New Album “Truth in Legend” Pre-Order, Preview “Day of Darkness”!

The day has come! Pre-order your copy of BURNING SHADOWS’s third full length album, Truth in Legend from iTunes or Bandcamp! Truth in Legend is the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Gather, Darkness!, featuring eight new tracks totaling 55 minutes of epic US power metal. You can preview the opening track, “Day of Darkness” below. Bandcamp pre-orders include an immediate download of the song.

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Over three years in the making, Truth in Legend is co-founding member Greg Jones’s final release with BURNING SHADOWS, as well as new lead guitarist Christopher Malerich’s first release with the band. The cover and artwork of Truth in Legend were created by J. P. Fournier, the world-renowned artist whose efforts have been previously featured by iconic metal bands such as IMMORTAL, DRAGONFORCE, ELVENKING, AVANTASIA, and of course BURNING SHADOWS.

New Album “Truth in Legend” Cover & Tracklist Revealed!

BURNING SHADOWS is proud to announce our third full-length album Truth in Legend, the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Gather, Darkness!, featuring eight new tracks totaling 55 minutes of epic US power metal.

Over three years in the making, Truth in Legend is co-founding member Greg Jones’s final release with BURNING SHADOWS, as well as new lead guitarist Christopher Malerich’s first release with the band. The cover and artwork of Truth in Legend were created by J. P. Fournier, the world-renowned artist whose efforts have been previously featured by iconic metal bands such as IMMORTAL, DRAGONFORCE, ELVENKING, AVANTASIA, and of course BURNING SHADOWS.

Truth in Legend will be released on May 5, 2017 in physical, digital, and streaming formats. Pre-orders via iTunes and Bandcamp begin on March 3, 2017. Come back here for the latest news or join us on Facebook or Twitter for updates!

Truth in Legend

  1. Day of Darkness (5:35)
  2. Southwind (6:08)
  3. Sworn to Victory (7:25)
  4. From the Stars (5:44)
  5. The Last One to Fall (5:43)
  6. Truth in Legend (7:02)
  7. The Blessed (4:16)
  8. Deathstone Rider (13:09)

TRUTH IN LEGEND Fundraiser!

Help us fund the mixing, mastering, artwork, and manufacturing of our third full-length album, entitled Truth in Legend by visiting our IndieGoGo campaign here.

Truth in Legend will be BURNING SHADOWS’s third full length album, following the 2012 concept album, Gather, Darkness!, which was based on Fritz Leiber’s classic dystopian novel. We are intent on delivering Truth in Legend to our fans with the stellar production they deserve. Your contribution will ensure the album is as good as it can be from production to artwork to bonus content.

Here is what we have planned and still need to pay for to get this album released:

  • Mixing by Kyle Paradis, who mixed Gather, Darkness!
  • Mastering, hopefully by Bill Wolf, who mastered Gather, Darkness!
  • Artwork by JP Fournier, who did the artwork for Gather, Darkness!, and has worked with AVANTASIA, IMMORTAL, and many more amazing bands.
  • Manufacturing the CD release, including a full color, 16 page booklet.
  • Rights to release a cover to be included on the CD version.

Everyone who contributes to the campaign (minimum of $10) will receive Truth in Legend. We have many additional perks available which include a lot of exclusive bonus content, both digital and physical.

Chief among the perks is a bonus EP only available to our campaign contributors. When we created The Last One of Fall EP in 2013, the recording session involved 18 tracks, including many BURNING SHADOWS tracks as well as covers of ICED EARTH, HAMMERFALL, MANOWAR, and BLIND GUARDIAN songs. Two levels of the exclusive EP are available. The standard version of the exlusive EP is comprised of BURNING SHADOWS songs, including some Into the Primordial-era tracks now with Tom’s vocals, and some early versions of tracks from Truth in Legend. The deluxe version of the EP will include all the covers.

Any leftover funds will go towards creating Truth in Legend-related merchandise, promoting the album, and/or reissuing our three sold out EPs, including 2002’s The Darkest Winter, 2003’s Amongst the Dying Waves, and 2010’s Oathbreaker. Naturally if we are able to rerelease these EPs, we will offer them first to our Truth in Legend campaign contributors at a deeply discounted price if not free.

“Breaking the Sanctuary” Lyric Videos

The captivating lyric videos for “Breaking the Sanctuary” from our album Gather, Darkness! can be viewed below! The videos feature artwork by JP Fournier, the artist behind many well-known metal albums such as Immortal’s At the Heart of Winter and Avantasia’s Metal Opera Part II.

The lyric video is available an uncut 12 minute version which includes all 3 parts of “Breaking the Sanctuary,” or the sections “Abandonment,” “To Assent the Fall,” and “The Infamous Dawn” can be viewed individually.

