Los Angeles-based metallers HOLY GRAIL have finished recording their sophomore album, “Ride The Void”, for a late fall release via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “Crisis In Utopia” was recorded with producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, HATEBREED, CHILDREN OF BODOM) throughout the year, working around national tours with DRAGONFORCE and VALIENT THORR.
To celebrate the new album’s completion, HOLY GRAIL will support Sebastian Bach on August 2 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Commented HOLY GRAIL 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!”
HOLY GRAIL spent much of the past two years on the road, performing alongside AMON AMARTH, BLIND GUARDIAN, EXODUS, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and more, supporting “Crisis In Utopia”, which Revolver named one of the Top 20 metal releases of 2010.