Origin: California, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Last update/review: January 30, 2010

Crescent Shield

Crescent Shield is the third go-around for guitarist Dan Delucie, originally in New Eden before branching out to form Destiny's End. That latter band produced two strong albums before rather abruptly disappearing around 2001, but soon enough came the word that Delucie had a new project in mind. Along for the ride this time is former Onward vocalist Michael Grant (though he sadly passed away in May 2012), as well as a rhythm section with experience in the American underground traditional metal field. The style on The Last Of My Kind, then, is no surprise, as it's chock full of classy riffs/solos from Delucie and strong vocals from Grant. Arguably this isn't terribly adventurous for the style, and certainly it's not very contemporary, but there will always be a need for quality 80's-influenced traditional American metal, and Crescent Shield fits the bill.

Current Members

Michael Grant

vocals (ex-Cypher Seer, ex-Legend Maker, ex-Onward) RIP: May 31, 2012, acute illness, age 39

Dan DeLucie

guitars (ex-Destiny's End, ex-New Eden)

Melanie Sisneros

bass

Craig Anderson

drums (ex-Seven Witches)



Discography


The Last Of My Kind  
2006 Cruz Del Sur
  1. Above Mere Mortals
  2. Slaves to the Metal Horde
  3. Rise of the Red Crescent Moon
  4. Burn with Life
  5. The Last of My Kind
  6. North for the Winter
  7. The Path Once Chosen
  8. The Great Devoid
  9. Unfinished Ashes
  10. Await the Champion
  11. The Passing
  • Michael Grant
  • Dan DeLucie
  • Melanie Sisneros
  • Craig Anderson



The Stars Of Never Seen  
2009 Cruz Del Sur
  1. Under Cover Of Shadows
  2. The Grand Horizon
  3. Tides Of Fire
  4. 10,000 Midnights Ago
  5. Temple Of The Empty
  6. My Anger
  7. The Bellman
  8. The Endurance
  9. Lifespan
  • Michael Grant
  • Dan DeLucie
  • Melanie Sisneros
  • Craig Anderson




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