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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.
Los Angeles act Holy Grail, which has been in the studio working on the follow-up to 2010's "Crisis In Utopia" with Grammy-award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom), has confirmed a string of U.S. dates in March.
The dates will take the band to Austin for South By Southwest, and most of them will see the band alongside old friends and tour mates, Saviours. These dates are in addition to the previously announced Australian appearances at the Soundwave Festivals, and the "Sidewave" off-dates.
Front man James Paul Luna commented: "After months of endless writing, re-writing, recording and re-recording I'm so excited to go back on tour! Not only am I stoked to be playing SXSW but I'm even more stoked to play with our great buddies Saviours, who are pretty much the best dudes ever! Touring is a great escape from day to day stress and domesticated life and I miss that adventure into the 'real world.' I'm also really excited to see all the rad friends and fans we've made so far, and can't wait to meet and make new ones. Cheers!" More...
Holy Grail has announced that the band will be hitting the road this coming March for a short run of Westerns U.S. tour dates. Support on the mini-tour is set to come from Saviours. The full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
03/11 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
03/12 Tucson, AZ – Plush
03/17 Midland, TX – Pine Box
03/19 Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar (no Saviours)
03/20 Scottsdale, AZ – Rogue
03/21 Los Angeles, CA – Satellite
03/22 Los Osos, CA – Sweet Springs Saloon
03/23 San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
Scion A/V is hosting a metal label showcase each month in Los Angeles with a group of metal artists all taken from one label.
This month's Scion Metal Label Showcase features Prosthetic Records artists Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, Last Chance to Reason, and The Greenery. Full details are available in the promotional poster below.
Holy Grail has has now released a holiday-themed 7-inch and digital download release titled "Seasons Bleedings." A teaser trailer for the release is available online and can be found after the jump.
The 7 inch track listing is as follows:
A. No Presents For Christmas
B. Kill The King
The digital track listing is as follows:
1. No Presents For Christmas
2. Kill The King
4. Fast As A Shark More...
After two years of aggressive touring that saw the group perform alongside Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, Exodus, Toxic Holocaust, 3 Inches of Blood and more, the Los Angeles quintet Holy Grail will soon enter the studio to record the follow-up to "Crisis In Utopia."
In the meantime, the band will release a holiday-themed 7-inch, "Seasons Bleedings," which is available now for pre-order. Limited to 500 copies (250 red, 250 green), the release -- which will be available digitally on December 6th and ship to customers shortly thereafter -- includes covers of King Diamond's "No Presents For Christmas" and the Rainbow classic "Kill The King," and features artwork by Sam Turner (3 Inches of Blood). This marks the first time that guitarist Alex Lee (ex-Bonded By Blood), who joined Holy Grail in the spring, has recorded with the group. Pre-order "Seasons Bleedings" at this location.
The digital version of "Seasons Bleedings" will also include covers of Judas Priest's "Exciter" and Accept's "Fast As A Shark," both of which originally appeared on the group's out-of-print debut EP "Improper Burial."
Vocalist James Paul Luna commented: "Back when we first talked about doing a Christmas 7-inch, the first song that came to mind was 'No Presents for Christmas,' so I'm pretty happy to see that came to fruition. Eli was listening to lots of Rainbow at the time, so naturally 'Kill The King' was our immediate second choice. Even though these versions can't out-do the legendary originals by King and Dio, I feel pretty happy and excited to see this released on vinyl."
Guitarist Eli Santana added: "It was pretty rad, because after all the touring we've done the past year, we got to get back into recording mode and test the waters, plus have fun with it, before settling down to work on the album." More...
