Engraved In Black


GRAVEWORM - Engraved In Black

Released on: 2003-06-30

GRAVEWORM stands for a cohesive melodic mixture of dark and mystic metal sounds. With their fourth album, Engraved In Black, GRAVEWORM once again demonstrate their extremely high musical level, which is pretty rare in this scene nowadays. Engraved In Black convinces due to its aggression, power and melodic impact and is easily comparable with classic albums like Nemesis Divina (Satyricon), Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (Dimmu Borgir) or The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh (Cradle Of Filth). Feel and discover the incredible sonic atmosphere!Before GRAVEWORM released any demo material they were signed by Serenades Records based upon their incredible live performance at an amazing show close to their hometown of Brunico. A demo was produced straight after, featuring classic hymns like “Eternal Winds” or “When The Sky Turns Black”, which were featured on their debut album When Daylight’s Gone. More in the Gothic Metal vein, their debut created a huge interest and buzz within the scene. A tour with CREMATORY, THERION & LAKE OF TEARS followed and proved the enormous power the band creates on stage. Shortly after the tour, the MCD “Underneath The Crescent Moon” followed, featuring the bands hymn “Awaiting The Shining”, as well as the classical version of the track “Awake” sung by Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH and THERION), who became close friends with the sympathic Italians after their tour. A video for the track “Awaiting The Shining” was produced, featuring a documentation done by national Italian TV, who made a road report about the band when they played the Serenades Records festival along with HAGGARD and others. GRAVEWORM's popularity grew. Soon they were on stage at the Wacken Festival in 1998 and started the songwriting for their second album “As The Angel Reached The Beauty”, released in 1999. A German tour with MYSTIC CIRCLE, STORMLORD and SUIDAKRA was done, followed by an European tour together with AGATHODAIMON and SIEBENBÜRGEN, as well as festival shows at the “Wave Gotik Treffen” and others. In 2001 “Scourge Of Malice” was released, featuring their most brutal material to date, including the IRON MAIDEN Cover-Version “Fear Of The Dark”, which will now be released on the “Tribute To The Beast” compilation. A first headliner tour commenced, supported by VINTERSORG, DORNENREICH and DARKWELL, and was highly successful. The band played the “Summer Breeze Festival 2001”, as well as a headliner show at the Italian “Badia Rocks” in 2002. GRAVEWORM decided to sign with NUCLEAR BLAST and started the production of their fourth album “Engraved In Black”.The record was produced in March / April at Stage One Studio with Andy Classen (DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and others), who did an incredible job once again. “Engraved In Black” became an even heavier and more intense record compared to the bands previous offerings, but still with all the typical GRAVEWORM trademarks. Vocalist Stefan Fiori screams and growls as if his life would be in danger! Tracks like “Legions Unleashed” or “Renaissance In Blood” belong upon their best tracks of blasphemy yet! You have to experience the power captured in their sound. Once again GRAVEWORM did another cover-version, this time “It’s A Sin” of the 80’s Pop act Pet Shop Boys, which might turn out to be a club-hit all over the world. GRAVEWORM are on the way to the top – this is what we want to hear, that’s what we need – that’s what YOU deserve !!!

Track list Total runtime
1 - Dreaming Into Reality 7:07
2 - Legions Unleashed 5:29
3 - Renaissance In Blood 3:43
4 - Thorns Of Desolation 4:09
5 - Abhorence 4:51
6 - Drowned In Fear 4:49
7 - Beauty Of Malice 5:24
8 - Apparition Of Sorrow 2:07
9 - It´s A Sin (Bonus Track) 3:42