Chicago-based metal band Earthen Grave will celebrate the release of the group’s first single “Blood Drunk” from its self-titled full-length forthcoming debut album, Earthen Grave, in concert on April 29th at 8 p.m. in Naperville, IL. “Blood Drunk,” the group’s single, which explores themes of love, trust, lies and revenge and features guest vocalist Kristin Joy Elane, is available on Amazon .com and iTunes as of Wednesday, April 13.
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Earthen Grave will perform April 29th at 8 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $35, $30 and $25. Tickets may be ordered by calling 630-637-SHOW or visiting finearts.northcentralcollege.edu.
Inspired by metal legends such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Slayer, Earthen Grave’s sound is driven by the unique alchemy of its members: Ron Holzner on bass (formerly of Trouble), classical super star violinist Rachel Barton Pine on extended range electric flying V violin, Mark Weiner on vocals, Jason Muxlow and Tony Spillman on guitar and Scott Davidson on drums.
Earthen Grave’s Dismal Times EP was hailed by critics as “pure, head-banging bliss” (MaximumMetal.com). The EP features three original songs that meld classic, crunchy doom and NWOBHM vibes with a solid dose of thrashy bludgeoning, alongside covers of two doom classics by Pentagram and Witchfinder General. Doommantia.com said Earthen Grave has the “songwriting capabilities to make one of the best albums ever” and Hellridemusic.com adds “If the doom gods are with us, this band will stay around and continue to produce the kind of unique, powerful and thoughtful music contained on Dismal Times.”
Earthen Grave won “2010 Best New Entertainer” at the 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Music Awards (CMA) this past January, marking the first time a metal group has won in that category. Earthen Grave’s electric flying V Violin player Pine also won “2010 Best Classical Entertainer,” her sixth time winning in that category.
The day after the Earthen Grave performance, Pine returns to North Central College in Naperville to give a solo, classical music performance. The violinist performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $40 or $35; call the North Central Box Office at 630-637-SHOW or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. Purchase a full price RBP ticket and receive $15.00 off a RBP w/ Earthen Grave ticket.
The group will be performing at the Days of the Doomed festival in Kenosha, Wisconsin, June 17-18th 2011 with doom luminaries Iron Man, Las Cruces, Orodruin and Ron Holzner’s former bandmates from Trouble Eric Wagner and Jeff Olson playing in their new bands Black Finger and RetroGrave. For more information visit http://www.daysofthedoomed.com. You may see and hear more at www.EarthenGrave.com.