The Beyond (3)

The Beyond were a Derby, England quartet. John Whitby (vocals), Andy Gatford (guitar), Jim Kersey (bass), and Neil Cooper (drums) came together in 1988 and made two releases on Big Cat before signing with EMI subsidiary Harvest for the release of 1991's Crawl. The band switched to Music for Nations for their second effort, Chasm, in 1993.

They changed their name to Gorilla in 1995 to release further singles before disbanding in 1998

Vocalist John Whitby later became the Labour Mayor of Derby, and while serving as Mayor, the band reformed on 16th February 2018 for a charity concert in Derby, at The Lounge, to raise money for his chosen charities.
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C2 99818 The Beyond (3) - Crawl album art The Beyond (3) Crawl (Album) EMI C2 99818 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
TOCP-7738 The Beyond (3) - Chasm album art The Beyond (3) Chasm (Album) Music For Nations TOCP-7738 Japan 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Beyond (3) - Beyond (No Excuse) album art Beyond* Beyond (No Excuse)(Cass, Single) Not On Label (The Beyond (3) Self-released) none UK 1989 Sell This Version
ABBSCD 22 The Beyond (3) - No Excuse album art The Beyond (3) No Excuse (Single) Big Cat ABBSCD 22 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ABB 15 T The Beyond (3) - Manic Sound Panic album art The Beyond (3) Manic Sound Panic (EP) Big Cat ABB 15 T UK 1990 Sell This Version
12EM 191, 20 4316 6 The Beyond (3) - One Step Too Far album art The Beyond (3) One Step Too Far (Single) EMI, EMI 12EM 191, 20 4316 6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
HAR 5300 The Beyond (3) - Empire album art The Beyond (3) Empire (Maxi, Single) Harvest, Harvest, EMI HAR 5300 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CDHAR 5301 The Beyond (3) - Raging E.P. album art The Beyond (3) Raging E.P. (EP, Single) Harvest CDHAR 5301 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CDKUT 154 The Beyond (3) - Sentimental Vultures album art The Beyond (3) Sentimental Vultures(CD, EP, Ltd) Music For Nations CDKUT 154 UK 1993 Sell This Version


BENDER 2 The Beyond (3) - Bendynoize! album art Atom Seed / The Beyond (3) Atom Seed / The Beyond (3) - Bendynoize!(Flexi, 7", Comp, Promo) Kerrang! Magazine BENDER 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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November 6, 2020
I really wish someone would get Manic Sound Panic out on CD - or even Bandcamp, or a retrospective CD package of early ep's etc. Such an underrepresented band.


October 5, 2018
Completely agree with the other comments, I found Coopers drumming utterly captivating! You can tell that boy knew his Rudiments!
A class act, and a shame nothing more came of it. 1st class musicianship.


December 28, 2014
How I wish this band had continued beyond the two albums. Beautifully rich, intelligent and emotionally complex progressive metal with none of the wankiness that term implies; political lyrics, interesting song structures, an experimental attitude towards style and genre...Jim Thirlwell on production duties for Chasm was a stroke of genius (one which didn't work all the time, but for most of the album made something so forward thinking as to still stand positively 20 years later)...but fatally let down by the industry.


April 14, 2012
The first group which managed to combine prog rock with grunge (ahead of Tool) but had no luck or no money for promotion and eventually fell to obscurity.

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