New EP “Gold & Decay” Out October 7; mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy)
on your grave lay dormant for a while, but now death metal band from Quebec, Canada is rising with a new EP on the horizon and a music video for the single “Pandora”. The single tells a classic story, about the dynamic and sometimes melodic death metal that the band has been honing since 2009. Vocalist Jordan Jolicoeur explains in more detail:
“The single speaks of the legendary story and the box that bears the same name. It’s the only song on the EP that tackles a somewhat spiritual theme in touch with ancient Greek myths, while maintaining the same vibe as the other songs. It’s in your face, relentless, aggressive, and one we really like to play live because of its short, action-packed nature. The arrangements are smart and cohesive, offering a fast and brutal fix for any listener.
The band continues to say that fans who are familiar with their previous material will likely see them from a new perspective, that they will find a much more aggressive and authentic sound, more experienced and with a change in sound. In terms of the lyrics on the release, Jolicoeur details that he went for something brutal and grand to fit the tones of the instrumental compositions. The aggressive and lively lyrics are inspired by the epic soundscapes that drive the feeling of each track.
Mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy), “Gold and Decay” is 18 minutes in total, short and sweet, straight to the point, various death metal. They originally intended to release a feature film, but decided to cut it down to an EP, to gauge the reaction to their new sound. They have a lot of material out there, and LP is probably in their future.
on your grave is ready to show fans what they have achieved through this new record and on stage. Those who see them will be greeted with boundless energy, a tight performance and incredible double pedal drums that will hit you hard. They are recommended for fans of Lamb Of God, The Black Dahlia Murder and The Absence.
The clip of “Pandora” can be seen and heard via slamworldwide – youtu.be/zukpcrmhwxE
Fun Fact: Principal Songwriter/Guitarist Sim Diamond was finalist on Banger TV’s Shredders of Metal Season 1 – youtu.be/smraNlKUdcU?t=265
The EP “Gold and Decay” releases October 7, 2022.
Pre-order EP – uponyourgrave.bandcamp.com
Musical clip – “Supremacy” – youtube.be/Wt4kw3d6bTE
November 12 – Bar Paradox – The Bay, QC
December 10 – La Source de La Martinière – Quebec City, QC (EP launch show)
List of tracks:
1. Revived (0:40)
2. From Beyond (4:57)
3. Pandora (3:04)
4. Supremacy (4:59)
5. Transcend (5.02)
EP Duration: 18:01
Yan Pelletier – Bass
Sim Diamond – Lead Guitar
Jordan Jolicoeur – Vocals
Sebastien Gagne – Drums
Alex Bussières – Rhythm guitar
– ALL THE SONGS PERFORMED BY: ON YOUR GRAVE
– ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY: SIM DIAMOND
– PRODUCED BY: ON YOUR GRAVE
– MIXED BY: CHRISTIAN DONALDSON
– MASTERED BY: CHRISTIAN DONALDSON
– EP ILLUSTRATION BY: MEIKE HAKKAART
For more information:
Quick EPK – wp.me/pciNW-i76
Founded in 2009, Canadian-based Quebec death metal band Upon Your Grave is finally back.
In 2019, at the dawn of the group’s 10th anniversary, Sim Diamond, Alex Bussières and Jordan Jolicoeur seize the opportunity offered by confinement to start writing and rehearsing a new album. This is their first effort since Eponym’s debut album in 2013. During their absence from Upon Your Grave, each member has remained active releasing albums with other projects like Vibrant Heels and Universal Minds. Lead guitarist Sim Diamond was also a part of Sam Dunn’s Shredders of Metal Season 1 and made it all the way to the finale in Toronto. Now adding two new members to the mix, Sébastien Gagné on drums and Yan Pelletier on bass, two good friends from local band Scars Of Disgrace, the band had found their perfect line-up to move forward.
Thanks to a successful GoFundMe campaign, the band were able to record a new EP with Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy in March 2022. This collaboration was the perfect solution to elevate their performances to a more authentic and aggressive sound. Incorporating overwhelming vocals mixed with catchy melodies, badass guitar riffs and memorable solos that remind us of bands such as Daath, Lamb of God, Sylosis and even All Shall Perish.
Gold & Decay proves that work ethic and perseverance can truly hone a band’s sound to what they’ve always been looking for. This new release will be a fresh start for great things to come and is just the start of a flourishing career.