EARTHEN GRAVE's debut album is out now, April 24th, 2012 through bassist's Ron Holzner independent label Claude and Elmo Music. Produced by Holzner as well, listen to the full album here (BandCamp) or below, courtesy the band, and buy ‘Earthen Grave’ here. The single ‘Blood Drunk’ features guest vocalist Kristin Joy Elane:
EARTHEN GRAVE: Earthen Grave
Six-piece Chicago band, EARTHEN GRAVE, was formed in 2008 and features an impressive array of musicians: bassist Ron Holzner(formerly of TROUBLE), classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine on extended range electric six-string “Viper” violin, vocalist Mark Weiner, guitarists Jason Muxlow (THE LIVING FIELDS etc) and Tony Spillman (formerly of MINISTRY, PRONG etc), and drummer Scott Davidson (the man in charge Chicago's WPJX “Rebel Radio”). Thus far, EARTHEN GRAVE has shared stage with music grates such as MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ANVIL, PENTAGRAM, MACHINE HEAD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, NACHTMYSTIUM (click) etc.
“It’s not about being the heaviest band or the slowest – it’s about having good songs and playing them live,” [explains Ron Holzner] “Scott, Tony and I played doom metal before it was even called that, and for Jason, the music we pioneered was his influence. We’re bringing the strands of the music together - and with Rachel using the violin as a core component of a metal band, we’re taking the genre on a new journey.”