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Graveyard will be returning to the US this July for a five week tour. The band will first head to the west coast for a string of headlining dates before hooking up with CKY for a supporting slot on their summer tour.
Graveyard released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in February 2008 and have toured with Witchcraft, The Sword, and Clutch.
Steppin out of the woods of Gothenburg, Sweden and right into your head is Graveyard. The quartet features Rikard Edlund (bass), Axel Sjöberg (Drums), Joakim Nilsson (Guitar/Vocals), and Jonathan Ramm (Guitar/Vocals). When recording of the album was complete ex-member Truls Mörck quit and was replaced immediately by Ramm. Upon their initial formation Graveyard quickly recorded a two track demo, which would serve as a preview of what was to come. After playing only three gigs and recouping from three severe injuries, Graveyard managed to find themselves recording an album for the venerable Tee Pee Records.
Graveyards self titled debut resurrects the sounds of 70s psychedelic rock. The clash of folk, psychedelic, and blues makes for a mind-bending trip back to the days of Cream, Sabbath, and Blue Cheer. The classic vibe is evident throughout, from the masterful analog production of Don Ahlsterberg (Soundtrack of our Lives, The International Noise Conspiracy, José Gonzalez) to the wah-wah guitar solos on tracks like the urgency filled Lost in Confusion. The hard, blues infused opener Evil Ways features vocalist/guitarist Joakim Nilsson unleashing a Chris Cornell-esque howl, declaring There lies a hole in my soul, that cannot be filled.
Track by track Graveyard brings back to life all that is right with rock and roll, from the dark haze that is brought upon by the space blues of Blue Soul to the rocking trip of Submarine Blues. The band proves they have what it takes to hang with the classics while delivering a sound that is all their own.
7/15 – The East End – Portland, OR w/ Danava
7/16 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA w/ Lumerians
7/17 – Historic Brookdale Lodge – Brookdale, CA
7/18 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA w/ Night Horse
7/19 – Bar Pink – Los Angeles, CA w/ Night Horse
7/21 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ w/ CKY
7/22 – Gators Bar and Grill – Farmington, NM w/ CKY
7/24 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX w/ CKY
7/25 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX w/ CKY
7/26 – The Meridian – Houston, TX w/ CKY
7/28 – The Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL w/ CKY
7/29 – The Social – Orlando, FL w/ CKY
7/31 – The Loft At Centerstage – Atlanta, GA w/ CKY
8/01 – Pop’s – Sauget, IL w/ CKY
8/02 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI w/ CKY
8/03 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN w/ CKY
8/05 – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL w/ CKY
8/06 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ CKY
8/07 – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI w/ CKY
8/08 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA w/ CKY
8/09 – Xtreme Wheels – Buffalo, NY w/ CKY
8/10 – Recher Theatre – Towson, MD w/ CKY
8/11 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA w/ CKY
8/13 – Blender Theatre At The Gramercy – New York, NY w/CKY
8/14 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA w/ CKY
8/15 – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ CKY