Cover Art, Video for new album 'Times of Pride and Peril'
2 December 2015
Cover art for L.A. metal quintet's third full-length unveiled; teaser video streaming now
Los Angeles-based heavy metal warriors HOLY GRAIL -- whose epic anthems have been performed live alongside some of the genre's top names, including Anthrax, Exodus, Amon Amarth, Dragonforce and High On Fire, among others -- will release their third album, "Times of Pride and Peril," via Prosthetic Records on Feb. 12, 2016. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Ride the Void" was recorded earlier this year with Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker (Tenacious D, Filter) and encompasses the rise and fall of an empire, showcasing a history of triumphs and defeats through the group's quintessential shreddery. The new album's symbolic artwork is seen in the below teaser video:
Following an extensive tour campaign to promote "Ride The Void" – hailed by Metal Hammer as "full-blooded, forward-looking, classic heavy fucking metal" – HOLY GRAIL, who were recently featured in a Star Wars-themed HP commercial, spent much of 2014 writing "Times of Pride and Peril." Guitarist Eli Santana and drummer Tyler Meahl also kept busy by touring extensively with Huntress, whose lead guitarist Blake Meahl is Tyler's brother.Featuring a blistering dual lead guitar attack and powerful vocals by James Paul Luna (praised by Decibel as "the finest metal singer of his generation"), HOLY GRAIL burst onto the scene in 2009 with their debut EP, "Improper Burial," which led Metal Hammer to call the group "one of the most promising traditionally-inclined metal bands to emerge from the U.S. in the past decade." It was quickly followed by "Crisis In Utopia," which Revolver called "a nearly flawless full-length debut that ecstatically revives undiluted, straight-up metal in all its gauntlet-clad glory" and named one of the 20 best albums of 2010.
In addition to the bands listed above, HOLY GRAIL has toured alongside such notable acts as Blind Guardian, Valient Thorr, Orange Goblin, Hellyeah, Black Label Society and Municipal Waste. The group has also performed at such major international metal festivals as Wacken (Germany), Download (UK), Soundwave (Australia) and Loud Park (Japan).
This weekend, HOLY GRAIL will kick off a winter tour that includes dates with Death Angel, Flotsam & Jetsam and Night Demon. To kick off the new year, the group will then join master guitarist Marty Friedman on the second leg of his "Inferno" North American tour. Additional dates will be announced shortly. Catch the band live at one of the below stops to hear new material!
HOLY GRAIL TOUR DATES
12/4 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock &12/6 Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar &12/7 Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar &12/8 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar n’ Grill &12/9 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory &12/10 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room &12/11 Denver, CO - Casselman’s’ Bar & Venue &12/12 Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock &12/13 Las Vegas, NV - Dive Bar &12/14 Flagstaff, AZ - The Green Room &12/16 Hollywood, CA - The Roxy #12/18 San Francisco, CA - Slim’s #12/19 Santa Ana, CA - Malones & (also w/ Flotsam & Jetsam, Exmortus)2/8 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge ^2/9 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls ^2/11 San Antonio, TX - Fitzgerald’s ^2/12 Houston, TX - Scout Bar ^2/13 Dallas, TX - Trees ^2/14 Little Rock, AR - Juanita’s ^2/16 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade ^2/17 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits ^2/18 Orlando, FL - Backbooth ^2/19 St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre ^& with Night Demon# with Death Angel, Flotsam & Jetsam^ with Marty Friedman