West Coast deathgrind/punk brutalizers DEATHGRAVE have confirmed a short run of California dates with blackened death metal titans Valdur. Beginning September 11th, the pair will ravage their way through San Jose, Oakland, Nevada City, June Lake, and Sacramento.
Comments guitarist Greg Wilkinson, “DEATHGRAVE will be playing another stint of shows in September; this time with Valdur. Their last non local show was five years ago and two gigs will be showcased in unique towns for extreme metal. See this unholy beast rise again before waiting another five years to catch Valdur.”
DEATHGRAVE w/ Valdur:
9/11/2019 The Caravan – San Jose, CA
9/12/2019 The Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA w/ Black Fucking Cancer [infos]
9/13/2019 Coopers Tavern – Nevada City, CA w/ Aequorea [info]
9/14/2019 T-Bar – June Lake, CA [info]
9/15/2019 Cafe Colinal – Sacramento, CA w/ Ails & Grody [info]
DEATHGRAVE released their So Real, It’s Now debut last year via Tankcrimes. Hailed by Decibel for being a, “kaleidoscopic and engrossing mix of traditional brutality and audacious weirdness,” the fourteen-track long player was recorded at Earhammer Studios in Oakland (Necrot, Autopsy) by guitarist/renowned sound engineer Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea).
Spawned in 2013, DEATHGRAVE initially united as four friends with a simple need to play bleeding, belligerent, and pissed off grindcore, death metal, powerviolence, and punk grabbing elements from Siege, Rudimentary Peni, and Napalm Death, with an Impetigo twist. Comprised of longtime scene veterans, DEATHGRAVE is Wilkinson (Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves At Sea) alongside bassist Fern Alberts (Amber Asylum, ex-Bird, ex-Ringwurm), vocalist Andre Cornejo (Cyanic, ex-Bird, ex-Casket Blaster), and the newly-acquired Clint Baechle (Owl, Isotope, Hazzards Cure).
“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
“You can smell the bile, taste the puke, and love every second of it.” – Metal Wanderlust