Watch GRAVESHADOW’s Entire Sacramento Concert

In the video below GRAVESHADOW perform a full set of symphonic metal @ Blue Lamp – Sacramento, California on July 27. On the heels of their recent West Coast tour dates with Sirenia and Threat Signal and the successful launch of their acclaimed sophomore album Ambition’s Price, the California-based symphonic metal quintet GRAVESHADOW had announced their inaugural headlining tour. The two-week summer trek kicked off in Reno, Nevada on July 13 and wrapped up in the group’s hometown of Sacramento on July 27.

In other GRAVESHADOW news, the band have announced “We are incredibly honored and excited to announce that we will have the opportunity to play with one of the most prolific vocalists ever, Tarja Turunen! We will be supporting her in Juarez, MX this September and we could not be more thrilled!”

 

Graveshadow Announce Summer Headlining Tour

On the heels of their recent West Coast tour dates with Sirenia and Threat Signal and the successful launch of their acclaimed sophomore album “Ambition’s Price,” the California-based symphonic metal quintet GRAVESHADOW has announced their inaugural headlining tour. The two-week summer trek will kick off in Reno, Nevada on July 13 and wrap up in the group’s hometown of Sacramento on July 27. The full itinerary is listed below.
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Says vocalist Heather Michele, “We are very excited to finally be going on our first headlining tour! We’re looking forward to playing longer sets and visiting all our wonderful friends and fans that we’ve had the pleasure of meeting in the past. Get ready, West Coast – we’re coming for you!”
Upon its release last month, “Ambition’s Price” – GRAVESHADOW’s M-Theory Audio debut – appeared on Billboard’s Top New Artists (Heatseekers), Current Hard Music and Top Independent Albums charts. The album, which sees the group deftly mix symphonic and gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal, was mixed by Armand John Anthony (Night Demon, Gygax) and mastered by Colin Davis (Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth). The cover was designed by Serbian fantasy artist Dusan Markovic (Jag Panzer, Mystic Prophecy).
GRAVESHADOW on tour:
7/13 Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern
7/14 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
7/15 Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
7/17 San Diego, CA – The Merrow
7/18 Hollywood, CA – Viper Room (with Novareign)
7/19 San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
7/20 Medford, OR – Bamboo Room
7/21 Bend, OR – Third Street Pub
7/22 Boise, ID – The Shredder
7/24 Vancouver, BC – Astoria
7/25 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
7/26 Portland, OR – Dante’s
7/27 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp

Graveshadow Unveils New Music Video For “Warchief”

Having previously teased the release of their M-Theory Audio debut Ambition’s Price via the well-received “Widow And The Raven” and “Doorway To Heaven,” the Sacramento, California-based GRAVESHADOW has now unveiled a music video (directed by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd) for the song “Warchief.”and can be seen streaming below.

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Says guitarist Will Walker, “A song of pain, sacrifice and revenge, ‘Warchief’ is perhaps my favorite track off of the new record. The melodies and the raw emotion of this song made it an easy choice for a video. I hope you all enjoy the song just as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Ambition’s Price will be released tomorrow (April 13), the same day that GRAVESHADOW – who last night performed alongside Exmortus and labelmates Novareign in Fullerton, California – joins Sirenia and Threat Signal for a series of shows along the west coast. From there, the band will play twice in their hometown on April 21 – an acoustic, in-store performance at Dimple Records (Arden Way location), followed by a full, electric record-release show later that night at The Boardwalk.

On Ambition’s Price – the follow-up to the group’s 2015 debut, Nocturnal Resurrection (Mausoleum Records) – GRAVESHADOW deftly mixes symphonic and gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal. The album, which features stunning cover art by Serbian fantasy graphic designer Dusan Markovic (Jag Panzer, Seven Kingdoms, Mystic Prophecy), 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 UNVEILS NEW SONG FROM M-THEORY AUDIO DEBUT

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.

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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.
Ambition’s Price 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*

Graveshadow Premier “Widow And The Raven” Lyric Video

Sacramento-based quintet Graveshadow – who deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – unveil the first taste of their new album via the lyric video for the song, “Widow and the Raven,” premiering today courtesy of Bravewords and streaming below. The band describes the track as “a song of self-reflection and the struggle to begin anew.”

“Widow and the Raven” comes from the group’s sophomore album, Ambition’s Price, which will be released April 13, 2018 on the GRAVESHADOW’s new label M-Theory Audio. The stunning and detailed cover art for Ambition’s Price was created by Serbian fantasy graphic designer Dusan Markovic (Jag Panzer, Seven Kingdoms, Mystic Prophecy). Pre-order the CD at the label’s site at Mtheory Audio.

“The album title and artwork were directly inspired by events that occurred within Graveshadow over the past few years,” explains the band. “With all the incredible experiences that have come with the evolution of our musical family, a great deal of sacrifice has been given by every member of the band in the pursuit of our dreams. Though the price of our ambition still weighs heavy in our hearts, we are proud of what we have accomplished with this album and are excited by what the future may hold.”

Sacramento’s Graveshadow Enter Studio To Record New Album.

Recently completing a west coast run of shows with Russia’s Arkona and Norway’s Sirenia, Sacramento’s Graveshadow – a female-fronted Symphonic Metal band that incorporates Doom, Thrash and Goth Metal influences – has entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore album and debut for M-Theory Audio. Recording at The Captains Quarters in Ventura, California with producer (and Night Demon guitarist) Armand John Anthony.

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“The idea came to record with Armand while we were on tour with Night Demon. I got to talking with him and he showed me some of his production work,” explains Graveshadow guitarist Will Walker. “What we really want to accomplish on this album is more of a raw and organic sound while still maintaining the symphonic elements of the music. It was a natural fit. The gear, the room, everything is working out to realize exactly what we were looking for. Armand is an absolute joy to work with and we feel he’s really helping us make this the best it can be.”

Recording will continue over the month of July with plans to release in early 2018 via their new deal with M-Theory Audio. Check their Facebook page for more recording updates.

Since forming at the end of 2012 Graveshadow has created a sound defined by crushing guitars, beautiful keyboard melodies, thundering bass, and earth-shattering drums. The powerful operatic vocals shift into unearthly growls to create a rich and dynamic atmosphere that is ripe for storytelling. Whether it is a tale of personal struggle or of fantastical creatures, the listener is sure to find themselves immersed in a world apart. Releasing an EP in 2014, and a full-length, Nocturnal Resurrection, the following year Graveshadow have performed shows with Marty Friedman, Flotsam and Jetsam, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom, Death Angel, SKINLAB “Official”, Doyle, Wednesday 13 and John 5, as well as tours with Anvil, Night Demon, Unleash The Archers, Sirenia and Arkona.

M-Theory Audio signs Sacramento’s Graveshadow

Sacramento, California based female-fronted Symphonic Metal band Graveshadow is the latest signing to M-Theory Audio. Since forming at the end of 2012 Graveshadow has created a sound defined by crushing guitars, beautiful keyboard melodies, thundering bass, and earth-shattering drums. The powerful operatic vocals shift into unearthly growls to create a rich and dynamic atmosphere that is ripe for storytelling. Whether it is a tale of personal struggle or of fantastical creatures, the listener is sure to find themselves immersed in a world apart. Continue reading “M-Theory Audio signs Sacramento’s Graveshadow”