“…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
San Jose deathgrind/punk practitioners DEATHGRAVE — featuring members of Brainoil and Amber Asylum among others — will take to the streets later this week on a short but punishing Pacific Northwest run. The journey will commence on July 5th and rampage its way through nine cities upon its conclusion July 14th. East Coast dates are currently in the plotting stages. See all confirmed shows below.
View the band’s insane tour trailer, edited by Alex Koll, below.
DEATHGRAVE released their So Real, It’s Now debut last month via Tankcrimes. The fourteen-track bruiser was captured at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (Necrot, Autopsy) by guitarist/renowned sound engineer Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea).
So Real, It’s Now is currently available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Tankcrimes. Digital orders are available at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its entirety. Find physical orders at the Tankcrimes Merch Table HERE.
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.
“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.” — Revolver
“…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
“Grinding, crust-blasted hardcore that stops off for the occasional death metal pit stop. Everything sounds sunken and murky, possessed of a sullen grunt-and-plop that makes you think of something grim being dragged from a stinking bog…” — Collective ‘Zine UK
“DEATHGRAVE hit it out of the park on their debut with music that’ll jiggle the old head’s man-jugs as well as their teenage kid’s rebellious frontal lobes. Very heavy and very ‘fuck you’ all the same. It’d be hard to recommend just a couple tracks to preview but if you’re like me and you want to get to the door slammin’ first and the growling later ‘Life Fast Die Slow,’ ‘You Can’t Win,’ and the almost Soilent Green-ish groovin’ title track offer a solid sample to pick through.” — Grizzly Butts