far from who we are brings the heavy and the heart more than most bands. A TRULY WORLD-CLASS OUTFIT THAT CONTINUE TO PUSH BOUNDARIES AND SET THE STANDARD FOR SONG, RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE QUALITY - WE PROMISE YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY

Far From Who We Are is a 3-piece melodic hard rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa, consisting of brothers Johan Heyns (Guitar, Vocals, Synths), Maarten Heyns (Bass) and Kyle Williams (Drums). 

Formed back in 2015, the band released their self-titled debut in 2017, and have since continued to shape their signature sound through a number of well-received single releases (including “This is War” (2018), “Hollow”, ”Monster in Me” and “Chaos” (2019), “Hurricane” , “Living a Lie” and "Rise" (2020)). 

Far From Who We Are continue to push the boundaries of traditional hard rock, fusing a mix of rock, metal and electro sounds to create their unique blend of melodic alternative rock that is big on emotion and catchy melodies, underpinned by hard-hitting riffs and beats.  

fresh / hard-hitting / groovy / emotive

They’re well known for their energetic and immersive live shows, and the band have shared the stage with the big names in the SA rock scene (incl.The Narrow, Facing The Gallows, Red Helen, Truth And Its Burden, Man As Machine to name a few).  

They write, record, mix and master everything themselves in their own studio (The Laundry Room), and the result is a recording quality that is truly world-class, which is just what their songs deserve.  

“Rise”, released Nov 2020, was the first single from their latest EP, and was also recently included in Mongrel Records’ FANGS Volume 3, the latest compilation of the best of the African Rock & Metal underground.

Second single and title track “Sleep in Shadows” followed on 14 May 2021, receiving wide- spread media and radio coverage in the UK, Germany, South Africa and the US. 

Recently nominated for a 2020 South African Metal Music Award (Best Alternative Band), the band is set for big things in the year to come.

The band's epic new EP " SLEEP IN SHADOWS" is now available everywhere.

If you have not yet experienced their music, get on it NOW!

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Hard-hitting new EP "Sleep in Shadows" is out now! featuring 5 killer tracks with some very cool collaborations.

Available on all platforms plus direct download here

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