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California death horde Gravehill and Dark Descent Records have announced April 1st as the release date for the band's third full-length, "Death Curse," on CD and digital formats with vinyl treatment coming soon. Below is the cover art of "Death Curse," the tracklisting of all nine songs, and a rough preview mix of the track "At Hell's Command."
"Death Curse" features over 35 minutes of powerful death metal in the old-school vein and includes guest appearances from some of the biggest legends of death metal. Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler of Autopsy and Kam Lee (Massacre, Death and Bone Gnawer) all made contributions to what threatens to be one of 2014's most skin-grating albums. "Death Curse" features artwork by Christopher Moyen (Incantation, Blasphemy and more).
Vocalist Mike Abominator had this to say about Death Curse: "We have some filthy fucking death metal terror here with 'Death Curse.' These are the things of nightmares, the stench that makes you puke. This is what this album will make you do when you hear it.
We are going with the raw, putrid and dismal live sound this time, to try and capture the feel of one of our live show performances, of which we feel hasn't been represented with our releases so far. Expect the same rotten and old school death metal from us. Fuck triggers! Fuck trends! Fuck technical bullshit! Fuck progress! AND FUCK YOU!"
Gates of Hell
At Hell's Command
Open Their Throats
Fear the Reaper
Unending Lust for Evil
Black Blood Rising
The Ascending Fire More...
Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, are hosting a two-day showcase festival taking place this weekend (October 4 - 5) at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. Ticket information can be obtained here. This October also sees Dark Descent Records reach the four-year mark as a label. To celebrate, the label is holding a sale that runs from today through Saturday, Oct. 5. Dark Descent Records founder and owner Matt Calvert comments:
"October marks the four year anniversary of Dark Descent Records. Having founded the label in 2009, I never envisioned we would be where we are today in this short of a timespan. This weekend (Oct. 4 -5) we will be holding the label's first showcase event in Portland, Oregon at the Ash St. Saloon.
To mark this monumental event and the four year anniversary of the label, we will be running a four day sale in the web store from October 2 and culminating with the final day of the showcase on October 5. This is our way of saying thank you for your support for the bands and the label.
So, come out to the showcase if at all possible. If not, celebrate with us by enjoying the great items at even further discounted prices from October 2 - 5. Thanks once again and we look forward to many more years of providing you with some of the best metal the underground has to offer!"
Check out streams and live footage of all of the acts slated to play the showcase festival, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. For updates and details regarding the showcase, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:
Friday, Oct 4th:
Saturday, Oct 5th:
California death horde Gravehill is set for a weekend of blood and blasphemy when it invades Portland, OR for an appearance at the Northwestern Black Circle Festival 5 today on Saturday, August 10th. Sharing the stage with Gravehill will be Ghoul, Drawn & Quartered and more.
To celebrate its appearance at the festival, Gravehill is bringing along a special two-song demo featuring tracks from its upcoming third release, "Death Curse." Each copy is handmade, hand-numbered and each member of Gravehill has his own edition of the demo complete with a personal message. These demos are limited to 50 copies and will only be available at the fest.
For the rest of the world, Gravehill is now streaming a demo version of the song "Black Blood Rising," from the "Death Curse" sessions. Check it out below in the player. Gravehill vocalist Mike Abominator had this to say about Death Curse:
"We have some filthy fucking death metal terror here with these new 'songs' (more like hymns of death noise.) These are the things of nightmares, the stench that makes you puke. This is what this album will make you do when you hear it. The 'demos' that we are floating around actually fucking suck. We threw them together and wasted our time doing them for a stupid fucking waste of time that I won't get into. But we are spreading the plague of the new material anyways.
In the meantime, we slaughtered the material and got it ready for the album recording, of which we have started doing at Trench Studios with John Haddad (Hirax, Phobia, Coffin Texts, Abysmal Dawn, Murder Construct, Final Conflict and many more) and our very own Hellheim Studios. We are going with the raw, putrid and dismal live sound this time, as live as we can get it, to try and capture the feel of one of our live performances, of which we feel hasn't been represented with our releases so far. Expect the same rotten and old school death metal from us. Fuck triggers! Fuck trends! Fuck technical bullshit! Fuck progress! And Fuck You!"
Death Curse is set for a January 2014 release on Dark Descent Records.
Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, has announced a two-day showcase festival taking place on October 4th and 5th at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. The line-up, much like the label's roster, is comprised of some of the best today's underground death metal scene has to offer. Tickets details are available at this location.
For updates and details, visit the Facebook Event Page. Check out streams and live footage of all nine many of the acts slated to play, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. Updates are available on the facebook event page as well.
Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:
California's Gravehill is currently working on a new album, and has now checked in with the following update about J. Corpsemolester recording bass for the release:
"Studio update: Corpse entered the studio last week to lay down bass tracks. Unfortunately he was way too high on a cocktail of drugs to keep time with anything for a majority of it.
"The first night he vomited up a burrito, passed out in his own filth, and woke to the tender caress of a homeless man stroking his vomit-smeared cheek and whispering sweet nothings in his ear. Luckily for Corpse, he has tenure in Gravehill so we can't fire him.
"Oddly enough his drug-fueled recording sessions almost scared the rest of the band straight. Almost. Next up...rhythm guitars!"
Stay up-to-date with the descriptive recording updates over at Gravehill's Facebook profile here.
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:
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