Shadows Fall is an American metalcore band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. They are one of the few contemporary metal bands who take their lyrical influence from Eastern philosophy and some references to the Rastafari culture. Although the band has experienced several line-up changes, for most of its recording career Shadows Fall has been composed of Brian Fair (vocals), Jonathan Donais (lead guitar), Matt Bachand (guitar), Paul Romanko (bass), and Jason Bittner (drums). Shadows Fall have released six studio albums, two compilation albums, and two DVDs. The band''s first album featured Philip Labonte on vocals, although he was soon replaced by Fair. Shadows Fall''s first two studio albums featured David Germain playing drums, but in 2002 Bittner joined the band full time. In February 2008, the band was a Grammy Award nominee in the category Best Metal Performance for the song "Redemption" off the album Threads of Life. They''re currently in the studio to release an album in 2012 and are running live streams online to show what they''re up to backstage.