Nottingham, UK based death metal act, BEYOND GRACE are today premiering their new single and accompanying horror inspired music video, Factions Speak Louder Than Herds, via New Noise Magazine. Factions Speak Louder Than Herds is the second single to be taken from their upcoming sophomore album, Our Kingdom Undone, due for release via Prosthetic Records on September 3.
Factions Speak Louder Than Herds is available to listen to via Bandcamp and will be on all streaming platforms on Friday, July 16.
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR FACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN HERDSVIA NEW NOISE HERE.
Speaking on the new single, Andy Walmsley (vocals) comments: "The title comes from an interview with the writer Si Spurrier - and while I'm sure he's not the first to use the phrase I still want him to get the credit - about how the loudest, nastiest voices so often drown out any hope of communication or compromise, with the lyrics also touching upon the way that this sort of abuse perpetuates itself, how it poisons and polarises us, and blinds us to the damage we're doing - both to others and to ourselves."
Our Kingdom Undone sees BEYOND GRACE refining and redefining their sound into something that’s simultaneously more intricate and more intense than ever before, combining conceptually ambitious songwriting and high octane heaviness in equal measure.
The album’s gestation period took place under a pall of social unrest and political uncertainty the world over, so it’s perhaps no surprise that each of Our Kingdom Undone's eight songs is a cathartic scream of raw emotion and primal poetry. Full to the brim with lyrics that rage with unfettered fury and unbound frustration against the rise of isolationism, exploitation, rampant militarism, and religious indoctrination.
Recorded at Stuck On A Name studio by Ian Boult and Bookhouse studio by Tom Hill, before being mixed and mastered by Charles Elliott (Tastemaker Audio / Abysmal Dawn), Our Kingdom Undone is both a crushing statement of intent and a vital reminder that the personal is political, that the ends do not justify the means, and that we must not let our fear divide us and drive us into an age of unreason.