Posts Tagged ‘Open Grave Records’


Nevada based technical death metal band I BUILT THE CROSS has announced the name of their debut album as, “BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN HEART AND MIND“. The album is scheduled for a spring release via OPEN GRAVE RECORDS. The cover art was designed by Fernando Catipillán. I BUILT THE CROSS has also filled their line-up […]

I BUILT THE CROSS signs with Open Grave Records

OPEN GRAVE RECORDS is pleased to announce the signing of Nevada based death metal band I BUILT THE CROSS.  I BUILT THE CROSS was formed during the summer of ’08 by two long time-time friends and ex-members of the popular death metal band Disfiguring the Goddess. As friends, Reed and Gare have been closer than […]

Once Dead – Visions of Hell

Any album more than two years in the making has the daunting task of living up to the expectations of those fans who are eagerly awaiting it. For California thrashers Once Dead, this will be no easy task. The lineup alone, with former/current members of cult icons Hirax and Vengeance Rising, is enough to raise […]

Orphan Project Sign With Open Grave Records

Open Grave Records is proud to announce the addition of Abingdon, Maryland’s Orphan Project to it’s roster. Orphan Project was started in 2001, when vocalist Shane Lankford, collaborating with composer John Wenger, conceived the groundwork for a concept album based on spiritual and physical adoption, incorporating progressive, hard rock, and contemporary influences. With a full […]

Poropetra Sign With Open Grave Records

Finnish band Poropetra have signed on with Open Grave Records for the North American release of their debut album, Sinihirwi. Poropetra features members, Juha Jyrkäs (throat-singing, 12-stringed kantele, distorted kantele-effects), Markus Ylikoski (guitar, backing vocals), Leo Herranen (bass, contrabass, backing vocals), Hittavainen (Korpiklaani) (violin, jouhikko, torupill, keyboards, mandoline, flutes and pipes, mouth harp, backing vocals), […]

ART 238 – Empire of the Atom

In a nutshell, French newcomers ART 238 really, really like The Berzerker, as their form of industrialized, heavily programmed death metal is a virtual clone of the now maskless Aussies, but aren’t quite up to that standard yet. Churning, down tuned guitars mix with blast beat heavy, (programmed?) robotic drums, deep growls, frenzied shrieks and […]

Skitzo – Five Point Containment

For the life of me, I cannot figure out how I have never heard of this band until now. Hailing from the Bay Area with origins dating back to at least 1980 when they were originally named Venom (until stumbling into a record store and looking around), they’ve gone through an absurd number of line […]

Kekal – The Habit Of Fire

Few times in my life have I come across a band as fresh & unique as transcontinental Prog Metal band Kekal. Hailing from Indonesia & Canada simultaneously, this is a band that is definitely not afraid of blending genres. Musically speaking, the band is comprised of uber-musicians, more than deftly skilled at their chosen instrument. […]