that show, which you can watch below.
As you’ll see below, the band don’t just seem extremely confident in their abilities, they also come off as stoked as hell to be here. This makes sense, given the confidence that vocalist Brain Fair exuded during a pre-show interview with Heavy New York, saying (as transcribed by Blabbermouth), “Jon [Donais, guitar] and Jason [Bittner, drums] have been full-on touring full time with two legendary and super-professional bands in Anthrax and Overkill, so those dudes are at the top of their game in every way. I’ve been playing a bunch of shows, but I haven’t done real touring type of stuff, so I had to make sure physically I was gonna be ready. So when I was practicing the set, I literally had headphones on and I would do cardio in between any of the vocals to just try to simulate the adrenaline and the chaos and that type of thing, and also to see if I could make it through an hour-and-a-half headlining set. And Paul [Romanko, bass] hadn’t played, really, with anyone since we stopped, so he really went into the workshed and was playing a ton again.
“We got to practice and we were, like, ‘Man, we sound better than we used to.’ But also we were notoriously bad about rehearsing. We would do one rehearsal before an eight-week tour, and halfway through it we were, like, ‘Ah, we know these songs. Do we really have to play ‘Destroyer Of Senses’ again? We know fucking ‘Destroyer Of Senses’.’ And looking back, we’re, like, ‘Man, we should have rehearsed. We’re really good when we rehearse.’ [Laughs] All the harmonies are in lock. And this whole week [of rehearsing] has just been, like, ‘All right. We sound good. We’re ready.’ Hopefully, barring technical difficulties or any of the things that normally follow Shadows Fall around, we’re definitely ready to come out and crush it. So now, if the gear can keep up with us, we’re ready.”
Check out footage of the show below:
Words by Chris Krovatin