In a recent interview with ‘Who’s Your Band?’ music podcast, Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner broke the news that the band will reunite later this year for at least one performance at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. No date for this show has been announced at this moment, but if it does happen, it will be one of Shadow Fall’s first live appearances since they went on hiatus back in 2014.
Bittner, who has been the drummer for Overkill in nearly half a decade, commented:
“It’s not till the end of the year. I don’t know if it’s even gonna happen. They asked us again. The date was held from last year, and they asked us again. We said we’re down for it as long as it can be done properly, and as long as there’s a chance to do that at that point. I mean, I really hope there is. By seven months from now, I really hope we can do at least a socially distanced show, or whatever, but if we can’t, it would suck. The one thing I don’t wanna do – I’ll be quite honest with you – I don’t wanna do a half-assed Palladium reunion show because of COVID just to do a reunion show, because what is the fucking point?”
Bittner also went on to say that new material or furthermore activity under the Shadows Fall name is not yet in the cards, but doesn’t seem to rule out the possibility:
“It’s not me. I’ll tell you that right now – it’s not me. Some other guys have another new band that they just announced not too long ago, so they’re obviously preoccupied doing other things. With the pandemic, there’s plenty of time sitting at home that I would think that there would be plenty of time to write other material too. But, hey… I don’t wanna point any fingers; I’m not gonna push any buttons. What I can tell you is that we tried to get together last year for a reunion. We have a date again scheduled for this year. That’s all I can tell you right now. We’re not gonna say we’re still gonna be on hiatus, but we’re not gonna say we’re active either. We wanna just try to play a show. That’s the point of right now – can we play a show first, and then everything else that comes after that, like talk of writing a record or talk of writing an EP… We’ve already talked about this – we said, if anything, we would write an EP first. We wouldn’t write a full-length; we’d probably just four-song increments or something.”