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Pennsylvania, United States (1985 – present)

Shadow Gallery is a five-piece progressive metal band formed in Pennsylvania in 1985. Their name is taken from the graphic novel V for Vendetta by Alan Moore. They have a reputation among fans for complex song structures and virtuoso musicianship and have been compared to contemporaries Dream Theater and Queensrÿche.

Vocalist Mike Baker, only 45 years old, passed away on October 29, 2008 of a heart attack.

Several members of Shadow Gallery have made their contribution to other projects like Mullmuzzler, Ayreon, Explorers Club and Star One.

All members of Shadow Gallery have fairly successful, busy lives outside the band (several are audio engineers).


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  • ManOfMuchMetal

    Fans of Shadow Gallery may be interested in reading a blog post I wrote about my love for the band:

    6 Apr 8:18pm Reply
  • nikidaki

    hight quality of progressive music and songwriting

    1 Apr 5:38pm Reply
  • waarsnico

    Waaay better than Dream Theater.

    26 Mar 6:54pm Reply
  • Pepexepex

    My most favorite band ever !!! This band brought us together: me and my Love Mayeth - it is also her favorite band..=))) Her favorite song is Vow, Colors and Alaska :)

    26 Jan 11:31am Reply
  • insignia833

    Bit late to the show here but just found out about the passing of Mike Baker, whilst I was listening to Room V. Genuinely upset :( What a singer, what a band!

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • petrogenesis

    I turned to look but I closed my eyes and I won't turn back tonight to this ducktown.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Arklem

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    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    v They only have a few Power Metal elements in some songs (War For Sale, Deeper Than Life, Crystalline Dream) But the whole stucture and mentality of Shadow Gallery, is totally Symphonic Progressive Metal which obviously prevails. Maybe along, with a few Prog rock elements, especially in their Debut LP (1992), e.g. in the 17-min City of Ice or in their 34-min epic "First Light" from the album Legacy (2001).

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Lensherr

    Damn, I always see this band as a power metal band yet everyone talk about them as a prog metal band :p Genres!

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    v "every 2-3 years?" That's pretty close to the truth. 1992-2013, that's 21 years and 6 SG studio albums, which makes 3.5 years of waiting, on average. But, a creative stagnancy can happen to all bands after some point. In the 90's it was 3 years waiting, now it's close to 4 or 4+years break. But definitely worth the wait, because these guys, especially Gary, are prog perfectionists.

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • qlacs

    I'd love to see them actively writing (and performing) again, putting out a damn great release every 2-3 years.

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • StoatBox

    A new album would be lovely. Get on it SG! <3

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • mehekek

    awesome band, it's worth to check it out!

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    -Haunted- GOD! (҉・ω・҉)

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • doublecross256

    Even though this is not news (since late 2008), it's still hard to believe that Mike Baker will never sing again. [2]

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    @Grilljanne A new SG LP should definitely be on Carl and Gary's schedule, since they release every 3-4 years, on average.

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Grilljanne

    Any news on a follow-up to Digital Ghosts?

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Some Youtube tributes for Mike Baker, here and here

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Even though this is not news (since late 2008), it's still hard to believe that Mike Baker will never sing again.

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
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