Formed in the early part of 2009, Reason is the brainchild of ex-Vandamne/Fyrebyrds/Empire/Crywolf guitarist & songwriter Chris Gyngell and vocalist Paul Mace. The bands mission is to refine the greatest elements of melodic & progressive hard rock & metal into expansive yet direct & powerful songs, something for all fans of pre-grunge power, presented with an up-to-date energy and sentiment. Chris & Paul have recruited ex-Vandamne/Empire keyboard player Martyn Peters, bassist Graham Corbett and drummer Paul Powell to complete the line-up.
Online promotion of REASON began in late 2009, and immediately brought a great deal of attention worldwide. The bands sound somehow transcended many genres of rock and metal music, and received acclaim from all directions. By mid-2010, REASONs song inventory was considerable, and to use a famous phrase – All killer and no filler.
In June 2010, REASON were contacted by U.S. production legend Beau Hill. Beau had checked out REASONs web page and liked what he heard. The band are huge admirers of Beaus work, and an agreement was quickly made for Beau to remix a demo track for promotional purposes. The song Rise was selected due to its concise, powerful and extremely melodic qualities, and Beau set to work.
REASON are now looking towards a bright future, plans are being made to assure release of the bands material, and also to get the band out on the road very soon. Check and spread the new tune "Before The Dawn"!
Paul Mace – Lead Vocals
Chris Gyngell – Lead Guitar, vocals
Graham Corbett – Bass
Gil Hird – Keyboards
John Townsend – Drums
The Darkest Star (2011)