The Reality Of Yourself (TROY)

The Reality Of Yourself (TROY)

Springfield, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

Springfield, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Rock Alternative




"that is the sound of big American hard rock."

America, has a real authority on that kind of big hard rock and to me I love something that sounds so all American as that( TROY) does, like that is the sound of big American hard rock. - Beez, Rock Media Mogul, Space Zebra Show

"TROY bleeds out a little Metallica"

"A four-piece band that packs the same punch as acts with twice as many members, TROY bleeds out a little Metallica and a hint of Avenged Sevenfold in their new single – all with a sound and power that’s distinctly their own" - Stereo Stickman

"they are absolutely amazing"

You have got to see them play live they are absolutely amazing. Great bunch of guys for sure - - Marvin Parnell

"hell of a voice"

Great songs, hell of a voice! - -Jay Baumgardner (Producer/ NRG Studios)

"Touched my heart!"

Forgive my language, but in the most complimentary way F*CKING AMAZING! LOVE! Touched my heart! I feel your voice straight into my heart, hard core...WOW! Stunning! No words although I tried to articulate myself **HUGS****. .........:) x - - youtube fan

"absolutely nails it"

Awesome...absolutely nails it with vocals - - YTfan

"makes whistling noise"

Put them on the radio and (makes whistling noise) peeeew!!! - Josh Balz, Motionless in White, Strangekids, Space Zebra Show

"TROY had them already foaming at the mouth.”"

I found myself intrigued with the performance that TROY gave. It was obvious to me that here was a band that is confident, and had showed up ready to play. They had the audience enthralled from the first song, and revved the crowd up through their entire performance; TROY had them already foaming at the mouth.” - -Brian Mckinny (Senior Editor/ Music Insider Magazine)

"The Reckoning... its quite a doozy""

I got a taste of the new cd, and I've got to tell ya... from start to finish that thing was fantastic! Especially The Reckoning... its quite a doozy" - -Brock (Radio D.J. Rock 107 WIRX- Midwest Family Broadcasting)

"TROY is more than meets than eye (or ear)"

"Short for The Reality Of Yourself, everything about TROY is more than meets than eye (or ear). With the ability to slip meaningful and poignant lyrics into songs that are catchy enough to sing along to, TROY may just un-brainwash anyone who happens to hear Wicked World" - stereo stickman


Damn so much feeling - - Heidi Rose

"They can just destroy it."

They sound just how they’re recorded live! Honestly they can be for rock radio, They can just destroy it. - - Jake, Space Zebra Show



TROY (short for The Reality Of Yourself) is an American Rock band that formed late 2004 in the small town of Pleasant Hope MO. Today the band consists of vocalist and guitarist Cord Bishop, lead guitarist Kyle Girth, drummer Erik Milan, and bassist Kane Ransom. 

TROY’s moniker is inspired by the bands musical perception, and the notion that thought truly manifests reality. The band has released 3 studio albums to date, is known for their gripping live shows, energetic songwriting style, and winning of several battle of the bands within the Midwest region. 

TROY has shared the stage with today’s top rock artists, such as KORN, Skillet, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Crossfade, Evan’s Blue, Smile Empty Soul, The Exies, 12 Stones, Trapt, Submersed, Red, and Shamans Harvest, Blackstone Cherry, Nothing More, & Pop Evil. 

Straight from the beating heart of America - New age heavy rock with a soulful blend of Midwest blues. TROY has just wrapped up recording several new studio tracks that are ready for sync and release!

Band Members