// JUL . 23 . 2013 // Dani Nolden to perform with Sphaera Rock Orchestra
Dani Nolden, lead singer of Shadowside and one of the main personalities in the current brazilian heavy metal scene, will perform with the respected Sphaera Rock Orchestra project as a special guest. The concert takes place this wednesday, July 25th, at SESC Catanduva.
Created by maestro Alexey Kurkdjian from his vast experience in both rock and classical music, Sphaera Rock Orchestra brings together a chamber orchestra with a rock band.
The set list includes versions of rock and metal classics from bands such as The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Queen, Dio, Black Sabbath, Van Halen and others, as well as their own songs.
// MAY . 8 . 2013 // Back to Brazil!
Shadowside is back home after another international tour! The band has performed a long series of successful concerts in Europe being part of the Hellish Rock pt. II tour with Helloween and Gamma Ray.
With a repertoire based mainly on the highly praised album "Inner Monster Out", Dani Nolden (vocals), Raphael Mattos (guitars), Fabio Carito (bass) and Fabio Buitvidas (drums) drove the fans crazy. In several cities, concerts were sold out. Also, Shadowside had the honor of being the first ever Brazilian Heavy Metal band to perform at L'Olympia in Paris, France, where several international stars have played, such as Janis Joplin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Brazilian superstars like Elis Regina and Tom Jobim.
"It was an exhausting tour, pretty much with no days off, with the whole band focused on the shows, living nothing but music during almost two months. However, we now have the feeling of having participated in something really special! We saw old fans, who we hadn't seen since the 'Dare to Dream' tour in 2009/2010, made lots of new fans and friends and, undoubtedly, we finished the tour with a dream that has come true, which opens up a very exciting future, not only for us but for Brazilian metal as well. We are very grateful to all involved, to Helloween, Gamma Ray and their crew, and obviously, to all the fans who have attended the concerts and screamed with us. Thank you so much!", said Dani Nolden.
Now Shadowside prepares for a big exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The concert happens next May 26th at Via Marquês. This will be the band's first headlining show at the city in 7 years. Several special songs will be played, including some that haven't been in the band's set list for years. A huge stage production is being planned as well.
The event also has SupreMa as special guests, releasing their brand new album "Traumatic Scenes".
// NOV . 26 . 2012 // Shadowside to support Helloween and Gamma Ray in Europe
Brazilian metal act Shadowside is back in Europe! The band consisted of Dani Nolden (vocals), Raphael Mattos (guitars), Fabio Carito (bass) and Fabio Buitvidas (drums) announce officially a series of several performances supporting the legendary German bands Helloween and Gamma
"Hellish Rock Tour pt. II" has 37 confirmed dates in Europe, starting on February 28th in Spain, followed by Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, Belgium, United Kingdom and ending on April 21st in Germany.
At the moment, Shadowside are promoting with full force their latest effort "Inner Monster Out". The album won by popular voting the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards in the "best Metal/Hardcore album", contest which had the likes of Keith Richards and Ozzy Osbourne as judges, hit position #26 in the BURRN! album charts in Japan and #9 position on CMJ's Loud Rock charts, remaining on the top 15 for 6 weeks in a row.
