Swedish hard rockers Graveyard headline U.S. tour – News

0917graveSwedish hard rockers Graveyard headline U.S. tour

“unison-fuzz riffs with sharp, rhythmic turnarounds — like a prog-rock Free or a nimbler Black Sabbath” – ROLLING STONE

Scandinavian Hi-Fi heroes GRAVEYARD will release their new album, Innocence & Decadence, on September 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. The acclaimed rock band’s fourth album, Innocence & Decadence was recorded live in the studio, directly to analog tape, with producer Johan Lindström and is the follow-up to GRAVEYARD’s 2012 release, Lights Out, a record that the Wall Street Journal claimed “rips by like a boulder kicked over a cliff” and Pitchfork said “re-imagines a different path for metal that amps the intensity of the originators but keeps the Mississippi Delta-via-Birmingham vibe intact.”

Innocence & Decadence builds on the solid foundation and formidable reputation that GRAVEYARD has cultivated since its formation in 2006, providing the most shining example to date of a sound the band calls “classic rock with a modern roll”. The quartet describes the record as a blend of “everything from old 20’s Blues to Krautrock with synthesizers, Irma Thomas, blast beats and Psych Rock.”

“Just like life in general, it depends on what you choose to see and hear,” said the band in a statement. “Innocence & Decadence is built on thousands of layers of love, fury and being alive in the year 2015.”

GRAVEYARD has also announced fall U.S. tour dates in support of Innocence & Decadence. The headlining run will launch on December 4 in Columbus, OH and run through December 19 in Austin, TX with support to be announced.

GRAVEYARD tour dates:
December 4     Columbus, OH            Ace of Cups
December 5     Chicago, IL                 Lincoln Hall
December 6     Minneapolis, MN        Fine Line Music Cafe
December 8     Denver, CO                Summit Music Hall
December 9     Salt Lake City, UT      In the Venue
December 10   Missoula, MT             Stage 112
December 11   Seattle, WA                Chop Suey
December 14   Portland, OR              Wonder Ballroom
December 15   San Francisco, CA     The Fillmore
December 17   Phoenix, AZ                Crescent Ballroom
December 19   Austin, TX                   Mohawk