L-R - Yan Pelletier (Bass), Sim Diamond (Lead Guitar), Jordan Jolicoeur (Vocals), Sebastien Gagne (Drums), Alex Bussieres (Rhythm Guitar)
Photo Credit: Etienne Dionne (Mute Drummer)
NoCleanSinging is now streaming the latest EP from Quebec death metal act Upon Your Grave. With the help of a successful GoFundMe campaign, the band was able to record “Gold & Decay” with producer Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy in March. This collaboration was the perfect fit that would elevate their performances to a more genuine and aggressive sound. Vocalist Jordan Jolicoeur shares his thoughts on the theme of the EP:
“The theme exposes the duality of beauty and horror and their relation to each other. Nothing is black or white, everything is a nuance of grey living independently in every distinct mind. The heart also represents the revival of the band from the ashes, beating a creative flow in each of our personal lives. The golden heart also represents the power of creativity unphased by the passing of time and the withering of leaves. Instead beating stronger and renewed like the passing seasons. Its creative, aggressive and more mature than any other effort we put out until now.”
The EP is five tracks that each show off the capabilities of this band that has been around since 2009. Over the years, they have experimented with their sound and are now steady and impressive. A live show involves energy, full on impact with the crowd, funny moments and overall a tight performance, that is true to the recordings.
Proving that work ethic and perseverance can truly refine a band’s sound to what they had always been striving for, this new release will be a fresh start for great things to come and is only the beginning of a flourishing career.
Upon Your Grave delivers everything discerning metalheads look for in an album, they incorporate crushing vocals blended with catchy melodies, bad ass guitar riffs and memorable solos, the album is recommend for fans of Daath, Lamb of God, and The Black Dahlia Murder.
The EP “Gold & Decay” is being released on October 7, 2022 and be heard in full before its official release via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE .
Fun Fact: Main composer/guitarist Sim Diamond was a finalist on Banger TV's Shredders of Metal Season 1 - ?
EP pre-order - https://uponyourgrave.
Lyric Video - “Transcend” - https://youtu.be/-BnBzcjmZJ4E
Nov 12 - Bar Paradox - La Baie, QC
Dec 10 - La Source de La Martiniere - Quebec, QC (EP launch show)
1. Revived (0:40)
2. From Beyond (4:57)
3. Pandora (3:04)
4. Supremacy (4:59)
5. Transcend (5.02)
EP Length: 18:01
Yan Pelletier - Bass
Sim Diamond - Lead Guitar
Jordan Jolicoeur - Vocals
Sebastien Gagné - Drums
Alex Bussieres - Rythm Guitar
- ALL SONGS PERFORMED BY : UPON YOUR GRAVE
- ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY : SIM DIAMOND
- PRODUCED BY : UPON YOUR GRAVE
- MIXED BY : CHRISTIAN DONALDSON
- MASTERED BY : CHRISTIAN DONALDSON
- EP ARTWORK BY : MEIKE HAKKAART
Quick EPK - https://wp.me/pciNW-i76
Established in 2009, Quebec, Canada-based death metal act, Upon Your Grave, is finally back swinging.
In 2019, at the dawn of the band’s 10th anniversary, Sim Diamond, Alex Bussieres and Jordan Jolicoeur grasped the opportunity given by the lockdown to start writing and rehearsing for a new album. This is their first effort since the Eponym debut album back in 2013. During their time away from Upon Your Grave, each member stayed active by releasing albums with other projects like Vibrant Heels and Universal Minds. Lead guitarist Sim Diamond also got to be part of Sam Dunn's Shredders of Metal season 1 and made it all the way to the finals in Toronto. Now adding two new members to the mix, Sebastien Gagné on drums and Yan Pelletier on bass, two good friends from the local band Scars Of Disgrace, the band had found their perfect lineup to go forward.
With the help of a successful GoFundMe campaign, the band was able to go record a new EP with Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy in March of 2022. this collaboration was the perfect fit that would elevate their performances to a more genuine and aggressive sound. Incorporating crushing vocals blended with catchy melodies, bad-ass guitar riffs and memorable solos that remind us of bands such as Daath, Lamb of God, Sylosis and even All Shall Perish.
Gold & Decay proves that work ethic and perseverance can truly refine a band’s sound to what they had always been striving for. This new release will be a fresh start for great things to come and is only the beginning of a flourishing career.