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Formed: 1986
From: Visby, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Grave News

Below is our complete Grave 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Grave Frontman Comments On DVD Filming

GRAVE guitarist/vocalist Ola Lindgren has commented on the band's recently filmed DVD, Enraptured, which was filmed on August 24th at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland and will feature rare live footage, video clips and more.

“The Enraptured DVD recording in Warsaw, Poland went very well," Lindgren comments. "Great production crew and organisation from Metal Mind. The crowd was totally into the show and it felt really good to have that kind of response on such an important gig. We shot 16 songs and I can't wait to get the preview version. We have also been digging deep in the Grave archives for bonus material and there is a lot to choose from, so we'll see what ends up in the final release."

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Entombed And Dismember Plan US Tour

Dismember will hit the US for their first tour in years. Beginning September 30, the band will headline alongside Grave, Vital Remains, Demiricous and Withered for an East Coast/Midwest run. The band will then return in December again with Grave and this time also with US labelmates Entombed!

Dismember w/ Vital Remains, Grave, Demiricous, Withered

09/30/06 Mark's Showplace/Bedford, NH
10/01/06 BB Kings/New York, NY
10/02/06 Jaxx Nite Club/Springfield, VA
10/04/06 Culture Room/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/05/06 State Theater/St. Petersburg, FL
10/06/06 Swayze's/Marietta, GA
10/07/06 Creepy Crawl/St. Louis, MO
10/08/06 House Of Rock/Eau Claire, WI
10/09/06 Station 4/St. Paul, MN
10/10/06 Abbey Pub/Chicago, IL
10/11/06 Agora Ballroom/Cleveland, OH
10/12/06 Backstreet Billiards/Saratoga Springs, NY
10/13/06 Middle East/Cambridge, MA
10/14/06 Medley/Montreal, QU

Dismember w/ Entombed & Grave
12/01/06 Knitting Factory/Hollywood, CA
12/02/06 Pound/San Francisco, CA
12/04/06 Rock N Roll Pizza/Portland, OR
12/06/06 Studio Seven/Seattle, WA
12/09/06 Hubba's/Denver, CO
12/10/06 Launch Pad/Albuquerque, NM
12/12/06 Chic's/El Paso, TX
12/13/06 Clubhouse/Tempe, AZ
12/14/06 Forum/Mexicali, Mexico
12/15/06 Showcase Theater/Corona, CA
12/16/06 Jumping Turtle/San Marcos, CA

*more dates for December are expected...

Dismember's latest album, The God That Never Was is available in stores or via the new Candlelight webstore.

Entombed's new EP When In Sodom will see its awaited American release November 14. You can check out the new track "Carnage" at the Candlelight MySpace page.

Planned just prior to the band's upcoming US dates alongside labelmates/countrymen Dismember, When in Sodom finds its awaited US release before the band's upcoming new full length, Serpent Saints, expected early 2007. It is the band's first new material since 2003 with this limited edition EP.

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Masters of Death European Tour with Grave

GRAVE, DISMEMBER, and ENTOMBED will be bringing their Masters of Death European tour package to the United States ane Mexico along with THE ABSENCE this December.

December 1 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting factory
December 2 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
December 3 - Chico, CA @ TBA
December 4 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
December 5 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA
December 6 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
December 7 - Boise, ID @ TBA
December 8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
December 9 - Denver, CO @ Hubba's
December 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
December 11 - Tulsa, OK @ TBA
December 12 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
December 13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
December 14 - Mexicali, MEX @ The Forum
December 15 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
December 16 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle

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Grave Plan To Film DVD In Warsaw, Poland

Sweden's GRAVE will record their forthcoming live DVD, entitled "Enraptured", on August 24th at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. The gig will also feature performances from SINISTER, OBITUARY and CATAMENIA. A standard DVD edition and DVD+CD limited edition are set to be released in November. More info and artwork to follow soon.

Grave is one of the longest-running Swedish death metal bands, that has created a sound and style which has been an inspiration on a number of the genre's more promising younger outfits. The group's legendary 1991 debut, "Into The Grave", quickly established the quartet as one of death metal's most brutal hopefuls, a title the act has cemented through a decade’s worth of albums and tours with some of the biggest metal bands in the world, including DEATH, CANNIBAL CORPSE and MORBID ANGEL.

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Krux To Release Sophomore Album In October

GMR Music has set an October 20 release date for the second album from KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levon, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjornvind, guitarist Jorgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED / GRAVE), and current ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Akesson. Entitled "II", the CD was recorded at Studioland studio in Upplands Vosby, Sweden.

