Aug 232020

As previously reported, German Thrash Metal band Adorned Graves will release their second full length album “Being towards a River” in late summer 2020. The cover visualizes the lyrical contend: The journey of a man’s life as a river. The music is corresponding with that theme. You will hear a lot of variety as you can see at the tracklist below – The band recently reported the following:

“Being Towards A River” is finished! We listened to the complete album for the first time and enjoyed the special evening. Now the music is on the way to the factory where it is going to be pressed. The CD will be available soon, we will let you know where and when you’ll get it..

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Jul 202020

The second full length album “Being towards a River” of german Thrash Metal band Adorned Graves will be released in late summer 2020. The cover visualizes the lyrical contend: The journey of a man’s life as a river. The music is corresponding with that theme. You will hear a lot of variety as you can see at the tracklist below:

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Jun 102020

German Metallers Adorned Graves are working on a new album that will be released later this year, The first single ‘Panta Rhei’ can be streamed below. The song features Dale Thompson (Bride, The World Will Burn, Hand of Fire). In a recent update the band said

First we planned an in your face Speed and Thrash EP in addition and as an contrast to the debut “Out From The Depth Of The Grave”. The Graves considered this addition to be more fluent than the complex debut. But during the creative writing process it developed into something more. It was the moment when the idea of the river as a symbol for life and time came to mind..

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Dec 092017

Video footage of Adorned Graves‘s rehearsal sessions from the past year can be viewed below.

Adorned Graves have released their debut full length album which carries the title “Out From The Depth Of The Grave” on Aug. 7th.

“Out From The Depth Of The Grave” is a concept album about water, life, death, new  life and resurrection. The album is based on the story of Jona in the old testament as you can read in their lyrics too. In the video’s below you can listen to some samples of the songs.

Black Sabbath meets Slayer, Tourniquet meets Trouble, Vengeance Rising meets Paramaecium.
Metallica, Deliverance, Believer, Martyr and Betrayal are some of their other favorites. Continue reading »

Jul 222017

After setting high expectations with their debut ep The Hand of Death, Adorned Graves is back with their full length combining thrash, doom, and goth into one intense package.

Hailing from Kaiserslautern, Germany, Adorned Graves advertise their sound as one of Old School Thrash with a touch of Doom Metal and their debut ep certainly lived up to that billing.  Two years have passed since that ep and now Adorned Graves have released their debut full length, Out From the Depth of the Grave, a near concept album telling the tale of Jonah from the Old Testament.  The album itself was recorded, produced, and mixed by guitarist Andreas Wormser at MUSICWORMSER K-Town in April of 2017.

Back in 2015, I had received Adorned Graves ep, The Hand of Death to review and the first track, “Adorned Graves” simply blew me away with its mix of old school Slayer and Black Sabbath with a touch of Halford.  At the time it was some of the best metal I had heard for a while and it ended up on my “Best of” list for the year, so needless to say, I went into this review with very high expectations.  A simple look at the song list can often tell a lot and in this case, you get eleven songs and nearly one hour of music and when you consider that a couple tracks are short interludes, it becomes apparent that there are some long songs here.  Without having a chance to learn this, I thought the opening track was going to be a short intro song as “Out of the Deep” has a strong goth feel to it.  Combine some dark acoustic guitar and throughout the song Cailen Wormser’s and guest vocalist’s Manuel’s smooth, deep vocals with some atmospheric keyboards and you have a great goth track.  Later in the track, the full band comes in and things get louder but the pacing and choral-like vocals remain to carry the song to the end, nearly seven minutes later. Continue reading »