Toxic Holocaust has added new Long Beach and Los Angeles dates to the band's current six-week North American headlining tour. The band has also added eleven Nordic (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland) dates to an upcoming European run this winter alongside Kvelertak, Trap Them and Wolves Like Us. The band's tour dates are as follows:
w/ Holy Grail, Krum Bums
9/06/2011 The Fire Escape - Sacramento, CA
9/07/2011 The Metro - Oakland, CA
9/08/2011 DiPiazza’s - Long Beach, CA
9/09/2011 The Shakedown - San Diego CA
9/10/2011 The Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA
w/ Kvelertak, Trap Them, Wolves Like Us
11/08/2011 Ole Bull Scene - Bergen, Norway
11/09/2011 Stavanger - Folken, Norway
11/10/2011 Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
11/11/2011 Samfundet - Trondheim, Norway
11/12/2011 Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
11/14/2011 Tavastia - Helsinki, Finland
11/15/2011 Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
11/17/2011 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
11/18/2011 Logo - Hamburg, Germany
11/19/2011 Underground - Koln, Germany
11/20/2011 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Holland
11/21/2011 02 Academy 2 - Oxford, UK
11/22/2011 02 Academy 3 - Birmingham, UK
11/23/2011 The Speakeasy at Queens - Belfast, Ireland
11/24/2011 ABC - Glasgow, UK
11/25/2011 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
11/26/2011 Underworld - London, UK
11/27/2011 Muziekodroom - Hasselt, Belgium
11/28/2011 Le Ferraileur - Nantes, France
11/29/2011 Le Nouveau Casino - Paris, France
11/30/2011 Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
12/01/2011 Abart - Zurich, Switzerland
12/02/2011 New Age Club - Roncade, Italy
12/03/2011 Szene - Wien, Austria
12/04/2011 Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
12/05/2011 Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Rep.
12/06/2011 Festsaal Xberg - Berlin, Germany
12/07/2011 Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
12/08/2011 Backstage - Munchen, Germany
12/09/2011 Hirsch - Nurnberg, Germany
12/10/2011 Sputnikhalle - Munster, Germany
12/11/2011 Voxhall - Aarhus, Denmark
12/12/2011 Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
12/13/2011 Kulturbolaget - Malmo, Sweden
Prosthetic Records has launched a new downloadable sampler on their Facebook page. The free sampler features new songs by The Greenery, Scale The Summit, Book of Black Earth, Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire, Last Chance To Reason and Black September in addition to tracks from some of Prosthetic's best-known heavy-hitters. Here's the complete tracklisting:
1. Holy Grail - "Call of Valhalla"
2. Scale The Summit - "Whales"
3. Animals As Leaders - "CAFO"
4. Last Chance To Reason - "Upload Complete"
5. The Acacia Strain - "The Hills Have Eyes"
6. The Greenery - "Crimewave"
7. Trap Them - "The Facts"
8. Book of Black Earth - "Cross Contaminated"
9. Neuraxis - "Asylum"
10. Black September - "The Forbidden Gates Beyond"
11. Withered - "Extinguished With The Weary"
12. Clinging To The Trees of a Forest Fire - "Lower Than Life, High As The Sky"
13. Dragged Into Sunlight - "Boiled Angel"
14. The Funeral Pyre - "Seeking Flesh and Bone"
15. Skeletonwitch - "Submit To The Suffering"
16. Mercenary - "The Follower"
17. Antagonist - "Sasha Grey"
Notable metal bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming Australian "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed metal bands as well as the tour dates below.
