GRAY STATE was formed back in 2015, when four of us decided to form a new band out of the ashes of our old garage-project.
The goal was to share our love for punk, metal and hardcore into our own music. After a few smaller releases searching for our own sound, we started to write more metal/H8000 inspired songs.
As a band, we focus on making the nastiest riffs with influences that go all the way from CRADLE OF FILTH to ARKANGEL and alike. After releasing our debut longplay "Our Final Regret" in 2018 and touring all over Europe from the legendary Ieperfest to Moscow, we have been working hard on the new material that has taken the band's songwriting to a whole new level.
The songs on the new album needed a lot of time to take their form, the oldest songs dating all the way to 2017. We recorded the album by ourselves at our rehearsal space again and again, until everybody was happy with the results.
Our guitar player Samuli learnt how to record via YouTube and just took the whole game to a new level. It took literal blood, sweat and tears but the results are absolutely worth it. The album will be out this Summer.
Our plans towards the release of the new album is to tour Europe once again this summer and bring the Sastamala Vegan Metal frontier to your hometown.