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Formed: 2008
From: Pasadena, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Holy Grail 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.

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Holy Grail Streaming Full New Album

Holy Grail has teamed up with Metal Hammer to stream the band's upcoming album in full. Listen to the full "Ride The Void" album at this location.

"Ride The Void" comes out this Friday, January 18th/21st and is available for pre-order at this location. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow

A lyric video for the "Ride the Void" title track can also be viewed below. More...

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Just For Fun

Holy Grail Teams With Duncan Yo-Yos

In one of the more random and eccentric metal-themed endorsements in recent history, Prosthetic Records has announced the following:

"Duncan Toys has teamed with heavy metallers Holy Grail to create a limited edition yo-yo featuring the artwork from the band's new album 'Ride The Void,' due out January 22nd. In conjunction, Duncan has revealed a tutorial video featuring Holy Grail guitarist (and yo-yo enthusiast) Alex Lee. The yo-yos will be available at the band's merch table on the upcoming Metal Alliance Tour, as well as through upcoming social media promotions.

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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."

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Holy Grail Posts "Ride The Void" Lyric Video

Holy Grail posted a lyric video for the track "Ride the Void." The song is the title track to the band's sophomore full length LP and Nuclear Blast Records debut, which is due out on January 18th, 2013.

The track listing for "Ride the Void" is as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow

Check out the lyric video here: More...

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Anthrax's Metal Alliance Tour Announces Dates

Update: Anthrax has now announced its split with guitarist Rob Caggiano, and the band is currently seeking a replacement for these dates. Further details will be announced in the near future.

The Metal Alliance Tour, featuring Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail has added High On Fire on to the bill and officially announced the dates, beginning in Las Vegas at the House of Blues on March 23, 2013.

The dates are as follows:

3/23 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
3/24 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
3/25 House of Blues San Diego, CA
3/27 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
3/28 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
3/29 The Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
3/30 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
3/31 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
4/2 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
4/4 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
4/5 House of Blues Chicago, IL
4/6 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
4/7 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
4/9 House of Blues Dallas, TX
4/10 House of Blues Houston, TX
4/12 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/13 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
4/14 The Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
4/16 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
4/18 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
4/20 Irving Plaza New York, NY More...

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Holy Grail To Join Anthrax, Exodus On Tour

Los Angeles based heavy rockers' Holy Grail have officially confirmed their participation in the upcoming Metal Alliance tour alongside Anthrax, Exodus, and Municipal Waste. Specific dates will be announced shortly.

The group will be out in support of the upcoming release "Ride The Void," due out on January 22nd in North America. Check out the band's latest track-by-track video for the album below: More...

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Holy Grail Posts Final Track-By-Track Video

Holy Grail has now released the fifth and final episode in a series of track-by-track videos for Nuclear Blast debut “Ride The Void.” Check out the video below. The "Ride The Void" album is due out on January 18th, 2013.

In this final episode, the Californians share their thoughts and details on the tracks "Wake Me When It's Over," "Rains Of Sorrow," and the album's European bonus track "Can't Hide The Wolf." The previously posted track-by-track clip can also be heard right here. More...

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Holy Grail Posts Fourth Track-By-Track Video

Californian up-and-comers Holy Grail have uploaded the fourth episode in a series of track-by-track videos for their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut “Ride The Void” (out on January 18th, 2013). Check out this new video below, or find the last clip in the series at this location.

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Prosthetic Records Offering Sampler For Download

Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.

Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)

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Holy Grail Posts Part III Of Track-By-Track Videos

Californian metal act Holy Grail posted the third installment of a a series of track-by-track videos for the upcoming sophomore LP "Ride the Void," the first through Nuclear Blast Records. the album is set to drop on January 18th, 2013. Part II of the series can still be viewed over at this location.

The track list for "Ride the Void" is:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow

Check out Part III here: More...

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Holy Grail Posts New Track-By-Track Clip

The Californian up-and-comers Holy Grail have uploaded the second episode of a series of track-by-track videos for their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut “Ride The Void” (due out on January 18th, 2013). Check out the new clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow

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Holy Grail Launches New Track-By-Track Video

Los Angeles heavy metal act Holy Grail has launched the first in a series of track-by-track videos for the forthcoming album "Ride The Void." The album, which is scheduled for release on January 22nd, 2013 in the US (January 16th, 2013 in Japan via Universal, and January 18th, 2013 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records) is now available for pre-order right here.

