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Latest Grayceon News

Below is our complete Grayceon 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.

Grayceon Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Bay Area progressive metal band Grayceon premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Mothers Weavers Vultures", which will be out in stores this Friday, December 18 on Translation Loss.

Check out now "Mothers Weavers Vultures" in its entirety below.

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Grayceon Streaming New Song

Grayceon has released a new track online titled "Pearl," which can be heard through Alarm Magazine here. The band also comments:

"Grayceon is pleased to announce that 'Pearl,' one of the two tracks off our upcoming release 'Pearl and the End of Days,' is being premiered today on Alarm Magazine! Our 30 minute, vinyl-only EP will be available on February 10th and comes with a digital download card.

"To read more about it please visit Flenser Records web site. You can also pre-order the album here! More exciting news will be forthcoming as the release date nears. In other news, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! Grayceon wishes you a year filled with love, laughter, and heavy riffs." More...

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Grayceon Interview And Performance Available

Grayceon has issued the following announcement about streaming the band's interview and performance for KEXP radio:

"We recently toured in the Pacific NW with our friends, Lesbian, and had the opportunity to stop by KEXP Radio in Seattle for a quickie live taped performance and interview. We played We Can and Shellmounds and chatted with the host, Hannah Levin, for a few minutes.

"The performance and interview can now be streamed from their website, so if you missed it you can hear it now! Enjoy!"

Grayceon's interview and live performance can be heard by heading over to the KEXP website at this location.

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Prog Sphere Offering Free Compilation Download

Grayceon has issued the following announcement about the song "Shellmounds" being included on a free digital compilation album:

"We are pleased to be a part of Prog Sphere's Progstravaganza Compilation of Awesomeness-Part V! This compilation includes bands from all over the world and is FREE to download from their site.

"Grayceon's track, 'Shellmounds,' is included in the compilation, so get over there and download it today and enjoy some great music for FREE!"

The album can be downloaded directly at this location and the track listing is as follows:

EXIVIOUS – Waves of Thought
MIOSIS – The Lucid
AGNOSIA – Adrift Into Lie
FORNOST ARNOR – The Tragedy of Delusion
AZURE AGONY – Mystic Interiors
RELOCATOR – The Alchemist
ECHOES – Despair
BLOTTED SCIENCE – Laser Lobotomy
HEMINA – And Now to Find a Friend
NEUROMIST – Reason Crusade
EXIST – Writhe
ALLEY – Days for Gray
A FOREST OF STARS – Raven’s Eye View
FINNR’S CANE – The Hope for Spring
ERYN NON DAE. – Existence Asleep
7th NEMESIS – Distorted Mass (of Unformed Matter)
GRAYCEON – Shellmounds

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Grayceon Announces New Tour Dates

Grayceon has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows alongside Lesbian:

"We are pleased to announce that we will be playing several Pacific Northwest shows with our dear friends, Lesbian, this coming May. Here are the dates. We hope to see you there!"

May 5, 2011 - Bellingham, WA
May 6, 2011 - Seattle, WA
May 7, 2011 - Portland, OR
May 7, 2011 - Live on KEXP, Seattle, WA

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Band Lineup Announced For SXSW Showcases

The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 16th

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
Venue: Emo's
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

Thursday, March 17th

Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body

Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...

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BrooklynVegan Announces Four Day Shows During SXSW

BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:

3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
1:35 Kvelertak
2:20 Rwake
3:10 Hull
4:05 Trap Them
5:00 Yob

3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:15 Owen Hart
1:00 Salvation
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3:15 Cough
4:00 Magrudergrind
4:45 Gaza
5:30 Wormrot
6:15 Ringworm

3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
12:20 Altaar
1:00 Castevet
1:45 Wolvhammer
2:30 Batillus
3:15 Grayceon
4:00 Deafheaven
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
6:15 Tombs

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Wolvhammer and The Atlas Moth Touring To SXSW

Minneapolis, MN's WOLVHAMMER have just announced a string of March dates with brothers of the sonic cloth THE ATLAS MOTH. This series of live shows will take them down this year's edition of the SXSW Music Conference, where WOLVHAMMER will be appearing at a Brooklyn Vegan/Profound Lore day party as well as the official Profound Lore label showcase. This run will see the band sharing stages with the aforementioned The Atlas Moth as well as Howl, KEN Mode, Tombs, Dark Castle, Deafheaven, The Body, Batillus, Grayceon, Castavet, Altaar, and Slough Feg.

