"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1991
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Grief News

Below is our complete Grief 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.

Headline News

Grief Calls It A Day

Boston's sludge/doom metal act Grief has announced that they will be parting ways. A message from the band reads as follows:

"I’m sorry to announce that Grief is no longer playing. We have disbanded or whatever. The last show we played was the Wien Arena in Vienna Austria (I think I spelled those things right) our reasons for disbanding are our reasons. We have chosen not to get into it but it may or may not include the following reasons:

"- Jeff has finally become Rip Van Winkle and will be asleep for the next 50 years.

"- Ray has finally eaten so much that he can not fit out of the door to his house and is unable to leave home. More...

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Maryland Deathfest Announces 2 Replacement Bands

Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.

Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.

Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms More Bands

More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:

Bolt Thrower
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Rotten Sound
Keep of Kalessin
Trap Them
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Complete Failure
Hero Destroyed

Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:

"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."

A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009

Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.

Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Trap Them Readies New Album

Trap Them is readying their new album, "Seizures In Barren Praise," for a November 11 release. Vinyl will follow shortly thereafter.

Once again engineered by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, "Seizures In Barren Praise" shows Trap Them at their most vicious.

"Barren Praise" is a fictional ghost town version of every non-fiction town" says McKenney. "Lyrically, previous Trap Them releases are all stories from people who had lived in "Barren Praise" before deciding to up and leave. This is the story of those who stayed behind to tell the stories of watching everything unfold..." states McKenney.

The band is currently rounding out the final dates for an extensive east coast tour of the U.S. and Canada and has announced a record release show and European tour dates as well. The latest Trap Them tour dates are as follows: More...

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Grief Announces More Show Dates

GRIEF will be embarking on a European tour with TRAP THEM in November. You can check out the latest confirmed dates online here. The band has also lined up the following upcoming U.S. shows:

October 24 - Baltimore, MD @ The Nowarehouse
October 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber
October 31 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
May 22-24 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest VII

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Trap Them And Kill Them Announce New Drummer

Trap Them And Kill Them has issued a band update:

"First off, We'd like to announce the latest additions to the line-up: John Heidenrich (Abhorred, Noosebomb, Grief) recently joined as a full time drummer. His d-beat & blast beat skills bring tears to our eyes...it's just....brutal. Nat Coghlan (Transistor Transistor, some totally evil one man kvlt black metal project with no name) joined up a few months ago to fill bass duties and let Brian use his Marshall JMP. Thanks Nat, Euronymous would be proud.

These fine dudes join founding members Brian V. Izzi (guitars) & Ryan J. McKenney (vocals) in the persuit of revenge... We would also like to give a special THANK YOU to Scott DeFusco (Extinction Agenda) for his outstanding session drumming and incredible help during the recording of 'Sleepwell Deconstructor' CD. The 7 inch is supposed to be shipping very shortly. Trash Art will have an exclusive t-shirt/7 inch package for sale soon. Go to myspace.com/trashart and harass Mitch. Do it.

We will be playing shows regularly, so check back here for the information. This, of course, means that if you want us to play your sweet ass show, get in touch. We'll distort the fuck out of your town."

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Vital Remains To Play Show With Glen Benton

VITAL REMAINS will be making a rare New England appearance featuring Glen Benton of DEICIDE on lead vocals on January 28 at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island. The group's lineup will also feature Ralph Santolla (DEICIDE, DEATH, ICED EARTH) on lead guitar, Dave Suzuki on drums and Ron Greene on bass. Also appearing on the bill will be Boston doom legends GRIEF, SIN OF ANGELS, I, DESTROYER, and TERATISM.

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Exhumed Announce Fall/Winter Tour

EXHUMED have announced fall/winter tour dates in support of their upcoming release, "Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated", to be issued on Parasitic Twin Records, distributed via Relapse Records. These West Coast gore fiends will kick off their five week tour on October 27 in Aptos, CA. Throughout the course of the tour, EXHUMED will share stages with the likes of BEHEMOTH, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER, GRIEF and many others.

"Garage Daze Re-Regurgitated" is a collection of cover songs that harkens back to the band's filthiest roots (MASTER, SIEGE, UNSEEN TERROR) and pays homage to influential classics (PENTAGRAM, AMEBIX, SAMHAIN, THE CURE). The CD will see a U.S. release on November 8.

Upcoming EXHUMED shows are as follows: More...

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Doom And Grind Fest Update

NotCommon Records have released the lineup for the Doom and Grind Fest, scheduled for July 16 and 17, 2005. Originally slated to occur in Boston, the festival will now take place at The Living Room (23 Rathbone Street) in Providence, Rhode Island. Tickets are $12 a day or $20 for a two day pass.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Grief To Reunite For Festival Appearance

Boston's legendary doom kings GRIEF will reunite for an appearance at the first annual NEW ENGLAND GRIND AND DOOM FEST on July 17 at Emerald Hall in Braintree, Massachusetts. No further information is available at this time.

Forming out of the band DISRUPT in the early nineties, GRIEF's objective from the outset was to make the slowest, most mournful doom metal out there, according to RoadBurn.com. The band definitely managed to do so on albums such as 1994's "Come to Grief" and 1998's "Torso", which are now classics in the genre.

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