First song, “Temple Of Abominations”, taken from the forthcoming third GRAVE DESECRATOR album “Dust to Lust”, will be out June 17th on Season Of Mist records.
The band comments on the album and song:
“Our new album ‘Dust to Lust’ is expressing what GRAVE DESECRATOR are about. It is aimed straight at the heart of religion, the misconception of ‘god”, salvation, peace, and all those elements, which provide the breeding ground for corrupted and twisted convictions. Of course, this is nothing new in the realm of black or death metal. Yet as Brazilians, we are nowadays witnessing a period of intense mission and conversion by radical evangelists spreading through our country. We give them a hard fistful of rejection as this is personal and happening right in front of our eyes!”
“There is an intrinsic aura to ‘Temple of Abominations’. This song can serve to bind the listener to our essence, cause and components of our sometimes crude and cruel environment. We have written our most subjective album so far, although the intense fight between the mundane and abstract that rules this work is stabbing us in the back. There are no laws or truths! Lies, lust, drugs, Satanism, darkness, vice, spirits, vanity, night, death, love, hate are the ailments regurgitated from this womb of chaos and perdition… For us, this is not just a fancy allegory, but the corrosive acid of reality!”
By “El” Necrogoat
Cover artist Zbigniew M. Bielak states:
“With all its contrasts, hostility, intolerance, corruption, Brazil has proven to be a time capsule for the mundane times of uniformity and facilitation, which nowadays render the western metal so tame and complacent. That being said, GRAVE DESECRATOR’s story is no different from the ones of SARCÓFAGO, SEPULTURA or even SLAYER in their tough formative ’80s. In rivers of rehearsal sweat and against all odds, album by album, they slowly polished their rough stone into a deadly blade. And now it is time to bleed. It is not easy to pinpoint the spirit of Brazilian extreme metal – it is a fine mixture of tanned sexuality and funerary sacrilege that only few could convey the way SARCÓFAGO or SEXTRASH did. These four derailed rovers of abomination and forbidden fun certainly can! It has been an honour to embark on this journey with them and for once illustrate a flawless 80’s album. I praise the old Brazilian scene and SARCÓFAGO’s ‘Rotting’ cover is among my favourite artworks of all time, so obviously the artwork for ‘Dust to Lust’ pays some homage here and there. The inner artwork is yet another tribute – to HR Giger, whose spirit strongly permeated the aesthetics 80’s metal, and about whose passing I learnt, while staying with the guys in Rio.”
GRAVE DESECRATOR dole out brutal music for the raw and the hooked. Their forthcoming third album ‘Dust To Lust’ keeps essentially true to the spirit of metal made in Brazil. There is boiling anger born in the face of violence, rampant political corruption, religious decadence, and a daily struggle to stay alive. Turning to straight evil their answer comes with exalting sarcasm, striving towards lustful nights and rising into their obscure and sinister convictions.
Following the extreme path of their Brazilian predecessors, GRAVE DESECRATOR are true torch bearers of the underground and firmly place themselves among the ranks of entities such as SARCÓFAGO, early SEPULTURA, and even early SLAYER.
Founded in 1998 in Rio de Janeiro, GRAVE DESECRATOR have already firmly established a reputation as one of the most savage and brutal South American metal bands through the release of the two full-length albums ‘Sign of Doom’ (2008) and ‘Insult’ (2010) as well as several well-received split collaborations and EPs.
Now GRAVE DESECRATOR are ready to defend their metal heritage once again with ‘Dust To Lust’. Raise your fists and bang those heads!
1. Intro (Dust To Lust)
2. Temple Of Abominations
3. Funeral Mist
4. Gods Of Death
5. A Witching Whore
6. Host Desecration
7. Anathema Bloodlust
8. Bleed For Worship
9. Memento Mori
10. One More Soul
11. Mephistophallus In Occultopussy
12. Perpetual Oath
Butcherazor: guitars & vocals
Black Sin and Damnation: guitars
Élson “El” Necrogoat: bass
Márcio Slaughterer: drums
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