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Shapeshifter is a pop-rock powerhouse. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Shapeshifter is like a threatening tornado whose changing shape howls and whips the ground with tyrannous authority. Indeed, this group is a force to be reckoned with but not to fear.

From 1997-2002, they toured the country, scored the radio hit, "My Enemy" and produced an award winning video. They entered the Album Networks' Best Sellers category for CD sales in the Northwest, and garnered amazing press reviews where ever they went. Shapeshifter graced the front page of Napster and at one point "My Enemy" was the # 1 most downloaded song. The band released 4 albums on Pinch Hit Records in L. A., as well as being on compilation CD's with such notables as Cyress Hill, Elliot Smith and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.

Shapeshifter joined forces with Conscious Records in 2001. At that time, the Album Network raved about Shapeshifter's ..."thought-provoking lyrics, strong melodies and instantly appealing hooks" and said that their single, "My Enemy" "radiates a musical optimism that's truly convincing and compelling"...and is..."undeniably uplifting". LA Weekly referred to Shapeshifter as a "radio-friendly" band. Pop Matters expounded on Shapeshifter's "captivating harmonies, brilliant drumming and inspired guitar passages". Ohio Tribune said "the insightful and positive nature of Shapeshifter's lyrics can most easily be compared to Live".

With a steadily building fan base, sold out tours, national radio airplay, television exposure, hot CD sales, and heaps of great press, Shapeshifter was approached a number of times by major labels; the right deal, however, did not materialize. Always ones to put their creative energy above mere success, Shapeshifter eventually decided to pursue solo projects. After years of touring and recording, the individual members were ready for something new. So Shapeshifter may not be on the road or in the studio these days but their music lives on right here; so check it out and enjoy!

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