‘Battlegrave’ is the result of two life long metal heads and great friends putting their minds together to create an aggressive Thrash sound, honouring the bands they grew up loving like Demolition Hammer, Slayer, Vader & many many more.
With the debut ‘TO HELL WITH WAR’ EP under their belt in July 2017 the 2 piece drew humble but overwhelmingly positive praise and the decision was made to start writing a full length record to continue on from the strong momentum of the EP.
‘RELICS OF A DEAD EARTH’ The debut album of the 2 piece Thrash/Death band was written over an 8 month period from mid 2017 to early 2018 and guitars, bass and vocals were recorded between April and June of 2018 by Roman Koester at Complex Studios in Melbourne, Australia. The drums were recorded by Kevin Talley in his studio in the USA.
Check out the album below!
Vocalist Rohan Buntine says about the album – “With the EP having a full focus on a (heavily Australian) war theme, the decision was made during the writing sessions of the ‘Relics of a Dead Earth’ album to theme the album as a continuation of sorts from the EP, but without pigeon holing ourselves as a ‘War Only’ band. Musically it takes a step in a more vicious direction with all the Thrash and Groove stylings that people liked in the EP, but with a lot more of our Death Metal influences creeping from the darkness. Sonically we tried to make it sound like the albums we grew up loving in the late 80s and early 90s and we think we achieved a fairly stripped back, vicious and hostile sound. We are really happy with the end result and hope people dig the release”.
Get your copy of Relics Of A Dying Earth HERE!
Clint Patzel: All Strings
Rohan Buntine: Vocals/Lyrics
(Drums have been recorded and played on the album by Kevin Talley of Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Misery Index, Hate Eternal, Chimaira amongst others in the United States)