Pat “the Panther” Reilly and Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund Team Up for “The Chase”

Originally “The Chase” was intended to be part of Pat Reilly’s album Path to Transcendence, released January 3rd of 2020. However, at that time, Pat Reilly couldn’t find a vocalist that fit what he was looking for. Opportunity knocked in 2021, and Pat Reilly, a huge fan of Evergrey, was able to bring Tom S. Englund (also of Silent Skies) aboard. The lyrics written by Tom S. Englund were inspired by two concepts: finding comfort in isolation and seeing in the dark through the depths of confusion ( metaphorically ). “It is an incredible honor to have had the opportunity to work with Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund, whom I believe to be one of the best vocalists in modern metal.” says Pat Reilly, ” I knew his vocals would be just perfect for this song.”

Tadpole Jones from the band Meridian Parkway had actually laid the drum tracks for “The Chase” during the recording session for Path to Transcendence. Pat Reilly produced “The Chase” as well as playing guitar and bass. He also wrote all of the piano, synth and choir parts.