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Grave Bathers featuring members of Yatra and Heavy Temple unleash their debut album »Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish«, out now via Seeing Red Records

American psychedelic doom conjurors Grave Bathers featuring members of Yatra and Heavy Temple are streaming their debut album, »Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish«, which was just released on August 5th, 2022 via Seeing Red Records.

01. Ghost ‘Em All
02. Brain Thief
03. The Mole
04. Tarman Cometh
05. Rock N’ Roll Fetish
06. Mongoloid Supreme
07. Blood Money
08. Vampire Of The Rock / Operator
09. Nordic Funeral
10. Taser Shields
11. Devil’s Bride
12. Ape-like Thing

Courtesy of Earsplit PR:

Philadelphia psychedelic doom practitioners Grave Bathers have unleashed their long-awaited »Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish« debut full-length via Seeing Red Records on August 6th

Decimating audiences with high decibel, high energy live performances since forming in 2018, Grave Bathers quickly gained notoriety with their ambitious »Feathered Serpent/Death Hand« 7” EP released via Seeing Red Records in 2020. Upon first listen, The Sleeping Shaman hailed the band’s, “epic riffs, piercing Robert Plant vocals, tales of outlaws and bloodshed, all above some truly gorgeous bass work,” while Doomed And Stoned lauded “a sound that shuffles well with the rockier side of Pentagram, Black Sabbath, and Portland street doomers R.I.P.” Metal Temple called the EP, “the epitome of doom metal,” adding, “[it] deserves a listen through the graveyard.” The band’s authentic blend of bombastic boogie, booty shaking hard rock, heavy psych, and episodic doom earned them both critical acclaim and the momentum to pick up endorsements by Orange Amplifiers and Ampturco Guitar Werks.

Their momentum should be no surprise however: the band boasts the decibel-smashing guitarist Jaret Salvat-Rivera of Heavy Temple as their lead riff ripper and drummer Sean Lafferty of Yatra forg their most dominant lineup yet. The talent-stacked Voltron has since earned thousands of fans online through their iconic style, viral gear porn, vintage analog recording methods, and Spotify presence; all with only three singles out.

Photo by Gene Smirnov

And now, the fuzzed-out, full-stack aficionados reemerge with the most unholy album recorded in rock n’ roll’s most holy of ground: Memphis, Tennessee, where hard rock fetishists did things the authentic way. »Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish« was captured live-to-tape at the analog-centric Memphis Magnetic recording facility by​ Davis M. Shubs and Drew Robinson, engineered by Matt Qualls and Davis M. Shubs, mixed by Matt Qualls, Davis M. Shubs, and Drew Robinson and mastered by Grammy Award winner Pete Lyman (Tom Waits, The Mars Volta) at Infrasonic East in Nashville, Tennessee.

»Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish«, which features the brilliantly sleazy cover art of Benjamin Marra, will be released as a limited edition 2xLP in two truly lysergic color variants and digitally.

Find pre-orders at the Seeing Red Records webshop at THIS LOCATION and the Grave Bathers Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

Grave Bathers will celebrate the release of »Rock ‘N’ Roll Fetish« with a near-three-week tour with War Cloud, Tower, False Gods, and more on select shows! See all confirmed dates below.

“Grave Bathers do an excellent job of controlling all of this chaos in ways that remind us of King Crimson but with, of course, a fair amount of sludge and dirty doom added into the mix. The end result is wild but expertly driven, aimed at a coruscating, furious type of rock that’s delightful to hear.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Grave Bathers have made a statement with their debut full-length. Ambitious and electrifying, its retro charm alongside masterful musicianship fills the heart with utmost joy. Simply put, a breathtaking debut.” – Distorted Sound

“Like King Crimson rising from the grave to jam with Matt Pike, Grave Bathers is here to sludge your day up real good.” — Metal Injection

Grave Bathers is:
Drew Robinson – Vocals
Jaret Salvat-Rivera – Guitar
Steve Capitanio – Guitar
Davis M. Shubs – Bass
Sean Lafferty – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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