SHADOWS FALL Drummer Jams With DREAM THEATER In Connecticut

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following update:

"Last Wednesday (March 29) Matt [Bachand, guitar], Jon [Donais, guitar] (and their ladies) and I headed out to Wallingford, CT to catch the DREAM THEATER 20th anniversary show!! As some of you might now, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER drummer) invited Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) up on stage two weeks ago to do a drum 'duet/solo', and it was amazing — I heard it!!! Well, on this night, I was the lucky one that Mike shared his kit with, and it was one of my favorite moments on stage as a drummer. Our 'solo' was basically worked out in the dressing room half hour prior to taking the stage.... We soloed back and forth a bit, played some 'famous' drum parts ('Walk This Way', 'Good Times Bad Times', etc.) then John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER guitarist) joined us from the side stage to help us rip through material by RUSH, MAIDEN, METALLICA, SLAYER, PANTERA, VAN HALEN, and DREAM THEATER, then we soloed a ltitle more, and ended with 'Moby Dick' and finally, the drum solo section from 'Tom Sawyer'... It was truly and inspriring moment, and I thank Mike and DREAM THEATER immensely for allowing me to step on the stage with them. The next night my wife and I went to see the show in Boston, and once again, they were incredible.

"As far as the land of SHAD... We just finished recording Rob Van Dam's new theme music for the WWE. That was a majorly cool experience!! Brian got to meet Mean Gene Okerlund!!! Now we are back holed up in our rehearsal room feverishly working on writing material for the next record. Progress is coming slowly but surely and we're coming up with some really cool stuff."

SHADOWS FALL's new 11-song CD, "Fallout from the War", featuring some songs that didn't make it onto their breakthrough "The Art of War" album, some B-sides from Japanese releases and a few cover songs, is slated for release on June 13 via Century Media Records. The record's sessions were again produced and mixed by longtime friend Zeuss (HATEBREED, GOD FORBID), at Planet Z Studios in the band's home state of Massachusetts. More information is available at this location.


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