Thursday Rocks: Shadow Of Myself

Today our featured band is Shadow Of Myself. The band draws its influences from the hard rock side of the musical spectrum such as: Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Metallica, etc.

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Today our featured band is Shadow Of Myself.

Shadow of Myself's versatility helps to continuously gain a wide fan-base and allows them to play with a broad style of national bands from Three Days Grace to L.A Guns. Several Shadow Of Myself tracks have been featured on state-wide local radio broadcasts from major area stations including 106.5 The End and 100.3 The New Buzz.

Short Bio:

Over the past five years, Shadow of Myself has been fine tuning a sound that uniquely defines them as North Carolina's premiere hard rock act. Their newly revamped lineup, as well as the addition of a modern-aggressive sound, adds to the already powerful-melodic vocals that draw the listener in from the first note to the last. S.O.M's accessible yet uncompromising sound provides the audience with an unforgettable, high-energy hard rock performance.

Shadow of Myself draws its influences from the hard rock side of the musical spectrum such as: Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Metallica, Pantera, etc. S.O.M. will typically pull between 100 and 200 people per gig and it is not uncommon for them to pack the venue full of loyal fans and turn the heads of new ones.

Current Lineup:

  • Vocals - Travis
  • Lead Guitar - Brian Baker
  • Bass - B. Riley
  • Rhythm Guitar - John Conway
  • Drums - Dustin Foley


    Further Links:

  • Facebook page
  • Reverbnation
  • Website

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    Keep on rockin'!

    Yours truly, UG Team

  • 15 comments sorted by best / new / date

      I wouldn't say it's bad, but it's not really my kind of music. It did sound really generic, though; everything did - the riffs, the vocals, the 'melodies,' the formula, etc. The lead guitar player sounds like he's decent, but the solos are kinda weak and soulless (and generic, too). It all sounds like something you would hear on modern hard rock radio, though, so I'm sure there are millions of potential fans out there who would love it. We need more unique bands on here that don't sound like they're trying to be bands that already exists. I mean, heavy influences are fine, but find your own musical identity; don't just bum off someone else's.
      actually one of the better bands I've heard on here I think! They seem to have a bit more 'edge' than a lot of modern-hard rock or whatever you want to call it.
      Brian Baker rocks! I'm glad I can listen to music at work. Makes me proud to be a fan of Shadow of Myself.
      Sounds like washed up Metallica with pop influences...
      What the hell kind of Metallica and pop music have you been listening to? I think it sounds more like Drowning Pool and Sevendust mixed with some other kind of bland metal.
      I've seen these guys play a few times in and around Charlotte. They're a rockin' band that knows how to have a good time & brings the crowd along with 'em!
      Nero Galon
      Anyone else having problems listening to stuff from Reverbnation?
      You most likely won't be able to access any of the songs besides "Your Addiction" via reverbnation because it's the only one that fully features the revamped group... We decided to pull the others due to a change in the lineup and out of respect for the other guys that are no longer with the band. We're currently working on an E.P that should be done by the end of the year so keep checking back for upcoming tracks. Thanks for checking us out and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Rock On!
      the riff in the first song sound kinda like "as i am" by dream theater. otherwise, theyd be way better if the vocalist wasnt trying to be a cross between 90s james hetfield and late 90s phil anselmo