Cause for Alarm
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR 'CAUSE FOR ALARM': 'Cause for Alarm is cause for celebration.' - Charlotte Weekly 'Guitarist/vocalist Ben Jackson delivers dark, metallic playing...drummer Jason Maner sounds like he studied at the busy feet of Rush's Neil Peart...keyboardist Matt Olin's piano and organ interact fittingly with Jackson's playing and give the songs a theatrical edge. Musically they mesh well, blending influences from complicated prog-rock, jazz and classical to '70s Queen and Zeppelin to rock opera.' - Charlotte Observer RECENT RANKINGS: 'One of the Nation's Top 2 Unsigned Bands.' - 2005 Zippo Hot Tour 'One of the Nation's Top 7 Unsigned Bands.' - PureVolume.com 'One of the Nation's Top 7 Bands of Most Interest.' - Sonicbids.com 'The best show in the country.' - FUSE / Los Angeles 'Charlotte's #1 Favorite Rock Band of 2005.' - Creative Loafing RECENT RAVES IN THE PRESS: 'The Charlotte trio are obviously pointed on a path to stardom.' - Creative Loafing 'Amazingly brave and smart. In terms of musicianship, this band cannot be trifled with. Their experience shines through and there are moments where the guitar and piano interplay top anything I could reference - it's just good, organic harmony. They build up simple ideas into rising and falling emotion, curious dynamics and a fat sound for a band with no bassist to speak of. The last track, a sort of live improvisation, is nearly 14 minutes and worth every second. I recommend this band to anyone who wants a flare for the dramatic in their stereo, but still want to remain in the 21st century. The bonus track at the end of the disc (untitled) displays everything they want to do in one song, and it is the climax of the project...solid exploratory playing and a lot of give and take.' - Capital City Free Press 'Incredible...their music grabs you with the tenacity of a pit bull and doesn't let go.' - Away-Team.com 'Rock 'n' roll glory...Shadowflag will break out soon.' - Charlotte Observer 'An incredibly gifted trio of musicians.' - CharlotteLiveMusic.com 'Rising stars to watch...Shadowflag appears to be a cut above the rest. Breakthrough band Shadowflag does a superb job of translating emotion into lyrics and connecting it's audience to a unique musical experience. The band instinctively lyrics the hearts of everyone. Shadowflag offers compelling melody for Charlotte, and the Queen City gladly welcomes them. Charlotteans are proud and embrace Shadowflag, because there is an uncanny resemblance between city and band - both are hinged on ambition, and Shadowflag's knowledge of achievement fits in perfectly with the overall goals and vibe of Charlotte. In the next five years, when Shadowflag becomes a household name and are at the top of their game (and the music charts), they will always call Charlotte their home, and the nest that nurtured them to greatness.' - Sotac Magazine 'Visualize a prog-rock combo jumping from the 70s into the 21st Century.' - Creative Loafing 'Shadowflag's scorching ballads, grinding rhythms and sonic chaos create an orgy of music, musicianship and hypnotic rock-aura theatricality. The band's exuberant music and shattering vocals bridge the chasm between introspective and savage.' - Charlotte Theatre Magazine 'Full of life and emotion...great sound, great talent...well worth checking out! I really dig these guys!' - Edge Magazine 'An amazing band to hear and watch...zone into the strength and power of their music. This powerhouse of a band is poised and ready to take over the world. Pay attention, rock fans.' - Laurie Koster, music promoter/advocate.
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