Please introduce yourself.
My name is Ritchie Randall and I play guitar for Gravehuffer.
When your band was created?
The summer of 2008.
What the style do you play?
How could you describe your music by several words?
Early Earache records bands mixed with NWOBHM
What is the main theme of your lyrics?
Religion, war, serial killers, skateboarding, comic books, D&D, and some tongueincheek humor.
What would you like to achieve with the band activity?
Keep releasing new music and playing shows.
How many gigs you have played so far and maybe you visit another countries with concerts?
Hundreds by now. Unfortunately, we can’t play shows out of the country at this point.
Is there anything very important about your band what SHOULD know fans and labels?
Our music is ugly sounding and not for the faint of heart.
What the formats you would like to see your releases, CD, Vinyl, Tape…? And how do you see future of physical releases?
All formats possible!
When you will get label deal, would you like to help to the label with promotion from your side, or you want label do all without your help?
We are almost strictly DIY and plan to stay that way.
What’s your reaction towards negative opinions about your music?
We are used to it. No worries.
And last question, how do you like our webzine, do you have some remarks towards its look or functionality?
Your site looks great, is easy enough to navigate and is metal as fuck! Cheers!
Gravehuffer, formally KROM, started in August of 2008. Three of us, Mike, Larry & Ritchie, were originally together in a crust-punk band called Initial Detonation. Our singer, James, was in a band called H.R.B. Initial Detonation released two 7” records & did 2 tours. We were in a van for one three week tour and one six week tour of the east coast & mid-west in the mid & late nineties. Mike, Larry and James got together and formed Aether Bunny. Ritchie was contacted after Aether Bunny disbanded, and we formed KROM, which went in a in a more metal direction. Our sound has been described as N.W.O.B.H.M. meets early Earache Records. We have 21 original songs that are total face rippers, ranging from fast grind-core style songs to down-tuned sludgy doom, with a shitty attitude of course. We had some CD’s, stickers & t-shirts made recently & hope to spread the word as much as possible. We also appear on the recently released 12-inch vinyl comp, ‘Horrific Unholy Noise’. It’s nothing but brutal grind/death bands. You can order here: www.gravehuffer.bigcartel.com. Vol. 2 of ‘Horrific Unholy Noise’ is in the works and we are contributing 2 songs to that one. We are also gearing up to record a brand new 10 song LP that will be released on 12-inch vinyl so check our Facebook page for updates on that!
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