Progressive death metal merchants From Blue to Gray just released their debut full-length album, Abstention of Interference, on Luxor Records on August 5. The Mount Pleasant, MI quintet have released several singles and an EP since their formation in 2008, and today, we’re bringing you the premiere of the album’s “Fractured Reality: Obscurity.” We didn’t know that much about Mount Pleasant, and saw that it’s smack dab in the middle of the state. We thought we’d ask the band about what it’s like being in a Michigan metal band that’s not from Detroit. Guitarist Tim Drexler got back to us with the following:
“The interesting thing about the Michigan metal scene is that it functions as if it were one gigantic city. Everyone knows everyone and people like to support each other, at least in our case anyway. The crazy thing is that there are so many GREAT bands. The market is saturated with talent!
Coming from Mt. Pleasant was actually a handicap for us, logistically speaking. There’s only one place to play (Rubble’s Bar) and it’s a two hour drive minimum to anywhere farther than Lansing or Saginaw. So we learned early on that we needed to treat the scene as a state-wide unit, and traveling to all of our shows is just the way it had to be. Turns out Michigan is a big state with a lot of legitimate markets to play in. With the record out, we’re beyond excited to go out and play it for our fans as well as get on the road to making new ones!”
Abstention of Interference is out now on Luxor Records and can be ordered here.