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18 August 2017
Grave Pleasures: "Be My Hiroshima" single released today
Grave Pleasures:   "Be My Hiroshima" single released today
Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES have released their new single "Be My Hiroshima" today, which is taken from their upcoming album "Motherblood" that will be released on September 29th, 2017.

You can watch the official video for "Be My Hiroshima" here: https://youtu.be/A-OxW0KcyoQ

The song is also available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. You can find all streaming links, digital and physical preorder links here: http://smarturl.it/Motherblood

Vocalist Mat McNerney explains: "Be My Hiroshima is our love song for the apocalypse. The video is taken from our cover art by Tekla Vály. Images of Kali, the mother who sits on top of the cycle of life and death, birth and rebirth (and her consort Shiva who is the destroyer and transformer). As the dawn of man begins to draw to an end, it is her blood that we have shed, and like the sands of time it spills out. We are sacrificing our mother, and eating her flesh and drinking her blood. This is the eucharist which represents our extinction. Within her womb we are born and we are born to die there. It's an endless love affair with death. A love like motherblood.

I rest my mouth upon your mouth
and the world is the colour of murder
I lie beside your oblivion
in the shadow of mass destruction."

GRAVE PLEASURES' sophomore record, "Motherblood", was recorded in an old WW2 coding bunker at Orgone Studios in the UK by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Ulver etc). It picks up where 80s UK bands such as Magazine, The Wire and Echo And The Bunnymen left off, but never stopping long enough to look back too much into the past. Featuring guest vocals from David Tibet from Current 93, the band sets the tone for their eclectic inspirations, from the esoteric underground of England's hidden reverse to Manchester's sound of misery.
A follow-up to 2015's "Dreamcrash", "Motherblood" is a truly danceable, contemporary pop-feast of raw, banging, gothic tribalism. Dance-floor death-rock that brings to mind glimpses of Bowie's Berlin era, Killing Joke (who they have toured with recently) and their underground past as Beastmilk. Just about every part of this record bleeds menace, or emanates nuclear fumes. It's unsafe territory which in turn makes it thrilling, sexy and most dangerously of all, catchy."


22.09.17 Tampere (Finland) - Olympia
28.09.17 Oslo (Norway) - Revolver
30.09.17 Helsinki (Finland) - Kuudes Linja
11.10.17 Frankfurt (Germany) - Zoom
12.10.17 Berlin (Germany) - Cassiopeia
13.10.17 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
14.10.17 Cologne (Germany) - Jungle
28.10.17 Mannheim (Germany) - Wir Sind Die Toten Fest
04.11.17 Leeds (UK) - Damnation Festival
05.11.17 Brighton (UK) - Hope & Ruin
06.11.17 Bristol (UK) - Exchange
07.11.17 London (UK) - Electrowerkz

Mat McNerney - Vocals
Juho Vanhanen - Guitars
Aleksi Kiiskilä - Guitars
Valtteri Arino - Bass
Rainer Tuomikanto - Drums