Montreal, QC – June 15, 2021
For fans of Soilwork, As I Lay Dying, Scar Symmetry, Lamb of God, Unearth
REALITY GREY Unleashes Shredding Guitar Playthrough For “Preachers of Hatred”
Playthrough Premiere via TechnicalMusicReview
New Album “Beneath This Crown” Out Now!
Alex Giustino (Bass)
Anto Addabbo (Guitars)
Tommy Montenegro (Vocals)
Alberto Pinto (Guitars)
Francesco Inchingolo (Drums)
Italy’s Reality Grey‘s fourth album “Beneath This Crown” was released just this past May via Blood Blast Distribution, powered by Nuclear Blast and Believe Digital. Offering a sonic assault of extreme melodic metal over the course of thirteen relentless tracks, the record follows 2014’s “Define Redemption” (Bakerteam/Scarlet Records).
On this new record, fans are treated to the band’s “most innovative and modern record we have ever made”. They went beyond everything they have done in the past both musically and lyrically. Reality Grey was able to develop their 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!” adds the band.
Continuing to support the album’s release, Reality Grey guitarists Anto Addabbo and Alberto Pinto are sharing their latest shredding playthrough for “Preacher’s of Hatred”, the most brutal song on the record; the fast thrash gives way to a groovy and jazzy pre-chorus.
The playthrough can be viewed via its premiere on TechnicalMusicReview HERE.
The music video “Preachers of Hatred” (which has reached over 100,000 views) can also be seen at https://youtu.be/yexnBZLDVyE
Aggressive and technical, Reality Grey is recommended for fans of As I Lay Dying, Scar Symmetry, and Lamb of God,
“Beneath This Crown” is available at the following link – 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
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
“There’s a steadfastness to Reality Grey that’s vital to the music they make. While many bands have tried, floundered, and failed at the art of metalcore and melodeath, the Italian five-piece embrace the genre with full-throated fury. At the same time, they never sound beholden to the genre, incorporating electronic sounds and rhythms to their music that illustrate their willingness to change and incorporate new influences for the betterment of their sound. In a sometimes uncertain world, this band know what they’re about.” – We Are The Pit
“Reality Grey should be able to easily ensnare modern metal and melodeath fans with a release like this one.” – Dead Rhetoric
“If there is something like a constant in REALITY GREY’s approach to Metal then it is their drive to vary their sound and their progression towards new styles and vibes in their music. As a result, the new album “Beneath This Crown” is probably best described as a mix of melodic Metalcore, melodic Death Metal with a portion of progressive elements. The album has a fast and aggressive start with “Fade In Fear” and “Preachers Of Hatred”… REALITY GREY deliver an upgrade to previous albums and their eagerness to experiment with their sound is clearly to recognize on the album. This gives their music an own character and makes them distinctive from other Metal bands. The album is very well produced. “Beneath This Crown” will make all fans of REALITY GREY happy and I am sure that the music of the new album will help to win a lot of new fans.” – 8/10 Metal Temple
“The desire to go wild in a pit somewhere while singing your heart out is just as strong on Kings of Nothing and Preachers of Hatred. Undeniably brutal, a guitar solo thrown in the former and the drumming reaching inhuman levels of speed on the latter, these tracks are awesome.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
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