Graves At Sea Announces US Tour Dates

Portland sludge/doom quartet GRAVES AT SEA will take to the streets for their The Cold Dead Hands Tour 2017 set to take place from May 30th through June 16th. The band will be touring in support of their 2016 debut full-length, The Curse That Is. Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brainoil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB), The Curse That Is effortlessly fuses colossal walls of feedback-laden sound with gargantuan riffs that crush and crawl with the weight of mountains.

GRAVES AT SEA was forged in 2002 by friends Nick Phit and Nathan Misterek, with
then-members Roger Williams and Steve Klatz (RIP). After self-releasing a demo titled
Documents Of Grief, they toured extensively and were quickly noticed by Greg Anderson
of Southern Lord/SunnO))), who released their Cirrohosis/Atavist Arise seven-inch
in 2004. Later in 2005, the band released a split with friends Asunder on Life Is
Abuse (CD) and 20 Buck Spin (vinyl). In 2007, GRAVES AT SEA went through a lineup
change when Misterek moved to Oakland, California and Phit moved to Portland, Oregon.
In 2008, after playing two final shows with Chiyo Nukaga (Noothgrush) on drums and
Miguel Veliz (ex-Sourvein, The Roller) on bass, the band broke up. Four years later,
however, they decided to reunite with Nukaga on drums and Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil)
on bass, but due to touring constraints, Nukaga and Wilkinson decided to step down.
2013 marked the band’s first venture to Europe, with a lengthy tour, in addition
to a string of West Coast performances. 2014 brought forth their first new material
since 2005 – GRAVES AT SEA issued a split LP with Sourvein on Seventh Rule Records
at the start of their second European tour (this time with Sourvein), a journey
that also included appearances at Roadburn Festival and SWR Festival. The split
with Sourvein was quickly followed by an EP on Eolian Records titled This Place
Is Poison and numerous live US appearances, including performances at Maryland
Deathfest and California’s Day Of The Shred Festival.

GRAVES AT SEA made their Relapse debut by releasing the long-awaited full-length
The Curse That Is, a tour-de-force of incredible magnitude almost 15 years in the
making. This sound, along with self-loathing lyrics of torment and demise, engulf
the listener wave upon wave of aural misery. With The Curse That Is, GRAVES AT SEA
has offered up their strongest, most ear-shattering material to date.

Tour Dates:
5/30/2017 Shredder – Boise, ID
5/31/2017 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
6/01/2017 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
6/02/2017 71 Grind Fest @ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
6/03/2017 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
6/05/2017 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/06/2017 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
6/07/2017 Complex – Glendale, CA
6/08/2017 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
6/09/2017 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
6/10/2017 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/16/2017 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR

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