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Band History


   The band was founded in September 2004,. First two members - Michael –vocals & bass, Alon Lazarovich - drums tried to perform grunge-alternative rock as a duo - drums and bass only. However 2 months later Arkady Scherba (keyboards) was added and the band became a trio! In February of 2005 Shadow Rebels recorded first Demo with 3 songs recorded live and 2 more songs recorded with drum plug-ins. Unfortunately on 17th of April 2005, Alon leaves the band due to immigration to New Zeland and a new member - Orian Cnafeau becomes band’s permanent drummer. Till 2009's break-up this trio never changed the line-up. In these 4 years Shadow Rebels recorded 2 albums, shot a few video-clips, performed in a lot of festivals and rock-concerts in clubs all over Israel. In the middle of April 2009 Orian decided to leave the band due to Arkady's problems with depression and antidepresants and Shadow Rebels went on an indefinite hiatus.


   4 years later in the same month of April Michael announced a Reunion. Right now a 3rd album is in last stages of production. Michael’s best friend - Shura Petrenko (guitar player and composer from Kiev, Ukraine) wrote a lot of material (as always) for the new album, but this time he even recorded rhythm guitar lines. Michael took his part as bass and keyboards player, recorded all live violins, sitar and vocals. New drummer - Stalik Istaharov recorded drums. For complete guitar lines - mostly solo-parts and for live performances new guitar player was included - Rony Safaraliev.

July,1 of 2015 Shadow Rebels signed with worldwide Label Metalscrap Records.

Since than, the band released full length album "Oversleep hurricane".

In 2016 Shadow Rebels participate in United Metall - 7 festival in Novy Sad (Serbia) and keep good press and bright impressions from metal funs.

In the end of 2016 the band desided to record a new album.

On "Events" page you can see how it's was difficult, but now...

With new drummer - Boris Litvar (Mahony) Shadow Rebels full of perspectives and new songs.

After personal tragedies, Corona pandemic, loss of drummer, we all facing a new trouble - the war.

In motherland of our leader.

So in June, 7 of 2022  Shadow Rebels released first EP in Ukrainian language to support defenders of Ukraine and all people of Ukraine. 

December, 9 of 2022 Anotherside-Records released new digital EP "LIQUID" with 2 songs - "Cry" and "Water spirit". These songs are first with new drummer Boris "Mahoni" and last with old keyboardist Arkady Scherba, who left the band in April of 2022.

In spring of 2023 Shadow Rebels was in the European tour. 7 countries: Chechia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria... everywhere Shadow Rebels had a great success. 1st and last days of tour was local festivals with a lot of bands and everywhere metal funs was impressed with Shadow Rebels performance.

Next year (2024) the Band began new album recording. In plains - to make mini LP, that includes all singles recorded with new drummer and 2 completely new songs about war in Ukraine and in Israel.

In smmer of 2024 Shadow Rebels will run in short mini tour in Bulgaria to take a part in Open air Metal fest and one more gig in rock-club.

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