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Shadow Of Intent Return To Their Roots Whilst Breaking Some Rules On Phenomenal New Single


Stream The New Track HERE | Watch Official Music Video HERE

Thursday, March 30th, 2023 - SHADOW OF INTENT, one of the most innovative and revered bands to emerge from the metal world in recent years, have released brand new stand alone single, "The Migrant", today. Stream the new track HERE and watch the stunning accompanying music video HERE.

Commenting on the bands latest creative output, vocalist Ben Duerr shares

"Shadow Of Intent has always been about experimenting and expressing creativity freely, and making sure to have fun with it. With this song we've continued to do just that, reaching back to our roots and breaking some rules along the way, we made something we think you will definitely enjoy. To our oldest fans, and of course the new, The Migrant."

WATCH: Shadow Of Intent's Official Music Video For "The Migrant"

The new single follows the release of Shadow Of Intent's 2022's full length album, the critically acclaimed 'Elegy' which spawned singles "Of Fury", "Intensified Genocide", "Where Millions Have Come to Die", "From Ruin... We Rise", "Blood In The Sands Of Time" and killer live video for "Saurian King". Metal Injection raved in their 9/10 album review "Elegy is essential listening if you were one of those kids that spent high school rotating between Dimmu Borgir and Whitechapel. With flawless production and a masterful balancing of the two styles" with New Transcendence claiming, in their 9/10 review, that the album sees "Shadow of Intent continuing their growth, maturation and expansion into new territories of heavy music and the alchemy that comes with blending them."

Since their formation in 2014, SHADOW OF INTENT have garnered a reputation for crafting mind-blowingly technical, prog tinged symphonic deathcore. Widely acknowledged as one of the forerunners of the current deathcore renaissance, the band's debut album 'Primordial' was named as one of Revolver Magazine's '15 Essential Deathcore Albums', with Metal Sucks giving their 2019 album 'Melancholy' a perfect 5/5 review, stating "you can expect Shadow of Intent to send echoes across metal for as long as they feel like making music". To date, they have clocked up 100 million streams, 42 million YouTube Views and have 229k monthly listeners on Spotify.

SHADOW OF INTENT kick off a huge run of US touring today with Lorna Shore, Brand of Sacrifice, Bodysnatcher, and Boundaries. Full routing is below. Tickets available from

Shadow of Intent W/ Lorna Shore, Brand Of Sacrifice, Bodysnatcher and Boundaries

3/30 Albany, NY @ Empire Live

4/01 Greensboro, NC @ Piedmont Hall

4/02 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall

4/03 Charlotte, SC @ Music Farm

4/05 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

4/06 Destin, FL @ Club LA

4/07 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

4/08 Little Rock, AR @ The Hall

4/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

4/11 Evansville, IN @ Evansville Coliseum

4/12 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Club 5

4/14 Billings, MT @ Pub Station

4/15 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

4/16 Seattle, WA @ Showbox

4/17 Portland, OR @ Peter's Room*

4/19 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre*

4/20 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep*

4/22 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*

4/23 Joliet, IL @ The Forge*

4/24 Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI*

4/25 Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry*

4/26 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls*

* = No Lorna Shore


Shadow of Intent is an American metal band based in New England originally formed by Ben Duerr and Chris Wiseman in 2014. The band has released four albums independently since inception, including Primordial (2016), Reclaimer (2017), Melancholy (2019) and most recently their latest work Elegy (2022), which charted on Billboard at #4 Top New Artist Albums, #6 Current Hard Music Albums, and #16 on Current Rock Albums and Current Digital Albums.

The band name and lyrics were originally derived from lore from the Halo franchise and since then the band’s subject matter has become more dark and personal, focusing on the many evils in the world, whether myth or real-life events. Different genres of metal including death metal, black metal, symphonic metal, progressive metal, and metalcore are blended masterfully to create the unique sound that is Shadow of Intent.

Since their first live show at the end of 2017, Shadow of Intent have embarked on several US tours with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Born of Osiris, Despised Icon, and more. The band's lineup today consists of Ben Duerr (Vocals), Chris Wiseman (Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards), Bryce Butler (Drums) and Andrew Monias (Bass).

Shadow Of Intent Are Ben Duerr - Vocals Chris Wiseman - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards Bryce Butler - Drums Andrew Monias - Bass

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