Wolvhammer's latest release, "Black Marketeers of WWIII," was released by Init Records.

Here are the latest Wolvhammer tour dates:

3.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock w/ The Atlas Moth
3.12 - La Crosse, WI - Warehouse w/ The Atlas Moth
3.13 - Milwauke, WI - Mad Planet w/ The Atlas Moth
3.14 - Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn w/ The Atlas Moth
3.15 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone w/ The Atlas Moth and Howl
3.16 - TBA
3.17 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
3.19 - Austin, TX - Lovejoy's as part of Brooklyn Vegan/Profound Lore SXSW Free Day Party w/ Tombs, Dark Castle, Deafheaven, The Body, Batillus, Grayceon, Castavet, Altaar
3.19 - Austin, TX - Valhalla as part of Profound Lore's Official SXSW Showcase w/ Slough Feg, KEN Mode, Grayceon, Castavet, Bruce Lamont, Altaar
3.20 - Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon w/ KEN Mode
3.21 - Chicago, IL - The Double Door Basement

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Grayceon Announces SXSW Appearance

Grayceon has issued the following announcement about appearing at two upcoming SXSW shows:

"We are pleased to be participating in some SXSW shows and parties this year to promote our new album. Hopefully,we will be adding some more, but these two are already on the books. We hope to see you there! Austin is beautiful in March..."

The details are as follows:

SXSW 2011 - Profound Lore Showcase
Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 PM
Slough Feg (headlining)
KEN mode
710 Red River St

SXSW 2011 - Free Brooklyn Vegan Party
Saturday, March 19 at 12:00 PM
The Body
604 Neches Street
Austin, TX 78701 UNITED STATES

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Grayceon Announces Record Release Show

Bay Area act Grayceon is set to release the new album "All We Destroy" on March 1st, 2011 through Profound Lore Records. The band will be hosting a record release show on February 11th at Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco. Grayceon will also be handing out free copies of the album for fans who attend the show.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dreamer Deceived
2. Shellmounds
3. We Can
4. Once A Shadow
5. A Road Less Traveled
6. War's End

The new track "Shellmounds" is also currently available for streaming via the Grayceon MySpace page.

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Grayceon Reveals New Album Details

Bay Area progressive post-metal act Grayceon has revealed the tracklisting for its third full-length album. The new album, titled "All We Destroy," is set for a March 1st, 2011 release through Profound Lore Records. A free download of the new track "Shellmounds" can be accessed here.

Here is the "All We Destroy" tracklisting:
1. Dreamer Deceived
2. Shellmounds
3. We Can
4. Once A Shadow
5. A Road Less Traveled
6. War's End

The artwork for "All We Destroy" can be viewed below:

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Grayceon To Release Third Album

Profound Lore has announced that they will be releasing the third full-length album from Bay Area progressive chamber-rock/metal band GRAYCEON. The band are currently finishing putting the final touches on what will undoubtedly be their strongest release to date and one which will be slated for an early spring 2011 release date.

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Unearthing the Violin and Cello Metal Underground

In 1996, Apocalyptica released their debut studio album, "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos," and the metal world would never again view cellos the same way. Apocalptica was no one-trick pony, however. They upped the ante and quality massively on "Inquisition Symphony" and branched out to cover other metal bands plus three original compositions. By their third album, the band was producing primarily original material, still heavy and still on four cellos.

While Apocalyptica has since broken out of the underground, it took them years to do so even while piggybacking on the success of metal gods like Metallica, finally securing a decent North American record deal and touring the U.S. after they had four albums under their belt. Yet, their success has opened doors to more classically trained musicians to explore the heavier side of their instruments and contribute to the heavy metal community in their own ways. If Apocalyptica did not start by covering Metallica, one might wonder how heavy a band of celloists could possibly sound. Not only do they pull it off in the studio, but they put on a live performance that rivals that of their idols.

Today I will introduce you to three underground bands that employ extensive use of bowed instruments, primarily the cello and violin. Not only does the inclusion of these instruments give the music a unique feel, but the musicians themselves being more classically trained has its own impact on the compositions as well. Let's get started: More...

