Upon seeing a striking image in Newport Library one of the band members started to form an idea that would resonate deeply with the other three. The nature of rage, in its many forms, in all seven ages of man. There would be different characters, locations, countless shades of anger, and the very near quenching of it. Starting at birth and concluding at death the album was to not only work as one piece of music but also as an unpretentious, catchy head banger.
The structure for Seven Rages of Man was inspired by Shakespeare's seven ages speech from 'As You Like it.' It's divided into a Prologue, Epilogue and seven Acts. Besides the Shakespearian influence there are also elements of Greek Tragedy, Mythology and Modern Philosophy, all supporting one constant through line, an exploration of human rage.
After eighteen months, and a lot of sweat, bloody fingers and teary vocalists 'Seven Rages of Man' is complete. Mixed by 'Dub War'/'Skindred' guitarist Jeff Rose, the band feel it is everything, and more than, they'd hoped for.
In 2012 Blue Gillespie proudly welcome music lovers of all genres to vent their demons, follow the stories, or simply mosh their tits off to 'Seven Rages of Man'
We would like to acknowledge that VII.R.O.M is an achievement that would not have been possible without the emotional, financial and uncompromising support of their fan base or the tolerance and patience of their friends and family. Thank you, all of you.
Release date: May 4, 2012