Death-Grind Stalwarts GRAVESLAVE Release New EP, “Devotion,” Today
Minneapolis Hometown Show set for May 3
Devotion, the new EP from Minneapolis-based death-grinders GRAVESLAVE is officially available today via Trvasfuk Music.
“Finally, after so much waiting, we can finally share the culmination of all of our hard work and dedication,” says guitarist/songwriter Roman Non. “Download ‘Devotion’ now! For fans of light speed thrash, brutal slamming breakdowns and high-octane grind grossness. Stay brutal!”
Devotion is the first of two “sister” Eps and features five tracks of razor-sharp riffs and blindingly fast drum work, blending elements of death metal, thrash and grind. Each of the EP’s tracks were inspired by the cult card game Magic: The Gathering.
Devotion is available at https://graveslavemn.bandcamp.com/album/devotion.
Also check out the narcissistically fun video for the first single from Devotion, “God of Slaughter,” at https://youtu.be/XN3uOQRz0wI.
GRAVESLAVE will celebrate the release of Devotion with a Minneapolis hometown release party on May 3 with Micawber and Gorgatron at Whiskey Junction.
Founded in 2014, Graveslave has been on the grind since inception. The group was formed by Non, drummer Ben Fagerness (Gloryhole Guillotine) and bassist Josh Burke, whom all share a mutual love for gutturals and blast beats. From humble beginnings at local Twin Cities shows and DIY tours all the way to trekking across Europe in support of Origin, Rings of Saturn, and Hideous Divinity, GRAVESLAVE kept consistently active, also releasing two EPs and a single, until the untimely death of vocalist and key member Don “Doombringer” Durkee in 2019. After a brief hiatus, the group began quietly rebuilding and recuperating. After adding new vocalist Ashton George and guitarist Joel Sigsbee (Oklahoma Caddyshack), GRAVESLAVE began putting finishing touches on Devotion, a record that now bridges two distinct eras of the band.
1. God of Slaughter
2. Grotesque Hybrid
3. Surgical Extraction
4. Underworld Connections
5. Fatal Push
Ashton George - Lead Vocals
Roman Non - Guitar, Vocals
Joel Sigsbee - Guitar, Vocals
Josh Burke - Bass
Ben Fagerness - Drums