Origin: PA, USA
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Shadow Gallery  


Shadow Gallery was formed in the late eighties, with several members playing in an earlier band called Sorcerer. Eventually a demo tape found its way to Mike Varney, head of Shrapnel Records and at that time putting together a new progressive record label, Magna Carta. SG became the second band to sign to the new label (Magellan was the first), and starting with their self-titled album in 1992, have released four albums to date on the label, solidifying their place as a standout melodic progressive metal band. On Tyranny (the band's third, released in 1999), the focus is less on flashy technical musicianship (though their playing is exemplary, and they do occasionally let loose, such as on "Stiletto In The Sand") and more on sweeping, melodic arrangements, with a style roughly akin to what Zak Stevens-era Savatage was doing back in the day. Shadow Gallery have a stellar reputation amongst prog rock fans as one of the best in their field, a reputation well deserved. Sadly, vocalist Michael Baker passed away in the fall of 2008, yet the band perseveres.

Current Members

Brian Ashland

vocals

Brendt Allman

guitars

Gary Wehrkamp

guitars/keyboards

Carl Cadden-James

bass

Chris Ingles

keyboards

Joe Nevolo

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mike Baker

vocals RIP: November 29, 2008, heart attack

Kevin Soffera

drums


Discography



Shadow Gallery 
1992 Magna Carta
  1. The Dance of Fools
  2. Darktown
  3. Mystified
  4. Questions at Hand
  5. The Final Hour
  6. Say Goodbye to the Morning
  7. The Queen of the city of Ice
  • Mike Baker
  • Brendt Allman
  • Carl Cadden-James




Carved In Stone 
1996 Magna Carta
  1. Cliffhanger
  2. Crystalline Dream
  3. Don't Ever Cry, Just Remember
  4. Warcry
  5. Celtic Princess
  6. Deeper Than Life
  7. Alaska
  8. Ghostship
  • Mike Baker
  • Brendt Allman
  • Gary Wehrkamp
  • Carl Cadden-James
  • Chris Ingles
  • Kevin Soffera

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Tyranny 
1999 Magna Carta
  1. Stiletto In The Sand
  2. War For Sale
  3. Out Of Nowhere
  4. Mystery
  5. Hope For Us?
  6. Victims
  7. Broken
  8. I Believe
  9. Roads Of Thunder
  10. Spoken Words
  11. New World Order
  12. Chased
  13. Ghost Of A Chance
  14. Christmas Day
  • Mike Baker
  • Brendt Allman
  • Gary Wehrkamp
  • Carl Cadden-James
  • Chris Ingles
  • Joe Nevolo

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Legacy 
2001 Magna Carta
  1. Cliffhanger 2
  2. Destination Unknown
  3. Colors
  4. Society Of The Mind
  5. Legacy
  6. First Light
  • Mike Baker
  • Brendt Allman
  • Gary Wehrkamp
  • Carl Cadden-James
  • Chris Ingles
  • Joe Nevolo

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Room V 
2005 Inside Out
  1. Manhunt
  2. Comfort Me
  3. The Andromeda Strain
  4. Vow
  5. Birth of a Daughter
  6. Death of a Mother
  7. Lamentia
  8. Seven Years
  9. Dark
  10. Torn
  11. The Archer of Ben Salem
  12. Encrypted
  13. Room V
  14. Rain
  • Mike Baker
  • Brendt Allman
  • Gary Wehrkamp
  • Carl Cadden-James
  • Chris Ingles
  • Joe Nevolo

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Digital Ghosts 
2009 Inside Out
  1. With Honor
  2. Venom
  3. Pain
  4. Gold Dust
  5. Strong
  6. Digital Ghost
  7. Haunted
  • Brian Ashland
  • Brendt Allman
  • Gary Wehrkamp
  • Carl Cadden-James
  • Joe Nevolo

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

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