Nottingham, UK's BEYOND GRACE have today released their sophomore album, Our Kingdom Undone, via Prosthetic Records. The full length sees BEYOND GRACE further expand on their modern death metal sound, blending conceptually ambitious songwriting with intricate technicality as they explore both the personal and political. In celebration of Our Kingdom Undone's release, the quintet are livestreaming their record release show today (September 3), with support from Lunas Call, via the Prosthetic Records YouTube channel at 7:30pm BST / 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST.
Speaking on the album release, Andy Walmsley (vocals) comments: "It's been a long road to get here - longer than we ever could have imagined - but we are so happy that Our Kingdom Undone has finally been unleashed into the world. A lot of blood and sweat, and more than a few tears, went into making this record, and we couldn't be more proud of it."
Of the livestream event, Andy adds: "This livestream event is a very special occasion for us. Not only is it our first show in over 18 months, but it's also an opportunity to (hopefully) perform for a brand new audience around the globe, some of whom, due to distance and circumstance, may not ever get the chance to see us play live any other way. Make no mistake though, as the world begins to get back into gear - whatever form that may take - we will soon be ready to hit the road once again."
Praise for Our Kingdom Undone:
"...Beyond Grace approach death metal with methodical efficiency" - Metal Hammer UK (September)
"...this is another world-class missive from the UK death metal scene. Pay heed, this thing absolutely slays." - Blabbermouth
"Their brand of technical death metal feels uniquely powerful: punchy, groovy, and with a real fearless political ethos." - New Noise
"Pissed off, brutalizing tech-death metal with a melodic bent." - Invisible Oranges
"Nottingham, UK-based death metal act Beyond Grace allow their music to serve as a conduit for their resentment, as evident on their all-encompassing new full-length, Our Kingdom Undone." - Heaviest of Art
"Beyond Grace show where they want to go and take a big step forward with Our Kingdom Undone" - Metal.de
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.