Shadow Of Intent Drop New Claymation Music Video For “BLOOD IN THE SANDS OF TIME”

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 – SHADOW OF INTENT, one of the most exciting and revered bands to emerge from the metal world in recent years, have dropped a claymation music video for their epic track “Blood In The Sands of Time” today. Taken from the band’s new album, Elegy, that was released last month and met with high acclaim from both critics and fans alike. Watch the video for “Blood In The Sands Of Time” here or by clicking the image below and find the album on streaming platforms here.
Speaking on the band’s new release, guitarist Chris Wiseman shares
“We are beyond excited to share this new claymation video for Blood in the Sands of Time. This is the band’s collective favorite song of the album and we can’t thank Shayne Minott enough for bringing this vision to life with his unique style.” 
SHADOW OF INTENT - Blood in the Sands of Time (Official Music Video)
“Blood In The Sands Of Time” follows previous singles taken from ‘Elegy’ – “Of Fury“, “Where Millions Have Come To Die” feat. Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel and first taste of the new album, “From Ruin…We Rise“. The album announcement was preceded by the release of stand-alone tracks Intensified Genocide” and SHADOW OF INTENT’s twist on the Lamb of God classic “Laid To Rest“. To date, the album has clocked up 7.9 million streams and 1.7 million YouTube views.
Since their formation in 2014, SHADOW OF INTENT have garnered a reputation for crafting mind-blowingly technical, prog tinged symphonic deathcore. Widely acknowledged as one of the forerunners of the current deathcore renaissance, the band’s debut album ‘Primordial’ was named as one of Revolver Magazine’s ‘15 Essential Deathcore Albums‘, with Metal Sucks giving their 2019 album ‘Melancholy’ a perfect 5/5 review, stating “you can expect Shadow of Intent to send echoes across metal for as long as they feel like making music”. To date, they have clocked up 69 million streams, 26.5 million YouTube Views and have 262k monthly listeners on Spotify.
Shadow Of Intent
Track Listing
1. Farewell
2. Saurian King
3. The Coming Fire
6. Life of Exile
9. Blood in the Sands of Time
10. Reconquest
11. Elegy I: Adapt
12. Elegy II: Devise
13. Elegy III: Overcome
What The Press Are Saying About Elegy
“Shadow Of Intent has kicked off 2022 with one of the most over-the-top symphonic deathcore albums of all time. Elegy is essential listening if you were one of those kids that spent high school rotating between Dimmu Borgir and Whitechapel. With flawless production and a masterful balancing of the two styles, it’s a way to great start the new year” – Metal Injection (9/10)
“This new wave of deathcore is upon us, and Shadow of Intent are leading the pack.” – Wall Of Sound (8/10)
“Elegy takes the Deathcore-tinted death metal that has served as the band’s mainstay since their inception and even further beefs up the symphonic, blackened and technical elements to make it Shadow of Intent’s most ambitious—and successful—album to date” – New Transcendence (9/10)
“Elegy is exactly the kind of album Shadow Of Intent needed to make to cement their growing reputation” – Metal Storm (8.5/10)
“Every album has been exceptional and in my opinion, “Elegy” is their best yet. With the album, it’s safe to say that Shadow of Intent has established itself as the icon of American deathcore.” – Brutal Planet
SHADOW OF INTENT kicked off a US tour last week with Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel and Revocation. Tickets available from
Shadow Of Intent W/ Cannibal Corpse | Tour Dates
2/18/2022 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
2/19/2022 The Ramkat – Winston-Salem, NC
2/20/2022 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
2/21/2022 Reverb – Reading, PA
2/22/2022 The Roxian – Pittsburgh, PA
2/24/2022 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
2/25/2022 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
2/26/2022 Anthology – Rochester, NY
2/28/2022 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
3/01/2022 The Vic – Chicago, IL
3/02/2022 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
3/04/2022 The Gothic – Denver, CO
3/05/2022 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
3/07/2022 Showbox – Seattle, WA
3/08/2022 Hawthorne – Portland, OR
3/10/2022 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
3/11/2022 The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
3/12/2022 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
3/13/2022 The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2022 The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
3/15/2022 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
3/17/2022 Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
3/18/2022 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
3/19/2022 Amplified Live – Dallas, TX
3/21/2022 Red Flag – St. Louis, MO
3/22/2022 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
3/23/2022 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
3/25/2022 Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
3/26/2022 Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
SHADOW OF INTENT is an American metal band based in New England originally formed by Ben Duerr and Chris Wiseman in 2014. The band continues to release their music independently including their first album Primordial (2016), second album Reclaimer (2017) and very recently their latest work Melancholy (2019).
The band name and lyrics were originally derived from lore from the Halo franchise and since then the band’s subject matter has become more dark and personal, while maintaining an element of fantasy and wonder. The band’s music is heavily built off of various different genres of metal including death metal, black metal, symphonic metal, progressive metal, and metalcore. SHADOW OF INTENT played their first live show at the end of 2017, which then lead to them embarking on several US tours with bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Despised Icon, and more.
With the release of most recent album, Elegy, the band further evolves their subject matter, touching on the atrocities of mankind throughout history brought about by warmongering, hatred, and greed. The signature SHADOW OF INTENT sound continues to evolve with a larger-than-life cinematic soundscape accompanying each track, bringing a sonic experience hitherto unheard.
Shadow Of Intent Are
Ben Duerr – Vocals
Chris Wiseman – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Bryce Butler – Drums
Andrew Monias – Bass
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