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Graven Image

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Formed: 2011
From: CT, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Graven Image News

Below is our complete Graven Image news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Graven Image To Release New Album

Graven Image has checked in with the following announcement about working on an upcoming new album:

"Here's a little Christmas present for all our Graven Image fans and friends!!!the one and only Michael Vescera (Obsession, Yngwie, Loudness, Animetal just to name a few) has agreed (why, I don't know, we certainly aren't worthy) to not only record but produce our next album!

"This just completes an already awesome year! Not only is mike one of the best vocalist on the planet, his studio work is just amazing and I know he will drag the very best out of us. Its a humbling thing for me to be able to work with someone of his resume! More details to follow people....."

This new album release will follow previous full-length "The Future Started Yesterday."

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Graven Image Streaming Debut LP In Full

It's been a long hard road for Connecticut's Graven Image. Over the past couple of years, the band has both solidified its lineup with the addition of seasoned vocalist Martin O'Brien (Beyond Reality/Weapon X) and fortified it with its newest additions, bassist Andrew Purchia and guitarist Scott Williams to go along with band mainstay, drummer Phil Michalak. Through this time, composer/guitarist Paul Coleman has refined/fine tuned the band's material and now on Saturday, December 15, 2012, the band will unleash its debut CD "The Future Started Yesterday."

The story of "The Future Started Yesterday" didn't come about until after most of the songs were written. As the band was writing new material, it was found that many of the songs had a common theme. From that point, the story of a soldier's return to the U.S. having to deal with post traumatic effects was born. As for the music, Graven Image plays metal the traditional way. On this release, the band successfully carried over more aggression in the studio than that of the live performances.

Guitarist Paul Coleman commented on the album: "I am very proud of this album and the guys on it. To write an album that's a concept is tricky enough, but to write one that raises social awareness is even harder. We set out to release something that would make you use your head, not just bang it."

Bassist Andrew Purchia added: "This is very exciting. With the release of this album it's a rebirth for me, but also vindication." More...

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Graven Image Streaming "Twisted And Broken"

Connecticut metal act Graven Image is streaming another new track "Twisted And Broken" from the band's forthcoming debut CD "The Future Started Yesterday." The album is scheduled for release on December 15, 2012 at the band's performance at Cook's Cafe in Naugatuck, CT (with Endtime Illusion, Our Own Destruction and the debut live performance of Fear Apparent).

The concept "The Future Started Yesterday" deals with a injured soldier returning home from the battlefield having to deal not only with his physical health but the psychological traumas from the war. The track listing for "The Future Started Yesterday" is as follows:

1. One Mistake (streaming here)
2. Far Away
3. No Atheist in a Foxhole
4. Twisted And Broken
5. Demons (streaming here)
6. The Other Side
7. 1600 Deception Avenue
8. World of Decay
9. The Future Started Yesterday

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Graven Image Streaming Second New Track "Demons"

Connecticut metal act Graven Image is streaming the second new track "Demons" from the forthcoming debut CD "The Future Started Yesterday." The album is scheduled for release on December 15, 2012 at the band's performance at Cook's Cafe in Naugatuck, CT (with Endtime Illusion, Our Own Destruction and the debut live performance of Fear Apparent).

The concept "The Future Started Yesterday" deals with a injured soldier returning home from the battlefield having to deal not only with his physical health but the psychological traumas from the war. Guitarist Paul Coleman describes "Demons" as the part where "he wakes from surgery and has no one and nowhere to go and he is reflecting on the war, his injury and were his life is."

The track listing for "The Future Started Yesterday" is as follows:

1. One Mistake (streaming at this location)
2. Far Away
3. No Atheist in a Foxhole
4. Twisted And Broken
5. Demons
6. The Other Side
7. 1600 Deception Avenue
8. World of Decay
9. The Future Started Yesterday

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Graven Image Streaming New Track "One Mistake"

Connecticut metal act Graven Image is streaming the new track "One Mistake," the first song off the debut release "The Future Started Yesterday." The album is scheduled for a self-release on December 15, 2012 as part of a scheduled performance at Cook's Cafe in Naugatuck, CT (with Endtime Illusion, Our Own Destruction and the debut live performance of Fear Apparent).

