Release day is very near for Italy’s Reality Grey‘s fourth album “Beneath This Crown” out this Friday, May 7th. Fans are in for a treat, as the band is confident in what they call “the most innovative and modern record we have ever made”. They go on to explain the album further:
“With “Beneath This Crown” we wanted to go beyond everything we have done in the past both musically and lyrically. We were able to develop our most experimental side. The album has very different feels throughout the track listing; every song is a stand-alone story as we never liked to copy ourselves on and on. The writing process has been heavily influenced by movie soundtracks, especially sci-fi soundtracks,’ something that goes beyond a classic heavy metal song. We wanted to get very personal and original with this album and I think we nailed it!”
To go with this release is the final single, “Preachers of Hatred” presented with a music video. This is the most brutal song on the album; the fast thrash gives way to a groovy and jazzy pre-chorus. Insane drumming leads into a very heavy finale. The premise of the track is about current social and political situations. It touches on the social tragedy we’re living in today, with the richest and most powerful people on earth exerting control over everyone else’s life. Divide and conquer, then get richer and richer.
The video for “Preachers of Hatred” can be viewed and heard here:
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Time was taken with this new full-length offering, Reality Grey had the time to experiment, and the result is aggressive, technical, and catchy. It is consistently progressive and new layers of the band’s creativity are unleashed.
Recommended for fans of As I Lay Dying, Scar Symmetry, and Lamb of God, “Beneath This Crown” will be out via Blood Blast Distribution, powered by Nuclear Blast as of May 7, 2021.
Album pre-save – https://backl.ink/144305702
Powerblast – https://youtu.be/s3pSFUFZzSI
Multidimensional Hollow – https://youtu.be/4hDxsTop8Fs
Daybreakers – https://youtu.be/spOgWpdGcwY
The Void – https://youtu.be/nUnldMsfKDA
The Fury – https://youtu.be/hFEyqEh00Os
1. Legion (Intro) (1:51)
2. Fade In Fear (4:44)
3. Kings of Nothing (5:18)
4. Preachers of Hatred (4:05)
5. Daybreakers (5:37)
6. Powerblast (4:09)
7. Multidimensional Hollow (4:16)
8. The Fury (4:01)
9. Dreaming (Feat. Milly Florio from End Of Skyline) (5:13)
10. Reascent (4:01)
11. Beneath This Crown (5:28)
12. Indelible Stains (3:39)
13. The Void (4:34)
Album Length: 57:03
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Reality Grey is supported by the Programmazione Puglia Sounds Record – 2020/2021 and REGIONE PUGLIA FSC 2014/2020 – Patto per la Puglia Investiamo nel vostro futuro.
Hailing from South Italy, Reality Grey stands tall in the Italian metal scene. Formed in 2004, Reality Grey began their quest to redefine melodic death metal. As a tight-knit 5 piece band, Reality Grey incorporates a modern hybrid of extreme music: melody, brutality; blending complex, yet catchy songwriting. Fearsome death growls & clean vocals give way to razor-sharp guitar riffs and fusion-oriented solos, Reality Grey set out to create something all their own.
With the release of the debut full-length album „Darkest Days Are Yet To Come” in 2006, in the heat of the melodic death metal revolution, Reality Grey managed to secure their first record deal with Razar Ice Records USA. Songs like „Reality Grey” and „Never again” racked up hundreds of thousands plays on the old MySpace allowing the band to tour, gaining popularity well beyond the Italian borders. Following up with EP „Day Zero”, Reality Grey began to push their own boundaries. Ferocious, yet melodic, with a no-holds-barred songwriting attitude. Songs like „Day Zero” and „Slavery” emerged the band’s experimental side, synths, melancholic pianos, and acoustic guitars; perfectly fused with intoxicating sonic aggression.
After years of non-stop touring alongside bands like Deicide, Unearth, Municipal Waste, Sadist, Malevolent Creation, and more, the critically acclaimed „Define Redemption” is released by Bakerteam/Scarlet Records; sending the band on their first headline tour in Japan. Reality Grey, now having been featured on worldwide publications Metal Injection, Metal Hammer UK, Metal Temple, and Metal.de, released 2018’s „The Void”. Reviewed as “a complete and total aural devastation…” that “will blow your speaker out” by Metal Injection.
Reality Grey has completed work on their upcoming full-length due out May 7th 2021 (Blood Blast Distribution powered by Nuclear Blast). Looking ahead with tours and festival appearances on their sights, Reality Grey will continue to push ambitiously, earning their place among the pantheon of heavy music.
Now, having inked a worldwide deal with Extreme Management Group (EMG), the band says „We’re thrilled to announce that we have started working with Extreme Management Group! Definitely the right place for us. Big news is coming very soon. Stay tuned!” EMG said, „We are excited to be working with Reality Grey. They have some really fantastic music. We expect big things to come from this partnership.”.
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„Melodic, aggressive and catchy, this track adds (Multidimensional Hollow) well placed synths and ambiance to an already well rounded sound, making it complex without being overcomplicated. The new album shows a marked evolution in the band’s sound, something that will intrigue current fans and entice new ones.” – Metal Injection
„Beneath this Crown, a creative step forward in their combination of NWOAHM from the early aughts, At the Gates-inspired metalcore and Scandinavian-flavoured melodic death metal.” – Decibel Magazine
„Reality Grey give off a viciousness and expertise hard to find in other bands. The instrumental expertise of each component is absolute, slighting touching tech-death side of acts like The Faceless but remaining ‘catchy’ in their complexity” – Metal Hammer
„It’s complete and total aural devastation with some seriously chunky moments, so it lives right up to what you’d expect a song called „The Void” to do.” – Metal Injection
„Reality Grey will serve the world of metal excellently both as an all round, no nonsense, metal act and as a brigde band for younger fans of heavy music” – Metalunderground.at