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Saving Grace

Formed: 2005
From: East Side, Gisborne, New Zealand
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Saving Grace News

Below is our complete Saving Grace 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.

Facedown Fest 2017 Lineup Announced

Facedown Records is gearing up for Facedown Fest 2017, with the label issuing this statement about the lineup:

"We are beyond excited to announce the line-up for the Twenty Year anniversary edition of Facedown Fest happening May 11 - 13, 2017 at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. It's an honor to have worked with so many great artists over the past 20 years and we are humbled that many of them are coming back to perform reunions at this years Fest!

"These very special reunions include A Plea For Purging, In The Midst Of Lions, Overcome (Jason Stinson on vocals line-up), Nodes Of Ranvier, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Sinai Beach, xLooking Forwardx, and Hands! The Fest will also include such headliners as Impending Doom, Sleeping Giant, and Gideon along with the rest of the Facedown Family (full line-ups below).

"Tickets will go on sale on February 1st at this location and will include limited edition bundles with exclusive Facedown 20 Year Anniversary items." More...

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Saving Grace Posts "Recidivist" Video

Saving Grace just released a video for brand new single “Recidivist,” which is available now on iTunes. The band also announces upcoming new album “Into Hell,” slated for a 2017 release.

The single was engineered by Zorran Mendonsa, who handled production duties on the band’s first three studio albums ("Behind Enemy Lines," "Unbreakable," and "The King is Coming") and the video was directed by Scott Hansen at Digital Thunderdome (Bury Your Dead, A Day To Remember, Carnifex, The Ghost Inside). More...

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Saving Grace Premieres New Song & Music Video

New Zealand's Saving Grace premieres a new song and music video entitled "Recidivist", taken from the upcoming new album "Into Hell", which will be out in stores 2017 via Facedown Records.

Check out now "Recidivist" below.

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The Devil Wears Prada To Miss Cristchurch Show

Saving Grace has issued the following announcement about The Devil Wears Prada missing a show due to illness:

"It is with very much regret that we announce that The Devil Wears Prada will no longer be appearing with us in Christchurch.

"Due to unfortunate circumstances surrounding the health of lead guitarist Chris, the band is unable to make their pre-Parachute Festival performance down south and cannot perform without him. TDWP in association with their management have made the following statement:

We regret to announce that we must cancel our performance in Christchurch due to a band member falling ill and unable to fly today. We look forward to making this up to all of our fans and friends in Christchurch in the future. We hope everyone will still come out, enjoy the evening and support the Saving Grace album release. All other shows will remain scheduled.

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Facedown Fest Band Lineup Announced

Facedown Fest 2014 is returning once again to The Stronghold in Chino, California. The two-day fest will be held March 28th - 29th at The Stronghold Venue and will feature a large showing of Facedown bands, including a reunion of Sinai Beach.

Tickets will go on sale February 1st at this location and the lineup is as follows:

Night One - March 28

Sinai Beach
War of Ages
My Epic
Saving Grace
Everything In Slow Motion
Hope for the Dying

Night Two - March 29

Special Guest - TBA
Onward to Olympas - Final Show
Your Memorial
Those Who Fear
Mouth of the South More...

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Saving Grace Releases Lyric Video

Saving Grace has posted a lyric video for a new track of "The Urgency," due out January 21st on Facedown Records. The band also comments:

"We are excited to reveal the brand new track 'Ablaze' from our forthcoming new record 'The Urgency'. Check out the lyric video here and head on over to iTunes to purchase the digital single."

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Saving Grace Posts New Song

Saving Grace has posted the song "1994" online, which comes off the new album "The Urgency," due out January 21st, 2014 on Facedown Records. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Produced and engineered in New Zealand by California’s Zack Ohren (The Ghost Inside, First Blood, Carnifex, All Shall Perish), ‘The Urgency’ is the band’s most raw and aggressive effort to date and sees a return to earlier roots of their original sound which is heavily influenced by traditional European metalcore and mixed with stylings of American hardcore and death metal.

"Original artwork for ‘The Urgency’ was created by UK artist Colin Marks (Whitechapel, Impending Doom, Oceano, All Shall Perish)." More...

