With the new album from Greek metalists Alphastate, The Grind, the band wanted to take a more modern and aggressive approach musically. They deliver this with very loud and distinctive guitars, a more modern production with the vocals pushed upfront and drums that punch through the sound. In the lyrics, they have included more personal thoughts and experiences so that The Grind will be the groups most personnel release and sonically their best so far. Alphastate have made an album of pure aggression along with the best songs they have ever written.
Alphastate started in 2013 as a personal project from Pete Breaker (Guitars). In 2014, Manos Xanthakis (Vocals) came in and in 2015, the band’s line up was complete with Dimitris Tsounakas (Bass) and Fivos Andriopoulos (Drums). The band wanted to combine modern metal with 80’s and 90’s influences such us Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Nevermore, etc, to create a very personal and extreme style with no boundaries. Out Of The Black, the groups first album, was released in 2015 and garnered excellent and positive press globally. After playing numerous live shows in Greece from 2015 until now, Alphastate continue to evolve with their second album The Grind, which is ready to be released in 2018 worldwide via Sliptrick Records.
The Grind | Released April 3rd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
01. Trapped | 02. Phantom Desires | 03. Speak Your Mind | 04. Theater Of Lies | 05. The Grind | 06. Forevermore | 07. Behind The Dark | 08. Heaven’s World | 09. Man Made God
All music by Pete Breaker | All lyrics by Manos Xanthakis
Artwork by Manster Design | Official logo by Gustavo Sanchez
Guest keyboards by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) on Speak Your Mind and Forevermore.
Guest guitar solo by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) on Trapped.
Produced by Alphastate. Recordings by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) at Sound Symmetry Studios, Athens. Mixing and Mastering by Kimon Zeliotis, Athens.
Manos Xanthakis – Vocals | Pete Breaker – Guitars | Fivos Andriopoulos – Drums | Dimitris Tsounakas – Bass