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Below is our complete Gravehill 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.
Deceased will be embarking on a mini-tour of the U.S. today, with Gravehill as direct support. Says Deceased frontman King Fowley: "It's time to smash it to the fucking wall! Deceased and Gravehill on the march - ugly lives!"
Adds Gravehill's Mike Abominator, "We look forward to killing out on the road with the mighty DECEASED! The power of these stinky cadavers compells you!"
Dubbed "March of the Cadavers," the tour is confirmed for the following dates/venues:
March 8th @ ZIGGYS in Chattanooga, Tennessee *
March 9th @ HOOLIGANS in Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 10th @ ROCKY POINT CANTINA in Tempe, Arizonia
March 11th @ SLIDEBAR in Fullerton, California
March 12th @ THE JOINT in Los Angeles, California
March 13th @ ELBO ROOM in San Francisco, California
March 14th @ BURT'S TIKI LOUNGE in Salt Lake City, Utah
March 15th @ AQUALUNG in Denver, Colorado
March 16th @ FUBAR in St. Louis, Missouri *
* No Gravehill at these shows
In recent news, Deceased announced work on a new album for Hells Headbangers, entitled "Ghostly White." King Fowley had the following to say about the forthcoming album:
"This record will be a very produced musical journey that will capture the complete morbid side of Deceased. If we do what we are setting out to do, it will ooze of dark melody without forgetting the rough aggressive edges and catchiness in the songwriting that we've kept in our sound since day one. There will be a complete haunting aura throughout the record! A few songs will be lengthy tracks, including a 15-minute ride. Fitting interludes will lock in the actual tracks, and little jolts of madness will also rear their ugly heads from time to time. This is a musical adventure we've been waiting to take, and now's the time. Get out your woolen overcoats, the funeral is about to begin...." More...
Gravehill will be supporting Deceased for the upcoming "March of the Cadavers" 2013 tour, with dates available below. Gravehill also commented:
"These dates will mark our first live outing for 2013, we will be busy rehearsing then recording our next album, the follow up to 'When all Roads Lead to Hell' throughout January and February then finishing by the end of March. A press release regarding our next album 'Death Curse' shall be coming soon... HAIL HELL!!!"
Saturday March 9th "Hooligans" Albuquerque, NM
Sunday March 10th "Rocky Point Cantina" Phoenix, AZ
Monday March 11th "Slidebar" Fullerton, CA
Tuesday March 12th "Los Globos" Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday March 13th "Elbo Room" San Francisco, CA
Thursday March 14th "Burt's Tiki Lounge" Salt Lake City, UT
Friday March 15th "Aqualung" Denver, CO
Saturday March 16th "Cheyenne Saloon" Las Vegas, NV (No Deceased)
California death horde Gravehill is set to invade the Pacific Northwest this weekend as part of the Goregon Massacre Fest III, which will take place Friday, June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at the East End Outdoor Annex in Portland, OR. Gravehill will perform alongside Cardiac Arrest, Cianide, Phobia and many more. Check out Gravehill vocalist Mike Abominator's preview of the fest at MetalManiacs.com.
Gravehill's most recent album, "When All Roads Lead To Hell," was released last year by Dark Descent Records with vinyl treatment coming from Chaos Records. Below is the roster of thirty bands that will be playing the two dates of the fest. For more information, head over to the Goregon Massacre Fest III Facebook event page.
