Power, energy, intensity. These three words defined Shadowside’s career path very well, a band that is considered nowadays the rising star of Brazilian Rock / Metal.
Formed in the sunny city of Santos, Brazil, the band got attention in its early years for their attitude and passion on stage. They released a demo EP, praised by the local Metal media and helped build a loyal fanbase after a few intense live performances. Such buzz created high expectations for their debut album “Theatre of Shadows”, released in 2005 in Brazil, at that time considered one of the best records ever released in the country. The result was a tour supporting Helloween in Brazil and a quick run through the United States, where they started being called by the fans “Brazilian Metal Hurricane”.
However it was on the second album that Shadowside stopped being a promise and became reality. Being one of the best selling Metal albums in Brazil and appearing on several “Best of the year” lists, the tour in support of Dare to Dream album included several cities in Brazil, USA, Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania, consolidating the band as a name to be remembered in the worldwide Metal scene.
In late 2010, Shadowside went on a long European tour as legendary W.A.S.P.’s special guests. The nearly two months long tour included Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, North Ireland, Ireland, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland.
In early 2011, the band supported Iron Maiden in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and took the opportunity to introduce to the crowd their newest material, Inner Monster Out. Produced, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström in Gothenburg, Sweden, the album features guest vocalists Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) on the title-track.
Recently released in Brazil and schedule for a worldwide release in May 2012, the album is already a turning point in the Brazilian Metal music history and received high praise. Inner Monster Out brings a heavy, bold, aggressive and intense sound, accompanied by what's considered by the fans and reviewers as one of the most powerful female vocals ever heard.
With love for making music, courage to take risks and pursue their dreams, Shadowside are once again ready to hit the Road and unleash their “inner monster”.