25 12 2012

GRAVETEMPLE 2013 bio, tourdates, photos, etc










GRAVETEMPLE was formed in 2006 as a side-project of the band SUNN O))) by Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O'Malley and Attila Csihar. The group formed initially to be able to tour in Israel summer 2006, creating several recordings which eventually became "The Holy Down" album, which released on Southern Lord recordings in 2007. At the time of the Israel tour, the 2006 Lebanon War started and was in action. In Summer 2008 the trio reformed together with Australian drummer Matt "Skitz" Sanders for a short European tour culminating at a headlining performance at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. In late 2009 the original trio reconvened for a special one-off concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts. April 2013 marks the first set of live action since that period, and a new chapter in the ongoing system of the related network. GRAVETEMPLE clearly adapted the aspects more abstract and experimental related to SUNN O))) and has continued from that point, with continued ongoing focus on metaphysical construction of free music and will.

The Holy Down (Southern Lord, CD 2007) 
Ambient/Ruin (self released demo, CDR 2008) 
Le Vampire de Paris (self released CD 2009)
Ambient/Ruin (Ideologic Organ, 2LP 2013)

Cosmic Urn 2013
April 13th Cafe Oto, London
April 14th Cafe Oto, London
April 16th 4AD, Diksmuide
April 17th Sonic Protest festival @ La Dynamo, Paris/Pantin
April 18th Roadburn Festival @ 013 , Tilburg

Photo credits: GRAVETEMPLE/ICA by Tom Madwell
Booking: ODYSSEY BOOKING/Vincent Royers (avail throughout 2013)




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