Off the back of an extremely well received debut album, ‘Homecoming’, released in November 2020, Ashen Reach are skyrocketing to another level in 2023. Letting go of any of the traditional inspirations previously on display, and forging a new path in modern metal, with their hugely anticipated follow up EP entitled, THE FEAR. Whilst the sound is evolving into something heavier, more exciting and powerful, the heart of the band remains and is distinctly Ashen Reach.
Our unique sound, forged with the melting pot of influences held by members; Kyle Martyn Stanley, Paddy Cummins, Joe O’Sullivan and Jess Stanley, has catapulted them into a formidable force of the UK upcoming rock and metal scene.
Since the release of Homecoming, the band has had 2 hugely successful years, with a vast number of opportunities presenting themselves in forms such as slots at; Steelhouse Festival, back to back years at Planet Rockstock, firstly headlining the Graham Harding Stage 2021 and subsequently opening the Main Stage in 2022, NWOCR LIVE at KK’s Steelmill, Winterstorm Festival, Rockmantic Festival and many more. Support slots include the likes of; Inglorious, Stone Broken, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Myke Gray, GUN and many more.
‘Fighting For My Life’, the opening track of Homecoming, featured in a UK Top 10 Compilation album, NWOCR Volume One. Meaning we’re officially, a UK Top 10 charting band.
Our goal, above all, is to be different. Extremely modern music, with all the heaviness that we love, combined with unrivalled accessibility, through prominent melodies and huge, memorable choruses.
We are something different. An exciting change and a breath of fresh air to the modern music scene. We feel we have something unique and special to bring to people and from the feedback we have received since the release of ‘Homecoming’, and from extensive touring all over the UK, the fans very much agree.