KRUX released their self-titled debut album in 2002 via Holland's Mascot Records. A live DVD containing the band's entire performance from May 18, 2003 at Kugelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden, plus a promo video for the track "Black Room" and an interview, was issued in 2003.

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Grave To Perform At BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend IV

Swedish death metal legends Grave and German rockers Kingdom Come are the latest additions to the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend IV - Back For More, which is being held in Montreal, Canada on October 13th and 14th, 2006 at Le Medley.

Grave, who will perform on October 14th (the Night Of Extreme Metal), will release their new album, "As Rapture Comes," in Europe on July 24th, and July 25 in North America via Century Media Records. Recorded in Studio Soulless in Stockholm, Sweden and mixed by Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) in The Abyss Studio, the band says As Rapture Comes contains "the most brutal songs and sound that we have ever created." Head to Brave Tunes on the right hand side of BWBK.com to listen to the song 'By Demons Bred' from the band’s forthcoming release As Rapture Comes.

Confirmed acts for the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend IV - Back For More are as follows:

Friday, October 13th: Night Of Power - Helloween, Kingdom Come
Saturday, October 14th: Night Of Extreme Metal - Testament, Grave

More acts will be confirmed soon. Tickets are on sale now at TicketPro.ca for $34.99 CDN (plus applicable taxes). For more information visit the official website for the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend IV - Back For More at BWBK6pack.com.

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Grave Post New Song Online

An edited version of a brand new GRAVE song, entitled "Burn", is available for streaming at this location. The track comes off the legendary Swedish metallers' new album, "As Rapture Comes", due on July 25 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally).

Commented vocalist/guitarist Ola Lindgren: "The new album is finally completed. Nine tracks which can only be described as the most aggressive, evil and brutal stuff we have ever created both sound and song-wise. The album was recorded by ourselves at Studio Soulless and the final mix was made in the Abyss Studio with Peter Tägtgren. This one takes GRAVE into a new dimension while still staying true to our legacy of brutal, heavy death metal." More...

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Grave, Dismember, Entombed Team Up for Euro Tour

Grave, Dismember, and Entombed have decided to team up this November for a European tour.

Grave commented on the tour by saying that the bands will "team up to bring you a night of the best metal Sweden has ever had to offer. The package is an idea that all four bands has planned and prepared in the past months and finally we are doing it. Dates and more info will be announced shortly. Prepare for a night to remember..."

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Dismember and Vital Remains Reveal NYC Show

The first date has been leaked for the DISMEMBER, VITAL REMAINS, GRAVE, DEMIRICOUS, and WITHERED East Coast/Midwest tour:

October 1 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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Deathbreath Preview Material Online

DEATHBREATH, the new Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (currently the frontman of his rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) and vocalist Jorgen Sandstrom (who had previously fronted the Swedish death metallers GRAVE), have uploaded an unmixed preview of a song to be featured on their upcoming debut album, "Heading For Decapitation" on their MySpace page.

DEATHBREATH's current lineup is completed by guitarist Robert Persson (who plays in THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist Robert Dahlqvist's side project THUNDER EXPRESS) and bassist Mange Hedquist.

Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine last fall, Andersson stated about the project, "I haven't written any lyrics yet, but the music is so old-school that people today wouldn't even get that it's old-school. It's more like [DEATH's legendary 1987 debut] 'Scream Bloody Gore'. It's nothing like [ENTOMBED's] 'Wolverine Blues'. That style has already been done so well. At the same time there's only one 'Scream Bloody Gore', so a couple of albums like that I could put together.

"After having read the book 'Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore' and getting a kick, I went out and bought a lot of records. It was so much fun reading the book; it brought back so many memories. I bought POSSESSED's 'Seven Churches' on CD."

Sandstrom had previously played with Andersson in ENTOMBED as the group's bassist; he is also currently singing for THE PROJECT HATE and playing bass for VICIOUS ART.

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Grave Give Update On New Album

Legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE have posted the following message on their official web site:

"GRAVE will perform at this year's Arnhem Metal Meeting [in Holland]. Sharing the stage with DISMEMBER, DESTRUCTION and CANDLEMASS will be a night to remember. Also added are the dates for the upcoming European 'The Domination Tour 2006'. Be sure to check out the dates for your chance to see CRYPTOPSY, GRAVE, DEW-SCENTED, ABORTED, VESANIA and HURTLOCKER. Probably one of the most brutal packages ever put together...

"We are currently writing new material for our upcoming album. Seven songs are finished and more are in progress. Two of the tracks have been recorded as a studio tryout and also to get an idea of what it will sound like as finished tracks."

A complete listing of upcoming GRAVE shows can be found at Grave.se.

