Montreal, QC – November 28, 2022
Quebec City’s UPON YOUR GRAVE Presents Shredding Playthrough “From Beyond” Off New EP “Gold & Decay”
New EP “Gold & Decay” Out Now! – Mixed and Mastered by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy)
L-R – Yan Pelletier (Bass), Sim Diamond (Lead Guitar), Jordan Jolicoeur (Vocals), Sebastien Gagne (Drums), Alex Bussieres (Rhythm Guitar)
Photo Credit: Etienne Dionne (Mute Drummer)
Quebec death metal Upon Your Grave is sharing with fans their latest shredding playthrough for their “From Beyond” off their recently released EP “Gold & Decay” mixed and mastered by producer Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy. Genuinely aggressive, full of blazing guitar riffs and an insane solo, the playthrough by guitarists Sim Diamond (finalist on Banger TV’s Shredders of Metal Season 1) and Alex Bussieres can be viewed via Slam Worldwide – https://youtu.be/CIwu_ghM2ck
The band adds about the track:
“From Beyond talks about the event of encountering a being naturally bound from outer space, while we first explore those endless confines after discovering space travel. A monstrosity unbound by our human conceptions of organic possibilities. The vocals range has it all in this one. from gutturals to high pitches, following grandiose agencements on guitars and epic melodic riffing providing a satisfying experience for the ears. All culminating in an epic solo for icing on the cake. It’s a song we had fun creating and enjoy it more and more each time we play it.”
Upon Your Grave‘s latest offering features five tracks that each show off the capabilities of this band that has been around since 2009. Over the years, they have experimented with their sound and are now steady and impressive. A live show involves energy, full-on impact with the crowd, funny moments, and overall a tight performance, that is true to the recordings.
Proving that work ethic and perseverance can truly refine a band’s sound to what they had always been striving for, this new release will be a fresh start for great things to come and is only the beginning of a flourishing career.
Upon Your Grave delivers everything discerning metalheads look for on a record, they incorporate crushing vocals blended with catchy melodies, bad-ass guitar riffs, along with memorable solos. The EP is recommended for fans of Daath, Lamb of God, and The Black Dahlia Murder.
Music Video – “Supremacy” – https://youtu.be/Wt4kw3d6bTE
Music Video – “Pandora” – https://youtu.be/zukpcrmhwxE
Lyric Video – “Transcend” – https://youtu.be/-BnBzcjmZJ4E
Dec 10 – La Source de La Martiniere – Quebec, QC (EP launch show)
1. Revived (0:40)
2. From Beyond (4:57)
3. Pandora (3:04)
4. Supremacy (4:59)
5. Transcend (5.02)
EP Length: 18:01
Yan Pelletier – Bass
Sim Diamond – Lead Guitar
Jordan Jolicoeur – Vocals
Sebastien Gagné – Drums
Alex Bussieres – Rythm Guitar
– ALL SONGS PERFORMED BY : UPON YOUR GRAVE
– ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY : SIM DIAMOND
– PRODUCED BY : UPON YOUR GRAVE
– MIXED BY : CHRISTIAN DONALDSON
– MASTERED BY : CHRISTIAN DONALDSON
– EP ARTWORK BY : MEIKE HAKKAART
Quick EPK – https://wp.me/pciNW-i76
Established in 2009, Quebec, Canada-based death metal act, Upon Your Grave, is finally back swinging.
In 2019, at the dawn of the band’s 10th anniversary, Sim Diamond, Alex Bussieres and Jordan Jolicoeur grasped the opportunity given by the lockdown to start writing and rehearsing for a new album. This is their first effort since the Eponym debut album back in 2013. During their time away from Upon Your Grave, each member stayed active by releasing albums with other projects like Vibrant Heels and Universal Minds. Lead guitarist Sim Diamond also got to be part of Sam Dunn’s Shredders of Metal season 1 and made it all the way to the finals in Toronto. Now adding two new members to the mix, Sebastien Gagné on drums and Yan Pelletier on bass, two good friends from the local band Scars Of Disgrace, the band had found their perfect lineup to go forward.
With the help of a successful GoFundMe campaign, the band was able to go record a new EP with Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy in March of 2022. this collaboration was the perfect fit that would elevate their performances to a more genuine and aggressive sound. Incorporating crushing vocals blended with catchy melodies, bad-ass 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 refine a band’s sound to what they had always been striving for. This new release will be a fresh start for great things to come and is only the beginning of a flourishing career.
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“Kicking off with a forty-second acoustic intro – ‘Revived’ then immediately goes into ‘From Beyond’ which is a chugging banger of a tune with some serious guitar work and loads of double kick drum action. ‘Pandora’ is more aggressive with a riff Slayer would kill for and watch how it slows to a heavy grind halfway through before things get serious again on ‘Supremacy’ which is rapid and vicious with a superb solo from Sim Diamond, reminding of Rob Dukes era Exodus. ‘Transcend’ is not hippy, trippy as the title would suggest instead it’s all-out brutality with a sing-a-long chorus! Only four tracks, five if you count the intro, they don’t hang about, but they contain some excellent tunes. If this is the direction Upon Your Grave is going then they will be at the top very soon. Let’s have some more soon!” – My Global Mind
“If you like your Death Metal to come in many different flavours, then you should really like this EP, from Quebec City’s Upon Your Grave. The band made a wise choice in getting Cryptopsy guitarist, Chris Donaldson to mix and mastered this release as it’s the showcase for their new sound… and far from just testing the waters with this EP, they’ve just set the bar for everything they do going forward. If you want straight down the middle Death Metal, a slightly brutal edge or the more melodic side of the genre, Upon Your Grave pack it all in, in just under 19 minutes.” – Smorg Mag
“Upon Your Grave is still going strong, and their rage remains alive. Gold & Decay allows musicians to return to the forefront of the scene by affirming their aggressive roots.” – Actain Infernalis
“Finishing the tsunami “Transcend” is an absolute tour de force of modern Groove laden Death Metal with chunky riffs, blast beats and a sublime extended solo from Diamond that is worth the admission fee alone. There are no two ways about it, Upon Your Grave need to get back on the road and then back in the studio with Donaldson at the helm because like a Vampire suffers from a bloodlust, we need to hear more from them… [8/10]” – Metal Noise
“UPON YOUR GRAVE has a lot of energy to extinguish throughout their debut, it consists of great ideas and musical diversities. The band’s passion for traditional Melodic Death Metal is noticed and felt, yet their combination of Rock and progression really benefited their efforts even more. This one is highly recommended, get ready to bang your heard.” – Metal Temple
“You can imagine lead axeman, Sim Diamond, stood side-on with bow-legged enthusiasm, holding his guitar in the air as he scrapes the opening notes to ‘From Beyond’. This song demands a video of the band thrashing at their instruments in an autumnal Canadian woodland wearing fingerless gloves. The main rhythm drips with a ghoulish sense of suspense, and the solo will remind you of ‘Painkiller’ by Judas Priest. Imagine a groove metal band covering Morbid Angel with the guttural vocals of Jungle Rot. Indeed, the Wisconsin quartet are the obvious comparison to the new version of Upon Your Grave. They shower you with an abundance of syncopated palm-mutes and tremolo tags to keep you guessing. How often do you wonder if modern Carcass are a death metal version of Kreator? The same observation rears its head here. Sebastien Gagné’s drums enhance the mix with an extra layer of steel.” – Scream Blast Repeat
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