Shannon Hamm

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Shannon Hamm
Born (1967-12-10) December 10, 1967 (age 46)
Genres Metal
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Metalstorm,
Death,
Control Denied,
Beyond Unknown

Shannon Hamm is a heavy metal guitarist who played in Death from 1996 until their break-up in 2001.[1] He then joined Chuck Schuldiner's second band Control Denied, which ended with the death of Schuldiner in 2001. Before Death, he was a locally well known guitarist in the Texas underground metal scene. He was particularly good friends with "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of Pantera and Damageplan.

Shannon is almost always seen playing a Jackson Soloist guitar.

On December 12, 2007, Shannon Hamm played in a tribute show for the anniversary of Chuck Schuldiner's death. The show was organized by Quebec City metal promoters Capitale du Metal (English: Metal Capital, referring to Quebec City's active metal scene). Former Death guitarist Bobby Koelble and former Death bassist Scott Clendenin, along with Nicholas Barker, of Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir fame, were also present at the show. Most of the guitar work and singing was performed by the members of Symbolic, a Death tribute band. The show was filmed and it's available on DVD.

On October 1, 2009 it was announced that Shannon Hamm had suffered a serious heart attack while at home and was hospitalized.[2]

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