"Shadow Society", (Featuring members of Deicide, Circle II Circle and Order of Ennead) was formed in 2011 by Asgrim and Rob Thoth with a very simple idea: No Drama, No Filler Riffs and No Compromise. In essence, Shadow Society was forged to make music that they wanted to hear. Dark, foreboding, atmospheric, melodic and unforgettable are words used to describe the band’s music. These ideals, together with the strength of the music, drew in other like-minded heavyweights in extreme music who wanted to shape these shared ideals and music into something uniquely their own.
First to align with the band were Roberto “Kadath” Celentano and Kevin Quirion. As long-time friends and gifted musicians, both were natural additions to the growing vision for the band’s music. In addition it was a reunion of sorts, as Asgrim has worked with both of them in past projects.
The rhythm section was the final element necessary for the band to realize their vision. After a lengthy search, Scott Patrick and the extremely talented Adam Sagan completed the alignment. Both bring a wealth of talent and experience to SHADOW SOCIETY.
As is the nature of the universe, constantly evolving and changing so does SHADOW SOCIETY. No two songs sound similar, no lyrical themes are prevalent other than keeping true to their name. Nothing is off topic or taboo. One does not know what lurks or is hidden in the shadows, nor will you know what you will find contained in a SHADOW SOCIETY opus.
Shortly after the release of “Into the Unknown” in 2013 Scott Patrick took leave of the band and receded to the shadows from which he came. From the swirling darkness which Scott became one with came a faint illumination. The black flame grew brighter and brought forth the newest member of SHADOW SOCIETY, Dave Belmonte. Dave has a commanding stage presence as well as elite skills as a guitarist and bassist. He was also a natural fit as he has worked with Asgrim and Rob Thoth in a previous project.
Their sound is distinct and direct. Brutality, ambiance, harmony, dissonance and darkness collide in perfect chaos as the unique talents of each individual serve the eclectic collective.