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Graves At Sea

From: OR, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Graves At Sea 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.

Doomed & Stoned Offering 70 Track Compilation

The blog Doomed & Stoned has put together an extensive compilation of underground heavy bands in Portland, Oregon, which features Ape Machine's "Angry Man," Blackwitch Pudding's "Swamp Gas Of The Nevermizer," and a whole lot more. The site's founder, Billy Goat, comments:

"Portland, Oregon is known for many things--it's the 'Rose City,' clustered around the mighty Willamette River and nearby Mt. Hood, the home of Nike and the Trail Blazers, even a major network television show called Portlandia.

"But to the hard working locals, Portland is home two the two big things that really matter: brews and bad-ass rock 'n' roll. Doomed & Stoned in Portland is a snapshot of the heavy music scene right now in Portland--from the ever-popular Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Toxic Holocaust, to rising stars such as Sons of Huns, Ape Machine, and Drunk Dad.

"Most of all, here is a collection of bands with a strong DIY ethic--everything from experimental metal to a distinct brand of Northwest punk to the ultra-heavy metal doom giants like Graves at Sea, Usnea, and Stoneburner. Not to mention the bands that just like to "Keep Portland Weird" (Blackwitch Pudding, Pinkzilla, Big Black Cloud). Over 65 bands waiting for you to lend them your ears--and a free download, to boot. You may just discover your next favorite bands."

You can stream all the tracks below or pick up your own copy of the compilation at this location. The track listing is as follows: More...

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TWBM To Play Day Of The Shred Fest

Trapped Within Burning Machinery - Moreno Valley, California's five-piece crushing doom/sludge outfit - is set to play this year's Day Of The Shred Fest on November 1st alongside Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand, The Shrine, and a whole hell of a lot more.

The band was originally a one-man project started by Zak Esparza (lead guitar/vocalist) in 2007. After recording some demos, Zak recruited close friend Geoff Jones to play drums and Juan Rodriguez to fill in on bass.

The trio wrote and recorded the band’s first demo, "Evolutionary Transmitted Disease," and self-released it in the summer of 2009. In January 2011, the band entered the studio to record a first full-length album, "The Putrid Stench of Decaying Self," this time with new bassist Ernie Ballerz and second guitarist Robert Trujillo. The band released the full-length through Black Voodoo Records on October 5th, 2012.

In early 2014, the group released a limited split tape with LA's Pigeonwing. Trapped Within Burning Machinery has also recently added a third guitarist, James Inglett, to expand its sound. As of April of 2014, TWBM just finished second full-length, "The Filth Element," recorded with renowned producer/engineer John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia), which will be released via Midnite Collective in the near future.

Day Of The Shred takes place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on Novemer 1st. Tickets are available here and the show will feature Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand Elder, The Shrine, Bongripper, Radio Moscow, Ancestors, Glitter Wizard, Graves At Sea, Danava, Arctic, Hot Lunch, All Them Witches, Goya, (16), Greenbeard, and Trapped Within Burning Machinery. More...

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Graves At Sea / Sourvein Split Streaming

Just days preceding its public availability through Seventh Rule Recordings, Metal Hammer is now exclusively streaming the caustic split EP from Graves At Sea and Sourvein.

Side A of this crusher is ruled by two scathing numbers from Portland, Oregon's Graves At Sea, whose contributions leave an eerie aura complete with tortured vocals, foreboding composition, and a general sense of dread. Recorded by Billy Anderson, (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis) "Betting On Black" and "Confession" thunder with the all-consuming sludge for which the band is notorious, flooding in amongst the tortured howls and shrieks of vocalist Nathan Misterek.

The resin-coated Cape Fear carnage of Sourvein overthrows the B-Side with three songs produced and recorded by Mike Dean of Corrosion Of Conformity. These odes of heavy -- "Driffter," "Equinox" and "Follow The Light" -- combine toxic riffs, grooves and just the right amount of psychedelic appeal.

Both sides were mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering and will be released via Seventh Rule on 160-gram vinyl as well as CD this Tuesday, May 13th.

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Graves At Sea Streaming "Betting On Black"

Another earful of grisly doom from Portland misery bringers Graves At Sea is now available online. Check out "Betting On Black" over at Pitchfork.com here.