Friday, June 22nd:
SIX BREW BANTHA(bc)
Saturday, June 23rd:
SHROUD OF THE HERETIC(or)
Drummer Rhett "Thorgrimm" Davis of California death horde Gravehill has issued the following update: "2012 began with a line-up change for Gravehill. We added two new full-time guitarists known as CC DeKill & Hell Messiah to replace Matt Hellfiend & Bodybag Bob due to their momentous schedule for Exhumed. These new guitarists will participate in the next full length record and all live commitments for Gravehill here forward." Gravehill also shared some new tour dates for the coming months, in support of its new album "When All Roads Lead to Hell":
03/02/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo Taco
03/03/12 - Los Angeles, CA w/ Nails @ The Black Castle
06/21/12 - San Francisco, CA w/ Destroyed In Seconds, Mortuous @ Sub/Mission
06/23/12 - Portland, OR - Goregon Massacre III Fest w/ Cianide, Cardiac Arrest & more @ Garage Land (Go here for details)
06/24/12 - Oakland, CA w/ Destroyed In Seconds @ Eli's Mile High Club
10/26/12 - New York, NY @ TBA
10/27/12 - Buffalo, NY - A Day Of Death Fest w./ Mutant Supremacy, Cardiac Arrest, Absconder & more @ Club Infinity (Go here for details)
California death horde Gravehill has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their planned performance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball:
"We were saddened and pissed off, to say the least, to hear from Goregrowler's Entertainment about their decision to not bring us out for the Fest in San Antonio on the days of November 18th-20th. It is unfortunate and we just wanted to let all of our friends and fans down there that we had no control over this situation and are disappointed beyond belief.
"I will not get into every aspect of what went down and what was said and agreed upon. I also won't sit here and bash anyone at the Goregrowlers camp and get into any of that type of crap. What I will do is be honest and give you a 'long story short'. Gravehill was one of the first bands asked to be a part of this years fest. I was also instrumental in helping them book a few of the bands that are playing. More...
California death horde Gravehill, who recently released their LP "When All Roads Lead to Hell," is pleased to announce a string of dates with Singapore's blackened death/thrash band Impiety. Due to scheduling conflicts with guitarists Hellfiend and BodyBag, Gravehill has enlisted Henry Montoya and Erik Sneve of Witchaven to fill the vacant guitar positions. Gravehill dates with Impiety are as follows: More...
Southern California death metal act Gravehill's first proper debut album, titled "When All Roads Lead to Hell," is set for release on October 20th, 2011. Since the band's last release on Ibex Moon Records, guitarist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) has joined the group full-time combining more depth and a wall of thick, demented riffing with Mike Abominator's vocal onslaught and Thorgrimm's work behind the kit.
Gravehill's "When All Road Leads to Hell" comes in 12" LP release in heavy vinyl 180gram, 350 gram deluxe jacket with A3 inlay full color poster. The release is limited to 500 copies worldwide: 200 bronze colored and 300 classic black.
Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.
Replacing Woods of Ypres on this Metalunderground.com-sponsored festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.
Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler's Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.
The latest bands confirmed are as follows: More...
Fatigue had definitely begun to set in by Day Four. Through the beer belly, muscle ache (everyone’s hotel was up the hill), blown-out senses, and heat I thought could only happen in the south, I persevered though badly worn. The venue was getting pretty rough also. Everyone was tired, but still partying hard. Inside it was sticky and stinky like it had not been before. But that didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the rest of the great lineup on the last day of the mighty MDF.
Bright and early in the afternoon (although it seemed like night in the main room), hometown boys Visceral Disgorge began the festivities. They brought to mind the early works of death metal. Trauma and gore galore, this band encompassed the snarl inhaled low growls, din-destroying high tuned snare, gallop picking guitar done by Eric.
Bad acid Trip’s singer Dirk Rogers opening question to us was, “Is everyone drunk?,” and by just the sight of the crowd through the hours it was obvious that we all were. Crazed rock riffage and grindcore led this band to a energetic frenzy. Dirk was like Ian Curtis and Johnny Rotten; a twisted love child onstage. This band had true dynamic ranging from guttural blasts to hardcore breakdowns to strange, psychotic circus dementia. More...
The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."
As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.
The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."
As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.
Here's the updated flier: More...
Thrash metallers Gravehill have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new album. The new full length, titled "When All Roads Lead To Hell," will see release on May 20, 2011 through Dark Descent Records with a vinyl pressing arriving on July 15, 2011. You can view the album's tracklisting below.
2. Unholy Executioner
3. Devil Worshiper
5. When All Roads Lead to Hell
6. Suffer No Man to Live
7. Pray For War
8. Consvmed By Rats
The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.
Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:
Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. With all of the stories of mosh pit brutality of late, you might expect more of the same from the title, but in fact, this story from California death metal band Gravehill is not what it would appear:
This one goes back to October 31st in Dekalb, Illinois. Gravehill had flown out to Illinois to do 3 shows with our brothers in Cardiac Arrest. We had arrived late late late the night/morning before this Halloween show in Dekalb. Once the sun went down and the pabst blue ribbon started disappearing at an alarming rate, we left Aurora (where we were staying) and started our short treck over to Dekalb. When we got there, we were informed that the gig was at a rehearsal space that some local bands practiced at. "No biggie," we thought. Sometimes, those types of shows totally go off and go crazy. But once the night wore on, we became a little bummed. The first bands started playing and people were barely showing up. It was dead and the bands we really not very good. There was a mix of indie rock, bad metal and even some sort of techno/hip hop type dj guy. So we just preceeded to get drunk and make the best of it as we always do.More...
Sweden's Death Breath is the latest band to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Festival. Next year's festival will take place from May 26th - 29th, 2011. Further details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Anaheim, California death metal act Gravehill has announced its participation in the upcoming 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. Gravehill joins a long list of bands taking part, including Neurosis, Marduk, Inquisition, Exhumed and Saudi Arabia's Creative Waste amongst many others. Maryland Deathfest 2011 is set to take place May 27, 28 and 29th at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland.
Confirmed bands include:
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
With the closing of the "Campaign Of Death Metal Purity Tour," Gravehill has announced that Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey (Exhumed, Dekapitator, Repulsion, Cretin) has officially joined the band as the new permanent guitarist. Matt commented on joining the band, "I'm definitely psyched to wage war against posers with the Gravehill boys. The tour was great, and I'm looking forward to raging with Thorgrimm, Abominator, Bodybag, and CorpseMolester as much as possible!"
The band also commented on upcoming tour dates and recording new material:
"We have been added to the Enthroned & Destroyer 666 Los Angeles Tour date at the Ultra Violet Lounge in Los Angeles Aug. 14th, 2010' & The Ramona Theater in Ramona (San Diego) California Aug. 15th, 2010', as well as the Oct. 15th, 2010' date at The Galaxy Theater with Immolation & Vader. Hellfiend will contribute to the final writing process for our next album which we have changed the title to 'When All Roads Lead To Hell.'
"We plan on entrenching at Trench Studio's with John Haddad near Thanksgiving to do all the tracking and then finish with Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording for all mixing and mastering. With the amazing artwork supplied to us by Jeff Zornow for the Campaign Tour we are glad to have him onboard to render the visuals for our new record!"
With a newly revamped lineup, Fatalist has announced they have been added to select dates of the Campaign For Death Metal Purity 2010 tour. California's answer to Stockholm-style death metal will join Ibex Moon Records label mates Gravehill, Cardiac Arrest, and Hod. Kicking off July 2nd in Portland, OR, this tour was designed for the sole purpose of taking death metal back to its roots. Additionally, the July 10th date at Belvedere's Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA has been dubbed the Ibex Moon Records Fest and will feature performances by Incantation and Funerus.
The currently announced dates are as follows:
7/2nd @ Plan B - Portland, OR*
7/3rd @ The Parkside - San Fransisco, CA*
7/4th @ The Blvd - Los Angeles, CA*
7/5th @ The Drunken Lass - Prescott, AZ
7/7th @ Beerland - Austin, TX
7/8th @ The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
7/9th @ Nightcap - Chicago, IL
7/10th @ Belvedere's Lounge - Pittsburgh, PA**
7/11th @ Jimmy's Place - Allentown, PA
7/12th @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
7/13th @ Fontana's - New York, NY
7/14th @ Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN
7/15th @ TBA - Memphis, TN
7/16th @ Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
7/17th @ Walters - Houston, TX
7/18th @ Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
* - w/ Fatalist
** w/ Incantation, Funerus and Abysme
Cardiac Arrest, Gravehill, and Hod will be touring together as the "Campaign For Death Metal Purity" 2010 tour. Ibex Moon Records issued the following statement about the tour:
"Death Metal has grown weak and soft… with the infiltration of hard-core breakdowns; gravity blasts, emo singing, and MTV saturated 'fashion agenda'…what a sad affair when Death Metal becomes another genre of pop music!" Ibex Moon Records would like to invite the True Death Metal Elite to a series of select dates across the United States of America! A Tour designed for the sole purpose of taking Death Metal back to its roots, a time when metal wasn’t a fashion statement and Death Metal came from some place much more sinister and far more deadly!"
