Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Guitarist George Lynch is well upon his way to becoming one of the hardest working dudes in all of Rock ‘N Roll.
From the recent Dokken reunion to his own Lynch Mob, KXM, Sweet & Lynch bands, and now the new project Ultraphonix with Living Colour’s Corey Glover [HERE], George is a creative dynamo. Now, one of his projects possessing a philanthropical element to it, Shadow Train, will see the ‘Shadow Nation’ semi-documentary receive a DVD release on August 14th.
In case you aren’t familiar, Shadow Train is the band formed by Lynch, with vocalist Greg Analla (R.I.P.), drummer Jimmy D’Anda (BulletBoys), bassist Gabe Rosales and keyboardist Donnie Dickman a few years back. They released a 2CD self-titled album via Rat Pak Records in 2015; you can watch their “Fallen” official video below.
The band had ties to the Native American community through both Lynch and Analla’s heritage, something that ran a thematic course throughout the album. In connection to it, the band filmed a semi-documentary project, ‘Shadow Nation’, featuring them journeying through Native American reservations in the southwest and the Great Plains. They meet people along the way and learn a stark, in-depth lesson about the plight of Native Americans.
The film features the thoughts and opinions of people like philosopher Noam Chomsky, along with activist-musicians such as Tom Morello and Serj Tankian.
The ‘Shadow Nation’ film will be available Aug. 14 on DVD and the pre-order has now launched at Amazon HERE.
Singer Greg Analla was tragically killed in a motorcycle-riding accident earlier this year.