Shadow Gallery is an American progressive metal band from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. It was formed during the 1980s, originally under the name of Sorcerer. After a name change for Shadow Gallery (inspired by V for Vendetta by Alan Moore) and a demo of eight songs, the group signed to the label Magna Carta Records in 1991. The first album, eponymous, Shadow Gallery is published the next year in Japan and Europe. In mid-2005, Shadow Gallery releases its fifth studio album, Room V, to independent label InsideOut Music.
The band is often compared to its progressive metal counterparts Dream Theater and Symphony X. Shadow Gallery members have also collaborated with other bands of the genre. James LaBrie of Dream Theater contributes to the choral piece of the song I Believe (from their album Tyranny)>, and in return Shadow Gallery members will contribute to LaBrie's parallel projects (such as Mullmuzzler)>.
On October 29, 2008, their singer Mike Baker succumbs to a heart attack at the age of 45.
Sorcerer originally includes Mike Baker, Carl Cadden-James, Ron Evans, and John Coonie. They begin as a band of covers, especially complex songs to resume such as Yngwie Malmsteen and Rush. In 1985, guitarists Chris Ingles and Brendt Allman join the group, and Ingles immediately goes to keyboards. At this time, Ron Evans separates from the group to focus on his own interests.