DANNY BEARDSLEY (The Parallax Method) and RICHARD SHAW (ex Cradle of Filth) collaborate as BEARDSLEY / SHAW on a killer new single and video, No God Of Mine, which is out now – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SUQm1ZmKow
Long-standing friends and guitar maestros, Danny Beardsley and Richard Shaw first met many years ago, Danny as lead guitarist and songwriter for ISOLYSIS and Richard as lead guitarist and songwriter for NG26. When Beardsley left ISOLYSIS and formed EMPEROR CHUNG, he asked Shaw to join as joint lead guitarist. EMPEROR CHUNG went on to acquire many accolades, a key highlight being a prestigious slot at Download Festival where the twosome had their first major festival appearance.
When EMPEROR CHUNG went into permanent hiatus, Richard joined CRADLE OF FILTH as their lead guitarist from 2014 until 2022, where he recorded guitars and co-wrote the albums: ‘Hammer of the Witches’ (2015), ‘Cryptoriana’ (2017), ‘Existence is Futile’ (2021), and the live album ‘Trouble and their Double Lives’ (2023). As part of CRADLE OF FILTH, Shaw toured the world many times over and played some of the world’s largest and most well-known festivals. Beardsley went on to successfully form instrumental prog rock trio THE PARALLAX METHOD, and to this date, has released two EPs and a full-length studio album to widespread praise. Beardsley has also released two critically acclaimed solo albums.
In 2023, Danny suggested to Rich that they write a track together, which would diverge from their other projects. Shaw remarks: “After leaving Cradle of Filth I wanted to throw myself into something different. I missed writing and this single gave me the opportunity to channel my creativity.” Beardsley also comments: “Being able to write with Rich has been a very enjoyable project where I have been able to concentrate more on the vocal, which is different to my solo work and The Parallax Method. Adding vocals to Rich’s composition has been a lot of fun – that boy knows how to write a thumping riff.” The track is a magnificent slab of punchy gritty anthemic alt-rock that has already been described as ‘Alice in Chains and Thin Lizzy in a bar fight with Alter Bridge’. Complete with a singalong refrain, ‘B string’ harmonised guitar solos, and gut-punching riffery, this is a special piece of work from a superior pairing.