US based Symphonic Extreme Metallers SHADOW SOCIETY recently released the following press statement while they are preparing for the recording of their highly anticipated debut album scheduled to be released in early 2015 by Loud Rage Music.
It is with a heavy heart that we write this press release to inform you, the fans, of a decision that has been made by the collective known as Shadow Society. We as a band have decide to part ways with our founding member, brother, partner and friend, Adam Sagan.
You see, the whole of the band is centralized in Florida all except for Adam. Due to the fact of Adam’s incredibly busy schedule and him living in Minnesota he has not been able devote the time and effort that as a band, including Adam feel is necessary to take Shadow Society to the next level. From day one Adam has always stated that he will not be a part of holding the band back in any way due to his distance. We tried to make it work for three years and accomplished much in that time but other opportunities have had to be passed on. As a band; Asgrim, Rob, Dave, Adam, Kevin and Kadath feel that no longer can opportunities be passed on and all possible avenues be explored… So ends this chapter.
Enter now a new beginning…
We are pleased to announce the successor to the drum throne of Shadow Society, Jonathan Lee. Some of his credits include live and studio work with Acheron, The Autumn Offering, and Hell on Earth as well as drum tech for Death and Control Denied. Jonathan spent the late 90’s promoting black metal bands from across the globe while working at US cult metal label Full Moon Productions. He is a longtime friend of Rob’s and lives in Central Florida. With the addition of Jonathan the band will begin live performances after the recording of their full length debut album on Loud Rage Music due out early next year.
Please note, Adam is not gone… He will forever be a part of the Eclectic Collective and in his own words, “I will return if the band ever needs me”. We as a band would like to thank Adam for his unwavering faith, dedication and self-sacrifice for the greater good of Shadow Society.
The Eclectic Collective,
Asgrim – Guitars/Clean Vocals
Rob Thoth – Lead Vocals
Kadath – Keyboards
Kevin Quirion – Guitars/Vocals
Jonathan Lee – Drums
Dave Belmonte – Bass