The Sacramento-based quintet GRAVESHADOW – who deftly mix symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – have released a riveting new track from their forthcoming M-Theory Audio debut, Ambition’s Price, due out April 13. The song “Doorway To Heaven” can be heard in the video below.
Says vocalist Heather Michele, “When the music for the song was completed, it brought to me feelings of adventure and mysticism. I was reminded of the film ‘Stargate’ from the ’90s and based the lyrics off of that. The odd yet compelling combination of ancient Egyptian imagery with a sci-fi twist has been a favorite of mine for years. It was only a matter of time before we included this tale in our catalog.”
“Doorway To Heaven” – which is also now available digitally for stream or download at iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and other platforms – marks the second advance taste of Ambition’s Price.
GRAVESHADOW will perform the new songs live next month when they hit the road for a string of West Coast dates with the Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia and Canada’s Threat Signal. The group, who just played a successful show in their native Sacramento alongside Iced Earth, has also announced a hometown acoustic performance at Dimple Records (Arden Way location) on Record Store Day, April 21. A local record-release show will take place later that night at The Boardwalk.
is available now for pre-order via the M-Theory Audio webshop (www.m-theoryaudio.com/store
). The stunning and detailed cover art was created by Serbian fantasy graphic designer Dusan Markovic (Jag Panzer, Seven Kingdoms, Mystic Prophecy), while the album was produced and mixed by Armand John Anthony (Night Demon, The Fucking Wrath, Gygax), and mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering (Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Origin).
GRAVESHADOW on tour with Sirenia and Threat Signal (except *):
3/17 The X-Bar – Cupertino, CA w/ Vox Vocis*
4/13 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
4/14 TBA – Los Angeles, CA
4/15 Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
4/16 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland OR
4/17 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
4/18 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
4/21 Dimple Records (Arden Way location) – Sacramento, CA* (in-store acoustic performance)
4/21 The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA*