Shannon Hamm is a heavy metal guitarist who played in Death (2) from 1996 until their break-up in 2001. He then joined Chuck Schuldiner's second band Control Denied, which ended with the death of Schuldiner in 2001. Before Death, he was a locally well known guitarist in the Texas underground metal scene. He also played in a band called Metalstorm and Talonzfury. Now active in progressive metal band Beyond Unknown.