Shadows Fall tried to get back together for a show last year, but like everyone else got screwed by the pandemic. According to drummer Jason Bittner in an interview with Who's Your Band?, Shadows Fall is once again planning a reunion show for the end of the year. Bittner added that he's also not interested in doing a "half-assed" reunion show, especially considering how long the band has been gone and how disappointing that would ultimately be.
"It's not till the end of the year. I don't know if it's even gonna happen. They asked us again," he said "The date was held from last year, and they asked us again. We said we're down for it as long as it can be done properly, and as long as there's a chance to do that at that point. I mean, I really hope there is. By seven months from now, I really hope we can do at least a socially distanced show, or whatever, but if we can't, it would suck. The one thing I don't wanna do — I'll be quite honest with you — I don't wanna do a half-assed Palladium reunion show because of COVID just to do a reunion show, because what is the fucking point?"
Bittner also discussed the possibility of the band completely reuniting. Long story short, he said for everyone to let the reunion show happen first and then they'll figure out what comes next (if anything).
"It's not me [holding up new material]. I'll tell you that right now — it's not me. Some other guys have another new band that they just announced not too long ago, so they're obviously preoccupied doing other things. With the pandemic, there's plenty of time sitting at home that I would think that there would be plenty of time to write other material too. But, hey… I don't wanna point any fingers; I'm not gonna push any buttons. What I can tell you is that we tried to get together last year for a reunion. We have a date again scheduled for this year. That's all I can tell you right now."
"We're not gonna say we're still gonna be on hiatus, but we're not gonna say we're active either. We wanna just try to play a show. That's the point of right now — can we play a show first, and then everything else that comes after that, like talk of writing a record or talk of writing an EP… We've already talked about this — we said, if anything, we would write an EP first. We wouldn't write a full-length; we'd probably just four-song increments or something."