"The Future Started Yesterday" was recorded in October 2012 at Vision Recording Studios and was produced by David Vignola and Graven Image. The cover art (shown below) was created by vocalist Martin O'Brien (concept by O'Brien and guitarist Paul Coleman).

The track listing for "The Future Started Yesterday" is as follows:

1. One Mistake
2. Far Away
3. No Atheist in a Foxhole
4. Twisted And Broken
5. Demons
6. The Other Side
7. 1600 Deception Avenue
8. World of Decay
9. The Future Started Yesterday

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Graven Image Unveil Cover Art And Track List

Connecticut metal act Graven Image announced that the band's debut release will be entitled "The Future Started Yesterday," and is scheduled to be released on December 15, 2012 as part of a scheduled performance at Cook's Cafe in Naugatuck, CT (with Endtime Illusion, Our Own Destruction and the debut live performance of Fear Apparent).

"The Future Started Yesterday" was recorded in October 2012 at Vision Recording Studios and was produced by David Vignola and Graven Image. The cover art (shown below) was created by vocalist Martin O'Brien (concept by O'Brien and guitarist Paul Coleman).

The band also recently added new guitarist Scott Williams, who joined the band after the recent breakup of Agrippa93.

The track listing for "The Future Started Yesterday" is as follows:

1. One Mistake
2. Far Away
3. No Atheist in a Foxhole
4. Twisted And Broken
5. Demons
6. The Other Side
7. 1600 Deception Avenue
8. World of Decay
9. The Future Started Yesterday More...

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Pit Stories: Slayer Stops For Nothing

Every week we scour the metalverse to get the best and most memorable mosh pit stories from musicians, and this week we have a tale of all-out war that didn't end well for one show-goer's car.

The antics of Slayer shows are no stranger to the Pit Stories column, and today guitarist Paul Coleman of Connecticut act Graven Image adds the story below to the ever-expanding "Slayer has insane pits" category.

Let us know if you remember this show, and feel free to share your favorite Slayer live memory in the comments section below.

If you want to catch Graven Image live, the band will be opening for Anthrax, Testament, and Death Angel at The Webster in Hartford, Connecticut on October 4th, 2012.

WEST HARTFORD BALLROOM: SLAYER/OVERKILL/MOTORHEAD...Slayer is on and the place goes absolutely into a frenzy man, I mean the pit is going out the door into the parking lot. Never seen anything like it, there were some words exchanged outside and like a 30 on 30 war started right there man.

I remember a Volkswagen got flipped right over on its roof...people drinkin, fightin, fuckin right out in the open...crazy, crazy night! Slayer never stopped playin, the shirt sale booths got trampled, all the merch taken! Just insane!

For more info on Graven Image, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here. Check back in again next Tuesday as we share more pit stories from the metal world. More...

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Graven Image Live Footage Posted

Footage of Connecticut traditional metal band Graven Image's first show with new vocalist Martin O'Brien (Beyond Reality/Weapon X) was posted on the web. The show took place on Saturday, March 25, 2012 at Cook's Cafe in Naugatuck, Connecticut. In house for the show was former Fates Warning, current Arch/Matheos vocalist John Arch.

The band's set featured new, yet unrecorded material, from the band, including the tracks "World of Decay," "Far Away," "One Mistake," as well as "Twisted & Broken" and "Demons," both of which can be heard below.

The show marked vocalist Martin O'Brien's return to the stage after nearly a five year absence. He had the following comments on the night: "In all my years of playing, I have never had so much fun or felt so much energy from both the band and the audience. Absolutely amazing night to say the least. I was completed bowled over by the amount of people who came out to show their support!"

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Graven Image Posts New Song

Connecticut band Graven Image posted a new track "Twisted And Broken" (heard below). The track will appear on the band's debut release due for a spring 2012 release. The working title of the album is "Resurrection." The band features vocalist and Irish born Martin O'Brien (Beyond Reality/Weapon X), who also is handling the production of the forthcoming album.

Check out the track here:

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