BEYOND GRACE have premiered their new single, Barmecide Feast, and it’s accompanying lyric video via Distorted Sound. Barmecide Feast is the third and final pre-release single to be taken from their upcoming sophomore album, Our Kingdom Undone, due for release via Prosthetic Records on September 3. Alongside the premiere, Distorted Sound caught up with BEYOND GRACE vocalist Andy Walmsley to discuss the Nottingham, UK death metal band’s forthcoming album in depth.
Barmecide Feast is available to listen to via Bandcamp and will be on all streaming platforms on Friday, August 20.
Speaking on the new single, Andy Walmsley (vocals) comments: “Barmecide Feast might just be the catchiest song on the album, but it’s also one of the angriest (and they’re all pretty damn angry). It’s a song about broken promises, empty rhetoric, hollow words. About those who act with impunity, but without responsibility. All set to a soundtrack of absolutely massive riffs and equally huge hooks with a simple message – the ones who lead you, the hand that feeds you, cannot always be trusted.”
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.
Our Kingdom Undone tracklist:
1. Dark Forest Doctrine
2. Barmecide Feast
3. Hive Mind
4. Factions Speak Louder Than Herds
5. The Price of Peace
6. Persona Non Grata
8. Our Kingdom Undone
Upcoming BEYOND GRACE shows
September 3 – J.T Soar – Nottingham, UK
(Our Kingdom Undone album release and livestream)