Century Media Records signs GraveThursday, July 7, 2011 9:29 AM PT / 3,912 views
Official press release: Following Iced Earth and Borknagar, Century Media Records is proud to welcome back another band under the family's wings: Grave. One of the very first Swedish Death Metal bands alongside Nihilist, Morbid and Treblinka, the band initially released their first demo in 1986 under the bandname Corpse, before they switched to Grave in 1988 and throughout all these years, they haven't changed their style very much, while other companions left the true Death Metal path along the way, to bigger or less success. But it's Grave's longevity and consistency that survived any trend since the late 80's and established them as one of the most important Death Metal bands 'Now and Forever.' Jens Prueter, Head of A&R Century Media Europe, comments on Grave's return: "First time I saw Grave was in May 1992 when my friend Robert Kampf (founder of CM) asked me if I wanted to get tattooed by Vinny Daze (R.I.P.) from Demolition Hammer, who was in town with Massacre and Grave. I went to the show with the intention to get my first tattoo but was blown away by Grave's pure Death Metal blast and ended up being way too drunk to still get inked later that night. I never tried to get tattooed again, but I stuck to Grave and I'm more than glad to welcome back Ola and his ‘new' guys to Century Media." Grave's singer, guitarist and founding member Ola Lindgren adds: "We are very happy and psyched to announce that we have signed back to our old trusty workhorse Century Media Records! After some while of negotiations and a meeting in Dortmund/Germany the week before we played Death Feast Open air, we finally sealed the new deal. The future plan is to have a new Grave studio album out in 2012 and we will start putting the pieces together for that this fall, after the headlining tour of North America. We are truly looking forward to working together again with some of our old friends as well as all the new staff in the CM offices worldwide!"