Chicago’s EARTHEN GRAVE welcomes Chris Wozniak (Lair of the Minotaur), as the band’s new drummer. Wozniak replaces previous drummer Scott Davidson.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Chris “Woz” Wozniak has performed on drums in a variety of rock, folk, and metal bands for over 20 years. He has played with local acts Trifog and Blood of Martyrs, and is currently the drummer for national acts I Klatus and Lair of the Minotaur. In reference to LOTM’s 2008 release War Metal Battle Master, Decibel Magazine described Woz as being “skilled at treating his drum kit like trash cans that must be killed.” It’s this very intensity which made him the perfect fit for Chicago’s epic doom collective.
Bassist Ron Holzner will be guest DJing on Diane Farris’ Peer Pressure segment of her radio program on WFMU TODAY (Thursday, November 29th). Listeners will be able to ask Holzner questions via the live interactive playlist. Holzner’s appearance is scheduled for 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST. WFMU can be heard on 91.1FM in NYC and East/Central NJ, 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley, Lower Catskills and Western NJ, and worldwide streaming on wfmu.org. An archive of this program will be permanently available by later Thursday evening.
EARTHEN GRAVE will perform a Full on Metal show at the Double Door in Chicago this Friday, November 30th, and in June comes Days of The Doomed 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with additional live actions to be confirmed in 2013. Stay tuned.
EARTHEN GRAVE Live:
11/30/2012 The Double Door – Chicago, IL w/ Red Rebel County, Skank, The Root Cause, Bill Ura Dik [info]
“…Earthen Grave sounds old school without being retro, managing to go through every element on which lesser bands usually fail with exquisite grace and solemn subtlety…” – Terrorizer
“…the integrity and honesty of the musical endeavour shines through, making this a thought-provoking, melancholic metal creation with some real magic…” – Zero Tolerance
“…a modern doom metal classic that will live beyond a mere best-of-the-year bestowing. 4.5/5” – Metal Underground
“…a unique and refreshing take on the doom metal genre. 8/10” – Doommantia
“…they take the Black Sabbath/Pentagram/Witchfinder General formula to another level by adding in Pine’s lovely violin work, which gives these crushing songs an almost Kansas-ish feel to them in spots. 4/5” – Sea of Tranquility
“…one of the year’s best doom newcomers.” – Blistering
“…one of the most unique doom sounds I have heard in a long time. 9/10” – This Is Not A Scene