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Shawn D.

"Everything is temporary ". I say this to myself when I am going through a rough patch and it helps me with perspective.  It also helps me appreciate the good times, which I think is key to happiness. We all go through stuff, but when you reflect you will see that you have always come out of it... because it is temporary. 

Shawn Duncan has been performing and recording since he was 15 years young. 

In March 2020 Shawn recorded a full length album "Love 2B Hated" for the band  "Sociial Disorder" On AFM Records. The band features Shawn Duncan, Tracii Guns, Jeff Duncan, Rudy Sarzo, Anders LaRonnblom and many "guest" performers. Love 2B hated was released worldwide in June, 2021 to much critical acclaim and has prodced 5 videos and singles! Shawn hit the recording studio in September 2021 for Social Disorder's second album due for a 2022 release on AFM Records. In 2018 Shawn was  on no less than 4 worldwide releases with


Odin, DC4 and Killer Bee. These will be on EMP Lable Group-Universal-SPV records (Odin), HighVol-Sony/red (DC4)and Mighty Music-Target DE (Killer Bee). Video's and tours followed through 2019.

Between 2013 and 2016 Shawn did 3 national Tours and countless fly outs with 80's Rock Band "Bulletboys". Shawn also appeared in the video for BulletBoys 2015 Cleopatra Records single "Rollover" from the Album "Elephante". Shawn also appears with BulletBoys on  the Benefit album "Rockers Against MS" which was recorded at Dave Grohls 606 studios. 

With over 16 albums, countless tours, videos and even a major motion picture on his resume it is fair to say he has established himself as a true professional.
Shawn credits John Bonham, Alex Van Halen, Cozy Powell , Steve Smith, Keith Moon and Roger Taylor as his largest influences however he insists that drums are a never ending journey and is always floored by something he hasn't heard before. Shawn is a solid, powerful, energetic, groove oriented drummer with incredible feel and a strong understanding of song structure.


Shawn spent his formative years with the infamous and highly influential band ODIN Recording  5 albums, countless touring, a video and appeared as a featured artist in the metal classic motion picture "The Decline of Civilization2, The Metal Years".

Shawn has recorded and released  4 cd's with the band DC4 featuring his brothers Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint,Odin), Matt Duncan and Rowan Robertson (Dio). Thier new album "Atomic Highway" on Hellaphonic Records is set for an early 2021 release date.

Shawn has also recorded with or shared the stage with: Lawrence Tollhurst (The Cure), Jack Russell (Great White), Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses),Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Ozzy, Quiet Riot), Mark Kendall (Great White), Madam X, Alex Masi, Billy Sheehan, Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), John Bush (Armored Saint, Anthrax), Steelheart, Scott Warren (Dio, Heaven and Hell, Warrant), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Joe Floyd (Warrior), Frank Hannon (Tesla), Andrew Freeman(Last in Line, The Rock Vault, The Offspring), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), CC Deville (Poison), Jeremy and A.J. Popoff (Lit) Dug Pinnick (Kings X) Jeff Scott Soto and many others.

Shawn uses Yamaha Drums and Hardware, Aquarian Drumheadsand  Reunion Blues gig bags.

"Have Drums, Will Travel".

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