Shield Of Wings is Chicagoland’s premier symphonic metal band. Infused with power, folk, and death metal, the sound is a fresh twist on the genre, sure to perk your ears. In the years since the band’s hiatus, songwriter James Gregor has been working earnestly on new music, which will showcase the style further evolved, while keeping its uniquely eclectic sound. Shield Of Wings reveals cover art by Maximos Manolis
Shield Of Wings will begin the year of 2022 with their symphonic metal resurrection, and their debut full-length album, Unfinished, releasing on February 11. The track Mind Of Myth,
«These songs’ roots range from a decade old to only a year, yet they all carry the weight and concurrent theme of a soul obsessed with self-analysis and growth. Often, we travel these roads seemingly alone, and sometimes we get lost in the meaningless or mundane sloughs of despond. Hope can only remain if we keep the flame alive, and sometimes we are lucky enough to find others to carry the flame with us. We hope this music helps to carry your flame for a little while, and that we may all, in our Unfinished states, never give up on our reshaping».
Sure to appeal to fans of symphonic metal giants Nighwish and Epica, as well as Hans Zimmer, James Horner and Howard Shore, their new album, Unfinished, will bring into view 10 bombastic compositions of poetic exploration. The track Wetland,
Each song from Unfinished explores themes of growth through self-examination, regret, sacrificial death and rebirth. From the Crushing Hail of the suffering which is inherent in life, the listener is carried through this journey, until the final track expounds upon the realization that we are all, in ways, The Scarred Clay Reshaping. With bold, vast orchestral compositions soaring over chugging guitars, Shield Of Wings makes it abundantly clear that they are Unfinished, in more ways than one.
Lara Mordian – Vocals
Aliyah Daye – Support & Harsh Vocals, Keys
James Gregor – Guitar & Orchestrations
Patrick Eulitz – Drums
Alex Luke – Bass Guitar