Gather, Darkness! is available at most major online retailers. Stream it free and pick up CD copies here.

“Breaking the Sanctuary” uncut lyric video

“Breaking the Sanctuary: Abandonment” lyric video

“Breaking the Sanctuary: To Assent the Fall” lyric video

“Breaking the Sanctuary: The Infamous Dawn” lyric video

BURNING SHADOWS Confirmed for Warriors Of Metal Fest VII

BURNING SHADOWS is proud to announce we will be melting faces at the Warriors of Metal Festival VII, June 26-28, 2014 in Columbus, OH, USA!

From Warriors of Metal, Inc.:

January 17, 2014. Cincinnati, Ohio. The Warriors of Metal, Inc. non-profit organization is excited to announce the confirmation of Rockville, Maryland’s Power Metal band, BURNING SHADOWS whose awe inspiring performance at 2012’s Pathfinder Metalfest V in Atlanta, Georgia as a support band for the legendary Raven, led to the Warriors Of Metal Fest organizer Datis Alaee to comment: “I had known Burning Shadows for a while at that time since my friend Tim Regan had sent his band’s previous albums for air play on my Metal Messiah Radio show. But making our annual pilgrimage from Ohio to Georgia to support our friend Hoyt Parris with the 5th edition of his Pathfinder Promotions’ Metalfest series, Burning Shadows was a definite not-to-be-missed band for me and boy did those guys deliver!!! My neck was wrecked, my ass was kicked and my face was melted. Big kudos to Hoyt for such an awesome booking! After their performance I went over to my wife and said ‘We HAVE TO get these guys to our Fest!!!'”

Band guitarist Tim Regan states: “We are thrilled to join the lineup for Warriors of Metal Fest VII! It is a huge honor to be part of a festival that always brings together so many amazing acts. We are grateful to battle alongside so many like-minded bands, organizers and fans. Datis has been a strong supporter of ours and we very much look forward to bringing our music to new audiences looking to help us prove that true metal is alive and well. Many of our favorite bands that we’ve shared the stage with have played this festival in years past and we’re excited about what’s in store for 2014.”

Get the latest Warriors of Metal Festival VII news at the Fest’s Facebook page.

 

The Last One to Fall EP out 11/12/13!

The Last One to Fall EP

We are proud to announce The Last One to Fall EP, out November 12, 2013, a “live in studio” EP featuring two brand new tracks, “The Last One to Fall” and “Southwind,” and two Burning Shadows classics, “New Dawn Arise” from Into the Primordial and an abridged version of “A Thousand Lies” from Gather, Darkness! The Last One to Fall EP is available in MP3 form by donation (with no minimum) only at burningshadows.com and burningshadows.bandcamp.com. Digital pre-orders ($1 or more) and the CD version include a cover of “Battle Hymn” by Manowar. Proceeds from The Last One to Fall EP will help finance our third full-length album.

After the triumph of Gather, Darkness! in 2012, it was decided that we must improve the recording hardware at The Halls of Glory in order to fully capture the power of our newest songs for the third full- length album. In January 2013, the studio was upgraded and it was time to stress test the new setup. We, of course, went all out and recorded 18 tracks “live” in the studio to push the gear to the limit. Our setup was modified for the purposes of the recording: amp simulators were used for the guitars, Tom was trapped in the vocal chamber, and bass, solos, harmonies, and additional vocals were added after the initial tracking was complete. This process took quite a while with all the goings on in the meantime: shows, festivals, a minitour, the departure of bassist Chris Dagenhart, the return of Aaron El-Zeftawy, and finally, the tracking of the third full length album. We decided to release some of the best tracks from our recording session to replace our now sold-out Oathbreaker EP.  Enjoy The Last One to Fall EP while we continue to forge our next album!

Chris Dagenhart Joins Burning Shadows!

Burning Shadows welcomes our new bassist Chris Dragonheart Dagenhart to the band! Chris has been a longtime friend of the band and has finally decided to take up arms and join us. Chris’s lightning-fast finger-style bass technique has not been used by any previous bassist in the band since 2003. As is tradition, we plan to relentlessly haze him, starting with posting this picture of him eating pizza.

While extremely well-versed in power/prog metal, his musical breadth does not end there. Chris masterminds a funeral doom project named Epistle, as well as an old-school death metal band called Ablation.

We thank Matt Ibach for his efforts alongside us onstage and raise our chalice to him. He will be continuing his work in the mighty October 31, among other projects. We hope he will join us onstage again in an Iron Maiden-style epic triple-guitar assault in the not-too-distant future.

Join us September 8th at Metal Quest at the Ottobar in Baltimore, MD to witness Chris’s first show with us and experience firsthand the destruction that he shall bring! Perhaps we will also be able to get a better picture of him there.