The Grind


01. Trapped | 02. Phantom Desires | 03. Speak Your Mind | 04. Theater Of Lies | 05. The Grind | 06. Forevermore | 07. Behind The Dark | 08. Heaven’s World | 09. Man Made God

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With the new album from Greek metalists AlphastateThe Grind, the band wanted to take a more modern and aggressive approach musically. They deliver this with very loud and distinctive guitars, a more modern production with the vocals pushed upfront and drums that punch through the sound. In the lyrics, they have included more personal thoughts and experiences so that The Grind will be the groups most personnel release and sonically their best so far. Alphastate have made an album of pure aggression along with the best songs they have ever written.

Alphastate started in 2013 as a personal project from Pete Breaker (Guitars). In 2014, Manos Xanthakis (Vocals) came in and in 2015, the band’s line up was complete with Dimitris Tsounakas (Bass) and Fivos Andriopoulos (Drums). The band wanted to combine modern metal with 80’s and 90’s influences such us Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Nevermore, etc, to create a very personal and extreme style with no boundaries. Out Of The Black, the groups first album, was released in 2015 and garnered excellent and positive press globally. After playing numerous live shows in Greece from 2015 until now, Alphastate continue to evolve with their second album The Grind, which is ready to be released in 2018 worldwide via Sliptrick Records.

The Grind | Released April 3rd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records

Track Listing:
01. Trapped | 02. Phantom Desires | 03. Speak Your Mind | 04. Theater Of Lies | 05. The Grind | 06. Forevermore | 07. Behind The Dark | 08. Heaven’s World | 09. Man Made God

All music by Pete Breaker | All lyrics by Manos Xanthakis
Artwork by Manster Design | Official logo by Gustavo Sanchez

Guest keyboards by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) on Speak Your Mind and Forevermore.
Guest guitar solo by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) on Trapped.
Produced by Alphastate. Recordings by Bob Katsionis (Firewind-Outloud) at Sound Symmetry Studios, Athens. Mixing and Mastering by Kimon Zeliotis, Athens.

Alphastate are:
Manos Xanthakis – Vocals | Pete Breaker – Guitars | Fivos Andriopoulos – Drums | Dimitris Tsounakas – Bass

Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick









    The album kicks right from the start and does not really let up until the last track has ended leaving you wanting more. Each track, with its own identity, makes your listening experience a pleasure giving you the feeling that Alphastate are one of those rare, true metal bands that actually care about the music they write and play …read more


    Actually, it doesn’t matter if they play thrash or power metal, these guys’ actions me feel good as their alley of metal is solid as a lump of granite. Full of talent, Alphastate deliver one after another great song where power, technical precision and melody reign supreme. This new album “The Grind” must open up more doors for the band, they deserve to be heard both nationally and far beyond the borders …read more


    ‘Man Made God’ is very different to the other tracks on this album, from the get go you can feel sure you are getting something special for the last track on the album, and you do. But it’s not just different and that’s it, it takes everything good about the other tracks on the album, but also shows more of what they can do …read more


    Impeccably done these guys are the definition of quality. This quartet is going to make it big because that’s what they’ve accomplished here …read more


    Gli ateniesi, guidati da Manos Xanthakis, sono protagonisti di un album a tratti davvero brillante: il loro metal è valorizzato da un’ottima produzione e si avvicina al sound dei primi Nevermore, quindi con un approccio moderno e thrash, buona tecnica e con quel tocco drammatico/progressivo marchio di fabbrica della storica band americana …read more

  6. Justin Hulford

    But what they do, they do well. The vocal really grew on me as this continued and the music delivered from the outset. Maybe it needs a couple of deeper hooks here and there, but it’s still a strong piece that flirts with the industrial as it serves up some solid metal …read more


    9 νέα τραγούδια λοιπόν που κυμαίνονται περίπου στα 37’.30’’, με ατόφιο heavy metal να συνοδεύεται με κάποια speed περάσματα. Σε πολλά σημεία θα σας θυμήσει σίγουρα τις προσωπικές δουλειές του Bruce Dickinson, κάποια κιθαριστικά σόλα στο στυλ των Iron Maiden αλλά και Groove/Speed/Thrash περάσματα στις ρυθμικές κιθάρες και το μπάσο …read more

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