GravewormDark vibes, mystic atmosphere and loads of melodic Black Metal elements are the ingredients that sum up the magnificent sound of GRAVEWORM. Their previous albums "As The Angels Reach The Beauty" (1999), "Scourge Of Malice" (2001), "Engraved In Black" (2003) and "(N)Utopia" (2005) established the young band from Tyrol as serious competitors to acts like CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR or SATYRICON. The new opus "Collateral Defect" - again created with the substantial help of producer Andy Classen (e.g. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DEW-SCENTED, DISBELIEF) at the German Stage One Studios - continues GRAVEWORM's recipe of success: Black-dyed guitar work mixed with the manifold screams and growls of singer Stefan Fiori and stunning keyboard melodies make this record even more haunting and exciting than "(N)Utopia". The the mighty opener "Bloodwork" clarifies that GRAVEWORM are a matured act with an own identity. Thus "Collateral Defect" is without any doubts the best and most varied piece of exquisite Melodic Black Metal the sextet has created thus far! GRAVEWORM's debut album "When Daylight's Gone" was released 1998 by Serenades Records. Back then the band was still moving within the Gothic Metal styles and vibes. A tour with THERION and LAKE OF TEARS soon followed, and the Italians came up with a very tight and powerful stage show that awakened the interest of the metal scene. Besides fans of dark-styled music, several concert promoters also got interested in the band, leading to an appearance at the famous Wacken Open Air in summer 1998 and a road report of GRAVEWORM playing at the Serenades Records festival on national Italian TV. The second longplayer "As The Angels Reach The Beauty" - released by Last Episode Records - infused with harder and catchier dark hymns, already showed the band's intention to move more towards Black Metal regions. "Scourge Of Malice" marked the most brutal and intense creation of GRAVEWORM to date, leading to the band's first headliner tour together with VINTERSORG, DORNENREICH and DARKWELL as supporting acts. Shows at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2001 and the Badia Rocks 2002 were greatly successful, making GRAVEWORM more and more popular all over Europe.In late 2002, GRAVEWORM changed the label again and signed a contract with Nuclear Blast through whom they released "Engraved In Black". With matured skills and abilities, the album managed to stay in the German trend charts for several weeks. The follow-up "(N)Utopia" from 2005 established Graveworm as one of the leading forces in european Black Metal and opened some new doors for the band, like a six week US tour with VADER, KATAKYLSM and DESTRUCTION in 2006. "Collateral Defect" is next step. With this fresh crossover of styles, GRAVEWORM will conquer many, many new fans and achieve new levels of success!
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