Philadelphia psychedelic doom practitioners GRAVE BATHERS today unveil their “Tarman Cometh” video. Now playing at Metal Injection, the track comes by way of the band’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish debut, set for release via Seeing Red Records on August 5th.
Decimating audiences with high decibel, high energy live performances since forming in 2018, GRAVE BATHERS quickly gained notoriety with their ambitious Feathered Serpent/Death Hand 7” EP released via Seeing Red Records in 2020. Upon first listen, The Sleeping Shaman hailed the band’s, “epic riffs, piercing Robert Plant vocals, tales of outlaws and bloodshed, all above some truly gorgeous bass work,” while Doomed And Stoned lauded “a sound that shuffles well with the rockier side of Pentagram, Black Sabbath, and Portland street doomers R.I.P.” Metal Temple called the EP, “the epitome of doom metal,” adding, “[it] deserves a listen through the graveyard.” The band’s authentic blend of bombastic boogie, booty shaking hard rock, heavy psych, and episodic doom earned them both critical acclaim and the momentum to pick up endorsements by Orange Amplifiers and Ampturco Guitar Werks.
Their momentum should be no surprise however: the band boasts the decibel-smashing guitarist Jaret Salvat-Rivera of Heavy Temple as their lead riff ripper and drummer Sean Lafferty of Yatra forg their most dominant lineup yet. The talent-stacked Voltron has since earned thousands of fans online through their iconic style, viral gear porn, vintage analog recording methods, and Spotify presence; all with only three singles out.
And now, the fuzzed-out, full-stack aficionados reemerge with the most unholy album recorded in rock n’ roll’s most holy of ground: Memphis, Tennessee, where hard rock fetishists did things the authentic way. Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish was captured live-to-tape at the analog-centric Memphis Magnetic recording facility
by Davis M. Shubs and Drew Robinson, engineered by Matt Qualls and Davis M. Shubs, mixed by Matt Qualls, Davis M. Shubs, and Drew Robinson and mastered by Grammy Award winner Pete Lyman (Tom Waits, The Mars Volta) at Infrasonic East in Nashville, Tennessee.
Comments GRAVE BATHERS of their first video single, “‘Tarman Cometh’ is a pulpy, B-movie horror and proto-metal homage that starts with angular early King Crimson-style riffage contrasted by the open space of its verse grooves. The song writhes and slithers its way into a brutal chorus where [vocalist] Drew Robinson lets the ‘Tarman’ do most of the talking. And by talking we mean screaming into a graveyard void…”
Adds Metal Injection, “Like King Crimson rising from the grave to jam with Matt Pike, GRAVE BATHERS is here to sludge your day up real good.”
View GRAVE BATHERS’ “Tarman Cometh” video at Metal Injection HERE.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish, which features the brilliantly sleazy cover art of Benjamin Marra, will be released as a limited edition 2xLP in two truly lysergic color variants and digitally. Find preorders at the Seeing Red Records webshop at THIS LOCATION and the GRAVE BATHERS Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where opening track “Ghost ‘Em All” can be streamed.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish Track Listing:
- Ghost ‘Em All
- Brain Thief
- The Mole
- Tarman Cometh
- Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish
- Mongoloid Supreme
- Blood Money
- Vampire Of The Rock Operator
- Nordic Funeral
- Taser Shields
- Devils Bride
- Ape-like Thing
GRAVE BATHERS will quake the stage of Maryland Doom Fest later this month before returning to the road this August on a near-three-week tour with War Cloud, Tower, False Gods, and more on select shows! See all confirmed dates below with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
6/25/2022 Maryland Doom Fest @ Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
8/06/2022 TBA – Brooklyn, NY * Record Release show)
8/19/2022 Buzzbin – Canton, OH w/ Slow Wake
8/20/2022 Mag Bar – Louisville, KY
8/21/2022 Liar’s Club – Chicago, IL w/ Poison Boys, Satanic Panic, Los Blackdogs
8/22/2022 Growlers – Memphis, TN
8/23/2022 Whittier Bar – Tulsa, OK w/ Dust Lord, Edhochuli
8/24/2022 Division Brewing – Fort Worth, TX w/ Sly And The Family Fungi
8/25/2022 The 101 – Bryan, TX w/ Temptress
8/26/2022 The Lost Well – Austin, TX w/ War Cloud, Temptress
8/27/2022 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA – w/ War Cloud, Vermillion Whiskey
8/28/2022 World Famous – Athens, GA w/ War Cloud, Dead Vibes Ensemble
8/29/2022 Odditorium – Asheville, NC w/ War Cloud
8/31/2022 AleCraft Brewery – Bel Air, MD w/ War Cloud, Head
9/01/2022 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA w/ War Cloud, Tower
9/02/2022 The Broadway – Brooklyn, NY w/ War Cloud, Tower
9/03/2022 RPM Fest – Montague, MA
9/04/2022 Shakers – Oakdale, NY w/ War Cloud, Volcandra, False Gods
9/05/2022 Bond Street Bar – Asbury Park, NJ w/ War Cloud, False Gods