Having sharpened his guitar prowess by playing technically demanding songs on numerous tours as a member of NEVERMORE ("Politics Of Ecstasy" and "Dead Heart In A Dead World" tours) and ANNIHILATOR (performing on the "Waking The Fury, "Double Live Annihilation" and "All For You" albums and tours), Curran Murphy is now stepping out of the shadows of these acclaimed acts to form his own band, SHATTER MESSIAH.
SHATTER MESSIAH's sound is a viciously intense mixture combining Curran's hardcore metal roots with classic thrash and power goth, resulting in compositions of over the top aggression and melodic skill. These musical works showcase Curran's awe-inspiring guitar playing and a flair for dramatic songwriting.
To be able to complete the band he had in mind, Curran required a vocalist for SHATTER MESSIAH that could literally sing anything, from demonic growls to a melodious angelic choir, piercing highs to earth shattering lows. Just as Curran began to think that this vocalist did not exist, Greg "Wags" Wagner (BREAKER; ex-ARCHETYPE) auditioned for the position, and Curran knew that he had finally found the singer that would put no limits on his musical vision.
The next piece that needed to be added to this complex musical puzzle was a drummer that could play the blazing, seemingly inhuman drums required for this band. Robert Falzano (a virtuoso hand picked by drum god Mike Mangini to replace him in ANNIHILATOR) was asked to join the band, along with whom came longtime friend and bass player Ron Boisvert.
With that SHATTER MESSIAH was now ready to blow the face off the metal world.
MEET SHATTER MESSIAH:
(from left to right): Curran Murphy - Lead Guitar Dusty Holt - Rhythm Guitar Greg Wagner - Vocals Robert Falzano - Drums Ron Boisvert - Bass
News from Shatter Messiah:
March 4, 2007
SHATTER MESSIAH have announced the name of what will be their sophomore release. "God Burns Like Flesh" (which is tentatively scheduled for release this fall) will mark the bands second release on Dockyard1 records and will fuse the scattered musical influences of the band members backgrounds in order to focus more on the original sound hinted at on their first release "Never to Play the Servant."
SHATTER MESSIAH will continue to promote "Never to play the Servant" with a number of summer appearances including the Chicago Powerfest and will enter Guitarist Curran Murphy's newly relocated Smiley Sound Studios in the coming weeks to begin recording guitar tracks. More details coming soon.
The CD: Never to Play the Servant is available now. Check it out!