Saturday, July 20, 2024

2 Shadows & The Mad God!

Vancouver-based metal band 2 Shadows head into 2024 in high gear with a blistering new single in ’Mad God’ that’s available on Rock Shop Records.  

Its brief acoustic opening gives way to crushing down-tuned guitars as the intense song laments how people blindly follow the rules to get ahead in life – often without ever really knowing why they are doing it.

2 Shadows’ Glen Bridden said of the song, “When Tryst and I wrote the song ‘Mad God’ we were inspired by the Phil Tippett film with the same name. We were blown away by the apocalyptic dystopian setting and the delivery of the horror elements in the movie and it got us excited to try exploring those vibes musically. Our song Mad God ended up being the easiest and most fluid song to write and we didn’t make many changes after the first demo.

 “When it came to the lyrics of the song I focused on the dissonance visible in everyday urban life, like how lonely you can feel in a densely populated area and how common it is for people to numb themselves with prescription drugs and the like.  It would seem people feel more comfortable ‘under an influence’ and that’s where the lyric “overdosed on sanity” comes from and where the dystopian horror begins to show itself and come full circle.”

Together since 2015, 2 Shadows honed their craft through continuous touring. They draw inspiration from acts like Slipknot and Rammstein, alongside contemporary acts such as Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, and Avenged Sevenfold

The last year’s seen the bandgain serious momentum over the last year by going viral on all social media platforms – especially TikTok, where they have over 390k followers,and on Facebook – where they have 320,000 followers.  The band has an impressive 100 Million content views across all their networks. And have amassed 5 million career audio streams and more than 2 million combined video views on Youtube.

Planning to tour later this year alongside issuing more new music, you can find more about 2 Shadows at RAMzine by clicking here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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