Holy Grove Sign to Heavy Psych Sounds; Self-Titled Debut Due March 2016

Veterans of Hoverfest and Ceremony of Sludge both twice over, Portland, Oregon’s Holy Grove are the latest group to be picked up by Heavy Psych Sounds for their next release. Either the Italian imprint has hit the lottery or I don’t know what, but it seems like a month hasn’t gone by in 2015 that another announcement of a forthcoming album hasn’t come through. And then the records actually come out! That’s an entirely different level of impressive right there.

Holy Grove‘s most recent offering is 2014’s two-songer, Live at Jooniors (review here), and they’ll make their full-length debut through Heavy Psych Sounds in March 2016. Count on it.

Announcement follows, as posted by the label:

holy grove heavy psych sounds

HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Records&Booking is so pleased to annunce the signing of a new band in the roster: ***HOLY GROVE***

(70’s Rock-Stoner Rock-Fuzz Riff Rock)

Remember when heavy rock bands wrote songs? In the early ‘70s, Grand Funk, Bang, and Deep Purple brought hooks and choruses to seriously weighty tunes. In 2015, Portland, Oregon’s Holy Grove walks in the long footsteps of tradition, pitting soulful vocals, searing guitar solos, and swinging grooves into its own Bic-flicking dinosaur stomp.
After wowing NW audiences for several years, the band is now ready to unveil its self-titled debut—seven songs of blazing riffs, and cloud-piercing wails, with enough rhythmic heft to satisfy today’s doom-hungry audience. Vidal’s lyrics of myth and fantasy coast on a massive flying carpet of guitar riffs, kept aloft by a pounding pulverizing rhythm section. Holy Grove is far more than a toe-dipped-in-the magic spring, but a patiently crafted statement of intent produced by the band with major love and assistance from master “engine-ear” Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, etc).

Holy Grove is: Andrea Vidal, Gregg Emley, Trent Jacobs, and Ryan Northrop.

HPS Records will release the debut selftitled album late march 2016 in Vinyl/LTD Vinyl/CD/Digital.

More details and artwork will be revealed soon!


Holy Grove, Live at Jooniors (2014)

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