Shaman's Harvest
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Background information
OriginJefferson City, Missouri, United States
GenresAlternative metal, hard rock, alternative rock, post-grunge
Years active1996 (1996)–present
LabelsMascot Records, Tribal Records
Members
  • Nathan Hunt
  • Josh Hamler
  • Matt Fisher
  • Adam Zemanek
  • Derrick Shipp

Shaman’s Harvest is an American country alternative metal band from Jefferson City, Missouri. Bassist Matt Fisher, singer Nathan „Drake“ Hunt, and guitarist Josh Hamler founded the band in 1996. Ryan Tomlinson joined the band on lead guitar for their 2009 album Shine. Shaman’s Harvest released their fifth full-length album titled Smokin‘ Hearts & Broken Guns on September 16, 2014. This release marked their debut on Mascot Records.[1]

History

The band released three albums in their early years: Last Call for Goose Creek (1999), Synergy (2002), and March of the Bastards (2006). In 2009, the single „Dragonfly“ from their fourth album, Shine, reached number 16 on Billboard’s Active Rock chart, nine at Heritage Rock, and 34 on Billboards Rock Songs chart.[2] The single sold over 130,000 copies and the album sold 33,000+ copies. The song appeared on the soundtrack of the motion picture Legendary.

In early 2010, Shaman’s Harvest recorded „Broken Dreams“ as the theme song for wrestler Drew McIntyre of the WWE. They continued that relationship, supplying „End of Days“ as the entrance track for Wade Barrett and The Corre. They also created the promo song „And Then There Was Darkness“ for Bray Wyatt and The Undertaker for their fight at WrestleMania 31. Their song „Anger“ appears in the feature film No One Lives.[3][4]

During the recording of their album Smokin‘ Hearts & Broken Guns, Hunt was diagnosed with throat cancer and received treatment during the recording of the album. Lead guitarist Ryan Tomlinson left the group in September 2014 to concentrate on his band Driving Wheel. He was replaced by guitarist Derrick Shipp for the tour supporting Smokin‘ Hearts & Broken Guns. Joe Harrington joined on drums following the release of Smokin‘ Hearts & Broken Guns. He left in August 2015 and Jeff Nations (of JB Crockett; formerly of Rookie of the Year) filled in before Adam Zemanek joined on drums in October 2015. „In Chains“, the final single off of „Guns“, reached #12 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart and spent 22 weeks there, their highest peaking single, in addition to spending four months in the Top 10 of iTunes‘ Metal Songs chart.[5]

In 2017, the band released their sixth studio album, Red Hands Black Deeds. Written during the 2016 presidential election, it represented a departure for the band in its thematical and lyrical content, discussing the political and economic struggles in the United States.[6] The album appeared on four Billboard charts, including #1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, the band’s first to do so.[7] To support the album, they opened for Nickelback on their „Feed the Machine“ North American tour along with Daughtry.[8]

On May 14, 2021, Shaman’s Harvest released the track „Bird Dog.“[9] This was followed by the radio single „Voices“ and its music video on September 10th.[10] On October 22nd, the band announced their latest studio album, Rebelator, which released on March 11, 2022. The album announcement coincided with the release of a third album track, „Under Your Skin.“[11] To support the album, the band toured with Theory Of A Deadman in early 2022.[12]

Members

  • Nathan Hunt – lead vocals
  • Josh Hamler – rhythm guitar
  • Derrick Shipp – lead guitar
  • Adam Zemanek – drums

Former members

  • Matt Fisher – bass
  • Ryan Tomlinson – lead guitar
  • Jay Pelzer – lead guitar
  • Adam Hunt – lead guitar
  • Ryan Turnbull – drums
  • Craig Wingate – drums
  • Lance Bennett – drums
  • Spencer Huff - drums
  • Joe Harrington – drums
  • Jeff Nations – drums (sub)

Discography

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
US Heat.
[13]
US Indie.
[14]
US Rock
[15]
US Sale.
[16]
Last Call for Goose Creek
  • Released: October 11, 1999 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
Synergy
  • Released: April 28, 2002 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
March of the Bastards
  • Released: August 8, 2006 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
Shine
  • Released: May 1, 2009 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
41
Smokin‘ Hearts & Broken Guns
  • Released: September 16, 2014 (US)
  • Label: Mascot
53423
Red Hands Black Deeds
  • Released: July 28, 2017 (US)
  • Label: Mascot
192056
Rebelator
  • Released: March 11, 2022 (US)
  • Label: Mascot
„—“ denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

TitleYearPeak positionsAlbum
U.S. Main.
[17]
U.S. Rock
[18]
„March of the Bastards“2006March of the Bastards
„The Offering“
„Dragonfly“20091834Shine
„Shine“2010
„Here It Comes“201334Smokin‘ Hearts & Broken Guns
„Dangerous“201427
„Dirty Diana“201528
„In Chains“12
„The Come Up“201725Red Hands Black Deeds
„The Devil in Our Wake“201824
„Bird Dog“2021Rebelator
„Voices“22

Music videos

SongYearDirector(s)
„The Offering“2007
„Dragonfly“2009David Probst & Merrick Astroth
„Dangerous“2014Kyle Cogan
„In Chains“2015
„Here It Comes“2016Kyle Cogan & Marty Kane
„The Come Up“2017Kyle Cogan
„The Devil In Our Wake“2018Elijah Alvarado
„Voices“2021Juan Ibanez

References

  1. ^ „Smokin‘ Hearts & Broken Guns“ release date announced
  2. ^ Shaman’s Harvest’s Album & Song Chart History at Billboard.com
  3. ^ „Shaman’s Harvest“. www.facebook.com.
  4. ^ „No One Lives (2012) - IMDb“ – via www.imdb.com.
  5. ^ „About“. Shaman’s Harvest.
  6. ^ „Shaman’s Harvest » Artists » Mascot Label Group - Provogue / Mascot Records / Music Theories Recordings / Cool Green Recordings“. www.mascotlabelgroup.com.
  7. ^ „Shaman’s Harvest Chart History“. Billboard.
  8. ^ Childers, Chad. „Nickelback Reveal Album Release, Title Track + Summer Tour“. Loudwire.
  9. ^ Childers, Chad. „Shaman’s Harvest Returns With Dark New Song ‚Bird Dog‘ . Loudwire. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  10. ^ „Shaman’s Harvest present ‚Voices‘, lead single and video from upcoming new studio album“. The Rockpit. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  11. ^ Childers, Chad. „Shaman’s Harvest Drop Slamming New Song „Under Your Skin,“ Announce Rebelator Album“. Loudwire. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  12. ^ „THEORY Announces Winter 2022 Tour“. Blabbermouth. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  13. ^ „Chart History: Heatseekers Albums“. www.billboard.com. Billboard. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  14. ^ „Chart History: Independent Albums“. www.billboard.com. Billboard. Archived from the original on December 9, 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  15. ^ „Chart History: Hard Rock Albums“. www.billboard.com. Billboard. Archived from the original on December 9, 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  16. ^ „Chart History: Top Album Sales“. www.billboard.com. Billboard. Archived from the original on December 10, 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  17. ^ „Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs“. www.billboard.com. Billboard. Archived from the original on April 24, 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  18. ^ „Chart History: Hot Rock Songs“. www.billboard.com. Billboard. Archived from the original on April 24, 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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