Watch DEATHGRAVE’s “On All Fours” video, created by Bean Emerald Productions, at Knotfest HERE
Watch the band’s previously released video for “Your Rulers Are Here” HERE
To say It’s Only Midnight is just another grind album would be a vast understatement. The band’s latest output dives deeper into the realms of grindcore while lacing new dimensions to their sound. The drums add polyrhythms and complex time signatures in a seemingly effortless fashion. Meanwhile, the guitar playing combines bizarre chords, fast chainsaw picking, chunky palm mutes, and unnerving echoing melodies into a unified style. Bass lines diverge from the guitar parts highlighting the pulverizing drive of the music. To cap things off, Cornejo delivers the most demanding performance to date. The amalgam of the four members spews out a new and undefinable sound.
Writes Knotfest, “It’s Only Midnight reiterates the band signature amalgam of extreme deathgrind and punk sensibilities, loaded with a sick sense of humor.”
It’s Only Midnight is out now on CD, cassette, limited edition LP, and digital formats. Find CD orders HERE
, cassette orders HERE
, LP orders HERE
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DEATHGRAVE will kick off a ten-date Western US tour with Necrot and Mortiferum this week. See all confirmed dates below.
5/11/2023 Bombays – Ventura, CA
w/ Necrot, Mortiferum:
5/12/2023 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
5/13/2023 1720– Los Angeles, CA
5/14/2023 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
5/15/2023 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
5/16/2023 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
5/17/2023 Ace’s High Saloon – Salt Lake City, UT
5/18/2023 Holland Project – Reno, NV (w/ Mortiferum only)
5/19/2023 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA
5/20/2023 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
Spawned in 2013, DEATHGRAVE began to weave its own breed of metal based out of San Jose, California. The band initially grabbed elements from many punk and metal bands like Siege, Rudimentary Peni, Napalm Death, Impetigo, Godflesh, and Zeni Geva as well as their own previous bands, and many others, yet their actual musical output never shared a similar sound to the aforementioned artists.
Over the past ten years, the band has toured multiple regions throughout North America and kept busy recording. To date, DEATHGRAVE has released a demo, a Mexico tour cassette, four split 7″s, and a debut LP in 2018 which dragged them out from the depths of the underground and into the forefront of the Bay Area’s grind/metal scene. It’s Only Midnight is the second LP on Tankcrimes while marking the first release with their current drummer.
“…another warped collection of razor-sharp deathgrind tunes. DEATHGRAVE is its own bizarre, darkly funny thing entirely. It’s great to have them back in our lives…” – Decibel Magazine
“…totally ruthless…” – BrooklynVegan
“It’s Only Midnight is an absolute ripper.” – No Clean Singing
“‘Grinding death metal’ is an accurate descriptor, but It’s Only Midnight digs much deeper into weird progressive tendencies throughout that might make you question your sanity. So y’know, get ready to mosh while slowly descending into madness. It’s fun.” – Metal Injection
“A stunning show of strength and flexibility without ever feeling overdone or phoned in, it perfectly combines the highs of the old-school progenitors and the madness of the new-school innovators, creating some foul, loathsome beast that is simply awesome. Your (new) rulers are here.” – Distorted Sound
Greg Wilkinson – guitar
Fern Alberts – bass
Andre Cornejo – vocals
Clint Zane – drums