HOLY GRAIL: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Los Angeles metal quintet HOLY GRAIL have revealed the artwork for their highly anticipated new album “Ride The Void.” Produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom), the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2010 debut “Crisis in Utopia” is scheduled to be released on Jan. 22, 2013 in North America via Prosthetic Records, Jan. 16, 2013 in Japan via Universal Music, and Jan. 18, 2013 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. More information on the release and pre-order packages will be announced shortly via the newly launched RideTheVoid.com.

The track listing for the North American edition of the album is as follows:

1. Archeus
2. Bestia Triumphans
3. Dark Passenger
4. Bleeding Stone
5. Ride The Void
6. Too Decayed To Wait
7. Crosswinds
8. Take It To The Grave
9.  Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence the Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It’s Over
13. Rains of Sorrow

The album artwork, featured above, was completed by the world-renowned concept artist Dylan Cole, best known for his Directors Guild of America Award-winning art for the 2009 blockbuster Avatar. Cole has also worked on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Daredevil, Tron: Legacy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and more. HOLY GRAIL lead guitarist Eli Santana speaks about the artwork below:

Last night, HOLY GRAIL kicked off a North American tour with Hellyeah, with whom they toured in Australia earlier this year. Throughout the tour, the band will perform their new single “Dark Passenger,” which was released on iTunes earlier this month. The song, which will also appear on “Ride The Void,” will be released on 7-inch vinyl imminently along with the previously unreleased B-side “Go Down Swinging.” You can pre-order a copy of the 7″ HERE or grab it from their merch booth at one of the shows listed below.
Since bursting onto the metal scene in 2009, HOLY GRAIL have toured with the likes of Amon Amarth, Exodus, Blind Guardian, Dragonforce and Eluveitie in addition to performing at some of the genre’s biggest international festivals, including Wacken in Germany, Download in the UK, Soundwave in Australia and Loud Park in Japan. “Ride The Void” is their first full-length release since “Crisis In Utopia,” which Revolver named one of 2010′s Top 20 releases.

HOLY GRAIL on tour with Hellyeah:
10/24 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Backroom
10/26 El Paso, TX – House of Rock
10/27 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
10/31 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/1 Vancouver, BC – Venue
11/3 Edmonton, AB  - Edmonton Event Center
11/4 Regina, SK – The Pump Roadhouse
11/5 Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Center
11/7 Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
11/9 Toronto, CA – The Opera House
11/10 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
11/12 Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
11/14 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall (Fairgrounds)
11/16 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans Pub & Music Hall
11/17 Jacksonville, FL – Brewster’s Roc Bar
11/18 Charleston, SC – Music Farm (w/ Hatebreed)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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