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Giant Squid Plans Records Release Show

Giant Squid has announced a record release show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 18 at The M Room. The show starts at 8:00 and tickets are $8. Supporting bands include Rosetta, Cable and Grayceon.

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Giant Squid Signs To Translation Loss Records

Translation Loss Records has announced the signing of San Francisco’s GIANT SQUID. Translation Loss Records will release "The Ichthyologist" this summer in correlation with the band's summer tour alongside label mates GRAYCEON. Engineered, mixed and produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Pearl Jam), "The Ichthyologist" was self-released earlier this year by the band as a work in progress and has now been tweaked with parts being completely re-recorded and remixed due to the band’s constant strive for perfection from their mastermind / lunatic, Aaron John Gregory. The record will also be repackaged with completely redone / original art by legendary, world-renowned cartoon artist, Sam Kieth (The Maxx, Batman, The Sandman).

The band’s lineup is rounded out by Jackie Perez Gratz of Amber Asylum / Grayceon, Bryan Ray Beeson and Christopher Melville Lyman. GIANT SQUID’s last record was released via The End Records and the band has since appeared on a tribute to SYD BARRET late last year alongside Pentagram, Kylesa and Jesu.

Christian McKenna from Translation Loss had this to say about the signing: “After floating around with Drew (TL) and Aaron in the Pacific right by Alcatraz collecting mollusks while avoiding sharks and paparazzi for several hours… the three of us decided it was a no brainer to work together.. GIANT SQUID is completely unique to anything going on in heavy music nowadays and we couldn’t be happier to be along for the ride.”

You can check out some sound clips from “The Ichthyologist” on the band's MySpace page. New remixed and re-mastered songs from the band’s Translation Loss debut will be posted soon.

Here are the latest Giant Squid tour dates: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces Details of New Album

Cattle Decapitation has issued the following update, revealing details of their new, upcoming album:

"We’re FINALLY done with all the finishing touches of our new album and we feel we’ve finally done it! Sonically, the band has managed to finally capture and accentuate its live intensity that we’ve become known for and has created one hell of an album from start to epic finish! Conceptually, its misanthropy shall go unmatched. This is it, humans... ferocity at its finest.

"The album is called 'The Harvest Floor,' a title Travis has been kicking around in his head and working towards for the last 2 albums! The actual title refers to the area of a slaughterhouse where the animal (of course in our case it always means the HUMAN) begins the agonizing process of death, usually done with a bolt to the forehead or a slice to the throat. 'The Harvest Floor' is a fitting title for an album laden in gore and the anti-human metaphors and sentiments CATTLE DECAPITATION fans have grown to know and love. Artwork by Wes Benscoter shows the outside of a large slaughterhouse/factory of doom and gloom with the general public being herded inside to meet their demise. The inside of the album layout reveals what’s really inside that slaughterhouse: our misanthropic heroes of GORE (not core) at another hard day of work! Combined with the amazing artwork and conceptually brutal layout, The Harvest Floor also contains an enhanced portion which sports an I-pod ready documentary titled 'Pandemic: The Damnation Epic – The Making of The Harvest Floor' which, simply put, makes 'The Harvest Floor' an apocalyptic multimedia epic!"

Here is the tracklisting for "The Harvest Floor":

1. The Gardeners of Eden
2. A Body Farm
3. We are Horrible People
4. Tooth Enamel & Concrete
5. The Ripe Beneath the Rind
6. The Product Alive
7. In Axetasy
8. Into the Public Bath
9. The Harvest Floor
10. Regret & the Grave

No strangers to guest appearances, CATTLE DECAPITATION has enlisted some old friends for guest vocals including Ross Sewage (Impaled/Ludicra) and Dino Sommese (Dystopia/Asunder). The band has also announced that there is a special appearance by Jarboe (Swans), lending her beautifully haunting voice to the epic death dirge "The Harvest Floor." Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon/Amber Asylum) graces a couple tracks with her electric cello and Los Angeles noisician John Wiese also lends his electronic/atmospheric expertise to the album further separating the band from the typical "cookie-cutter" approach applied all too often by today’s extreme acts.

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