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Before the Storm EP
1. Forever You'll be Mine (single)
2. You Were Here
3. All Gone Too Far
4. Death May Die
5. Wind from the Angels
6. Still With Me
7. The Storm


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Nightshade was a concept that was created sometime in the mid 80s, influenced heavily by Iron Maiden, Queensrcyhe, and Metallica. Its goal is to create music without limits- a quality that will be proven in the coming months as more of their material is planned for release in rapid succession.

The music on this release was written in that 1980s metal era and has lay dormant until now. Buried under years of more material, it finally was recorded in digital format last year. After several different personnel lin-ups, founding member of Nightshade (kmdarko) acquired Vince (a bassmaster) and SeoTrain (drum-freak) from the metal-funk band, Bocador. They had originally recorded the Before the Storm demo with K-Rock: essentially Bruce Dickenson in female form, only to have her leave to start an all-girl 80s cover band. They still play and record with her often but had to go in search of a singer with who could devote more time to this project. They soon found a soulful singer, Lacy, and wooed her away from her pop-rock project: Liquid Confidence. Soon after replacing their drummer, SeoTrain, because of scheduling conflicts, an ad in the DC City Paper found a drummer with military precision in Dwayne. Finally the band was set. With a new singer in tow, the band re-recorded the Before the Storm demo (now known as the 'Remix' version, while the original recording with K-Rock on vocals holds the 'Classic' title) Four of the seven songs were changed musically to give them a more contemporary feel, but still retain their original groove.

This 4-piece is now based out of Rockville, MD just outside the DC area and is working on agressively releasing the plethora of material written over the last decade in the coming months. Although musically falling somewhere along the metal continuum, these musicians reject the idea of labeling their music and leave that up to the listener.