Service of Shadows




Service of Shadows is a progressive groove metal band from Richmond VA. Our primary sound is generally a blend between Lamb of God and Nevermore with a small dose of Dream Theater added on occasion. However, we're very open to take a song where ever it leads us. Nothing is off the table when it comes to writing. We're all very dedicated to what we do and to our goals of being a full time touring and recording band. Every member is expected to pour 100% dedication into this project.

We're looking for a powerful, heavy hitting animal with lots of stage presence to step behind the kit and lay a solid foundation of groove and intensity for the band. We need someone to be a driving percussive force.

We try to keep a balance of gigging out and writing new material/recording. During busier times we play about 6-8 shows a month; slower times (when we're more focused on writing/recording) about 2-3 shows a month. We mostly span the Richmond area, Chesapeake/VA Beach, Colonial Heights, Northern Virginia (Stafford and Fredericksburg), Baltimore Maryland, and Knoxville Maryland. We're willing to travel and plan on touring as soon as possible.

Screen name:
Service of Shadows
Member since:
May 14 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
27 years


Lamb of God, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse, The Devil Wears Prada, All Shall Perish, Jeff Loomis, The Faceless, Aborted.

Members Of Band

Robert Short III - vocals/keys
Alex Domin - guitar
Chris Welborn - bass

Shelby Brown - drums