"Hellish Rock Tour pt. II" 2013 dates are as follows:
Feb 28 - Razzmatazz 1 - Barcelona, Spain
Mar 01 - La Riviera - Madri, Spain
Mar 02 - Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
Mar 04 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Mar 05 - Alcatraz - Milão, Italy
Mar 06 - Estragon - Bologna, Italy
Mar 09 - TBA - Atenas, Greece
Mar 10 - Principal - Thessaloniki, Greece
Mar 12 - Refresh the Venue - Istanbul, Turkey
Mar 15 - Arena Armeec - Sofia, Bulgaria
Mar 16 - Arenele Romane - Bucareste, Romania
Mar 18 - Media Park Club - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mar 19 - Pesca Music Hall - Budapeste, Hungary
Mar 21 - Sport Hall - Bratislava, Slovakia
Mar 22 - Tesla Aréna - Praga, Czech Republic
Mar 23 - Hala Euronics - Zlín, Czech Republic
Mar 24 - Sport Hall - Brezno, Slovakia
Mar 26 - Studio - Krakow, Poland
Mar 27 - Stodola - Warsaw, Poland
Mar 29 - The Circus - Helsinki, Finland
Mar 30 - Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
Mar 31 - Teatria - Oulu, Finland
Apr 02 - Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
Apr 04 - Arenan - Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 05 - Nöjesfabriken - Karlstad, Sweden
Apr 06 - Lisebergshallen - Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 08 - Olympia - Paris, France
Apr 09 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Apr 10 - Neue Stadthalle - Langen, Germany
Apr 12 - Allgäu Event Center - Kaufbeuren, Germany
Apr 13 - Ruhrcongress - Bochum, Germany
Apr 14 - PPM-Fest - Mons, Belgium
Apr 16 - HMV Forum - London, UK
Apr 18 - Docks - Hamburg, Germany
Apr 19 - Music Hall - Geiselwind, Germany
Apr 20 - Volksbankmesse - Balingen, Germany
Apr 21 - Oberpfalzhalle - Schwandorf, Germany
A video of the song "Angel with Horns", taken from the album Inner Monster Out, is available at www.youtube.com/shadowsidepress7 . More information about the band at www.shadowside.ws or www.facebook.com/shadowsideband
// NOV . 19 . 2012 // Shadowside live on WVOX's Metal Mayhem on November 23rd!
Shadowside will be live on WVOX's Metal Mayhem on November 23rd! "It is my distinct raging honor to have vocalist Dani of Shadowside on WVOX'S Metal Mayhem On Friday, November 23rd - Brazil has always been a rabid hotbed for heavy metal and with Shadowside leading the proverbial charge, this will be another ground-breaking interview on WVOX!" comments Matt O'Shaughnessy.
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// AUG . 15 . 2012 // Shadowside wins the 11th Independent Music Awards!
The fans have spoken! Shadowside is the winner of the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards on the Best Metal/Hardcore album category, in the Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined portion of the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans. The quartet competed against Asking Alexndria, 16 Second Stare, Hemoptysis and Scarab.
"We are absolutely stoked! We really did not expect to win, the guys in the band thought I was joking when I broke the news to them. All we can say is thank you to all the fans that took the time to vote for us, you guys rock!", says lead singer Dani Nolden
More than 60000 music fans from all around the world have voted online for their favorite self-released and independent label artists. This year's Vox Pop winners represent more than 350 Nominees in more than 70 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories.
Artist and industry judging pannel included Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne, Tori Amos, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Gwar, Benji Madden (Good Charlotte), Kevin Lyman (Mayhem Festival), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone Magazine), Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Alan Light (Live From Artists Den), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour) and Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), among many other artists and industry professionals.
“The IMAs celebrate artists who follow their own muse and the music fans who support them,” said Executive Director, Martin Folkman. “The Vox Pop award is one of the many ways the program motivates fans to discover and support incredible independent talent, which is the purpose of The Independent Music Awards,” Folkman said.
Winners of the contest will be awarded expressive promotion, distribution and opportunities that places them in front of millions of fans, programmers, talent buyers, film, TV & Gaming Music Supervisors, Media and other gatekeepers. The complete list of winners in all categories can be found at http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2012/fans-select-winners-in-the-11th-independent-music-awards-vox-pop-poll.
Bands such as Lacuna Coil, All that Remains, Diablo Swing Orchestra and Vixen have also participated in the Independent Music Awards in previous editions.
At this very moment, Shadowside is on tour in support of their latest album Inner Monster Out, produced, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Hammerfall and more) and features special guest appearances of Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) on the title track. Promoters interested in booking the band that has toured 21 countries so far should contact the band's booking agency B. Musik Management at email@example.com