A Thousand Shields
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A Thousand Shields

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Band Metal Rock


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"XR is Pleased to Present A Thousand Shields"

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Thousand Shields in studio this Friday!
This Friday night XR is pleased to welcome A Thousand Shields to the studio for an evening of talk, an acoustic set, and general fun. A Thousand Shields calls the Mt. Airy/Pilot Mountain area home and plays a brand of music best described as modern prog rock. Their drummer, Kelly Cox, is a former member of Dave's youth group from his days as a youth leader. But that isn't why they got the call to do the show (wouldn't do that although Kelly is a great guy). They're joining us on XR because they are simply one of the best bands playing locally and have a desire to share Christ through their incredible musicianship. Check them out at www.myspace.com/athousandshields.

Go to www.crossroadradio.com at 10pm this Friday. Click on our "ustream" link to view the show live and interact with Deke, Dave, and the band. If you're not into the whole visual experience you can click on "Listen Live" to hear the show.
- www.crossroadradio.com

"Sonata Arctica at Volume 11 with special guest A Thousand Shields"

150 advance tickets were sold for the standing-room only May 1, 2010 gig at Volume 11, Raleigh, NC. Doors opened at 8pm, but crouds began to form by 6PM... Over (300) attended the show featuring Sonata Arctica, Mutiny Within, PowerGlove and opening show and special guest A Thousand Shields.

Sonata Arctica blew the crowd away as usual. A Thousand Shields had the crowd behind them as they performed a few of their new songs including "Why", "The Dark Room" and "Face The Day". Great time, great sounds, great audience! - Chris

"A Thousand Shields at the Coffee Bean"

A Thousand Shields played to local audiences February 14...

The crowd was standing-room only as progressive metal and Christian artists ATS presented their hot show!

ATS belted out their original progressive metal for a great show! - Jo

"A Thousand Shields Sets Somewhere Else on FIRE!"

ATS took the stage Saturday, August 14, for a small crowd at Somewhere Else Tavern, Greensboro... The local draw of only about (20) were soon joined by NEW fans awaiting other bands. The crowd really got into the show, with some enthusiastic folks crowding the stage to get a better look. New fans were calling and texting friends, and others joined the 1-1/2 hour show mid-strream. The show was a great one, great nerchandise sales, and great video! Thanks to SWET team and Burley for having a place for bands to perform! - Steve

"ATS Rocks Confluence"

A thousand Shields and severl friends rocked the place at Confluence Coffee, Saturday, March 7. A total of (5) bands performed.

A thousand Shields left the crowd wanting more, cheering and shouting as they band finished-off with one of many original songs "Heavenly Infection"... - Lynette C


Our first (joint) CD with (8) original songs is now complete. "The Gateway" is a crisp, refreshing look into our lives. These powerful songs are to- the-point, yet straight from the heart. We reach out to a wide range of fans with our unique sound, progressive metal beat and creative lyrics of real life. You will want to listen to our music time and again... This CD is currently available, self-published. We also tried an acoustic radio broadcast, have done several benefits, and have hit the streets.
We have created (19) new songs together in the last year, with more coming... Since the completion of The Gateway, we have not rested... We have been working on a new album, "Portrait", (in mixing) that will be released soon. Cuts and samples are available. Our tracks are streaming...



We are a group of talented musicians who write and produce our own music. Our creativity is a blend of progressive metal and rock blending into the the progressive and rock music scene.
Two friends, an uncle and two-brothers originally began to jam (while with other bands) in 2006. We immediately found our tastes and goals to be similar... With some adjustments, we began studio work and public performances (together) in the spring of 2007, as A Thousand Shields. Individually, we have been performing for over (11) years in other bands or groups.
Feeling led to expand and add keyboards, another friend (Chris) was added in 2008. Our original bass player, Kory, (one of the brothers) was instrumental in producing early songs, but Kory's interests would not allow him the time the band required... Darren was sent (as a gift) to fill the gap and build upon our strengths... We have a bond in our love for music, drive for creative excellence, and our creative abilities. We have been given the gift of music and creativity that we will not waste.
We are inspired by a wide-range of artists... Many of our inspirations include such diverse tastes such as Neal Morse, Alterbridge, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Dream Theatre, Porcupine Tree, Three, Symphony-X, Circus Maximus, Vanden Plas, Andy McKee, Clapton, Hendrix, Steve Vai, Jordan Rudess, Journey, Victor Wooten, Stu Hamm, Billy Cobham, Avalon, Barlow Girl, BB King, Alterbridge, and a HOST of others. Our diversity in music taste combined with our creativity is entertaining; and evident in our compilations.

Some of our releases were featured on WBFJ radio, and we did a live acoustic set on Crossroads Radio; http://www.crossroadradio.com.

We usually do a couple of live performances each month, and spend (as a band) about (20) hours each week practicing and writing together. Individually, each of us can spend (4 to 6) hours on individual practice, and in disciplined practice...