Distinctive Chicago-based doom collective EARTHEN GRAVE have confirmed a plethora of Summer tour dates throughout the country in support of their electrifying self-titled debut album.
Boasting a powerful, dynamic style of plodding doom metal surging with classic heavy metal vigor, the six members of the band coalesce their metal aptitude into one entity with EARTHEN GRAVE. Founded in 2008 by guitarist Jason Muxlow (The Living Fields, Wintering) and drummer Scott Davidson (ex-Stonehenge, owner of Rebel Radio), the duo recruited bassist Ron Holzner (formerly of Trouble, Debris Inc., Place of Skulls, etc.), vocalist Mark Weiner (Trifog), guitarist Tony Spillman (Spillage), and renowned classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine on extended range electric flying V violin.
A year after the creation of EARTHEN GRAVE, this union of talented musicians released their first recordings as the five-song Dismal Times demo, receiving immediate praise from underground metal and stoner rock media outlets and fans alike. The next few years saw the band playing intimate club shows as well as providing support for international touring acts on stages around Chicago and regionally throughout the Midwest and East Coast. This has sharpened each member’s skills within the unit and had defined their roles more prominently, fueling the already intoxicating chemistry of the band to dramatic new levels.
In late April of this year, EARTHEN GRAVE entered the studio to create their mammoth first album, simply entitled Earthen Grave. Produced by Ron Holzner, and released on CD and via digital download via his own indie label Claude & Elmo Music, this layered opus showcases even more range and diversity to the band’s commanding material, clocking in with over an hour of epic music!
Stream the entire album via the band’s BANDCAMP PAGE.
This weekend EARTHEN GRAVE will take part in Days of the Doomed II Festival in Cudahy, Wisconsin, joining Solace, Blood Farmers, Earthride, Revelation, Argus and many others over the two-day event. More shows are booked throughout Chicago and abroad over the coming weeks, and , later in the Summer they’ll play Brooklyn on their way to take part in Stoner Hands of Doom XII Fest on September 1st, the annual four-day all-ages gathering also listing RoadSaw, Ichabod, Raw Radar War, Pilgrim, Earthride, Revelation, Pale Divine, Iron Man, Elder, War Injun and tons more at this year’s installment.
EARTHEN GRAVE Tour Dates:
6/16/2012 The Blue Pig – Cudahy, WI @ Days of the Doomed II [info]
6/22/2012 P.L.A.V. – Kenosha, WI
6/23/2012 The End Zone Bar & Grill – Aurora, IL w/ En Masse, Rituals of the Oak, Sleestak
6/30/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL w/ Black Cobra, Gaza
7/11/2012 Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts – Ottawa, ON @ Music and Beyond Festival presents Heavy Metal Violin
7/27/2012 Siberia Club – New Orleans, LA
7/28/2012 The Boiler Room – Dallas, TX
8/31/2012 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Man, War Injun, Kin of Ettins
9/01/2012 El ‘n’ Gee – New London, CT @ SHoD Fest [info]
Earthen Grave Track Listing:
1. Earthen Grave
2. Life Carries On
3. Burning a Sinner
4. Blood Drunk
5. Dismal Times
6. Tilted World
7. Beneath a Shovel Load
8. Fall In
10. Death on the High Seas