Hailing from Bologna, Italy, Reasons Behind are a quintet formed in 2010, and in April 2012 they self-released an EP entitled 'Ouverture'.
‘Ouverture’ was the EP of the month on Italian magazine Metal Maniac, & Reasons Behind were chosen as “Best Newcomer Of The Year” in the ‘Metal Symphonique Awards’ of France.
Their debut full-length, ‘The Alpha Memory’ is a concept album, and was produced by Olaf Thörsen (Vision Divine, Labyrinth).
Guitarist Gabriele comments on the new album: "The Alpha Memory' is our first full-length, and is a concept album that tells the story about memories, and their link to identity. Thanks to a long lost melody, the main character starts a journey inside her mind and discovers forgotten pieces from her past. Every track is a chapter of the story, and we tried to analyze the importance of memories in our life, in understanding who we really are…until the end when…well you have to listen to know how the story goes!"
Check-out the new Reasons Behind video 'With You Light' online at the MMR Youtube channel, via the link above!
Reasons Behind have shared the stage with Secret Sphere, White Skull, Ancient Bards, Tystnaden, Evenoire, Temperance and many more in their native homeland. They will be touring in support of their new album!
‘The Alpha Memory’ Review by Ravenheart Webzine: (9.5/10)
- This is flippin' good. 'Under The Surface' is the first track proper and delivers a WOW FACTOR of 10!
- Other totally magical and bombastic tracks include everything that is on this record to be honest!
- The vocals of Elisa are so angelic at times, and the remainder of the band deserves an Oscar.
- The key to a good record is if times flies by while you are listening to it, then it is orgasmatronically good - this is orgasmatronically good!... - Raveheart Webzine (Oct. 24, 2014)
"The tracks are very well constructed and have some great elements intertwined within them...there are a lot of good things to discover and to satisfy your Symphonic (Power)/ Melodic Metal appetite. A very solid album indeed, Highly Recommended listening ..... 9/10!" Black Phoenix Rising
“The Alpha Memory’ is an absolute gem in symphonic power metal, and will delight fans of this genre for many years to come!”
RIYL: Nightwish, Epica, After Forever, Amaranthe, Within Temptation, Kamelot, Rhapsody of Fire, Dream Theater
released January 1, 2015
Masterfully Produced by Olaf Thörsen (guitarist & mastermind of Vision Divine and Labyrinth)
Powerful mix; & mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio, Rome, Italy (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, Subhuman).
Magnificent artwork incl. 16 page deluxe booklet by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Kamelot, Amaranthe, Angra)
Reasons Behind is:
Elisa - Vocals
Gabriel - Guitars
Dige – Keyboards, Piano
Enrico Goya - Bass
Riccardo – Drums