A BlankTV Premiere Presentation:
Reaper In Sicily - "Horizons"
In 2009, Reaper in Sicily, 5 enthusiastic youngsters from Aberdare, South Wales hit the local scene hard, the self proclaimed 'Power Pop' quintet and winners of the best unsigned live act in the UK by Kerrang! magazine In their first year the band signed a record deal with Search and Destroy Records and Raw power management. The bands first single 'We Are The Show' appeared on Kerrang! Television and lava tv on numerous occasions. The boys also went on and featured in multiple magazines and on radio stations including 'radio 1' and even a Paco Rabbanne 'Black XS' advert. Sadly in March 2010 Matthew Jenkins (guitarist) was diagnosed with leukemia, and the band was put on instant hiatus until the guitarist was well enough to play again. Reaper then made an astonishing come back in the UK's biggest rock festivals. Reading and Leeds along with their debut EP 'Eden'. The band have since released another Ep called 'Chapters' and played/toured with bands such as - Kids In Glass Houses, The Subways, Max Raptor, Attack! Attack!, Mallory Knox, Hawthorne Heights, Fightstar, Not Advised, Like Torches, Destine, The xcerts, Straight Lines, Exit-International, I Spy Strangers, Evarosa, Hildamay and many many more. In 2012 the Band went in to record their self funded Debut Album 'Islands' with Romesh Dodangoda at Longwave Studios.
The album is set for release June the 3rd 2013, with the first Single Horizons being released 25th March. Reaper in Sicily marked their 4th year as a band (2013) as their biggest and most important year, Singer Rhys Bernardo was quoted saying 'This year is the big push for us, we need to give it absolutely everything, we owe it to the fans and ourselves to really dig deep and pull something out of the bag. We feel that, with the release of Islands, we will have an album we can be proud of and we are just going to do everything we can to elaborate on the great years we have had as a band, we will give it everything but mainly make sure we enjoy every second of it. The fans are what's most important and without them we wouldn't still be here doing what we are doing, It's time to give something back, and we hope this album is our way of showing them how much we care.
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