With the overwhelming number of "Old School" Death Metal acts surfacing daily, most of us are drowning in a sea of mediocrity. We hear that tag and think, "Oh great...here we go again...another Entombed clone...". Amidst the countless forgetable releases currently flooding the metal marketplace, few do standout - the cream always rises to the top...
Enter GRAVE PLAGUE...named after the Great Plague of 1665 leaving hundreds of thousands of bodies in the streets and piled into mass graves... their music has come to do the same! Fuck "Old School", forget "90's" or whatever description that is trendy these days...this is death metal the way it was meant to be played. Love it or leave it, GRAVE PLAGUE are the geniune article and have come to crush the competition!
Resurrecting the remains of death metal’s primitive and marveled past, Grave Plague began in late 2015 as a vehicle to exercise the demons of old school death metal into twisting, chaotic, and haunting formation. Inspired by both classic American and European underground extreme metal, vintage 70s and 80s horror, and generally all things macabre and putrid, expect nothing less than death metal played the way only the tried and true remember it …ugly, raw, uncompromising, and untamed!!! For fans of Autopsy, Death, and Obituary..
Cassette "Demo": Caco-Daemon Records (Germany) January 13th (LIMITED TO 50 COPIES - Hand-Numbered in Pigs Blood)
7” Vinyl EP: Give Praise / Redefining Darkness Records est. March 17, 2017.
released January 13, 2017
GRAVE PLAGUE are based out of Cleveland, Ohio and are made up of:
Joseph Reed | Vocals
Thomas Haywood | Bass
Caleb Bingham | Guitars
Michael Wilson | Guitars
Anthony Biello | Drums
All music written & recorded by Thomas Haywood 2016, except vocals for "Halls of the Rotten" recorded by Noah Buchanan at Brainchild Studios, Avon, OH, and vocals for "Arise of the Infected" recorded by Jimmy Stewart at Jimmy Stewart Recording, Cleveland, OH.
All lyrics written by Joseph Reed
Mixed by Caleb Bingham at Nightmare Sound in Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by JB Van Der Wal at Hewwetover Studios, NL
supported by 120 fans who also own “Grave Plague - The Infected Crypts”
1st time hearing anything about CIST and Holy Shit!!! This EP literary rips your soul apart with its old school production of the late 80s Death/Thrash era with strong remnants of Death/Pestilence in their prime! Jose Garcia