Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American rock and roll singer and song writer. Born in Southern California, he first gained attention as a teenager when he appeared on the song “Bodhisattva” by The Replacements. Later, he went onto to work with artists such as Carlos Santana, Dream Theater, and Tim Rice. In the late 1990s, he went back to his roots and formed M. Shadows with guitarist Jamie Macforter.
M. Shadows is well known by his stage name M. Shadows due to the blending of two musical styles, country and heavy metal. Born in Southern California, M. Shadows has said that he has always had an interest in music but never pursued it because he felt it was “too underground.” Today, M. Shadows is one of the most popular and successful American singers and songwriters. In fact, he is well known for his dramatic yet melodic voice. He has also said that his greatest musical influences are the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
M. Shadows released five studio albums, which were recorded between 1998 and 2021. The greatest modern and best new artist of 2021 is shrouded in mystery, and there are many theories as to his origins, but no one knows exactly who he is. M. Shadows is not simply a loud rock singer, he has said that he likes to play music that allows the listener to take a step back and take in the melody.
M. Shadows first released his self-titled album in April of 1998. The single, “I Remember You,” did not receive any reviews or airplay when it was first released. One of the only songs on the album that received airplay was the song “Take Me Away.” The single “I Remember You” was the first song that M. Shadows performed in a live setting. His band The Mountain Cats also released a self-titled album in June of 1998. A month later, The Mountain Cats was signed to Century Media Records, which is where the band’s label, J Records, is based.
M. Shadows’ third album, No Life, was issued by J Records in September of 2021. It was also the last album that the band was signed to a major label. No Life was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including a platinum plaque for “I Remember You,” which the band is still currently trying to acquire. Since then, M. Shadows has ventured into other genres of music, playing live in different venues and recording with several other artists. He has also been involved in the production of several music videos for artists like Metallica and Queens of the Stone Age.
M. Shadows is currently hard at work on a new studio album. No official details have been released, but fans can look forward to more M. Shadows from this artist and The Mountain Cats as they continue to build their fan base through their videos, concerts, and albums. M. Shadows is not a career that many musicians begin and he already has achieved considerable commercial success as well as accolades from his fans. He is poised to continue building his name through these mediums.