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TOM - VOCALS

MATT - GUITAR

JACK - GUITAR

PAT - BASS

RYAN - DRUMS

Shatter Brain are an Adelaide based metal band comprised of members of some of South Australia’s most successful heavy bands. Boasting a diverse vocal performance that ranges from ear piercing highs to sewer dwelling lows the band also draws on an eclectic but coherent range of influences and seamlessly blends fast, razor-tight rhythms with laid back grooves. Their sound is reminiscent of its contemporaries, such as High on Fire, Merauder, Black Breath, and Power Trip, with the occasional nod to classic metal and crossover.


Shatter Brain launched in January 2018, releasing a four-song demo that was mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy). The release was accompanied by a video clip for the debut single “Rip the Stitch” (https://youtu.be/rT0hoiV1AsU), and was supported by an Australian & New Zealand Tour between Feb and April. This tour culminated with a debut home town show in front of over 650 punters at the annual Heavy SA Festival. Bootleg footage from this tour is documented in the music video for the band’s second single “Discard” (https://youtu.be/OfDZV_-_Fak). The band then commenced the "Rip the Stitch Asia Tour" in June/July. This tour included three shows in Taiwan, including a headlining performance at Wake Up Fest in Chiayi, and shows in Thailand and Malaysia as main support for Brazilian crossover-thrash legends R.D.P. (Ratos de Porão).


Upon returning to Australia, Shatter Brain released a split vinyl EP (aptly titled “The Twelve Inch Split”) with Melbourne band Blunt Shovel in early August and embarked on another tour with King Parrot and Blunt Shovel. The Twelve Inch Split featured two new Shatter Brain songs and a cover of the Mastodon classic “Blood and Thunder”. The release of the split was accompanied by a music video for the opening track “The Ship That Never Sinks” which featured footage of the band performing the song at Heavy SA earlier that year (https://youtu.be/yQWzjiyK1c4). 2018 also saw Shatter Brain supporting Power Trip (USA) on the Adelaide date of their Australian tour.


Shatter Brain began 2019 with a tour of Japan and returned to Australia to open for Max and Iggor Cavalera’s (Sepultura) “Return to Beneath the Arise” tour, during which Tom joined Max on stage to sing a rendition of AC/DCs “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”. In July/August, Shatter Brain recorded their debut album “Pitchfork Justice” with Jimmy Balderston at Ghostnote Recording Studios (Scott Kelly, Sumeru, Space Bong), which will be released worldwide via Wormhole Death/Aural Music in May 2020. The band rounded out the year by supporting New Orleans sludge legends Eyehategod (USA) in November.


Having started the year by supporting punk-metal legends Integrity (USA), and with their debut album on the way, 2020 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for Shatter Brain!

 

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March 16, 2020

Shatter Brain are proud to announce that they have signed with Italian label Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their album "Pitchfork Justice" on 01/05/2020. The band joins a diverse roster full of high-quality bands, including fellow Australians SUMERU and...

March 3, 2020

SHATTER BRAIN are extremely honoured to announce that we will be supporting grindcore/death metal pioneers Carcass (UK) at the Lion Arts Factory in Adelaide on March 26th!

Having been already announced for Download Festival 2020, CARCASS are now set to carve up the rest...

December 18, 2019

SHATTER BRAIN have been announced as the main support for America's Integrity at the Crown and Anchor Hotel on Feb 9th 2020.

Founded in 1988 by artist, Dwid Hellion, INTEGRITY has a legendary and influential presence in the Metal, Noise, Hardcore, Gospel and Punk scene...

October 21, 2019

Shatter Brain have been announced as Adelaide's local support act for the upcoming EYEHATEGOD (USA) show at Enigma Bar on Friday November 8th. Also playing will be Sydney's Black Rheno.

New Orleans' EYEHATEGOD have spent the last three decades at odds with a corrupt mus...

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