Band Photo: Holy Grail (?)
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.
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
American thrash metal legends Exodus has announced that they will be kicking off a headlining tour of North America this August in support of their latest studio album, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition," which is available everywhere now through Nuclear Blast Records. Joining them on the tour will be Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail and Bonded By Blood.
A message from guitarist and founding member Gary Holt reads: "We are fucking stoked to announce the March Of Brutality lineup. This tour is going to re-write the book on how much fun is actually legal!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
This week's additions to the Rock Band Network features tracks from Pantera's "The Great Southern Trendkill," along with a few other tracks to get your heads banging. The complete list of new songs, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:
a t o m - "Satellite"
After the Fall - "Stay Up With Me"
The Apples in Stereo - "Dance Floor"
Earl Greyhound - "Oye Vaya"
John Garrison - "Footprints"
Holy Grail - "Fight to Kill"
CJ - "Mr. Sun"
Drive Shaft - "You All Everybody"
Geronimo Jackson - "Dharma Lady"
Pantera - "The Great Southern Trendkill"
Pantera - "War Nerve"
Pantera - "Drag the Waters"
Pantera - "10's"
Pantera - "13 Steps to Nowhere"
Pantera - "Suicide Note Pt. II"
Pantera - "Living Through Me (Hells' Wrath)"
Pantera - "Floods"
Pantera - "The Underground in America"
Pantera - "(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin"
Plushgun - "How We Roll"
The Audition - "The Way You Move"
Anti-Flag - "We Are The One"
Coming to the RBN on PS3 on June 1st:
Flight of the Conchords - "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"
Jonathan Coulton - "The Future Soon"
All That Remains - "Forever In Your Hands"
Suicide Silence - "Disengage"
Steve Vai - "Get The Hell Out of Here"
California's Holy Grail has announced the following upcoming North American and European tour dates:
4/22 2010 METROPOLIS w/ AMON AMARTH Montreal, Quebec
4/23 2010 IMPERIAL THEATER w/ AMON AMARTH Quebec City, Quebec
4/24 2010 New England Metal Festival Worcester, Massachusetts
4/25 2010 IRVING PLAZA w/ AMON AMARTH New York, New York
4/26 2010 JAXX w/ AMON AMARTH & TYR Springfield, Virginia
4/27 2010 OLUME 11 TAVERN w/ AMON AMARTH & TYR Raleigh, North Carolina
4/28 2010 MR. SMALLS THEATRE w/ AMON AMARTH & TYR Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4/29 2010 TLA w/ AMON AMARTH & TYR Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4/30 2010 CARABAR Columbus, Ohio
5/28 2010 HOUSE OF BLUES - SUNSET STRIP w/ Armored Saint West Hollywood, California
6/7 2010 QUEST FOR DOWNLOAD @ Islington Academy 2 London
6/8 2010 QUEST FOR DOWNLOAD @ Slade Rooms West Midlands
6/9 2010 QUEST FOR DOWNLOAD @ Roadhouse Manchester
6/10 2010 QUEST FOR DOWNLOAD @ King Tuts Glasgow
6/12 2010 Download Derby
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air Festival Schleswig-Holstei
Holy Grail has checked in from the recording studio with footage of vocalist James Paul Luna discussing the upcoming album. The video clip can be viewed below.
Swiss pagan metal band Eluveitie has checked in with the following tour update:
"We have added 2 additional shows to the routing of our upcoming US-Tour - those gigs will be without Amon Amarth but with Eluveitie headlining!
April 7th - Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA
April 20th - Peabody's, Cleveland, OH
"Also we are confirmed for the Rocking Chair Festival in Vevey, Switzerland, on the 26th of March.
"We hope to see you there!
"And last but not least - the new album is out, so get your hands on it if you didn't do so yet!"
Here are the upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates: More...
Swedish viking metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that will be heading out on a headlining tour of North America this Spring. A message from the band reads as follows:
"We can finally announce that we'll be returning to North America this spring! And we're happy to bring Eluveitie and Holy Grail with us as support, plus a special co-headline show with Fear Factory in San Francisco.
"Please note that some of the venues that have been booked are very small so make sure to get your tickets in time."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.
Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM
Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.
Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.
California metal band Holy Grail will head in to the studio this month to record their debut album, "CRISIS IN UTOPIA," due out on Prosthetic Records in late Spring. Acclaimed producer/remixer/musician Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) will be at the production helm.
Los Angeles metallers Holy Grail have announced they will be performing a "welcome home" show on Friday, December 11th in Hollywood, California. The all ages show will take place at the Whisky A Go Go. Samples of Holy Grail's music can be found at their official MySpace page.
Front man Jamey Paul Luna of Los Angeles metallers Holy Grail has issued the following statement from the road:
"The tour has been ripping so far, only 3 shows in and the crowds are getting better and better. 3IOB and Saviours are slaying it down and total bros, can't wait to see what kind of insanity strikes upon us next!"
Holy Grail is currently on tour alongside 3 Inches of Blood and Saviors. They still have the following tour dates remaining:
11/21 Beat Kitchen w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Chicago, Illinois
11/22 Cactus Club w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11/24 The Marquee w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/25 Rubber Gloves w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Denton, Texas
11/27 Gator’s w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Farmington, New Mexico
11/28 The Rock w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Tucson, Arizona
11/29 The Farm w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Las Vegas, Nevada
12/1 Chain Reaction w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Anaheim, California
12/2 Vet’s Hall w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Santa Cruz, California
12/4 WOW Hall w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Eugene, Oregon
12/5 Hawthorne Theatre w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Portland, Oregon
12/11 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood, California