Beyond Violet combines catchy melodies with an aggressive edge and a harmonically rich, theatrical sound. The band is strongly influenced by melodic hardrock bands such as Lacuna Coil, Evanescence, Rammstein, Unsun, Sirenia, Within Temptation and Muse, as well as early progressive rock and new wave acts.
The group was founded late 2008 by multi-instrumentalist and producer John Edwards, who has previously released well-received material in a variety of genres on several major and independent labels. In 2009, Beyond Violet made its debut as the opening act for top
symphonic metal act Autumn. After several personnel changes, the band now consists of members from England, Germany, and the Netherlands: Debby (vocals), John (guitar), Ilona (synthesizer), Joachim (bass) and Pim (drums).
Beyond Violet has received ample positive press coverage and glowing reviews, and continues to build a worldwide following and solid live reputation, based on their combination of melodic symphonic metal and ferocious performance. The band's first video, for the track Cybercherry, received some 10,000 views online in a short time.