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Dew Scented Renew Deal With Nuclear Blast

Dew Scented signed a new deal for further albums with Nuclear Blast. The band just toured with Nevermore across Europe, in November they will embark on an US trip with Vader, before they will come back to Europe again in February. The picture shows the guys with Nuclear Blast employees during the signing of the contract in the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg at the end of the Nevermore tour.

In other news, Dew-Scented will play another Europe Tour in 2006. The confirmed dates: More...

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Cryptopsy To Tour Europe

The Canadian ProgDeathMetal beasts Cryptopsy featuring cult vocalist Lord Worm finally return to Europe and are about to make the walls of every venue they enter burst. Their unique brand of fast, uncompromising and technically brilliant Death Metal as presented on the band’s latest masterpiece “Once Was Not” (released on October, 17th 2005) should leave no extreme metal fan dissatisfied.

Also the supporting bands consisting of label mates Grave and Aborted, plus Dew Scented, Vesania and Hurtlocker promise sheer death metal insanity.

Here the exact dates: More...

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The Project Hate Album Tracklisting Revealed

The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have set Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies of Slit Wrists) as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to 2003's Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate was produced by Dan Swanö and features a special guest appearance by Evergrey bassist Michael Håkansson, who completed his tracks at his studio in Gothenburg before the entire recording was shipped off to Swanö to be mixed and mastered.

Armageddon March Eternal(Symphonies of Slit Wrists) track listing:

01. At the Entrance to Hell's Unholy Fire
02. The Bleeding Eyes of a Breeding Whore
03. I See Nothing but Flesh
04. Resurrected for Massive Torture
05. We Couldn't be Further from the Truce
06. Godslaughtering Murder Machine
07. Symphony of the Deceived
08. Loveless, Godless, Flawless

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Grave Sends Video Greeting

Swedish death metal kings Grave have sent a video greeting to all death metal "maniacs" here.

The band are currently touring Europe in support of their latest release, "Fiendish Regression".

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Grave And Dew Scented Tour Dates Announced

Swedish death metal Godfathers Grave are back on stage in your area to promote their new album “Fiendish Regression.” Don’t miss these shows by one of the best and most genuine old school death metal outfits around.

Together with Dew-Scented:
Apr. 21 (D) Wermelskirchen - AJZ Bahndamm
Apr. 22 (D) Weimar - Dark Hall
Apr. 23 (D) Ludwigshafen - Das Haus “Metal Meeting XVII Festival”

Other Grave tour dates: More...

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Dew Scented To Record New Album

German Thrash metallers Dew Scented will start recording the follow-up of last year's "Impact" in late January 2005 together with producer Andy Classen (Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Gravework, Disbelief, Tankard) at the German Stage One Studios in Borgentreich. A worldwide release for the yet untitled album is scheduled for May 2005. So far, the band has written 12 new songs with still three or four more tracks to come!

Björn from "Killustrations" will take care of the artwork again – he already designed cover & artwork of "Impact."

In April 2005, Dew Scented will set off for some shows together with Swedish Death metallers Grave (most probably in Holland); plans for a full European tour and some gigs at summer festivals are already in progress as well

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Grave To Embark On European Tour In January

Legendary Swedish death metallers Grave are currently working on a European tour, which is scheduled to start in early January 2005. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

As previously reported, Grave will be supporting Deicide at the Stockholm stop of their European tour on November 16 at Mondo (Club Aggression). Other bands appearing on the bill are Arkhon Infaustus and Relevant Few. Grave have also been confirmed for the sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, set to take place on May 21, 2005 at Valhall in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 kilometres north of Gothenburg).

Grave's latest album, "Fiendish Regression", was released in August through Century Media Records. The group's sixth full-length effort was recorded and mixed at Abyss studio with producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. 11 tracks were recorded for the album, including nine brand new songs, a cover version of the Saint Vitus classic "Burial At Sea" and a re-recording of a old Grave song "Autopsied", which was originally written and recorded for promotion in 1989.

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More 2000 Decibel Fest Band Confirmations

The sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel-festival will take place in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg) the 21st May 2005. Twenty-two bands will play on three different stages. The first confirmed bands for the festival are Face Down, Grave, Loud N Nasty, The Storyteller and Unleashed. For more information, visit the festival website at www.mfdecibel.com.

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The Project Hate Songwriting Update

The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have just completed work on the fifth track out of the seven or eight planned for inclusion on the group's fourth studio album, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Rough demos of everything's been made to have something to work with as we write lyrics," the posting adds. "Three or four lyrics are pretty much completed as well and things are going good to say the least.

"We haven't got a date set for the recording just yet, but we know we are to enter the studio sometime in December for almost three weeks of recording. We have some titles ready as well and we might even have come up with the album title already. We'll see if we keep it or if we come up with something even better as we go along."

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