Long-running Swedish death metallers GRAVE have inked deal with Regain Records. The band is currently working on material for its eighth studio album, tentatively due next spring.
As previously reported, GRAVE will play a special 20th anniversary set consisting of material from the band's early albums on December 21, 2007 at Sala Zero in Tarragona, Spain. Also appearing on the bill will be the black metal band BETWEEN THE FROST. A flyer for the show can be viewed at StayMetal.net.
GRAVE is planning to mark its 20th anniversary with additional shows featuring the group's early material. The band previously said in a statement, "Next year it's already 20 years since GRAVE was formed. In 1988 after replacing some members we changed our name from CORPSE. That year we also recorded our classic first demo 'Sick Disgust Eternal' and continued musically what we started with our previous bands DESTROYER, ANGUISH, CORPSE and PUTREFACTION. We will mark the anniversary with a new album and also massive touring and festival appearances where we will mainly play old stuff from the early days."
GRAVE's latest album, "As Rapture Comes", was released in July 2006 via Century Media Records. The artwork for "As Rapture Comes" was designed by the Polish artist Jacek Wisnieswki, who previously worked with GRAVE on their "Back From The Grave" and "Fiendish Regression" albums, in addition to designing artwork for such acts as KRISIUN, VADER and DECAPITATED, among others.
GRAVE's live DVD, entitled "Enraptured", was released in Europe on November 27, 2006 via Metal Mind Productions and in the U.S. on February 1, 2007 via MVD Visual.
The band shot the DVD with seven cameras on August 24, 2006 at the Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. The set, which was made available as a standard DVD edition and a DVD+CD limited edition, also features rare live footage, video clips and more.
GRAVE is confirmed for next year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest which will take place May 23-25 in Baltimore.
Watch footage of GRAVE performing "You'll Never See" on August 24, 2006 at the Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland (taken from "Enraptured" DVD):