San Jose deathgrind/punk unit DEATHGRAVE will bring their sonic repugnance to East Coast stages next month on a nine-date live takeover with New York grindcore cult Skullshitter. The journey begins August 3rd in Montclair, New Jersey and includes performances with Noisem, Secret Cutter, Belus and more. See all confirmed dates below.
DEATHGRAVE — featuring within its ranks members of Brainoil and Amber Asylum among others — released their So Real, It’s Now debut in May via Tankcrimes. Hailed by Decibel for being a, “kaleidoscopic and engrossing mix of traditional brutality and audacious weirdness,” the fourteen-track production 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. Tankcrimes recently repressed the LP edition (now available on limited-edition oxblood/silver viny). 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.
DEATHGRAVE w/ Skullshitter:
8/03/2018 Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ w/ Father Montego, Short Temper, Woodland Tomb
8/04/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ Noisem, Secret Cutter, Needle
8/05/2018 Mojos – Richmond, VA w/ Left Cross
8/07/2018 Brillobox – Pittsburg, PA w/ Ritual Mass
8/08/2018 New Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ TBA
8/09/2018 The Coalition – Toronto, ON w/ GOD, Bleeding Out
8/10/2018 Avante Garde – Ottowa, ON w/ Gland, Queer Fuck
8/11/2018 O’Briens Pub – Boston, MA w/ Escuela, Violent Opposition
8/12/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Belus, Syndromes
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).
“…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
“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
“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.” – Grizzly Butts
“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