Shades of Dust
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The best kept secret in music

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A good early crowd stayed for headliner Shades of Dust, who put on a great show. The rhythm section of Danny Burton (bass) and Brian King (drums) laid an airtight foundation for guitarist Tanner Vincent and vocalist Cordell Austin to build upon. Austin had the crowd in the palm of his hand, especially after inviting an excited young fan to join him onstage to help with vocals on Calm. Other highlights were opening song Inferior and fan favorite Borrowed Time, which was the band's encore. A performance with heart, soul, and energy- that might be why they sold out of their CD's so fast!

Kristian Hamilton
Harder Beat Magazine
March, 2006 - Harder Beat Magazine


Taking the stage after ION were Shades of Dust, another band I had heard alot of good things about. Despite some early technical difficulties, the band retained composure like pros and managed to pound into their set on time. Bassist Danny Burton and drummer Brian King make for an airtight rhythm section, and guitarist Tanner Vincent and vocalist Cordell Austin filled their sonic niches with ease. Highlights of the show included "Burn You Down", which featured Austin and Burton on a dual vocal reminiscent of old Alice in Chains, and crowd favorite "Calm". By the final number, bassist Burton was bounding all over the stage like a madman, drawing the crowd in with his enthusiasm. If you haven't heard this Irving quartet, do yourself a favor and attend one of their upcoming dates. You'll leave the show pleasantly surprised.

Edwin Irvan, D/FW Pit Krew Monthly Review - D/FW Pit Krew Monthly Review


With swirling vocals, powerful guitar and drums and pounding bass, this is a near bullseye on the target of true metal, post industrial rock. The only weak area is the same one most struggling groups face; the money to back the production. I see big things in the future of "Shades of Dust", and I hope for nothing but the best. I see true talent in every aspect of this up and coming diamond in the Dallas rough.. - Turtal Trax Magazine


Discography

Before the Storm (Orion's Belt, 2003)
Nineteen Days to Nothing (Orion's Belt, 2006)

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Bio

The musical talent hotbed known as the D/FW Metroplex has spawned countless memorable acts in recent years. From Stevie Ray Vaughan to Edie Brickell, all the way up to Pantera, the Toadies and Drowning Pool, standing out in the crowded room is never an easy task. Shades of Dust's tactic for accomplishing this is fairly simple: Good music without gimmicks. Rather than be a band who relies upon indulgence in extravagant stage shows, makeup and props, the members of SoD have, since their 2001 inception, preferred to let their music speak for them, and show that it is truly possible for a band to succeed merely by doing what they love: playing music that speaks from the heart rather than the head. All the while, doing their best to stress all angles of life, accentuating both negative and positive. They are a young band (members ages range from 22 to 29) with voracity for living and playing, whether it is in front of a crowd of fifty or 250, SoD always manage to avoid complacency. The future is bright for SoD, because every day the sun rises is another chance to rock and roll.