*Every Wednesday from now until Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion we will be showcasing an artist playing the festival to help you get to know the bands*
Today’s Artist is Shaman’s Harvest
Alright, folks, this is it! The official introduction to everyone’s favorite time of year – FESTIVAL SEASON! This Summer is already shaping up to be one of the heaviest, loudest, and most memorable one yet with several music festivals across the country; most of them packing some quite unbelievable, once-in-a-lifetime lineups! As some of you may remember, last year we released festival spotlight segments each week to familiarize everyone with the bands they’ll see at those festivals. Well, this time around, we’ll be focusing on two festivals taking place in the same month in particular. Deemed the “World’s Loudest Month”, May 2018 will host Carolina Rebellion at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC May 4th-6th, and Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH on May 18th,19th, and 20th; both festivals courtesy of the always-pleasing Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents. We will be covering spotlights from both festivals in the weeks leading up to each, and to kick us off the right way this week, we’re looking at Shaman’s Harvest!
Hailing from Jefferson City, MO, the quintet of natural-born rockers has exploded in the music world since the release of their debut album ‘Last Call For Goose Creek’ in 1999. The band has seen success with all 6 albums they’ve released over the years – ‘Last Call for Goose Creek’ (1999), ‘Synergy’ (2002), ‘March of the Bastards’ (2006), ‘Shine’ (2009), ‘Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns’ (2014), and ‘Red Hands Black Deeds’ (2017) – and with the upcoming Summer, the band stands a good chance of gaining momentum, since they are not only playing Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion, they’re also making appearances at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK (which just so happens to also be in May).
Shaman’s Harvest is rounded out by Nathan Hunt (Lead Vocals/Acoustic), Josh Hamler (Guitar/Vocals), Matt Fisher (Bass/Vocals), Adam Zemanek (Drums/Vocals), and Derrick Shipp (Lead Guitar/Vocals). Collectively, the guys make up a well-oiled machine that delivers a superb mixture of pure American rock with a splash of the soulful overtones of frontman Nathan Hunt’s pitch-perfect, melodic vocal rhythms. For wrestling fans, the Shaman’s Harvest sound may be a little familiar, as the band was asked to provide the entrance song for Drew McIntyre in 2010, as well as Wade Barrett and The Corre. The WWE/Shaman’s Harvest relationship didn’t end there, however. The band also recorded the song “And Then There Was Darkness” as a promo for the Wrestlemania 31 match between The Undertaker and Bray Wyatt and two movies released by WWE Studios, Legendary (2010) and No One Lives (2012).
I’m going to call my shot and say that Summer 2018 will be the breakout year for Shaman’s Harvest and we’ll be seeing the name more and more. Be sure to check the guys out on their official website HERE where fans can purchase the band’s albums, merch, and other memorabilia as well as tickets to Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion and other upcoming shows.