Like King Crimson rising from the grave to jam with Matt Pike, Grave Bathers is here to sludge your day up real good. The band is now streaming their new single "Tarman Cometh" off their debut record Rock 'N' Roll Fetish due out August 5.
"'Tarman Cometh' is a pulpy, B-movie horror and proto-metal homage that starts with angular early King Crimson-style riffage contrasted by the open space of its verse grooves," said Grave Bathers in a statement. "The song writhes and slithers its way into a brutal chorus where [vocalist] Drew Robinson lets the 'Tarman' do most of the talking. And by talking we mean screaming into a graveyard void…"
Rock 'N' Roll Fetish was recorded live-to-tape at the analog-centric Memphis Magnetic by Davis M. Shubs and Drew Robinson; engineered by Matt Qualls and Shubs; mixed by Qualls, Shubs, and Robinson; and mastered by Grammy Award winner Pete Lyman (Tom Waits, The Mars Volta) at Infrasonic East. Pre-orders are available here and here on Bandcamp. You can also catch the band at one of the below tour dates.
6/25 Maryland Doom Fest @ Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
8/06 TBA – Brooklyn, NY (Record Release show)
8/19 Buzzbin – Canton, OH (w/ Slow Wake)
8/20 Mag Bar – Louisville, KY
8/21 TBA – Chicago, IL
8/22 Hi Tone Café – Memphis, TN
8/23 Whittier Bar – Tulsa, OK (w/ Dust Lord, Edhochuli)
8/24 Division Brewing – Fort Worth, TX (w/ Sly And The Family Fungi)
8/25 TBA – Bryan, TX (w/ Temptress)
8/26 The Lost Well – Austin, TX (w/ War Cloud, Temptress)
8/27 Freetown Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA – (w/ War Cloud, Vermillion Whiskey)
8/28 World Famous – Athens, GA (w/ War Cloud, Dead Vibes Ensemble)
8/29 Odditorium – Asheville, NC (w/ War Cloud)
8/31 AleCraft Brewery – Bel Air, MD (w/ War Cloud, Head)
9/01 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA (w/ War Cloud, Tower)
9/02 The Broadway – Brooklyn, NY (w/ War Cloud, Tower)
9/03 RPM Fest – Montague, MA
9/04 Shakers – Oakdale, NY (w/ War Cloud, Volcandra, False Gods)
9/05 Bond Street Bar – Asbury Park, NJ (w/ War Cloud, False Gods)