Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES have released their new single, “Be My Hiroshima”, taken from their upcoming sophomore album “Motherblood”, due for release on September 29 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.
Watch the official music video premiere for “Be My Hiroshima” streaming below or at https://youtu.be/A-OxW0KcyoQ.
“Be My Hiroshima” is also available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. You can find all streaming links, digital and physical preorder links here: http://smarturl.it/Motherblood.
Vocalist Mat McNerney explains:
“Be My Hiroshima is our love song for the apocalypse. The video is taken from our cover art by Tekla Vály. Images of Kali, the mother who sits on top of the cycle of life and death, birth and rebirth (and her consort Shiva who is the destroyer and transformer). As the dawn of man begins to draw to an end, it is her blood that we have shed, and like the sands of time it spills out. We are sacrificing our mother, and eating her flesh and drinking her blood. This is the eucharist which represents our extinction. Within her womb we are born and we are born to die there. It’s an endless love affair with death. A love like motherblood.
I rest my mouth upon your mouth
and the world is the colour of murder
I lie beside your oblivion
in the shadow of mass destruction.”
|GRAVE PLEASURES’ sophomore record, “Motherblood”, was recorded in an old WW2 coding bunker at Orgone Studios in the UK by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Ulver etc). It picks up where 80s UK bands such as Magazine, The Wire and Echo And The Bunnymen left off, but never stopping long enough to look back too much into the past. Featuring guest vocals from David Tibet from Current 93, the band sets the tone for their eclectic inspirations, from the esoteric underground of England’s hidden reverse to Manchester’s sound of misery.
A follow-up to 2015’s “Dreamcrash”, “Motherblood” is a truly danceable, contemporary pop-feast of raw, banging, gothic tribalism. Dance-floor death-rock that brings to mind glimpses of Bowie’s Berlin era, Killing Joke (who they have toured with recently) and their underground past as Beastmilk. Just about every part of this record bleeds menace, or emanates nuclear fumes. It’s unsafe territory which in turn makes it thrilling, sexy and most dangerously of all, catchy.
GRAVE PLEASURES live:
9/22 Tampere, FI – Olympia
9/28 Oslo, NO – Revolver
9/30 Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
10/11 Frankfurt, DE – Zoom
10/12 Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia
10/13 Hamburg, DE – Markthalle
10/14 Cologne, DE – Jungle
10/28 Mannheim, DE – Wir Sind Die Toten Fest
11/4 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/5 Brighton, UK – Hope & Ruin
11/6 Bristol, UK – Exchange
11/7 London, UK – Electrowerkz
GRAVE PLEASURES is:
Mat McNerney – Vocals
Juho Vanhanen – Guitars
Aleksi Kiiskilä – Guitars
Valtteri Arino – Bass
Rainer Tuomikanto – Drums
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