Beyond Shadows: Tears Of Rain, Melodic Death Metal – QEPD.news

US Melodic Death Metal band, BEYOND SHADOWS, have announced the release of their new digital single ‘Tears Of Rain’ on January 3rd, 2022.

Former MIDIAN Drummer Chris Hawkins & Guitarist Daniel Shepherd’s self-produced single was once again recorded at Hellhound Studios in Rahway, NJ by Jerry Ramos who recorded their first EP “Wolf’s Blood” in 2020. This single will be on their next EP release “Tears Of Rain” coming out sometime in fall 2022.

“Recording this new song has been a difficult task” says drummer Chris Hawkins. “With the Covid-19 pandemic and busy work schedules, its been rough getting together to work on new music.” But that all changed for the band in February 2021 when the stars and schedules aligned, and Daniel and Chris entered Hellhound Studios to record the track “Tears Of Rain”. It was perfect timing, Daniel Shepherd says: “On this new song, we wanted to deliver a sound that combined a contemporary death metal style, punctuated with melody and harmony, a beautiful intro, and include influences of old school metal. I think we achieved that as we bring listeners along our storied journey.”

In 2008, Shepherd spent time with top metal producer Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he honed his skills, enabling the band to self-produce “Tears Of Rain”.

The band’s influences include Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Slayer, Megadeth, Metallica, Death and Carcass. Next, Beyond Shadows will finish recording their new EP “Tears Of Rain” in the coming months.

BEYOND SHADOWS is:
Daniel Shepherd – vocals, guitars, bass
Chris Hawkins – drums