The brainchild of Joey Frevola (Kyros), Edge of Reality is an eclectic art metal band based in Nashville, TN that embodies a wide variety of influences and expresses both light-hearted narrative and thought-provoking concepts. They aim to inspire, to entertain, and to confuse through said influences, narrative, and concepts.
Joey formed Edge of Reality during high school in his hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The high point of this period was placing first in the Daftzone’s “Battle Royale” battle of the bands competition. After graduation, Joey put ‘Edge’ on hold to attend Belmont University in Nashville where he attempted to put an entirely new band together. The band recorded a few songs, but never really made it any further. The frustration of not being able to get this group off the ground led him to revive Edge of Reality and write and record a new album.
Thus in 2014, Edge of Reality’s first official release, Elephant in my Pajamas was born. The album with its unashamedly light-hearted tone has been described by André de Boer from dprp.net as containing “a bit of weirdness” but “full of really great and addictively complex compositions…a mixture of Snarky Puppy and Haken to the edge.”
Shortly following the release of Elephant in My Pajamas, fellow music students Jesse Peck and Branndon Center jumped on board adding more diversity to Edge of Reality’s sound. With Joey on lead guitar, Jesse on rhythm and keys, and Branndon on drums, a second album began to brew. Joey and Jesse quickly began co-writing a complex storyline involving Science-Fiction and Fantasy to be revealed over the course of several albums.
Edge of Reality’s second album Vicious Circle (2016) both expands on Elephant in my Pajamas and covers new territory. There are similar light-hearted moments and complex flowing song structures, but vocals that introduce a new form of coherency and organization. The band has taken on the motto “To inspire, to entertain, to confuse,” and each song on Vicious Circle strives to accomplish all three.
2017 has seen Edge of Reality grow even more with the edition of Nick Mills on bass and Jesse Brock (Lines in the Sky) on vocals. They completed their first East Coast tour and released “New Fuel,” their first single written as a full quintet. “New Fuel” indicates the direction Edge of Reality is headed in 2018 with its darker, focused tone and blend of complexity and melodic memorability. Looking forward to the new year, Edge of Reality prepares to release their follow-up to Vicious Circle, and with it the continuation of the complex narrative they began.
Follow Edge of Reality as they unleash their unique and inspired brand of music and story-telling.