‘Grave Robber’ guitarist “Grim” forced to leave the Band, new Road Dates


gr_live_cstone2012_04Horror punk band Grave Robber is sad to announce that Grant “Grim” Butler has to step down and not participate in the upcoming run to San Antonio for “Death and Glory Fest”. The band commented:

An unforseen turn of events with his wife’s health is preventing Grant from leaving. It is unlikely that he will return. As sad as it is to announce this, its even moreso to know the turmoil and trauma this family is enduring. Please pray for The Butler family. We are not cancelling the tour. We will be performing as a three piece. While certain aspects of the performance are certainly affected, we thought it better to persevere than cancel. Thanks to everyone for your support.

Grave Robber came in October of last year with the news that after a short break the band has returned. This year they will release every month a cover tune under the name of “The Cellar Sessions”.  The songs are also available for free download at the bands Noisetrade page.Grave Robber comments: ‘Things you should know about these songs: 1) These are rough mixes we are doing our selves. 2) We have ZERO budget 3) We love our fans and that’s why we are giving these away for free! 4) The concept is to record songs you’d NEVER imagine Grave Robber covering! 5) We want you to enjoy these and don’t take it all too seriously!’

Shambling, unblinking, unthinking masses of the dead – looming forward with but on pressing, dominating goal; to devour your brain and absorb your essence. While Fort Wayne’s finest in horror punk have this goal of cranial domination in common with hordes of walking dead, they are anything but shambling or unthinking. Rip-roaring with the fury of a foam-mouthed and frothing werewolf, Grave Robber bring a unique, hardcore-tinted feel to their hard-hitting brand of horror punk that will make fans of aggressive punk from The Misfits to My Chemical Romance rejoice.

Hard at work horrifying the masses since 2005, Grave Robber have been anything but idle. Combining bouncy, catchy percussion with riffs and guitar solos as sharp as Dracula’s fangs, Grave Robber‘s rugged and raunchy releases – “Be Afraid” [2007], “Inner Sanctum” [2009], “Exhumed” [2010], and “You’re All Gonna Die” [2011]- have garnered these horror rockers well deserved press from acclaimed punk and metal outlets alike for a good reason. Each song by these prolific punks creates an immersive and haunting atmosphere that has listeners so engaged that they are constantly glancing over their shoulders wondering if Grave Robber is coming for them next.

Other related news, late last month we posted about Creep Carnival which is a new psycho metal project with Wretched and Spano from Grave RobberRocky Gray from Living Sacrifice, and Jeff Bowie from Descended From Wolves. A short teaser can be seen here.

***Grave Robber Road Dates***

14 – 300 State St., Alton, IL
15 – The Compound, Tulsa, OK
16 – Sessions Hall, Austin, TX* (w/Lust Control)
17 – Death Or Glory Fest, Rise Above, San Antonio, TX
18 – Memphis, TN – NEED A SHOW
19 – Neighborhood Fellowship Church,  Indianapolis, IN
29 – Westland, MI, Token Lounge
30 – Eastpointe, MI, Area 51 Music Hall
31 – Lansing, MI, Uli’s Haus Of Rock

13 – Battle Creek, MI, Planet Rock
20 – Iowa, IA, Heritage Park of North Iowa
21 – Kokomo, IN, Kingdom Come Festival
26 – Columbus, OH, Warriors Of Metal Pre-fest

3 – Audiofeed, Urbana, IL
11 – Lifest, Oshkosh, WI

1 – Bernies Bagels & Deli/The Distillery, Columbus, OH
2 – Live Wire, Chicago, IL
3 – McCarthy’s Downtown, Cleveland, OH
4 – Berlin Music Pub, Fort Wayne, IN
5 – Eastside Teen Outreach,  Eastpointe, MI
6 – Maidstone Theatre, Ypsilanti, MI

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Related Articles:
Grave Robber – You’re All Gonna Die! [Album Review]
‘Grave Robber’ New Shows Anounced [Oct. 2013]
‘Grave Robber’ Are Breaking Up ? A Message From “Wretched” Shawn Browning [August 2013]
‘Grave Robber’ Returns From Hiatus, Statement Available, New Show Announced [Oct. 2013]
‘Grave Robber’ “The Cellar Sessions” First Two Tracks Available For Streaming [March 2014]
‘Grave Robber’ New Cover Tune Available for Streaming ‘Space Oddity’ + New Tour Dates [April 2014]
‘Grave Robber’ New Cover Tune Available for Streaming ‘You Don’t Mess Around With Jim’ + New Road Dates [April 2014]

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