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Grave Next Door reveal the new single »As Heavy As Texas« taken from their debut album »Sanctified Heathen«

Grand Rapids, Michigan based doom/stoner metal trio Grave Next Door has revealed the new single »As Heavy As Texas« taken from their debut album, »Sanctified Heathen«, set to release on March 18, 2022 via Black Doomba Records.

Single artwork done by Steven Yoyada.

Pre-order for »Sanctified Heathen« just started on January 14th.

Courtesy of C Squared Music:

Michigan stoner metal outfit, Grave Next Door, have released their new single »As Heavy As Texas« via Doomed and Stoned.


»As Heavy As Texas« is taken from their upcoming album, Sanctified Heathen, releasing via Black Doomba Records on March 18.

The band comments: “This is the first song we wrote after Covid cut our tour Short to Play festivals in Austin in March of 2020. It was a strange time as we watched the world shut down and one of us became very ill. A friend took us in for three days and we soaked in the landscape and ambiance of Texas. There was this feeling in riff and rhythm that personified our extremely bizarre and positive experience. People at the venues were thanking us for not canceling out as other bands had. The Texas metal community has the most hospitable people on earth. The song wrote itself in literally ten minutes. We even returned to Texas to film the music video for the song.”

Formed back in 2018 by brothers Patrick and Anthony Salerno, and aptly named after the graveyard situated next to their home, Grave Next Door delves into the dark and macabre. Drawing from the iconic sounds of Black Sabbath, Black Flag and even Cream, all blended with the trio’s individual edge. »Sanctified Heathen« sees the band deliver brutally heavy distortion, doom grooves and powerful vocals. A morbid exploration awaits with lyrical themes of addiction, mortality, war, and their own personal experiences seeping through the album.

01. Thor
02. Bloody Nuns
03. Witch Head
04. As Heavy As Texas
05. Charnel House
06. Heathen
07. Sand In The Blood
08. Nuclear Winter
09. Bloody Nuns (Live Bonus Track)

Produced and engineered by Richie Dekker.
Co-produced by Nick West.
Melain Aleis Organ on Bloody Nuns.
Recorded at Studio 4 / Dekkem Productions Salem TWP, MI.
Mastered by Tommy Stewart at Blue Ogre Noise Lab, Atlanta, GA.
Album art by William Jennings.

Grave Next Door is:
Patrick Salerno – Drums
Anthony Salerno – Guitar
Travis Soleski – Bass, Vocals

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

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