Set Your Goals
The Devin Townsend Project
The Damned Things
Every Time I Die
Funeral For A Friend
Times of Grace
The Acacia Strain
In This Moment
The Word Alive
Pop and rock acts are also scheduled to appear*
09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
Holy Grail has revealed the dates for its upcoming co-headline tour with Canadian heavy metallers Cauldron. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
04/15 West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
04/16 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Opera House
04/17 Portland, OR – Dante’s
04/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/19 Vancouver, BC – Media Club
04/21 Calgary, AB – Republik
04/22 Edmonton, AB – Brixx Bar & Grill
04/25 Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert
04/26 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
04/28 Toronto, ON – The Wreck Room
04/29 Quebec, QC – L’Agitee
04/30 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
05/01 Allston, MA – Great Scott
05/02 Hartford, CT -Webster Underground
05/03 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
05/04 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
05/05 Washington, DC – Red Palace
05/06 Columbus, OH – The Summit
05/07 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
05/08 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
05/09 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
05/10 Denver, CO – Three Kings Tavern
05/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
05/12 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
Holy Grail has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United Kingdom. Support on the trek will come from Revoker and G.U. Medicine. You can view the full list of confirmed dates, cities and venues below:
03/16 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 3
03/17 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
03/18 Prestatyn, UK – Hammerfest
03/19 Coventry, UK – Kasbah
03/20 Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
03/21 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
03/22 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2
03/23 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
03/24 Leeds, UK – Cockpit 3
03/25 Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement
03/26 Oxford, UK – Academy 2
03/27 Southampton, UK – Joiners
03/28 London, UK – Barfly
Cam Pipes from 3 Inches Of Blood shared his thoughts on the band's upcoming tour with Eluveitie:
"This is gonna be an interesting tour for us. We’re used to being on tours with metalcore/screamo bands and we stick out like a sore thumb. This tour, I think we’ll share more musical similarities with the other bands and therefore will be playing to a more like-minded crowd. At the same time, each band brings something unique to the tour. I’m predicting all the bands will get along famously. This should be a treat for our fans too ‘cause they’ll be seeing us with styles of bands that we aren’t mached up with too often!"
Eluveitie also commented:
"Thank you Cam Pipes, and we agree: This is going to be a blast. We’d like to add for anyone thinking the package is a little weird: If you’ve ever seen any of the bands live imagine that energy times four and you know what to expect on this tour and why it fits just right." More...
Shane Clark of Vancouver, Canada's heavy metal act 3 Inches of Blood has posted the following update online through the band's official Facebook page;
"Going into the studio today to lay down a couple of new tracks. You'll get to hear them live if you come see us on our upcoming tour. Just finished getting drum sounds, can't wait for this new stuff to swing its mighty axe into everyone's brains...its fast and furious, whole lotto riffin going on"
3 Inches of Blood is gearing up for a tour alongside Eluveitie, Holy Grail, and System Divide. You can view the tour dates below:
2/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/2 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
2/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/4 Quebec City, QC @ Cercle
2/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
2/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
2/8 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2/9 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/10 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
2/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
2/14 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/15 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
2/16 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
2/18 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
2/19 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
2/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/22 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
2/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
2/25 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
2/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Vocalist Luna of Holy Grail has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming tour with Eluveitie and 3 Inches of Blood:
"We’re really excited to tour with Eluveitie and 3 Inches Of Blood, our last tours with both these bands were a complete blast and we really hit it off well! It’s like touring with family. Can’t wait to hit the road! This package is perfect, we have a great balance of melodic heavy metal bands with brutal riffs and wild live energy across the board! I’m also looking forward to check out System Divide!"
Eluveitie also added: "We ourselves can add that we had a great time with the guys of Holy Grail on our last run together with Amon Amarth and we are looking forward to this one! On another note we have received questions about the lack of VIP-Tickets for this tour, as they seem to be very popular these days. The answer to this is simple: We checked out offerings of other tours, we have considered it, and we have decided that you can get most of it on any Eluveitie show already but we do not think that we should be charging you money for it. Fan contact has always been (and will always be) a big part of what we are and as always we will be hanging out after the show to chat, take pictures, get drunk (occasionally..), and sign whatever the hell you would like to have signed.
"In fact free posters and autograph cards will be available at the merch booth this time (while stocks last of course). And since we’re traveling in a big ass tour bus it’s really not that hard to find us if you feel the urge to say hi during the day! So while we will probably offer 200$-plus tickets just like anybody else if we ever become a stadium band all you need to do for now is to keep your eyes open, and don't be shy."
Pasadena, California thrash metallers Holy Grail have posted the following band update online;
"This tour had been remarkable! We knew we really had to have our chops dialed in because the Blind Guardian fans are a very devout power metal fanbase, but night after night we win the crowd over one song at a time. At the start of our set they watch observantly with arms crossed, then halfway through you see them headbanging, and then by the final song they are pounding their fists in the air. It’s been awesome to see that transformation of new fans! Blind Guardian and their crew has also been the best bunch of guys to tour with, this is by far one of the greatest tours we’ve done! I hope we get to do more together in the future!"
