HOLY GRAIL: new album streaming now
The time has finally come! Here’s your chance to hear “Ride The Void,” the brand new record from L.A. heavy metal crusaders HOLY GRAIL, before it comes out next Tuesday (Jan. 22). DECIBEL magazine, who claimed “You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness” while praising vocalist James Paul Luna as “the finest metal singer of his generation,” are currently hosting a stream of the entire album on their website HERE!
After you listen to the album, make sure to check out www.RideTheVoid.com, where you can watch video commentaries and guitar lessons and pre-order a copy of the album on either CD or LP along with an exclusive t-shirt, hoodie, or long-sleeve featuring the album artwork!
HOLY GRAIL will next be seen taking part in the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise alongside In Flames, Kreator, Sabaton and dozens more later this month. They will continue to promote their new album by appearing on the Metal Alliance Tour alongside Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, and Municipal Waste, which includes a stop at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Full dates are listed below.
Over the past three years, HOLY GRAIL has toured extensively with the likes of Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, Eluveitie and Royal Thunder in addition to performing at several of the genre’s largest international festivals, including Wacken, Loud Park, Soundwave and Download. Their 2010 debut full-length “Crisis in Utopia” — which featured two re-recorded tracks from their 2009 debut EP “Improper Burial” and the anthemic video single “My Last Attack” — earned extensive critical acclaim, with Revolver naming the album one of the year’s 20 best and calling it “the catchiest album of pure heavy metal since Maiden, Priest and Dio ruled the early ’80s.”
In 2012, around national tours with Dragonforce and Valient Thorr, the band teamed with Grammy-winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom) to record “Ride The Void,” which was subsequently mixed by Mark Lewis (All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon). The album’s first single, the galloping “Dark Passenger,” was released digitally and on 7-inch vinyl in October, when the group toured North America with Hellyeah. Now, the wait is over — buckle up and enjoy the ride.
2013 Metal Alliance Tour Dates:
3/23 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
3/24 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
3/25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
3/27 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
3/28 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
3/29 – The Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
3/30 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
3/31 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
4/2 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/4 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
4/5 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
4/6 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI
4/7 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
4/9 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
4/10 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
4/12 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
4/13 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
4/14 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
4/16 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
4/18 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
4/20 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY