There is more than one artist or band named Gravity: 1. Gravity is a progressive rock/metal band based in Cleveland, Ohio. 2. Gravity is a rapper based out of New York. 3. Gravity is a Melodic Power Metal band from Izumi-ku, Japan with Neo-Classical Metal-elements. They formed 1996 and has released two full-length albums: "Destiny's Calling" in 2003 and "Realized" in 2006. And two Demos: "Demo 2002" in 2002 and "Demo 2004" in 2004. Official site: http://www.geocities.jp/fatalland/
1. Gravity is a progressive rock/metal band based in Cleveland, Ohio.
2. Gravity is a rapper based out of New York.
3. Gravity is a Melodic Power Metal band from Izumi-ku, Japan with Neo-Classical Metal-elements. They formed 1996 and has released two full-length albums: "Destiny's Calling" in 2003 and "Realized" in 2006. And two Demos: "Demo 2002" in 2002 and "Demo 2004" in 2004.
Official site: http://www.geocities.jp/fatalland/
4. Gravity is also the developer of the game Ragnarok Online. The soundtracks are mostly produced by SoundTeMP. Gravity should not be an artist tags for Ragnarok Online sountracks.
5. Gravity is an alias of UK trance producer Harry Dyer. See also Gravity Pres. Harry Dyer.
1. Gravity is a progressive rock/metal band based in Cleveland, Ohio:
There's not too many bands out there that can describe themselves as "instrumental progressive rock."
Gravity is an exception.
Formed in late 2004 by "phenom" guitarist Eric Potapenko, this band has been pushing musical boundaries since the very beginning. Within six months of being formed, the band placed second in the High School Rock Off, beating out 72 other bands for this awesome prize. Between 2005 and 2006, the band went through several lineup changes, but by the summer of 2006 Gravity was finally completed. Keyboard master Joe Capka, powerhouse drummer Matt Kerschner, and earth pounding bassist Brian Craft helped Gravity evolve to the next level. Together with Eric shredding up the stage on guitar, these four men have proven that dedication, professionalism, and of course fun, can accomplish great things.
This current lineup has achieved success after success almost immediately after jamming together for the first time! They took first place at the Tri-C West battle of the bands. They won the opportunity to open up for legendary metal bands Kamelot and Epica. They even released a 5-song CD, entitled "Visions Within." But in January 2007, Gravity truly did the impossible when they re-entered the High School Rock - this time winning first place! This band showed that anything is possibly with perseverance.
With the momentum of their victory in the High School Rock Off, Gravity continued to play constantly. The summer of 2007 was full a new and exciting events for the band. They opened up for several national acts between July and September, including Symphony X, Kamelot (again!), Sonata Arctica and their biggest influence of all, Dream Theater! But the true highlight for the band in 2007 was the release of their first full-length CD, entitled "Into Oblivion." This 12-song release is a true representation of Gravity's unique style of music.
As the band continues its journey into 2008, it seems like they certainly have a bright future ahead of them! Gravity would like to thank their families and friends for their constant support, and they hope that you enjoy their music. Their brand of "instrumental progressive rock" will definitely leave you wanting more!
2. Gravity is a rapper based out of New York:
On a day in July that only his Mom remembers, Gravity first dropped to Earth in Suffolk County, Long Island. One of the hungriest new artists on the mic and behind the boards, Gravity got his start scraping for crumbs as one the hungriest little kids in Bay Shore, New York. Half Colombian, half Italian, Gravity was born into a broken family and raised, hand to mouth, by his struggling Mother. On visits with his Father, young Gravity would sit, legs swinging, in the passenger seat of his Dad's beat-up Buick. Dad would school Gravity in hip-hop while KRS-ONE banged out of the car's cheap speakers.
It wasn't long until Gravity started rhyming out loud at age eleven. He showed up anywhere that would take him; Talent shows, records stores, even sneaking into a High School dance where upperclassmen encouraged the kid to perform live, on stage. Gravity adopted his moniker at age twelve, when he started the group ?Holdin' It Down' with friends.
By age thirteen, with his mic skills sharpened, Gravity started skipping school, focusing all of his attention on mixing and producing hip-hop. In the basement of his Mom's house, Grav went to work everyday, layering sounds, recording on eight track cassette recorders creating polished new songs.
A born lyricist and self-anointed producer, Gravity landed upon his greatest blessing while singing his very first chorus. With a crisp, clean singing voice that was made to sing hooks, Gravity quickly started collecting checks from people willing to pay to have him on their chorus. With the money, he bought his first computer and before it was even out of the box, Gravity was selling music online. At age fourteen, Gravity was getting as many as 500 downloads a day.
The combination of innovative beat-making, sharp lyrics and clean hooks proved marketable. When most fifteen year olds were raking lawns for sneaker money, Gravity was banking grown-up money by selling his vocals to the less talented.
In hope of finding new sounds to digest and more space to create, Gravity dipped to Florida with his girlfriend at age eighteen. The change of scenery and routine helped Gravity enter a period of even greater focus and creativity. Still getting money online and now living out of an apartment, Gravity began opening up a new Southern fan base.
Around this time, one of Gravity's tracks ended up in the headphones of DJ B-Roc, at the time a seventeen year-old phenom living in Boston. Talent recognized talent and immediately Gravity joined forces with B-Roc under the HeavyRoc Music imprint. Since their first meeting, B-Roc has gone on to lace tracks for top-shelf artists like AZ, Mobb Deep, The Diplomats and Tha Doggpound. With each new track, B-Roc is further cementing HeavyRoc Music as a true industry firebrand.
While inked with Heavy Roc, Gravity has demolished tracks with other up-and-comers Quan and J.R. Writer, as well as with heavyweights like Chino XL, and Styles P. The positive feedback has been deafening. Statik Selektah, a dj who has done official mixtapes for artists such as G-Unit and John Legend, has stamped Gravity with his official endorsement. Gravity's versatile skill set has also caught the attention of Wyclef Jean's newest artist, who immediately hired Gravity to collaborate on a new project. In addition, Gravity is set to capitalize on HeavyRoc's working relationship with Ill Will Fulton, in house producer for Koch Records with a discography including Cormega, Camp-Lo, M.O.P & more.
In Gravity, HeavyRoc has found an artist, young in years, but already fully developed. A gifted musician who is able to turn life's hard knocks into sweet melodies, Gravity has found more than a home in HeavyRoc Music. Mobile street teams, marketing and promotion arms hold down the front lines for Gravity, while in-house production teams, internet support and investment groups supply the creative and financial backing.
With the help of HeavyRoc Music, there's no doubt, Gravity is gonna be holding down the charts for years!