California’s favorite deathgrinders DEATHGRAVE today announce a short run of live dates in Mexico next month. The journey includes a performance at the Candelabrum Fest Pre-Party. The band will be joined by Mexican crust punk practitioners, Annapura.
In celebration of the tour, DEATHGRAVE has unleashed a new video for “Ant Baby.” The track comes by way of the band’s It’s Only Midnight full-length, released earlier this year via Tankcrimes.
Comments DEATHGRAVE guitarist Greg Wilkinson, “We are honored to be a part of Candelabrum this year. Shoutout to Kezhia and everyone involved with coordinating this epic event. Beyond the pre fest gig, we will be playing three other shows the following week in Mexico City, Toluca, and Guadalajara with our friends in Annapura. Mexico, we are very happy to return! In addition, journey the twisted mind of Alex Koll while watching the new video he created for the first track off of It’s Only Midnight titled ‘Ant Baby.’ You will probably laugh, cry, scream, jump in fear and shit your pants while watching.”
Watch DEATHGRAVE’s “Ant Baby” video at THIS LOCATION.
DEATHGRAVE w/ Annapura:
9/01/2023 Candelabrum Fest Pre-Party – Leon, MX w/ Unto Others, Symbiotic, Evil Entourage
9/07/2023 Hell Awaits – Toluca, MX
9/08/2023 Sangriento – Mexico City, MX
9/09/2023 Anexo Independencia – Guadalajara, MX
Comprised of longtime scene veterans, DEATHGRAVE is guitarist Greg Wilkinson (Autopsy, Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea), bassist Fern Alberts (Amber Asylum, ex-Bird, ex-Ringwurm), vocalist Andre Cornejo (ex-Cyanic, ex-Bird, ex-Casket Blaster), and drummer Clint Zane (Owl, Hazzards Cure, ex-Isotope).
Spawned in 2013, DEATHGRAVE began to weave its own breed of metal based out of San Jose, California. The band initially grabbed elements from many punk and metal bands like Siege, Rudimentary Peni, Napalm Death, Impetigo, Godflesh, and Zeni Geva as well as their own previous bands, and many others, yet their actual musical output never shared a similar sound to the aforementioned artists. Over the past ten years, the band has toured multiple regions throughout North America and kept busy recording. To date, DEATHGRAVE has released a demo, a Mexico tour cassette, four split 7″s, and a debut LP in 2018 which dragged them out from the depths of the underground and into the forefront of the Bay Area’s grind/metal scene. It’s Only Midnight is the second LP on Tankcrimes while marking the first release with their current drummer.
“…another warped collection of razor-sharp deathgrind tunes. DEATHGRAVE is its own bizarre, darkly funny thing entirely. It’s great to have them back in our lives…” – Decibel Magazine
“It’s Only Midnight reiterates the band signature amalgam of extreme deathgrind and punk sensibilities, loaded with a sick sense of humor.” – Knotfest
“‘Grinding death metal’ is an accurate descriptor, but It’s Only Midnight digs much deeper into weird progressive tendencies throughout that might make you question your sanity. So y’know, get ready to mosh while slowly descending into madness. It’s fun.” – Metal Injection
“…totally ruthless…” – BrooklynVegan
“It’s Only Midnight is an absolute ripper.” – No Clean Singing
“A stunning show of strength and flexibility without ever feeling overdone or phoned in, it perfectly combines the highs of the old-school progenitors and the madness of the new-school innovators, creating some foul, loathsome beast that is simply awesome. Your (new) rulers are here.” – Distorted Sound