After I bought my ticket to the Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Tour I realized I had never seen Blind Guardian play live, which in turn sparked some questions: would I have to recite Gimli’s entire family tree to get my ticket from will call? Would the audience be acting out the grand tales Blind Guardian spins in real-time? Would I need a suit of armor? A battle axe? Should I ride my war horse or would my lighter travelling mare be better suited to the evening? Fortunately all my questions would be answered by the great bards…
I arrived just as opening act Seven Kingdoms was getting rolling. Hailing from Orlando, Florida these power and speed metal troubadours have the chops and desire to be quite good, even though silky vocalist Sabrina V could use a couple semesters in the Angela Gossow School of Stage Presence for Women. The songs ranged from overwrought to outstanding; set closer “Seven Kingdoms” was the standout as the eponymous tune was Maiden-meets-Yngwie-meets-Doro fun, and Seven Kingdoms was warmly appreciated by the already full house. More...
System Divide has announced its first U.S. tour in February alongside Eluveitie, 3 Inches of Blood, and Holy Grail. The currently announced dates are as follows:
02.01 Theatre of living arts – Philadelphia – PA
02.02 Gramercy Theatre – New York – NY
02.03 The Palladium – Worcester – PA
02.04 Cercle – Quebec city – QC
02.05 Le National – Montreal – QC
02.06 Opera House – Toronto – ON
02.08 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago – IL
02.09 Station 4 – Saint Paul – MN
02.10 Granada Theater – Lawrence, Kansas
02.11 Marquis Theater – Denver – CO
02.12 Club Sound – Salt Lake City – UT
02.14 El Corazon – Seattle – WA
02.17 Slim’s - San Francisco – CA
02.18 Key club – West Hollywood – CA
02.19 Nile Theatre – Mesa – AZ
02.21 Backstage Live - San Antonio – TX
02.22 Warehouse Live – Houston – TX
02.24 State Theatre – St Petersburg – FL
02.25 Firestone – Orlando – FL
02.26 Masquerade – Atlanta - GA
Holy Grail has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for their song "My Last Attack" with director Shawn Bannon and appears courtesy of MetalInjection. You can view the video below:
Florida's Seven Kingdoms has issued the following brief announcement about touring alongside Blind Guardian: "We are beyond excited to be a part of the Sacred Worlds And Songs Divine North American tour with Holy Grail and Blind Guardian!" The currently announced dates are as follows:
11/19 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
11/20 - Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
11/21 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
11/23 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC - Canada
11/25 - Theatre Capitole - Quebec City, QC - Canada
11/26 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON - Canada
11/27 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
11/29 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
11/30 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
12/01 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
12/03 - MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Calgary, AB - Canada
12/04 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
12/06 - Showbox at The Market - Seattle, WA
12/08 - The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
12/09 - Henry Fonda Theatre / The Music Box - Los Angeles, CA
12/10 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
12/11 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
12/12 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
12/14 - Trees - Dallas, TX
12/15 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
12/17 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
12/18 - The State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL (Florida Power Fest)
12/19 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
12/21 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
12/22 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Pasadena, California thrash metallers Holy Grail have revealed the title and street date for their debut album. The album's title has been set at "Crisis In Utopia" and was produced by Danny Lohner who is known for his work with Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle. "Crisis In Utopia" is set for release on October 26th, 2010 through Prosthetic Records.
You can view the "Crisis In Utopia" cover art at this location.
Prosthetic Records has officially added four song from four of their artists, on the new Rockband Network, which allows users to download tracks from a wide library of artist and label submitted tracks. Prosthetic Records' first entries into the system include tracks from The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Scale the Summit and Holy Grail.
The songs include:
The Acacia Strain – Doctor Doom
Holy Grail – Fight To Kill
Scale The Summit – The Great Plains
Skeletonwitch – Crushed Beyond Dust