Philadelphia, PA USA Klint Kanopka:
Reign Supreme are one of the heaviest/hardest metallic hardcore bands to surface from Philadelphia in over a decade. Led by former Blacklisted member Jay Pepito on vocals, they wield the same devastating musical hammer as bands like Crowbar, Terror, and Integrity. Yet come out swinging with a conviction and rage unlike anyone before them.
In 2006, Reign Supreme unleashed their classic demo on an unsuspecting hardcore world (now released as a 7"EP titled "F*** the Weak" on the Rock Vegas label). In early 2007, the band released a 12" Single on Robby Redcheeks' Dead By 23 label. This marked the first time that a 12" Single was recorded and released for a single show.
"American Violence" was Reign Supreme's first release for Deathwish/Malfunction. Recorded by Will Putney @ The Machine Shop (Lamb Of God, V.O.D), "American Violence" is a five round sonic war. With songs like "Iscariot" and "To A Dead God", they rise up to strike down with a bone shaking violence that few could possess. Leading the pack while thinning the herd with their unflinching power, confidence, and intensity.
"Testing The Limits Of Infinite" is Reign Supreme's highly anticipated debut full length album. Produced by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Lamb Of God, VOD, Every Time I Die), "Testing The Limits..." takes the accessible metallic hardcore foundation popularized by many, and injects a fresh warm blood deep within it. The result is a new breed of anthemic metallic hardcore; immaculately executed, intensely heavy, and refreshingly unpredictable. Songs like "Persevere And Overcome" and "Slipping Away" smash through expectations with earth moving power, while the introspective instrumental "Waiting" as well as the winding "To Live And Die (In Vain)" show a sonic diversity rarely found in heavy music. Proving that Reign Supreme are a true anomaly in today's music world, playing the role of both the hammer and the nail.
Reign Supreme continue to release music and tour throughout the world.
Photos: Robby Redcheeks & Nick Sethi