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Nocturnal Graves

From: Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nocturnal Graves News

Below is our complete Nocturnal Graves 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.

Maryland Deathfest Names 45 More Acts For 2016

Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced 45 more acts for the 2016 edition of the annual Memorial Day festival bash. Among the list - U.K. doom metal legends Paradise Lost, U.S. doom metal upstarts Crypt Sermon, the reformed Swedish death act Centinex, U.K. legends Discharge, U.S. thrash legends Hirax, soon to be defunct legends Nuclear Blast, U.K. classic metal legends Satan and the mighty Bay Area thrash act Testament.

Tickets for the event will be available soon. Head over to this location for more information.

The freshly named act list is:

The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
Centinex (Sweden)
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (Italy)
Crypt Sermon
Demonical (Sweden)
Demonic Christ
Deranged (Sweden)
Discharge (UK)
Dopethrone (Canada)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Gets Worse (UK)
Ground More...

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms 30 Bands For 2016

Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced the first slew of thirty bands for the 15th edition of the festival to be held on May 26-29, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the list includes: Samael (performing "Ceremony of Opposites" in full), Venom and Exicter.

Ticket information can be found at this location.

There are still 50 bands expected to be announced, but so far the lineup looks like this:

Auroch (Canada)
Denouncement Pyre (Australia)
Deströyer 666
Gruesome More...

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Hells Headbangers Releases Compilation

Hells Headbangers is presenting a new label compilation, which can be heard below and is available at Bandcamp here.

Available now digitally, the compilation will be a free CD handout for orders through the Hells Headbangers webstore and at the label's Maryland Death Fest merch table. A double-LP vinyl pressing is forthcoming during the summer.

Featuring brand-new/upcoming songs from Midnight, Children of Technology, Gouge, Barbatos, Nunslaughter, Cemetery Lust, and Sacrocurse among others, the compilation is the label's seventh to date. Its cover art, hand-drawn by Antichrist Kramer (Inquisition, Vasaeleth, et al), is an homage to Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath," but the entire layout as a whole incorporates minor aesthetic elements from the first six Black Sabbath albums. More...

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Nocturnal Graves Reveals Album Details

After a three-year hiatus, Nocturnal Graves return from a morbid slumber with "...From the Bloodline of Cain," set for international release on November 12th through Hells Headbangers on both CD and LP formats. The following press release was also issued:

"Before breaking up in 2010, Nocturnal Graves was at the forefront of a fertile Australian underground metal scene that ably mainlined the best elements of black, death, and thrash.

"With '...From the Bloodline of Cain,' the Oz commando show that their first run was no fluke, and are back with a bloody vengeance. In many ways, Nocturnal Graves' present can be best described as the perfect synthesis of ancient South American and German styles - fierce and fiery, incensed and enraged, and eternally thrusting with violence & force - but with a immediately ingraining songwriting acumen that's second to none. These songs will get in your head, and FAST, and compel you to destroy everything/anything within striking range: this is ...From the Bloodline of Cain!"

The track listing is:

1. Promethean War
2. Slave Annihilation
3. The Conqueror's Flame
4. Ascension Through Lucifer's Might
5. Through the Devil's Flesh
6. Iron Command
7. The Great Adversary
8. ...From the Bloodline of Cain More...

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Nocturnal Graves Finishes New Album

After announcing the band's return from the dead late last year, Nocturnal Graves has checked in with the following announcement about completing work on a new album:

"We have finished the recordings for our new album and are working on the layout now.

"The album will be entitled '...From the Bloodline of Cain' and will be released through Hells Headbangers Records in the coming months. A sample will be uploaded to the net very soon. Beware!"

In the mean time, you can check out the band's music over at MySpace here.

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Nocturnal Graves Working On New Album

After breaking up back in 2010, Nocturnal Graves is now back from the dead and is teaming up with Hells Headbangers to release a new album. The Australian act release debut album "Satan's Cross" in 2007 and a split LP with Hell Spirit in 2010.

The band has already begun work on this second full-length album and will start recording in two weeks at I-HQ Recordings in Australia. The band promises "around 35 minutes of explosive, violent death/thrash metal which Nocturnal Graves are known for." The title of the new album will be announced shortly.

Nocturnal Graves has also recently had a change of line-up, enlisting Shrapnel (ex-Destroyer 666) on lead guitars and L. Wilson (Denouncement pyre) on drums. The band's current line-up is:

J. - Bass/Vocals
Decaylust - Guitar
Shrapnel - Lead Guitar
L. Wilson - Drums

In May 2013, Nocturnal Graves will also tour on European soil, with shows in Germany (at Deathkult Open Air), France, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, Denmark, and Sweden among others. More Nocturnal Graves news is to be announced soon, but for more info, in the meantime consult the band's website.

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Nocturnal Graves Calls It Quits

Victorian black/death band Nocturnal Graves has announced their break up with the short message below:

As Above… So Below
We have answered our own spiritual callings to pursue other music/artistic endeavours.
So it is Done.

You can still check out some of Nocturnal Graves' music on their MySpace player.

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