South Dakota metal band Earth Groans have premiered their new song recently. You can check out the stream for their song ‘Avarice’ below.
During the past three years, the band have toured across the continental U.S. with their music and message.
“We want to be a ministry first, and a band second” says vocalist Jeremy Schaeffer. Earth Groans debut EP, “Renovate“ has been released in May 2017 via Solid State Records. “Renovate” is five songs of chaotic and dissonant metallic hardcore but deeply introspective.
The genesis of Earth Groans was during a deeply tumultuous period in Schaeffer’s life. As he details “I was going through what a lot of young people go through as they grow up. A lot of things I thought I was enjoying just turned out to be empty. Things in my life both professionally and personally just weren’t fulfilling to me anymore. That’s what Renovate is about, doing work on yourself and getting down to the bare foundation. For me that foundation is my faith.”
Rounded out by Brady Mueller (drums), Zachariah Mayfield (guitar) and Kaden Burton (bass), Earth Groans has toured relentlessly, many times on their own.
As Schaeffer relates “South Dakota gets skipped a lot on big national tours. As a result we don’t have a huge scene for our style of music but we love playing shows anywhere. When people complain about their scene and say it’s kind of dead, we say the scene isn’t dead until we are.”
JUL 05 – Audiofeed, Urbana, IL
JUL 09 – 89th St. Collective, Oklahoma City, OK
JUL 10 – Outland Ballroom, Springfield, MO
JUL 11 – Gabe’s, Iowa City, IA
JUL 12 – Lifefest, Oshkosh, WI
JUL 13 – Wire, Berwyn, IL
JUL 14 – Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH
JUL 15 – The Stache, Grand Rapids, MI
JUL 16 – Amsterdam Bar and Hall, Saint Paul, MN
JUL 17 – Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls, SD
JUL 19 – The Pin, Spokane, WA
JUL 20 – El Corazon, Seattle, WA
JUL 21 – Analog Cafe, Portland, OR
JUL 22 – Joshua Fest, Quincy, CA
JUL 23 – The ChXrch, Las Vegas, NV
JUL 23 – The Chrvch, Las Vegas, NV
JUL 24 – The Loading Dock, Salt Lake City, UT
JUL 25 – Trailside Saloon, Thornton, CO
Video (audio) for ‘Avarice’