I found this guy while checking out YouTube. So, when I brought Snowy Shaw’s live at Wacken Open Air 2016 up onto the screen of my TV, I was very surprised and blown away. I thought that I was watching King Diamond, Alice Cooper, and Marilyn Manson all wrapped up into one man. The band itself was fantastic, especially wearing those black hooded costumes. The whole show features this certain degree of weirdness mixed with a certain degree of eeriness and creepiness. Yet, musically it combines old school Heavy Metal. A very simple formula, that worked well in the 1970’s to the present. Yet, it’s original and refreshing to hear. I could not turn my TV off. I would laugh one minute at the vocals, and yet I was amazed at how well the entire show was. I kept wanting to be entertained even more by this guy. That’s when I looked at my wife and said “Damn this guy is a fucking genius at entertaining his crowds, with old school Heavy Metal appeal and adding that to a traditional Shock Rock show.” The Hoverboard on stage thing during the opening song at Wacken Open Air was a nice tou
So where did Snowy originally come from? Snowy has been around for a while now. He’s been in many bands, since his joining King Diamond in 1989 as a drummer. As far as what he does? Well, for starters, he can play drums, bass, and guitar. He also shreds on the guitar. At the same time he is also a vocalist and a song writer. So, on his own studio videos, he’s a one man band. But live, he’s still playing everything, just one song at a time.
So watching his videos from the soon to be solo album of all original stuff, this guy seems to have a very promising future. His first real solo album “WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK” is set to release soon. So far, I have enjoyed all of the songs that I’ve heard from “Krampus” to “Don’t Hurt The Animals, or I’ll Have To Kill You.” And don’t judge, that song about the animals is for a good cause with helping PETA. I know, but the dog’s are just so cute in that video with these long haired guys. So, check Snowy out and give him a try.