This latest canticle serves as the opening number from the band's upcoming split with the Cape Fear riff-wielders in Sourvein. The split will be unleashed via Seventh Rule Recordings later this month on May 15th. Pre-orders are available at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. GRAVES AT SEA - Betting On Black
2. GRAVES AT SEA - Confession
3. SOURVEIN - Driffter
4. SOURVEIN - Equinox
5. SOURVEIN - Follow The Light More...

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Graves At Sea Streams "This Place Is Poison"

The Portland doom kings in Graves At Sea today drop a molten taste of "This Place Is Poison," available below thanks to Cvlt Nation.

The sordid hell hymn serves as side A of the EP of same name. The band's first release since 2005's scalding split with Asunder, "This Place Is Poison" was tracked by drummer Bryan Sours (ex-Subarachnoid Space) and Steve Lobdell at Audible Alchemy and mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering on their home turf.

On Side B, Black Sabbath's "Orchid" and "Lord Of This World" get Graves At Sea'ed: "Orchid" is eroded beyond its essence into a morose march towards death while "Lord of This World" gets a grim reconfiguration with grisly riffs, bilious hisses and a blackened atmosphere that takes the original to a dark, desolate realm of desperation and despair.

Graves At Sea is currently leveling stages across Europe alongside fellow riff-worshippers Sourvein. Remaining dates are as follows:

4/26/2014 Le Klub - Paris, France
4/27/2014 DesertFest @ The Underworld - London, England
4/28/2014 The Lughole - Sheffield, England
4/29/2014 The Roadhouse - Manchester, England
4/30/2014 Music City - Antwerp, Belgium
5/01/2014 Magasin 4 - Bruxelles, Belgium
5/02/2014 Hafenklang - Hamborg, Germany
5/03/2014 Heavy Days In Doomtown - Copenhagen, Denmark More...

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Sourvein Beckons You To "Follow The Light"

Today you can hear the new song "Follow The Light" (courtesy of Revolvermag.com) from the Cape Fear misery-makers in Sourvein. The brash number comes by way of the band's forthcoming split with fellow riff-wielding outfit, Graves At Sea, set for release next month via Seventh Rule Recordings.

In related news, Sourvein is currently en route to Tilburg where the band will deafen the attendees of Roadburn alongside Graves At Sea. From there, the bands will join in an unholy volume takeover of Europe through April, coming to a ceremonial close at Heavy Days In Doomtown in Copenhagen. See confirmed dates below. More...

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Graves At Sea Heading Out On Tour

The Portland doom miscreants in Graves At Sea will embark upon a European live incursion later this month with fellow riff worshippers, Sourvein.

Set to initiate with what's bound to be a cataclysmic performance at this year's Roadburn Fest in Tilburg, the band will punish twenty-four locales with the trek coming to a ceremonious close at Heavy Days In Doomtown in Denmark.

Graves At Sea will drop the "This Place Is Poison" twelve-inch EP upon the living this Spring via the menace merchants at Eolian Empire. "This Place Is Poison" was tracked by drummer Bryan Sours (ex-Subarachnoid Space) and Steve Lobdell at Audible Alchemy and mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering. Side A features the title track, while side B sees Black Sabbath's "Orchid" and "Lord Of This World" getting bold revisions. More...

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Graves At Sea Releasing Split With Sourvein

Portland's Graves At Sea and Cape Fear's Sourvein have united in sound, mind, and spirit for the ultimate split of earth-smoldering amplifier worship. The following press release was issued about the split:

"Graves At Sea, whose contributions leave an eerie aura complete with tortured vocals, foreboding composition, and a general sense of dread, occupy Side A. Recorded by Billy Anderson, (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis) 'Betting On Black' and 'Confession' finds the all-consuming sludge for which the band is notorious, flooding in amongst the tortured howls and shrieks of vocalist Nathan Misterek.

"Sourvein, who've now existed for two decades of distortion, damage and total doom, solidify Side B. With three songs produced and recorded by Mike Dean Of Corrosion of Conformity, these odes of heavy combine toxic riffs, grooves and just the right amount of psychedelic appeal."

