Look in my eyes tell me what you see. A broken down man from the misery and defeat. But I'll die to protect what's mine. And that's something you're afraid of. This world is mine, You can't trust anyone. This world is mine, nowhere left to run. This world is mine, can't trust anyone. This world is mine, no way out. Your first mistake pay with your life. No second chance the games are over. I'm taking all that you possess. Elitist in the truest form you can't beat me. This world is mine, you can't trust anyone. This world is mine, nowhere left to run. This world is mine, can't trust anyone. This world is mine, no way out. This world is mine crippled ship in the path of the storm. Breath of sin in the path of the righteous. Your acts won't go unpunished because this world is mine. Bring the world back down.
At end of 2001, New Jersey’s once vibrant scene had been reduced to a few throwbacks to the glory days and not much else. Gone were the weekly shows at places like the Stone Pony, Pipeline and all the great hall shows of the era. Much like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Shattered Realm arose through the ranks immediately staking a claim at the empty throne of NJHC’s scene. Taking the metallic riffs that powered bands like Second To None and Fury Of Five to world acclaim, but mixing the hardcore sensibilities they’ve managed to cut out of what little competition there was and make a name throughout the Northeast. It wasn’t but a few months after the release of their highly praised demo that Joe from WarMachine Records approached, interested in remastering and re-releasing the material. Firmly at the helm of the new Jersey scene they took their vibrant live show and stage antics out as far as Chicago and Detroit, testing the waters for tours to come. In no time the overwhelming mass appeal and word of mouth made Shattered Realm a name that known far and wide.
At that time they chose to release their debut Broken Ties, Spoken Lies with Alveran/Eulogy. Their US tours in support of this record took its toll not just on the members themselves, but on their many vans. It was not uncommon for them to leave their homes in one van and come home in another. Despite setbacks and eventual lineup changes, they’ve managed to make a name for themselves throughout the world. A fall European solidified the bands ability and prowess, leaving the fans craving a new full length. 2004 found them changing lineups again, again a new singer, again a tour nearly sidelined because of a shitty van. Regardless of the obstacles, they’ve managed to overcome whatever stood in their way.
A lot of experience and wisdom was gained in those few short years on the road, playing for almost nothing and living out of Wal-Mart parking lots. Poised and in a position of power never thought of before, Shattered Realm brought to you - Broken Ties, Spoken Lies… arguably the most brutal offering out of New Jersey in easily a decade. A lot of blood, sweat and tears has got SR to this point. Their fans made each trip and each show worth the struggle and sacrifice.
For Shattered Realm, its been the best and worst of times, but the music and the hardcore scene has stood behind them the entire length of the trip, ensuring them that there is more to accomplish. This year will be their year to achieve that and much more.
FROM THE DEAD END BLOCKS WHERE LIFE MEANS NOTHING....the newest full length, available in the US through www.eulogyrecordings.com and Europe www.alveranrecords.com
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