GRAVE PLEASURES Signs With CENTURY MEDIA; 'Motherblood' Album Due In The Fall

GRAVE PLEASURES Signs With CENTURY MEDIA; 'Motherblood' Album Due In The Fall

Century Media Records has announced the signing of GRAVE PLEASURES.

GRAVE PLEASURES has finished recording its second studio album, "Motherblood", at Orgone Studios (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, ULVER) in the U.K. for a late September/early October release.

Formed out of the ashes of BEASTMILK, GRAVE PLEASURES features the writing talents of Mat McNerney (HEXVESSEL, BEASTMILK, CODE, DHG) and Juho Vanhanen (ORANSSI PAZUZU, ATOMIKYLÄ).

"Motherblood" embraces GRAVE PLEASURES' apocalyptic roots while taking their raw sound and songwriting to fierce new heights. The disc's cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Tekla Vály.

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GRAVE PLEASURES' visual language is every bit as strong as the band's musical essence, underlining their obsessively bold and independent aesthetics.

Mat McNerney comments on the signing: "Jens [Prüter, head of A&R at Century Media Europe] came out to see our show in Sweden at the end of last year and enjoyed it so much he made it clear that he wanted to work with us. For me, that's the greatest way to work with a label, to hang out with the people involved, to be friends and to enjoy good music together. That way it's much more than a business relationship to us. It becomes part of the experience of why we do this.

"It's very comforting to know that we will have the best, most hard-working and friendliest team working on our record. We're proud to be a part of their family with GRAVE PLEASURES."

Prüter says: "It's a pleasure to welcome GRAVE PLEASURES on Century Media.

"There are not too many artists who have enough talent and visions for being involved in very different bands such as HEXVESSEL, ORANSSI PAZUZU and GRAVE PLEASURES. And it's always great to work with a group of friends and like-minded spirits. Thanks to the entire band and their manager Andy Farrow!"

Regarding the upcoming album's concept and music, Mat McNerney states: "Like the great sacrament of ancient times that was the blood sacrifice of the mother, we too have laid down our most holy flesh at your feet.

"This record, which is a bold re-definition of death-rock and our totemic challenge to our pretenders, shall be our most grand and sordid testament.

"If you have never danced with the skeletons, then this album is your gateway drug to all the nihilistic pleasures of the grave.

"Apocalyptic post-punk never sounded so desperately bleak and wild yet never grinned so maniacally and writhed so fervently with tongues that whip the tombs.

"The Kali figure of our cover is the eternal icon of nuclear fear. She presides over the religion of an apocalyptic future. A desolate future we proudly celebrate with caustic music of the most furious punk.

"Come imbibe and wash your mind in our Motherblood. We're dancing in the lion's mouth. The elevator only goes down."

GRAVE PLEASURES is:

Mat McNerney - Vocals
Juho Vanhanen - Guitar
Aleksi Kiiskilä - Guitar
Valtteri Arino - Bass
Rainer Tuomikanto - Drums

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