Back in late 2012, Swedish hard rockers Graveyard tried to downplay that they may hold a darker world view. This while themes of war, betrayal and economic upheaval dominated their most recent album, "Lights Out."
Realistically, what other themes would you expect the band to tackle? Original members Joakim Nilsson, Truls Mörck, Rikard Edlund and Axel Sjoberg have been the masters of more morbid subject matter since their debut album, entitled "Graveyard," was released back in early 2008. (Though following the recording of said project, the band saw the replacement of guitarist Sjoberg with Jonathan Ramm).
Since then, life has been pretty good for the quartet. "Lights Out" not only followed closely behind their much-talked about 2011 release, "Hisingen Blues," the group took its reputation for tough, melodious tunes and translated the attitude into a stage show of the quintessential Seventies band. The initial vision, which Nilsson said was a mix between Slayer and Howlin' Wolf, mostly holds true to form.
Sure, the band can throw the fans off course a bit with their brooding ballads (there was a pair featured on their latest project), but for the most part remains known for its straightforward sound. It's what propelled them to the South by Southwest Music Festival stage back in 2008, and what put them out on the road with label mates Witch after SXSW. Since then the band has toured with Witchcraft, Clutch, CKY, and (most recently) Soundgarden.
Catch Graveyard at this year's Coachella festival. They'll also be doing a full tour in North America, culminating with their largest headlining NYC show yet on May 11 at Webster Hall.
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