Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Last update/review: February 21, 2022

Crescent Shield

Crescent Shield was 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 was former Onward vocalist Michael Grant, as well as a rhythm section with experience in the American underground traditional metal field. The style on The Last Of My Kind, then, was no surprise, as it's chock full of classy riffs/solos from Delucie and strong vocals from Grant. Arguably this wasn't terribly adventurous for the style, and certainly it wasn't very contemporary, but there has always been a need for quality 80's-influenced traditional American metal, and Crescent Shield fit that bill. They managed two albums in 2006 and 2009, but Grant sadly passed away in 2012, and soon afterward the remaining members said they would no longer perform without him.

Last Lineup

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


Craig Anderson

drums (ex-Seven Witches)


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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