GRAVES AT SEA Announce US Tour Dates, Premiere Track “Dead Eyes” via Decibel
Portland underground sludge/doom quartet GRAVES AT SEA have just shared a new song from their forthcoming debut full-length The Curse That Is. “Dead Eyes”, a monolithic, 11-minute anthem, has just premiered via preeminent heavy metal portal Decibel, and can be streamed now AT THIS LOCATION.
GRAVES AT SEA will also be embarking on a two week-long US tour with Order Of The Owl in support of The Curse That Is. Venues have just been announced: check out a full itinerary below.
The title track “The Curse That Is” recently premiered via The Obelisk, and can be heard HERE.
GRAVES AT SEA‘s long-awaited debut full-length The Curse That Is is a tour-de-force of incredible magnitude almost 15 years in the making. The album will see a worldwide release on April 1st via Relapse Records and is available for pre-order physically at Relapse.com HERE or digitally via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE.
After releasing a series of highly regarded demos and splits in the underground and having recently cut their teeth performing on mainstages at Maryland Deathfest, Roadburn and numerous other festivals, cult doom/sludge quartet GRAVES AT SEA has re-emerged. Now the band is ready to unleash its strongest, most ear-shattering material to date. Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brain Oil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB), The Curse That Is effortlessly fuses colossal walls of feedback-laden sound with gargantuan riffs that crush and crawl with the weight of mountains.
GRAVES AT SEA Live:
***All Dates With Order Of The Owl***
Apr 11 Atlanta, GA The Bad Earl
Apr 12 Ashville, NC Mothlight
Apr 13 Savannah, GA The Jinx 912
Apr 14 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Apr 15 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Apr 16 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie (Early Show)
Apr 17 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Apr 18 Boston, MA Middle East
Apr 19 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit
Apr 20 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Apr 21 Detroit, MI Sanctuary
Apr 22 Madison, WI TBA
Apr 23 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
Apr 24 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Live
Sludge/doom quartet GRAVES AT SEA was formed in 2002 by friends Nick Phit and Nathan Misterek, with then-members Roger Williams & Steve Klatz (RIP). After self-releasing the demo titled Documents of Grief, they toured extensively and were quickly noticed by Greg Anderson of Southern Lord/Sunn, who released their 7″ Cirrohosis/Atavist Arise in 2004. Later in 2005 the band released a split with friends Asunder on Life is Abuse (CD) and 20 Buck Spin (vinyl).
In 2007 GRAVES AT SEA went through a line up change when Nathan moved to Oakland and Nick moved to Portland, OR. In 2008, after playing two final shows with Chiyo Nukaga (Noothgrush) on drums and Miguel Veliz (ex-Sourvein, The Roller) on bass, the band broke up. Four years later, however, they decided to reunite with Chiyo on drums and Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil) on bass, but due to touring constraints, Chiyo and Greg decided to step down.
2013 marked the band’s first venture to Europe, with a lengthy tour, in addition to a string of West Coast performances. 2014 brought forth their first new material since 2005 – GRAVES AT SEA released a split LP with Sourvein on Seventh Rule records at the start of their second European tour (this time with Sourvein), a trek that also included appearances at Roadburn Festival and SWR Festival. The split with Sourvein was quickly followed by an EP on Eolian Records titled This Place Is Poison and numerous live US appearances, including performances at Maryland Deathfest and California’s Day of the Shred Festival. Now, after having joined forces with renowned independent label Relapse Records, GRAVES AT SEA are poised to unveil their strongest, most ear-shattering material to date.
GRAVES AT SEA is:
Nathan Misterek – vocals
Nick Phit – guitar
Bryan Sours – drums
Jeff McGarrity – bass