Beyond The State

Beyond The State

BandRockMetal

"Riff driven songs with a penchant for melodic choruses"

Biography

Beyond the State are a four piece rock/metal band from Anglesey, North Wales. They have Anthemic sing-along choruses, headbanging riffs and hard hitting lyrics with a political edge. This band want to be known for what they play and what they say!

Ex Kerrang DJ and promoter Emma Scott said “They are Amazeballs with killer, radio friendly songs who totally blew me away”.
They are Calon FM's "The Next Big Thing" 2013 and hope to follow in the success of previously successful Welsh acts such as Lost Prophets, Kids in Glass Houses, Bullet for my Valentine and Stereophonics.

Beyond the State got to support the legendary band The Alarm at Manchester's O2 Academy on one of their Vinyl Tour slots in March, 2013 after being selected from over 700 bands on a ReverbNation competition.
In the near future, the band are raising their profile by playing a number of UK Festivals including : FOCUS Wales, Glastonbudget, Conwy Biker Fest, Wigan Scout Fest, and Swn Fest, Cardiff.
Beyond The State are support for CAST in Llandudno 19/12/13
Influences: Lostprophets, Rise Against, Rage Against The Machine, Alter Bridge, Metallica, Black Stone Cherry, Guns N' Roses

A new EP "Calling for Freedom" will be released Spring 2014 followed by a UK tour.

www.facebook.com/beyondthestate
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Management: Sam Nayar (www.bigbootmanagement.com)

Lyrics

When Light Dies

Written By: Beyond the State

Was a time, Long ago, A time we do not know
Here they come, once again, a new day begins.

Smoke and Dust, Fills the air.
You wanna' run, but you're so scared.
And you scream, Out in Vain. When darkness is all that remains.

CHORUS
When Light Dies (Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh)
We lose ourselves, when darkness falls.
When Light Die (Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh)
Everything just falls to pieces.

They were here. All Along.
Beneath the sand and stone.
Don't wanna' lose it all (lose it all...lose it all)
But we aint gonna live until we stand up and fight back

CHORUS

SOLO

CHORUS

END

No Tomorrow

Written By: Beyond the State

Looking back on days gone by
I wonder if we ever tried
We played this life just like a game
Nothing will ever be the same

PRE CHORUS
Skies falling down
What if it's the end

CHORUS
For one last night, (wo-oh), gonna live my life (wo-oh)
there's no tomorrow (wo-oh-oh-oh-oh lol)
For one last time (wo-oh), gonna take what's mine (wo-oh)
there's no tomorrow (wo-oh-oh-oh-oh)

Look at yourself do you like what you see
Should have done more don't you agree
We've all done things we can't undo
It's no longer up to you
Looking back I earnt my wings_____
we never know what the future bring
Im not christ, I won't die for your sins

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS

A blinding light shines down before my eyes
Tonight we have to fight to survive

CHORUS

END

Lost Our Way

Written By: Beyond the State

Just a pattern within the wind
A story of the life we know
And this is how it goes.. like this
The sun comes up, the moon goes down
We all sing along like we're part of the crowd
Told we're free, but I can't see no more
Whats going on.

CHORUS
Look in your mind, and you'll see, we've lost our way (Lost our way)
Stuck deep inside, make believe, we've lost our way (Lost our way!)

Getting stronger everyday, but i know we can do so much more,
take it back to a place before ... this
killing, and drilling, and filling our minds
with a smoke screen that covers and blisters the eyes
A fog, a mist, a story, a twist
Are we just losing our minds

CHORUS

SOLO

CHORUS

END

Innocent

Written By: Beyond the State

Faded memories, is this just a dream, that we're going through.
Is there nothing more, something other than before.
I got a new sensation, a new temptation.

PRE CHORUS
Come take this pain away.

CHORUS
Look around and see, a ghost in front of me.
So much going on, now the pain is gone.
Lack of self control, the mistake that I now know.
My Innocence has gone, my ignorance was wrong.

Changing melodies, trying something new.
Going with the wind I realize the change I'm going through.
Inoculation, to a new mutation, give me some medication.
Let's find the key to the combination.

PRE CHORUS
Come take this pain away

CHORUS

SOLO

CHORUS

END

Revolution

Written By: Beyond the State

A cry for help.
When the Wolves come out to play,
the sheep can't find their way.

PRE CHORUS
So break the walls down
Bring them to the ground
Start a Revolution!

CHORUS
Come together now, we can make it right,
Write a brand new dawn.
So find it in your heart, to write a brand new start
and bring 'em to the end. Start a Revolution!

The human race is on its knees. Dumbed down by social desease.
No longer do what you please. Greed and power infatuation.
Do what you're told, do what I say. We'll do the rest just go and play.
Don't question, go away. Conformity indoctrination.

PRE CHORUS

CHORUS

SOLO

CHORUS

END

Discography

2010 - Crack of the Whip

2011/12 - Wave of the White flag

Single "Revolution" released through In At The Eye Records July 2013.

Upcoming new release 2014 - Calling for Freedom

Radio play:
"No Tomorrow" - Jen Long's BBC Radio 1 Introducing twice
"No Tomorrow" - Calon FM + interview
"Innocent" - BBC Radio Wales + interview
"Wanted to Say"- BBC Radio Wales + interview
"Revolution" - Played by over 20 national stations July 2013
Other plays from various radio stations such as: Tudno FM, Mon FM and Storm FM around the local area.

Set List

Mind of my Own
Revolution
Innocent
Guilty
Lost Our Way
When Light Dies
No Tomorrow