The Los Angeles-based HOLY GRAIL have finished recording their sophomore album “Ride The Void” — the follow-up to “Crisis In Utopia” — which they tracked with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed, Children of Bodom) on and off throughout the year, working around national tours with Dragonforce and Valient Thorr. To celebrate the album’s completion, the group will support Sebastian Bach at L.A.’s Club Nokia on Aug. 2. Tickets are on sale now.
Says vocalist James Paul Luna, “Album finished! You don’t know how good those words feel! Day after day and month after month, we’ve been listening back, tweaking and fine-tuning this wretched beast of an album we call ‘Ride The Void.’ Finally, after many hours in the cave, we can gladly say it’s done.
“To top it all off, I woke up to an e-mail saying we’re opening for Sebastian Bach! WTF?! Sebastian is one of those rare dudes that was glam yet still kept it gritty and tough and that’s what I’m all about. I think it’s the Canadian in him that keeps him raw. Needless to say, we are thrilled to support a legendary voice such as his. And did I already mention the album is finished? Damn, still can’t get over that! Shred on!”
Over the past three years, HOLY GRAIL — praised by Decibel for their “fret-burning arena anthems that are nothing if not completely and utterly infectious” — have played some of metal’s biggest international stages (Wacken, Download, Loud Park, Soundwave) and toured with the likes of Amon Amarth, Blind Guardian, Exodus and more. More information about “Ride The Void” — tentatively set for a late fall release — will be revealed in the coming weeks.