John McEntee, Ibex Moon Records label mastermind and guitarist/vocalist for Incantation, had this to say about the tour: “With all the trends in metal these days and all these fest type tours that mostly only highlight the flavor of the month bands. We wanted to put together a tour with 3 strong Death Metal bands that all in their own right have proven themselves to be true warriors of death! Each band has forged their own legacy by being 100% true to themselves and it shows with their intense live performances. This is the time to take back our underground scene and show your support to some of Death Metal’s top extreme bands. Death Metal is Eternal Under the Ibex Moon." More...
California brutalists Gravehill recently took a break from working on their Ibex Moon Records debut to head down south to Texas for a string of shows with label mates, Hod. Safely home from the carnage and mayhem that ensued, vocalist Mike Abominator offered this summary of the mini-tour:
"The Texas shows couldn't have been better. Hod kicked total ass and made us stay on top of our game! One of the best live bands we have seen and some of the best guys around in metal....PERIOD! It was an honor sharing the stage with them and playing our death metal for all those Texas maniacs! We met so many killer and diehard people in Texas. And I have fond memories of all three shows, but the San Antonio show was unforgettable due to the response of the crowd, the fights, equipment falling and going out, beer and blood flying, the fights, the mayhem, THE FIGHTS, ARGHHHHHH! What a show! Thank you to John/Ibex Moon and Beer Reebs/Hod for setting it all up! TEXAS! WE WILL BE BACK!"
Gravehill will also be among the many Ibex Moon acts contributing a song to the soundtrack to the upcoming indie horror flick, "Afterparty Massacre." While said track might not be what Gravehill fans might expect from the band, Abominator guarantees brutality.
"We entered TRENCH STUDIOS for a weekend to do the exclusive track for the Afterparty Massacre movie soundtrack which Ibex Moon is putting out. We recorded the AC/DC song "If You Want Blood (You Got It)" for the release. It was Gravehill-ized so to speak, ha ha, but it came out GREAT. We even brought in our friends Shane from Phobia and Nick from Crepitus to scream and growl along with me on the infamous chorus! In the end, the song title, attitude of AC/DC and Bon Scott and even the overall performance of the song fit Gravehill PERFECTLY! Since we are the AC/DC of death metal! hahahaha."
In regards to the forthcoming album, the front man issued this update from the band's own Hellheim Studios:
"Now we enter our studio/dungeon HELLHEIM STUDIOS to get the songs set for Pravus Tyrannis our 2nd album, and debut for Ibex Moon. Once we get the songs set, we will then enter TRENCH STUDIOS with Engineer John Haddad (who has worked with Phobia, Hirax, Abysmal Dawn, Final Conflict, Deathevokation) to record the eight songs of devastating and relentless death metal that this album will unleash upon the earth!"
HOD guitarist Carl "Lord Necron" Snyder has checked in with the following tour road report:
"The Texas onslaught with Gravehill has been merciless. P.A. Systems crashing to ground. Women beating women. Men beating men. Holy hell it's been brutal! Gravehill's death metal assault has to be witnessed live to understand the brutality. HOD has unleashed some new songs on this tour including 'Under Tyranny's Hammer' and 'Walking Wounded.' The crowd response has been killer for the new material. We hope to see all you maniacs out on the road soon."
The upcoming HOD tour dates are as follows:
3/13 The Nat Ballroom – West Texas Death Fest, Amarillo, TX
3/16 Club Encore w/ Book of Black Earth, Austin, TX
3/18 Pedicab Bar w/ Withered, Javelina, & Howl, San Antonio, TX
5/21 The Ten Eleven w/ The Gates of Slumber & Bastardwolf, San Antonio, TX
6/6 Emo’s w/ Obituary & Pack of Wolves, Austin, TX
6/19 TBA, Hattiesburg or Jackson, MS
7/9 TBA w/ Immolith & Maax, Austin, TX
7/10 TBA w/ Immolith & Maax, Dallas or Houston?