Brian Fair Clarifies Shadows Fall’s Hiatus

Shadows Fall

It wasn’t even a year ago that the fellas in Shadows Fall revealed they’d be going on hiatus. 
When they did make that announcement, I understood it to be a done deal. I figured Shadows Fall was all but finished. But now, Brian Fair — the band’s frontman and one of the very first musicians […]

Ex-Megadeth Members’ Act Of Defiance Offers Update

Act of Defiance

An update has been issued on the debut album from Act of Defiance — the new band boasting Megadeth defectors Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick. The band, also featuring former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner and Shadows Fall’s Matt Bachand, have been in a studio in recent weeks tracking their inaugural offering with […]

Anthrax: Album Update Supplied

Anthrax

The publicist for Anthrax has issued a statement on the band’s impending new album, which — it turns out — heavily involves new member Jon Donais’ contributions. The presser claims Anthrax have a six-week-plus North American trek coming up with Volbeat, which we already knew. But also, it says the new album — the recording […]

Ex-Megadeth Members Launch Act Of Defiance

Act of Defiance

At long last, the new band featuring former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick with drummer Shawn Drover has a name. Act of Defiance is the chosen moniker for the new group, which further boasts Henry Derek (formerly of Scar The Martyr) on vocals and Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall fame on bass. The band is currently […]

Video: Anthrax Issues Studio Update

Anthrax

You should already know that Anthrax is working on a new album — the band’s first with guitarist Jon Donais, known for his work with Shadows Fall. Today, Anthrax released a new video clip from their ongoing recording sessions. According to the band’s publicist, Anthrax will continue to record over the next several weeks, working […]

An Important Announcement Regarding GunShyAssassin

Sadly, it is...

It has been four-plus years since I first launched GunShyAssassin.com, and today, I have some unfortunate news I must report. I have made a tough decision that has ultimately been a long time coming, and will no doubt bring a smile to many smug fucking faces out there, much to my chagrin. This spring, when […]

Shadows Fall Guitarist Joins Unnamed Band Boasting Former Megadeth Members

Matt Bachand

A bassist has been found for the band with no name that contains ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover — and it’s a guitarist! Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall fame has been named the new bassist for the band, which also include former Scar The Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner. The band’s name, […]

Jason Bittner Joins Flotsam And Jetsam

Jason Bittner

That’s right, folks. With Shadows Fall calling it quits, Jason Bittner needed some sort of gig to occupy his time and keep the bills paid. So, he has joined Flotsam and Jetsam. He replaces Kelly Smith, who recently left the band to focus on family matters. Smith helped the band find his replacement.
 “In my […]

Leach Issues Update On The Empire Shall Fall

Jesse Leach

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has checked in with a lengthy update on one of his side projects, The Empire Shall Fall. The group will be playing some shows soon, and have material written for their new EP, Vol 2. The Heart Chakra, Jesse reveals. “Its been well over a year since I had the […]

Overcast Book New England Gigs

Overcast

Four Overcast shows have been booked. Alas, none are coming to New York. They’ll all be happening in New England, where the band is from, of course. Overcast, if you didn’t know (you are obviously new to this site), features members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall. The band will be play the following shows, […]