Shaman's Harvest

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Shaman's Harvest
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Background information
OriginJefferson City, Missouri, United States
GenresPost-grunge, hard rock, alternative metal
Years active1996 (1996)–present
LabelsMascot Records, Tribal Records
  • Nathan Hunt
  • Josh Hamler
  • Matt Fisher
  • Adam Zemanek
  • Derrick Shipp

Shaman's Harvest is an American rock band from Jefferson City, Missouri. Bassist Matt Fisher, singer Nathan "Drake" Hunt, and guitarist Josh Hamler founded the band in 1996. Ryan Tomlinson joined the band on lead guitar for their 2009 album Shine. Shaman's Harvest released their fifth full-length album titled Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns on September 16, 2014. This release marked their debut on Mascot Records.[1]


The band released three albums in their early years: Last Call for Goose Creek (1999), Synergy (2002), and March of the Bastards (2006). In 2009, the single "Dragonfly" from their fourth album, Shine, reached number 16 on Billboard's Active Rock chart, nine at Heritage Rock, and 34 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart.[2] The single sold over 130,000 copies and the album sold 33,000+ copies. The song appeared on the soundtrack of the motion picture Legendary.

In early 2010, Shaman's Harvest recorded "Broken Dreams" as the theme song for wrestler Drew McIntyre of the WWE. They continued that relationship, supplying "End of Days" as the entrance track for Wade Barrett and The Corre. They also created the promo song "And Then There Was Darkness" for Bray Wyatt and The Undertaker for their fight at WrestleMania 31. Their song "Anger" appears in the feature film No One Lives.[3][4]

During the recording of their album Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns, Hunt was diagnosed with throat cancer and received treatment during the recording of the album. Lead guitarist Ryan Tomlinson left the group in September 2014 to concentrate on his band Driving Wheel. He was replaced by guitarist Derrick Shipp for the tour supporting Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns. Joe Harrington joined on drums following the release of Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns. He left in August 2015 and Jeff Nations (of JB Crockett; formerly of Rookie of the Year) filled in before Adam Zemanek joined on drums in October 2015. "In Chains", the final single off of "Guns", reached #12 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and spent 22 weeks there, their highest peaking single, in addition to spending four months in the Top 10 of iTunes' Metal Songs chart.[5]

In 2017, the band released their sixth and latest studio album, Red Hands Black Deeds. Written during the 2016 presidential election, it represented a departure for the band in its thematical and lyrical content, discussing the political and economic struggles in the United States.[6] The album appeared on four Billboard charts, including #1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, the band's first to do so.[7] To support the album, they opened for Nickelback on their "Feed the Machine" North American tour along with Daughtry.[8]


  • Nathan Hunt – lead vocals
  • Josh Hamler – rhythm guitar
  • Matt Fisher – bass
  • Derrick Shipp – lead guitar
  • Adam Zemanek – drums

Former members[edit]

  • Ryan Tomlinson – lead guitar
  • Jay Pelzer – lead guitar
  • Adam Hunt – lead guitar
  • Ryan Turnbull – drums
  • Craig Wingate – drums
  • Lance Bennett – drums
  • Spencer Huff - drums
  • Joe Harrington – drums
  • Jeff Nations – drums (sub)


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Heat.
US Indie.
US Rock
US Sale.
Last Call for Goose Creek
  • Released: October 11, 1999 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
  • Released: April 28, 2002 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
March of the Bastards
  • Released: August 8, 2006 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
  • Released: May 1, 2009 (US)
  • Label: Tribal Records
Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns
  • Released: September 16, 2014 (US)
  • Label: Mascot
5 34 23
Red Hands Black Deeds
  • Released: July 28, 2017 (US)
  • Label: Mascot
1 9 20 56
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Title Year Peak positions Album
U.S. Main.
U.S. Rock
"March of the Bastards" 2006 March of the Bastards
"The Offering"
"Dragonfly" 2009 18 34 Shine
"Shine" 2010
"Here It Comes" 2013 34 Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns
"Dangerous" 2014 27
"Dirty Diana" 2015 28
"In Chains" 12
"The Come Up" 2017 25 Red Hands Black Deeds
"The Devil in Our Wake" 2018 24

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Director(s)
"The Offering" 2007
"Dragonfly" 2009 David Probst & Merrick Astroth
"Dangerous" 2014 Kyle Cogan
"In Chains" 2015
"Here It Comes" 2016 Kyle Cogan & Marty Kane
"The Come Up" 2017 Kyle Cogan
"The Devil In Our Wake" 2018 Elijah Alvarado


  1. ^ "Smokin' Hearts & Broken Guns" release date announced
  2. ^ Shaman's Harvest's Album & Song Chart History at
  3. ^ "Shaman's Harvest".
  4. ^ "No One Lives (2012) - IMDb" – via
  5. ^ "About". Shaman's Harvest.
  6. ^ "Shaman's Harvest » Artists » Mascot Label Group - Provogue / Mascot Records / Music Theories Recordings / Cool Green Recordings".
  7. ^ "Shaman's Harvest Chart History". Billboard.
  8. ^ Childers, Chad. "Nickelback Reveal Album Release, Title Track + Summer Tour". Loudwire.
  9. ^ "Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Chart History: Top Album Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Chart History: Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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