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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.
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.
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.
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...
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..."
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
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
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".
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...
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
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.
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.
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."
THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, will enter Soundlab Studios in December to record their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. "We plan to record 8 or 9 songs for the album," the group write on their web site. "We are also planning to record a cover. No, it's not going for the album but for a planned compilation album to be released sometime if all goes well. When there's more info about this we'll announce what band we are covering. Let just say we won't do the song in the traditional cover way..."
With regards to the new songs, the band write, "The material is possibly more death metal than anything we have ever done before, without losing all the usual ingredients we are known for. That stuff is probably more evident than ever as well, how weird that may sound..."
The Swedish band Grave have revealed the track listing for their new album, "Fiendish Regression." The album will be released through Century Media Records on August 23 in Europe and on September 7 in the US. The European CD version will initially be a limited edition which features a special slipcase package and 2 bonus tracks. A vinyl version will also be released. Click here to view the "Fiendish Regression" cover image. More...
A brand-new GRAVE track, entitled "Reborn", has been posted online in Real Media format at this location.
"Reborn" comes off the group's sixth full-length album, "Fiendish Regression", due in Europe on August 23 through Century Media Records (September 7 in the U.S.). "Fiendish Regression" 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.
GRAVE recently replaced drummer Christofer Barkensjö (KAAMOS) with Pelle Liljenberg (COERCION).
GRAVE have officially replaced drummer Cristofer Barkensjö with Pelle Ekegren from Stockholm- based Death metal act COERCION. Ekegren performed with Grave during their 2002 European Tour in support of their last album "Back From The Grave". The band report that Pelle “will also be involved in the process of writing and recording the new album. We are currently working on material and plans are to record this spring and hopefully have a release this fall.”
Meanwhile, Century Media have released a GRAVE box set featuring six of the bands albums on heavy 180g picture disc vinyl in gatefold sleeves. The set, which is limited to 2,000 copies will also include a 12- page booklet and 16 bonus tracks. The albums featured in the set include: