Death metal legions of the world rejoice! A new, massive masterpiece by Sweden’s death metal cult-act GRAVE is coming your way. Entitled “As Rapture Comes” the new recording shall enrapture anyone who digs uncompromisingly extreme, heavy, groovy and gloomy death metal.
Vocalist/guitarist Ola Lindgren comments the completion of the recording as follows:
"The new album is finally completed. 9 tracks which can only be described as the most aggressive, evil and brutal stuff we have ever created both sound and song-wise. The album was recorded by ourselves at Studio Soulless and the final mix was made in the Abyss Studio with Peter Tägtgren. This one takes GRAVE into a new dimension while still staying true to our legacy of brutal, heavy death metal."
“As Rapture Comes”, which was completed following GRAVE’s successful European tour with label mates Cryptopsy and Aborted in February, will hit stores in Europe on July 24th, 2006 and July 25, 2006 in the US. Be ready for another GRAVE-styled Swedish death metal masterpiece, showcasing the band’s dynamic groove, more aggressive feel than ever before and it also contains a heavy remake of the Alice In Chains classic “Them Bones”.
The displayed cover artwork for “As Rapture Comes” was designed by the Polish artist Jacek Wisnieswki, who hasn’t only worked with GRAVE on the previous “Back From The Grave” and “Fiendish Regression” albums, but who also created great images for releases by bands such as Krisiun, Vader, Decapitated and many more.
Here is the full track-listing information for the coming release:
GRAVE – “As Rapture Comes” CD
1. Intro - Day Of Reckoning (0:49)
2. Burn (6:24)
3. Through Eternity (3:45)
4. By Demons Bred (4:16)
5. Living The Dead Behind (6:26)
6. Unholy Terror (3:44)
7. Battle Of Eden (3:38)
8. Epic Obliteration (4:02)
9. Them Bones (2:32)
10. As Rapture Comes (5:34)
Furthermore GRAVE have confirmed a string of shows with partners in crime Entombed in Scandinavia for June, as well as a North American tour with Dismember and Vital Remains for Autumn. Here are all the upcoming, already confirmed shows for GRAVE in Europe:
GRAVE live 2006:
27.05. Karlstad / Sweden – Arena + Entombed
02.06. Oslo / Norway – John Dee + Entombed
03.06. Arvika / Sweden – Vikholmsfestivalen + Entombed
05.06. Gävle / Sweden – Slick City + Entombed
08.06. Sölvesborg / Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
21.07. Geiselwind / Germany – Battle Of Metal Festival