Norwegian symphonic unblack metal band Grave Declaration has checked in with the following update:
“We got a new rehearsal place. Here is a clip from last week. We are getting used to the new setup, and will soon start recording the new album.”
Grave Declaration‘s debut full-length album “When Dying Souls Scream Praise” has been released on March 12th. 2013 via Bombworks Records. The album contains 12 tracks and features (guest) vocals from Ronny Hansen (Antestor) on the song ‘Change of Heart’.
Our review for “When Dying Souls Scream Praise” can be found here.
Grave Declaration started out as a project where I wanted to make worship songs in the metal genre. Through the years I have hardly ever found a church that played music I felt comfortable with, so I figured I would try to write some myself. I believe that when the church uses music as a tool for worshiping God, it’s a much more powerful tool when you can associate to the music. When it comes to the lyrics, I’ve gone in some of the same direction as David does with the psalms in the bible. In a lot of the psalms, he describes his circumstances, how bad everything is, how he feels like he’s dying, or people want him killed, but through it all, God is still worthy of praise, and in God, he finds hope and comfort. – Thor –
The current Grave Declaration line up consists of founder Thor Georg Buer [guitars, programming], Kristian Larsen [guitars], Torkel Røsten – [bass], Jo Henning Børven [Drums] and Ronny Hansen [vocals].