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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Graveshadow bring the epic and symphonic on new album “The Uncertain Hour”

The Sacramento-based quintet Graveshadow – who deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements and influences from a variety of styles to create something epic, progressive, melodic, and powerful – release their long-anticipated new effort “The Uncertain Hour” on CD, limited-edition vinyl and digital formats.

Guitarist William Lloyd Walker claims:

“Can’t believe we are here. It’s been a challenging road but I’m incredibly proud to finally release “The Uncertain Hour” for everyone to hear. This group has come together so well on a creative and personal level. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Graveshadow’s third album, “The Uncertain Hour” was produced by Miss May I guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe (Clutch, War of Ages), mastered by Alberto De Icaza (Crobot, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist), and features artwork by Roman Ismaylov (Battle Beast, Beast In Black). It sees a new lineup for Graveshadow now augmented by the newfound energy that has been brought into the band by the soaring melodic performance of new vocalist Rachl “Raxx” Quinn and the rumbling rhythm section of new bassist Luci Rae and new drummer Bones Padilla. The returning guitar duo of William Lloyd Walker and Aaron Robitsch once again deliver a beautiful display of guitar histrionics that tastefully mixes searing shred with warm melody, while Aaron even adds some harsh backing vocals. Graveshadow is back on the scene with a story to tell. Intertwining melodic highs and crushing lows to sweep listeners away on a journey of self-discovery, loss, and the will to carry on.