- Jason Hesley
California Symphonic Metal Quintet GRAVESHADOW Unveil Video for 'Soldier of 34'
The Sacramento-based quintet GRAVESHADOW – who deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – have unveiled the music video for “Soldier of 34,” the new single from their forthcoming album, “The Uncertain Hour.” The band's third album will be released July 15, 2022. In the meantime, the video for “Soldier of 34” can be viewed HERE, and the song itself is now available for streaming/purchase on all digital music platforms.
"'Solider of 34' was the first song completed for the record, and the first that Aaron [Robitsch - guitars] and I truly collaborated on," explains guitarist William Lloyd Walker. "We wanted to create something that we felt was reflective of the band's journey up until this point. The mournful melodies cast on top of these raw, aggressive rhythms we felt was the perfect backdrop for a story centered around losing those closest to you. We couldn't be prouder of the way it turned out, and we feel it really represents all facets of what we want to accomplish this record. This is just the beginning; we can't wait for the record to come out and share all that we've been working on with fans new and old alike."
“Soldier of 34” is the follow-up to the band’s 2020 single “Gwynnbleidd,” inspired by the Witcher series, that showcased the return of the band with several new members, including vocalist Rachl Raxx Quinn and bassist Luci Rae, and can be heard HERE.
Joining the band officially is drummer Bones Padilla, formerly of Bay Area labelmates Cultural Warfare. “The Uncertain Hour” was produced by Miss May I guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe (Clutch, War of Ages), mastered by Roman Ismaylov (Crobot, Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist) and features artwork by Roman Ismaylov (Battle Beast, Beast In Black). Pre-orders for CD and limited-edition (200) vinyl copies are available HERE.