Monday, 7 March 2016
Photo by Orion Landau
With the release of The Curse That Is, the long-anticipated debut full-length from Portland doom bringers, GRAVES AT SEA, now less than one month from official detonation, today Cvlt Nation -- who crowns the record,"the best doom album of 2016" -- offers up "Tempest" for communal appreciation.
Witness the corrosive enormity that is "Tempest" courtesy of Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.
After issuing a series of highly-regarded demos and splits and having recently cut their teeth performing the mainstages of Maryland Deathfest, Roadburn and numerous other festivals, GRAVES AT SEA unleashes its most consuming and unapologetically ear-shattering material to date. Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brainoil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB), The Curse That Is effortlessly fuses colossal walls of feedback-laden sound with gargantuan riffs that crush and crawl with the weight of a thousand mountains alongside thunderous rhythms meant to tear a hole in this dying earth. Coupled with self-loathing howls and shrieks of torment and demise, GRAVES AT SEA engulfs listeners in wave upon furious wave of aural misery throughout the over seventy-minute ride through Hell.
A true tour-de-force of incredible magnitude nearly fifteen years in the making, The Curse That Is will see a worldwide release on April 1st via Relapse Records.
In conjunction with the release of The Curse That Is, GRAVES AT SEA will also be embarking on a two week-long US tour alongside Order Of The Owl. See confirmed dates below.
GRAVES AT SEA w/ Order Of The Owl:
4/11/2016 The Bad Earl - Atlanta, GA 4/12/2016 Mothlight - Asheville, NC 4/13/2016 The Jinx 912 - Savannah, GA 4/14/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA 4/15/2016 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD 4/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie (Early Show) - Philadelphia, PA 4/17/2016 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY 4/18/2016 Middle East - Boston, MA 4/19/2016 Spirit - Pittsburgh, PA 4/20/2016 Ace Of Cups - Columbus, OH 4/21/2016 Sanctuary - Detroit, MI 4/22/2016 Mickey's Tavern- Madison, WI 4/23/2016 Rock Island Brewing Company - Rock Island, IL 4/24/2016 Reggie's Live - Chicago, IL
GRAVES AT SEA was forged in 2002 by friends Nick Phit and Nathan Misterek, with then-members Roger Williams and Steve Klatz (RIP). After self-releasing a demo titled Documents Of Grief, they toured extensively and were quickly noticed by Greg Anderson of Southern Lord/Sunn O))), who released their Cirrohosis/Atavist Arise seven-inch in 2004. Later in 2005, the band released a split with friends Asunder on Life Is Abuse (CD) and 20 Buck Spin (vinyl). In 2007, GRAVES AT SEA went through a lineup change when Misterek moved to Oakland, California and Phit moved to Portland, Oregon. In 2008, after playing two final shows with Chiyo Nukaga (Noothgrush) on drums and Miguel Veliz (ex-Sourvein, The Roller) on bass, the band broke up. Four years later, however, they decided to reunite with Nukaga on drums and Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil) on bass, but due to touring constraints, Nukaga and Wilkinson decided to step down.
2013 marked the band's first venture to Europe, with a lengthy tour, in addition to a string of West Coast performances. 2014 brought forth their first new material since 2005 - GRAVES AT SEA issued a split LP with Sourvein on Seventh Rule Records at the start of their second European tour (this time with Sourvein), a journey that also included appearances at Roadburn Festival and SWR Festival. The split with Sourvein was quickly followed by an EP on Eolian Records titled This Place Is Poison and numerous live US appearances, including performances at Maryland Deathfest and California's Day Of The Shred Festival. Now, after having joined forces with renowned independent label Relapse Records, GRAVES AT SEA is poised to unveil their anticipated debut, The Curse That Is.
Dark Electronic artists Ludovico Technique have announced a full North American tour with Industrial/EBM legend Leaether Strip.
The Zoth Ommog Tour with Ludovico Technique begins on March 11th in Tampa, Florida and ends April 17th in New Orleans, Louisiana.
We're extremely pleased to be hitting the road for the Zoth Ommog tour and have a chance to connect with our fans through the one thing that matters to us the most, music. Engaging that passion and energy together are experiences that we live for and remain with us until the end of our days. -Ben V. (Vocalist) Zoth Ommog Tour Dates
3/11/16 Tampa, FL - The Orpheum 3/12/16 West Palm Beach, FL - Respectable Street Cafe 3/16/16 Richmond, VA - Fallout 3/18/16 Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII 3/19/16 New York City, NY - Stimulate 3/20/16 Providence, RI - Firehouse 13 3/23/16 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox 3/24/16 Cincinnati, OH - The Dock Complex 3/25/16 Detroit, MI - Smalls 3/26/16 Chicago, IL - LiveWire Lounge 3/28/16 Minneapolis, MN - The Saloon Minneapolis 3/29/16 Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge 3/30/16 Kansas City, MO - Prohibition Hall 4/1/16 Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater 4/2/16 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Bar SLC 4/4/16 Seattle, WA - Highline 4/5/16 Portland, OR - Star Theater 4/7/16 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room 4/8/16 Los Angeles, CA - Complex LA 4/9/16 Tijuana, Mexico - Club Respekt 4/13/16 Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard 4/14/16 Dallas, TX - The Church 4/15/16 Austin, TX - Elysium 4/16/16 Houston, TX - Numbers 4/17/16 New Orleans, LA - The Willow
About Ludovico Technique:
Established in 2011, dark electronic band Ludovico Technique has released two albums on Metropolis Records (Skinny Puppy, Combichrist, IAMX, The Birthday Massacre etc), quickly becoming one of the label’s top performing and touring acts. They have toured extensively across North America with internationally recognized acts such as Grendel, God Module, and Imperative Reaction, as well as landing a headlining slot at the prestigious Triton Festival in New York City.
Ludovico Technique's social media has recently seen immense leaps in fan interaction as their steady touring and high profile festival appearances have kept them on the tip of everyone's tongue, with no intention of slowing down. Check out Ludovico Technique's latest video "Deeper Into You" HERE: