From Greater Heights

From Greater Heights

 Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
BandMetalRock

Based out of Hamilton, Ontario, From Greater Heights is a 5-piece hardcore/melodic group bringing forth a unique sound to the genre. With an eclectic musical style and a high energy show complete with bass drops and lights, From Greater Heights is sure to get your head bobbing.

Biography

The beginning of 2010 was not in a fashion any band wants to start a year. In the past, From Greater Heights, formerly Censored Chaos, was Hamilton's go-to opening band, playing with some of Southern Ontario's leading acts including Cancer Bats, Dead and Divine and Counterparts, as well as opening for some of the largest acts in the genre such as Blind Witness, Blessed By A Broken Heart, Carnifex and The Holly Springs Disaster. The Summer of 2009 saw the band hit it's peak, supporting Beneath the Sky (Victory) and Forever In Terror (Metal Blade) on the Canadian Leg of their lengthy tour. However, 4 member departures within 6 months left a shell of a band unsure of it's future. Original members Joey Turner (Vocals), Brandon Portman-Secuur (Guitar), alongside newcomer Joey Jongeling (Guitar) had to decide whether or not to carry on as a band.

Fast forward to summer 2010. After making the decision to carry on, a complete lineup was finally established, consisting of Joey Turner, Brandon Portman-Secuur and Joey Jongeling alongside new drummer Steven Andrikopoulos and bassist Jamie Boydell. The band acquired it's own recording equipment and began preparation to unveil the new From Greater Heights. Completely self produced, their newly released EP "For the Better" is a result of hard work and a summer of writing. Integrating new influences with previous styles, the new music is easily the most mature songs the band has ever written - a statement often thrown around by bands. In this case it's evident in listening to the music that this is a band that has come leaps and bounds, and is on track to do even more in due time.

Lyrics

Intro

Written By: From Greater Heights

We're all under the sun.
And there's nothing left
To fabricate
But our own minds.

The Future Holds Greatness

Written By: Fomr Greater Heights

Here we are in desperation,
We're all alone.
No, there is no true person,
Only fakes and non-believers.
We will walk alone
Across these burning fields,
And we will push ourselves down these roads.


How can I cope with these lies
That are fed to us on a daily routine?
How can I cope with these lies?
Yeah, we will push ourselves
To something greater,
And we'll never look back
On what we've done.
What we've done.
In regret.

No, we will never look back in regret.
We'll carry the weight of the world.
And beat all odds.
In this sad, sad place that we call home,
Only the fit survive.

We will carry the weight of this world.
In our stride for greatness
We will help others along the way
To prove ourselves worthy.

We will follow
The feeling in our heart.
In our own heart.

There is no limit to what we can achieve.
We will sacrifice
To be so much more.
So much more.
We will push ourselves
To be something more.
We will push ourselves
Down these roads.

Our First Breath

Written By: From Greater Heights

I thought you were my brother
But it turns out you're here to stab me in the back.
I can feel you digging beneath my skin.
I thought you were my friend
But it turns out you're thinking the same thing.
I can feel you rushing through my veins.
Through my veins.

If you stop lying
I'll teach you how to love.
If you stop crying
I'll descend from above.

Carry me, taking our first breath.
Think about my dreams
And all my inspiration.
Think about my hope
And all my future plans.
I thought you were on my side.

I thought you were on my side
But you were only pretending.
We're taking our first breath.
Can you take it with us?

If you stop lying
I'll teach you how to love.
If you stop crying
I'll descend from above.

Rising Tides

Written By: From Greater Heights

My eyes have to see your face
Since you set sail
On that sinking ship.
The tides will rise again
With no trace of you
And that sinking ship.

These lights will guide you home
And in the night skies I will hear your voice.

Another day goes by that I think of you at night.
And in the morning I imagine you there by my side.
You're right there by my side.

Look to the sea for guidance.

Sweep me to
These silent but deadly waters.
I will never lose track of who I am
Or what I will become.
Sweep me to
These silent but deadly waters
That muffle so many calls for help.

Sweep me to sea.
We are all lost under the waves (or my dick, so fucking hard).
We will never go back.
From where we came from.
We are all lost at sea.

My eyes have yet to see your face.
Since you set sail on that sinking ship.
These lights will guide you home
And in the night skies I will hear your voice.

Sweep me to
These silent but deadly waters.
I will never lose track of who I am
Or what I will become.
Sweep me to
These silent but deadly waters
That muffle so many calls for help.
Sweep me to sea.

Another day goes by that I think of you.

Discography

From Greater Heights - Demo - 2010
Recorded Summer 2009
Hive Studios, Hamilton, Ontario
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Nick Ginn
Available for streaming and free download at www.myspace.com/fromgreaterheights

From Greater Heights - For the Better - 2010
Recorded Summer 2010
Home Studio
Produced and Mixed by Joey Jongeling
Available for streaming at
www.myspace.com/fromgreaterheights