"The Monster that you made of me"

- Corey -


Mike Anthony launched the concept of What Shadows Hide in August of 2017. His mission was to combine melody and power in his own style. 

The endeavor to assemble the perfect line up was short lived once he found Craig Hicks to join on drums.  Craig provided the intricacies required to develop the unique sound that is

What Shadows Hide.


Mike and Craig underwent a series of tryouts for a front man over the course of several months, When it seemed as though they would not find someone to fit their vision, Craig suggested a seemingly unconventional approach. After introducing Mike to the sounds of a front man Craig had previously worked with, What Shadows Hide decided to import Corey Jackson from Norfolk, Virginia. In February of 2018 Craig brought Corey 1,088 miles from Virginia to Wisconsin to begin his journey as the What Shadows Hide front man.


After some changes, the guys found themselves looking for a bassist.  When they discovered Jake Willems, he was already committed to several different projects and declined their invitation. After months had gone by, the guys decided to try once more to get Jake on board. Following a lengthy conversation with Mike, Jake concluded he would be a good fit for the group. During his official in-person try out, they blew up P.A. and it became official--What Shadows Hide was now complete.

Through their passion and desire they create original, driving, and raw material.  Their collective talent and emotion continually generate the distinct sound that is

What Shadows Hide.

© 2019 What Shadows Hide

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