The first video for the track "Bestia Triumphans," which features commentary from bass guitarist Blake Mount and lead guitarist Eli Santana, can be viewed below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow More...

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Holy Grail Reveals "Ride The Void" Details

Holy Grail's new album "Ride the Void" will be out on January 22nd via Prosthetic Records (1/18 in Europe via Nuclear Blast). Check out the artwork below, done by Dylan Cole (Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Transformers), and the track listing is as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It's Over
13. Rains of Sorrow More...

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Holy Grail Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Holy Grail:

"Hailing from Pasadena in Southern California, North American up-and-comers Holy Grail have offered a unique blend of traditional tunes in the vein of the legendary NWoBHM and influences of several contemporary heavy metal subgenres since their inception in 2008. Now, after numerous celebrated festival appearances (Wacken:Open:Air & British Download Festival among others) and extensive touring together with famous bands of the order of Blind Guardian, Exodus, and Eluveitie, the time is right to take this more than promising quintet to the next level. In that regard, Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce the Europe-wide signing of Holy Grail!"

Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker comments: “Already after we’d listened to their debut EP 'Improper Burial,' it became pretty obvious that Holy Grail - offering a modern version of the old-school heavy metal we’ve grown up with - were the most exciting metal band to emerge from the county of L.A. within the last two decades, as renowned American Decibel magazine had put it. After Metal Hammer UK had nominated the band as 'best new band' at the Metal Hammer Awards even before they had even released their debut album 'Crisis in Utopia,' we knew we had to keep an eye on them. All over Europe, music magazines loved that record and celebrated it by publishing rave reviews. And ever since we’ve seen them playing two awesome shows at Wacken:Open:Air and British Download Festival, there was no doubt whatsoever that Holy Grail were bringing the leather and steel to a new generation of metal heads. So watch out for Holy Grail’s second coming in 2013!!!” More...

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Holy Grail Posts "Dark Passenger" Lyric Video

Revolver has teamed up with Los Angeles based metal band Holy Grail to premiere the lyric video for the new single "Dark Passenger." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming LP "Ride the Void" due out early next year. More details on the album will be unleashed shortly.

Check out "Dark Passenger" here:

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Holy Grail Finishes Recording New Album

Los Angeles-based act Holy Grail has finished recording sophomore album "Ride The Void" -- the follow-up to "Crisis In Utopia," named one of Revolver's Top 20 albums of 2010 -- which was tracked with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Children of Bodom) on and off throughout the year, working around national tours with Dragonforce and Valient Thorr. To celebrate the album's completion, the group will support Sebastian Bach at L.A.'s Club Nokia on Aug. 2nd.

Says vocalist James Paul Luna, "Album finished! You don't know how good those words feel! Day after day and month after month, we've been listening back, tweaking and fine-tuning this wretched beast of an album we call 'Ride The Void.' Finally, after many hours in the cave, we can gladly say it's done.

"To top it all off, I woke up to an e-mail saying we're opening for Sebastian Bach! WTF?! Sebastian is one of those rare dudes that was glam yet still kept it gritty and tough and that's what I'm all about. I think it's the Canadian in him that keeps him raw. Needless to say, we are thrilled to support a legendary voice such as his. And did I already mention the album is finished? Damn, still can't get over that! Shred on!"

More information about "Ride The Void" -- tentatively set for a late fall release -- will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Holy Grail Adds More Tour Dates

As was previously announced, Holy Grail will be heading out on a run of tour dates with Valient Thorr after wrapping up the band's current tour alongside Dragonforce and Huntress. Holy Grail has now added on additional dates to the tour with Valient Thorr in the coming months. The upcoming Holy Grail shows are as follows:

