So Real, It’s Now, the debut full-length from San Jose deathgrind/punk unit DEATHGRAVE — featuring members of Brainoil and Amber Asylum among others — will see release via Tankcrimes tomorrow! The fourteen-track crusher was captured at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (Necrot, Autopsy) by DEATHGRAVE guitarist/renowned sound engineer Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea).
On the eve of its release, Revolver is streaming So Real, It’s Now in its menacing entirety noting, “Incorporating crust and never shying away from a slower doom break or a straight-up hardcore stomp, DEATHGRAVE‘s latest effort So Real, It’s Now is definitely more unique than the legions of post-Assück or Napalm worship. The Autopsy influence looms large, as do names like Grief, Doom, Siege, Spazz, and much more across the under thirty minutes and fourteen-tracks.”
Adds Wilkinson, “Click here to open a portal straying far from sanity. On the other side you will find a bizarre and beautifully twisted sonic journey.”
Hear So Real, It’s Now, courtesy of Revolver, at THIS LOCATION.
DEATHGRAVE’s So Real, It’s Now will see release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Tankcrimes on June 22nd. Digital preorders are available at THIS LOCATION. Find physical orders at the Tankcrimes Merch Table HERE.
In related news, DEATHGRAVE will play a special record release show June 28th at The Ritz in their home city of San Jose. The band will be joined by labelmates Connoisseur and Mortuous as well as ColdClaw. The following month, DEATHGRAVE will take to the streets on a mini Pacific Northwest tour. The nine-date journey will commence on July 5th and run through July 14th with East Coast dates in the plotting stages. See all confirmed shows below.
6/28/2018 The Ritz – San Jose, CA w/ Connoisseur, Mortuous, Cold Claw * Record Release Show
7/05/2018 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA w/ Dispirit, Yarrow
7/06/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Cliterati, Hacksaw, Apraxic
7/07/2018 GLC – Seattle, WA w/ Fetid, Cliterati, Open Veins
7/08/2018 Astoria – Vancouver, BC w/ Vaults, TBA
7/09/2018 Logan’s Pub – Victoria, BC w/ Legit Heat, Mediated Forms
7/10/2018 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA w/ Caustic Wound, Warp Chamber
7/12/2018 Coopers – Nevada City, CA w/ Amorok, Slutsville, Pentacosm
7/13/2018 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA w/ XTomHanX, Barc, Forced Feed
7/14/2018 Clark Lane Maul – Reno, NV (day show)
7/14/2018 Shea’s Tavern – Reno. NV (night show)
Forged in 2013, DEATHGRAVE initially united as four friends with a simple need to play bleeding, belligerent, and pissed off grindcore/powerviolence in the vein of Siege, Rudimentary Peni, and Napalm Death with an Impetigo twist. Comprised of longtime scene veterans, DEATHGRAVE is Wilkinson alongside drummer Matt Thompson, bassist Fern Alberts (Amber Asylum, ex-Bird, ex-Ringwurm), and vocalist Andre Cornejo (Cyanic, ex-Bird, ex-Casket Blaster). The band has obliterated venues throughout California as well as the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Mexico with their pulverizing live sets sharing bills with the likes of High On Fire, Graves At Sea, Yob, Dispirit, Ghoul, Spectral Voice, Noothgrush, Undergang, Incantation, Eyehategod, Necrot, and so many more. DEATHGRAVE will bring their sonic repugnance to stages on a full US tour later this year in support of So Real, It’s Now.
“…a kaleidoscopic and engrossing mix of traditional brutality and audacious weirdness, razor-sharp punk-infused deathgrind riffs and dissonant noise rock detours, high velocity jabs from an orthodox stance and crafty sucker punches you never see coming…” — Decibel
“…a wonderfully relentless slab of punky death grind that is as fun as it is furious” — Last Rites
“It sounds like the bipolar child of grind and death doom is trying to defy its parents by hanging out with almost psychedelic, oddly dissonant material, as ‘This Is What You Get Pt.2,’ ‘Seeping Through The Shoebox,’ and other moments take on an unsettling, slightly trippy (for grind standards) atmosphere.” — Toilet Ov Hell
“If old-school grindcore played with passion and skill is your thing, then you absolutely need to check this out.” — Wonderbox Metal