Los Angeles-based metal powerhouse HOLY GRAIL will enter the studio this weekend with Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker to begin tracking its third album. A fall release via Prothetic is expected.
Following an extensive tour campaign to promote the band's 2013 release, "Ride The Void", HOLY GRAIL spent much of 2014 writing its as-yet-untitled new CD. Guitarist Eli Santana and drummer Tyler Meahl also kept busy by touring extensively with HUNTRESS, whose lead guitarist Blake Meahl is Tyler's brother.
Featuring a blistering dual lead guitar attack and powerful vocals by James Paul Luna, HOLY GRAIL burst onto the scene in 2009 with its debut EP, "Improper Burial", which led Metal Hammer to call the group "one of the most promising traditionally-inclined metal bands to emerge from the U.S. in the past decade." It was quickly followed by "Crisis In Utopia", which Revolver called "a nearly flawless full-length debut that ecstatically revives undiluted, straight-up metal in all its gauntlet-clad glory" and named one of the 20 best albums of 2010.
In addition to the bands listed above, HOLY GRAIL has toured alongside such notable acts as BLIND GUARDIAN, VALIENT THORR, ORANGE GOBLIN, HELLYEAH, HIGH ON FIRE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and MUNICIPAL WASTE. The group has also performed at such major international metal festivals as Wacken Open Air (Germany), Download (UK), Soundwave (Australia) and Loud Park (Japan).
Last month, HOLY GRAIL triumphantly returned to the stage with a live performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California during the home opener of the L.A. Kiss arena football team. The band expects to announce summer tour dates in the coming weeks.