GREYLINE is a profound Dutch rock/metal band, founded in the end of 2001. The last couple of years the band intensively toured through Europe while not forgetting to astonish their home crowd. GREYLINE was invited to the well known Waldrock and Eurosonic festivals and shared stages with bands like Slayer, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge and Textures. In the summer of 2003 the band released their first EP containing four fast and agressive songs with melodic guitars. The band shared stages with bands like Shai Hulud, Converge and The Red Chord.
In 2004 GREYLINE record their first full length album Red Carpet Avenue in the Rekorder studio in Hamburg. Compared to the Shaping Directions EP the songs are longer and more complicated. National and international press highly appreciated the record.
Last year the band took their time to write and record nine dark, intensive and heavy songs. On this new album, called Behind The Masquearde, the four-piece band focus more on compact song structures. Call it a fine mix between bands like Baroness, Poison The Well and Neurosis. Heavy, powerful but also brutal. Some songs are just plain rock but other songs are slow and painful with great heavy riffs.
The band will offer their new album Behind The Masquerade as a free download on their website www.greyonline.nl starting February 19th, because they feel distributing the album through the internet is the way of the future and the best way to reach as many people as possible.
Behind The Masquerade will not be released on CD, but only on LP, via Black Death Records. “Vinyl sounds warm: you’ve got a beautiful, big album cover in your hands, and then the ritual of putting the needle on the disc, followed by pure enjoyment. It feels close to magic.” says GREYLINE-frontman Jabe-Piter Faber.
The mixing of Behind The Masquerade was done by Philip Cope. He is responsible for the production of Red Album (Relapse 2009) by the rock/metal band Baroness, and is producer and guitarist/vocalist for the stoner/sludge-formation Kylesa. Scott Hull (Visceral Sound) did the powerful masterering. Hull is guitarist/producer for Agorophobic Nosebleed and Pig Destroyer, and produced/mastered numerous releases for cult metal-label Relapse Records.
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