5/4 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre #
5/5 Seattle, WA - El Corazon #
5/6 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater #
5/8 San Francisco, CA - Slim's #
5/10 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour #
5/11 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues (OC) #
5/30 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone %
5/31 Little Rock, AR - Revolution Live %
6/1 Dallas, TX - Double Wide%
6/3 San Antonio, TX - The Korova %
6/5 Tulsa, OK - Downtown Lounge %
6/6 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room *
6/7 St. Louis, MO - Fubar *
6/10 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
6/12 Huntington, WV - V Club Live *
6/13 Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose *
6/14 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club *
6/16 Allston, MA - Great Scott *
6/17 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
6/19 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop *
6/20 Chicago, IL - Double Door *
6/21 Hamtramck, MI - Small’s *
6/22 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme *
6/23 Madison, WI - The Frequency *
6/24 Minneapolis, Minnesota - Triple Rock Social Club *
6/26 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre *
6/27 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater *
6/28 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue *
6/29 Boise, ID - Neurolux *
6/30 Seattle, WA - El Corazon *
7/1 Portland, OR - The Star Theater *
7/2 Sparks, NV - The Alley *
7/3 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
7/5 Los Angeles, CA - The Down & Out *
7/6 San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
7/7 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *
7/10 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room *
7/12 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep *
7/13 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground *
7/14 Columbia, MO - Mojo’s *
7/15 Indianapolis, IN - Birdy’s *
7/18 Chattanooga, TN - JJ’s Bohemia *
7/19 Charlotte, NC - Chop Shop*
# w/ Dragonforce, Huntress
% w/ Valient Thorr, The Kickass
* w/ Valient Thorr, Royal Thunder, The Kickass

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Holy Grail Announces New Tour Dates

The Los Angeles-based, classic metal-inspired quintet Holy Grail doesn't believe in taking breaks! The band, currently on a national tour alongside Dragonforce and Huntress, will head back out on the road to support fellow rockers Valient Thorr just a few weeks after the Dragonforce tour wraps up on May 11th.

The first batch of Valient Thorr dates are below, with more shows still to be announced in the near future.

In recent weeks, Holy Grail has continued to put the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2010’s “Crisis In Utopia” with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom). A fall release is expected.

4/27 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave #
4/28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue #
4/29 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre #
5/1 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room #
5/2 Calgary, AB - Republik #
5/4 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre #
5/5 Seattle, WA - El Corazon #
5/6 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater #
5/8 San Francisco, CA - Slim's #
5/10 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour #
5/11 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues (OC) #
5/30 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone%
5/31 Little Rock, AR - Revolution Live%
6/1 Dallas, TX - Double Wide%
6/3 San Antonio, TX - The Korova%
6/5 Tulsa, OK - Downtown Lounge%
6/6 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room %
6/7 St. Louis, MO - Fubar%
# w/ Dragonforce, Huntress
% w/ Valient Thorr

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Holy Grail Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Holy Grail, which is currently recording the follow-up to"Crisis In Utopia" (named one of 2010's Top 20 releases by Revolver, who called it "the catchiest album of pure heavy metal since Maiden, Priest and Dio ruled the early '80s"), has been confirmed to support DragonForce on a spring tour kicking off at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival on April 21.

In addition, the group, which just completed a successful tour of Australia, will play four shows at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas next week as part of a short tour alongside Saviours. While in Austin, Holy Grail will play two showcases -- Prosthetic's official label showcase, as well as another presented by MetalSucks -- in addition to two prominent day parties.

Front man James Paul Luna checks in with the following recap of the band's Australian tour, centered around performances at the Soundwave Festival series alongside dozens of major acts: "I can't even begin to express the awesomeness we experienced at Soundwave. It's one of those things that every band must do; it's guaranteed awesomeness. I imagine its like the 10,000 Tons of Metal cruise, but the only people traveling are the same 100 bands and you really create a close bond with each of them. Holy Grail was especially lucky because our 'sidewave' shows were with Black Label Society and Hellyeah. Both bands and their crews were so nice and awesome, it blew us away. Not only did we get to share the stage with them, but we actually got to chat as peers, which was so humbling and inspiring. It's a strange phenomenon to shoot the shit with bands and musicians you grew up idolizing, but that seemed to be such the norm at Soundwave that you end up forgetting about it. More...

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Showcase

Prosthetic Records has announced details of the label's second ever official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase at this year's conference in Austin, TX. The show will take place on Friday, March 16th at Valhalla (located at 710 Red River and formerly known as Room 710) and kicks off at 8 p.m. The lineup is as follows:

8 p.m. - Last Chance to Reason
9 p.m. - Primitive Weapons
10 p.m. - Junius
11 p.m. - Mutilation Rites
12 a.m. - Holy Grail
1 a.m. - Scale the Summit More...

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