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NEMHF 2013 Lineup Revealed

Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:

"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.

"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'

"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.

"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."

The lineup includes: More...

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Facedown Fest Lineup Announced

Details have been announced for the forthcoming edition of Facedown Fest. The 2011 edition of the festival will be taking place at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on April 8th and 9th, 2011 with the following artists set to perform:

April 8th:
War Of Ages
A Plea For Purging
Onward To Olympas
My Epic
Your Memorial
Hope For They Dying

April 9th:
For Today
In The Midst Of Lions
Call To Preserve
A Hope For Home
Take It Back!
As Hell Retreats
Saving Grace
The Burial

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Saving Grace Parts Ways With Drummer Ben Davidson

Saving Grace has announced the departure of drummer Ben Davidson. The band comments, "So as many of you will be aware by now, our drummer Ben Davidson is no longer with us. We parted ways again after shooting the music video to 'Unbreakable.' Thanks to Ben for all the good times and work that he has put in with SG over the years."

"We have been lucky to have our good friend Ryan Wilson filling in for us on tour over the past couple of months, Ryan is a very talented young man and by far the youngest member of Saving Grace... ever haha."

"He has just turned 16 and is one of the most proficient drummers we have ever had the privilge of playing with... you really have to see this kid in action, he's unreal." More...

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Facedown Records Offers Free Spring 2010 Sampler

Facedown Records is the latest label to offer a free spring sampler, offering their own 13 track compilation. You can download it for free here (enter code "FACEDOWN").

Here's the tracklisting for the Facedown spring sampler:

1. War Of Ages - "Desire"
2. Onward To Olympas - "Sink Or Swim"
3. A Hope For Home - "The Machine Stops"
4. Wrench In The Works - "Project AK-47"
5. Hands - "Of The Flesh"
6. For Today - "Saul Of Tarsus (The Messenger)"
7. Call To Preserve - "Hope For The Fallen"
8. A Plea For Purging - "Malevolence"
9. Sleeping Giant - "The Army Of The Chosen One"
10. Impending Doom - "More Than Conquerors"
11. Take It Back! - "Hollow Eyes"
12. Letter To The Exiles - "It's Never Safe To Dream"
13. Saving Grace - "Unbreakable"

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Dawn of Azazel Announces New Shows in New Zealand

New Zealand metal band Dawn of Azazel has announced the following shows in New Zealand:

Oct 5 - Logan Campbell Center, Auckland With Slayer And Megadeth
Oct 30 - Transmission Room, Auckland With Suffocation, Winds of Plague, Human, Saving Grace, Akaname, Vixen Execution, Bloodletting, The Dauntless, Our Fallen, Anabyss, and Septicide
Jan 20 - The Studio, Auckland With Chimaira and Tainted More...

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For Today Posts New Song, Announce Australian Tour

For Today has posted a new song from their as yet unreleased sophomore album "Portraits." The 3rd song to be released to the band's myspace is called "Immanuel (The Redeemer)" and features guest vocals by Joe Musten from Advent. They will also be touring Australia with Saving Grace immediately following the Scream The Prayer tour. More...

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Saving Grace Welcomes New Drummer, Simon Power

New Zealand's Saving Grace has issued the following update welcoming their new drummer, Simon Power:

"Today we are proud to officially announce the newest member of the SG family. Our new drummer... Simon Power."

"We are blessed to have such a talented musician step up to replace one of our best friends and long time members Ben Davidson who has parted ways with SG after 3 great years." More...

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Saving Grace Sign With Harvest Earth Records

New Zealand's "most brutal and confrontational spirit-filled hardcore band" SAVING GRACE has signed a North American deal with Harvest Earth Records. The group's new full-length album, "Behind Enemy Lines", is scheduled for release in the spring.

SAVING GRACE has toured with COMEBACK KID and DARKEST HOUR, and has some upcoming shows with BLEEDING THROUGH. They will be coming over to tour Canada/U.S. in the spring/summer in support of the new CD.

Go to their Myspace page for more information.

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