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"The Metal Observer"

"SHATTERSPHERE is one of the more interesting bands I have had the pleasure to listen to. From the opening track “Lost In The Flames” they set the pace on the CD to completely kick your ass."

"...I can see many people enjoying the CD and this is a great first attempt. It will be a pleasure to see what they have in store for us in the future." - Charles McLachlan


"The Edge Underground"

"Metal, metal, metal from Connecticut, this four piece definetly brings out their own unique sound in the 9 song CD."

"My favorite song, 'The Concept of Infinity", is all instrumental and features an awesome keyboard sound and interesting drum fills that makes you want to put the whole thing on replay." - Dee


"The Temple of Metal"

"I believe that Shattersphere has catch the point of the music nowadays and they offer what the listener wants to hear. If you are into this kind of music you can check them, it is a promising band for the future." - Antonis Maglaras


"CTMusic.com"

"This Northwestern Connecticut based metal band is just that, METAL, in all of its unadulterated glory. Remember long haired head banging? They’ve got that. Remember fast heavy guitars assaulted by smoking bass lines and blast beats that had you convulsing in mosh? They’ve got that too."

"Shattersphere will blow your mind and shatter your metal loving “spheres.”" - Peter Terebesi


"Born To Die Magazine"

"...Hard rhythmical riffs, melodious tones...drummer's powerful knocks control sedate tempo which one sometimes strengthens intensity...The melodious and both sharp voice of vocalist is just suplement of the whole..." - Gnom


"1HeavyMetal.com"

"...Shattersphere calls to instantly calls to mind Pantera with their thick chugging riffs. However, the band also shows a diverse side to the relentless assault during the track "Faithless" with its hushed piano parts before rocking out...." - Greg


"Maximum Metal"

When it comes to the more modern efforts floating around the underground and on Best Buy shelves worldwide, it is really difficult to find the forest for the trees. With so many bands seemingly sprouting all over it is really hard to surf through them all to find an ounce of talent. After so many long hours spent surfing metal sites, music sites, labels, download portals, and endless emails, sometimes you stumble on a band like Shattersphere, a modern rock band that just has "IT". Yeah, that "IT" is really the most important thing. Some bands have "IT". Some bands don't.

Shattersphere's first demo, "In The Face Of Anger", has really found itself in my player for the better part of three months. I've held off reviewing it just to make sure my thoughts were in order. They are, and I bring to you this short little message in hopes that you will strut on over to the band's site and give them a listen yourself. If you enjoy strong, tough grooves ala Prong and Fight, but still like a good pop sensibility about the craft, then Shattersphere is the perfect band. Their merging of pop songwriting and furious charges is a winning formula, a brilliant creation that really sets a new standard for others to follow. While bands like Linkin Park and Disturbed struggle with the same scenario album after album, Shattersphere have found a way to take that formula and remake it, to sort of bend and mold it into a whole new portal, a brand new vision that is a driving force.

Certainly the opening cut, "In The Face Of Anger", will leave you breathless with it's huge stomp riffs and "gang" chants. But beyond that comes a dramatic sense of melody and understanding. The clean vocals are the perfect addition, almost playing the part of the calm eye in the hurricane. Next track, "Faithless", is easily one of the best songs of the year. The "hook" here is the fantastic piano sound, mixed in with amazing clean "pop" singing that moves into a more aggressive stance through the chorus parts. "To No Avail" captures some Thin Lizzy/Maiden styled twin guitar harmony, really moving the track in the same direction as older bands like Pyogenesis and Suidakra. The last song here, "The Usurper", moves quite a bit more atmospheric, a brooding sense of dread and despair before moving into a "new wave of American heavy metal" sound with some quick thrash riffing like Trivium/Bullet For My Valentine.

Overall this demo should please fans ranging from Paradise Lost and Farmer Boys to Shadows Fall and Linkin Park. Hopefully this is just the beginning and the band will soon land a deal. It is really a shame to see bands like God Forbid, Unearth, and Manntis pick up contracts while Shattersphere just sits by the roadside. This is a fantastic demo and one that should move the band closer to the Ozzfest stage where they belong! - Maximum Metal


Discography

Eyes Of Infliction (2006)
In The Face of Anger EP (2005)
Shattersphere (2004)

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Imagine the ultimate combination of Rock and Metal, a genre of music that can dominate the Mainstream world and still have enough capacity to steamroll into the Underground. Now take a quintet of driven, talented, and professional musicians and the result is Shattersphere.

Shattersphere constantly looks to further push the boundaries within their genre. They pride themselves on their insane live show and unique catalog of songs that span from straightforward radio anthems to 8-minute epics. Throughout the course of the band's history, they began to form a sonic quality and stage presence that is one of a kind. A Hard Rock/Metal foundation coated with a touch of Pop, Punk, and Classical provides a one of a kind experience unlike any other music act on the market today.

Since the release of their debut album, Shattersphere has landed in the hands of both Radio and the underground Napsteresque file sharing networks. The In The Face Of Anger EP had brought the band to new heights. They inked a Worldwide Digital Distribution deal with The Orchard, making the band available in over 100 online stores in 25 countries. The CD Release party was held with Mudvayne on April 27, 2005 at The Webster Theater to a capacity crowd. The domination continued as Shattersphere was selected from over 1,000 acts nationwide to perform at The 2005 New England Musicians Exposition. Shattersphere was the only Hard Rock/Metal band selected to perform at the event, marking a new evolution in mainstream music. Shortly after, the song "Faithless" won the worldwide Next Hit Song contest, beating out thousands of songs submitted from around the globe. In addition, "Faithless" made it to the semi-finals in the International Songwriting Contest, beating out over 15,000 acts from around the world.

As 2006 began, the band wasted no time in stepping up to the next level. Shattered Reality Interactive has picked Shattersphere to perform the music to the upcoming PC Game Kaos War: Rise Of The Fallen. A licensing deal with the Colorado based Wink Inc. Productions was also signed, giving the band exposure on HDTV Extreme Sports advertisements. In addition, Shattersphere has also rounded up a clothing endorsement from Tee Shirt Hell.

It's no surprise the band has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the music business such as Mudvayne, Alice in Chains, Buckchery, Ra, Life of Agony, Orgy, Mushroomhead, Dope, King's X, Soulfly, Motograter, (Hed) PE, American Head Charge, Dry Kill Logic, All That Remains, Nocturne, Crossbreed, Bloodsimple, and Crisis. Shattersphere has built a reputation as a self-sufficient machine. Always looking to push forward, the band is continuously in the writing/touring process, pushing for further recognition across the globe.