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Beyond The Embrace Bio

Beyond The Embrace
Band members
Shawn - vocals
Oscar - guitars
Jeff - guitars
Alex - guitars
Adam - bass
Mike - drums


Beyond the Embrace is a six piece metal outfit, hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts. This band weaves aggression into melody, with catchy overtones, and enough twin guitar harmonies to ignite the soul. Stylistically, this band incorporates a vast collection of influences ranging from early bay-area thrash, to Melodic death metal. Beginning in January 2000, vocalist Shawn Gallagher and lead guitarist Oscar Gouveia enlisted friends and former band-mates to spawn Beyond the Embrace. The band quickly broke into the local bar scene, and made immediate impact with their rousing live performances (featuring a three guitar onslaught) and
adrenaline fueled cover versions of classic songs such as, Iron Maiden's The Trooper. In mid 2001 the band came the attention of Metal Blade Records via a demo review BRAVE WORDS & BLOODY KNUCKLES magazine. The steller review led to contacting the group, a subsequent meeting/live showcase, and the final recording deal. BEYOND THE EMBRACE represents
everything that the American metal audience is gravitating toward; true musicianship, melody fused with forceful delivery and most importantly, actual songs. BEYOND THE EMBRACE's triple guitar fury is unmatched in the current crop of underground metal bands, with the bands philosophy being, "If we put on the record, we have to be able to pull it off live" and they
do. Vocalist Shawn Gallagher points out that while their love of current (Ever Grey, In Flames, Soilwork) and old school (Iron Maiden, Slayer, Megadeth) metal bands drives their creativity, he felt that no one band was giving him everything he needed as a fan, and therefore he and guitarist
GOUVEIA created their version of what the perfect modern metal band should be. With an average of 23 years old, BEYOND THE EMBRACE compose and perform with the savvy metal veterans. Rounded out by JEFF SAUDE/guitar, ALEX BOTELHO/guitar, ADAM GONSALES/bass and MIKE BRESCIANI/drums, their debut release AGAINST THE ELEMENTS is an astounding debut. Produced by the band, the final mixes were dealt to Bay Area producer extrodinaire JUAN URTEAGA at TRIDENT STUDIO's, with the result being a sonic barrage of finesse and power. The debut release "Against The Elements" will be released in May 2002, but in the meantime check them out on Metal Blade Records UNCORRUPTED STEEL compilation which hits the stores on February 26th.

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