The split will be out on May 15th via Seventh Rule Recordings, and pre-orders are available right here. The track listing is as follows:

1. GRAVES AT SEA - Betting On Black
2. GRAVES AT SEA - Confession
3. SOURVEIN - Driffter
4. SOURVEIN - Equinox
5. SOURVEIN - Follow The Light More...

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Graves At Sea Announces Vinyl Release

Following a lengthy dormancy, the notorious doom derelicts in Graves At Sea rise again! Now based in Portland and buoyed by a new rhythm section, the band will drop the "This Place Is Poison" twelve-inch EP upon the living this Spring via Eolian Empire.

The release was tracked by drummer Bryan Sours (ex-Subarachnoid Space) and Steve Lobdell at Audible Alchemy and mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering.

Side A features "This Place Is Poison" and Side B includes re-imaginings of Black Sabbath's "Orchid" and "Lord Of This World."

"This Place Is Poison" will be released via Eolian Empire on 12" vinyl this coming April 8th, 2014 just before the band's appearance at this year's Roadburn Festival in Tilburg. The EP will be limited to 1000 copies and come available on 140-gram black wax in black inner sleeve with a standard metallic gold on black jacket and one-sided metallic gold on black insert with an included download code.

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Cancer, More Bands Announced For MDF 2014

The recently reunited UK death metal band Cancer has been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XII. Other confirmations for the 2014 edition of the extreme metal festival include Sacrifice, Nocturnus A.D., Crowbar, and Death Toll 80K from Finland.

Maryland Deathfest XII takes place in Baltimore, MD from May 22-25, 2014 exact venue to be determined.

An updated list of confirmed bands so far is as follows:

ASPHYX (Netherlands)
AT THE GATES (Sweden)
BONGRIPPER
CANCER (UK)
CANDLEMASS (Sweden)
CROWBAR
DEATH TOLL 80K (Finland)
DIOCLETIAN (New Zealand)
EXCRUCIATING TERROR
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND (UK)
GOD MACABRE (Sweden)
GORGUTS (Canada)
GRAVES AT SEA
HEMDALE
MACHETAZO (Spain)
MGLA (Poland)
NOCTURNUS A.D.
SACRIFICE (Canada)
SARKE (Norway)
SOILENT GREEN
SOLSTAFIR
TAAKE (Norway)
TANKARD (Germany)
ULVER (Norway)
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS (UK)
UNHOLY GRAVE (Japan)
UNLEASHED (Sweden)
WITCHRIST (New Zealand)

http://www.marylanddeathfest.com/

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Aldebaran Announces West Coast Shows

West Coast doom gods Aldebaran have announced a string of West Coast dates with the mighty Graves At Sea. Ash Borer will be joining the tour on the Portland and Seattle dates exclusively as a warm up for a European tour. Dates are as follows:

03/26 – Portland, OR @ Ash St. (w/ASH BORER)
03/27 – Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge (w/ASH BORER)
03/29 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
03/30 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
03/31 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge More...

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YOB Lineup Spring Tour Dates

YOB have lined up a handful of spring tour dates. More shows will be announced soon, but hereare the confirmed tour dates:

dates w/ Graves At Sea
5/4 Eugene OR @ Samurai Duck
5/6 Medford OR @ Stix N Stones
5/7 San Francisco CA @ Elbo Room
5/9 Mesa AZ @ Hollywood Alley
5/10 Albuquerque NM @ Tiki Lounge

5/11 Denver CO @ Bender's
5/12 Lincoln NE @ Knickerbockers
5/13 Des Moines IA @ Hairy Mary
5/14 Oklahoma City OK T@ he Conservatory
5/15 Fayetteville AR @ 5 Squirrels
5/17 Cleveland OH @ Beachland

dates w/ Hidden Hand and Dove
5/18 Baltimore MD @ Talking Head
5/19 New York NY @ Rothko
5/20 Hartford CT @ Webster Underground
5/21 Boston MA @ Dee Dee's no Dove

5/22 Portland ME @ The Big Easy
5/25 Toronto ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
5/29 Youngstown OH @ Nyabinghi Emissions Festival
5/30 Chicago IL @ The Note
5/31 Milwaukee WI @ Vnuk's Lounge
6/1 Minneapolis MN 2 7th Street Entry
6/4 Seattle WA @ El Corrazon

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