Sacramento-based quintet Graveshadow – who deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – unveiled the first taste of the new album via the lyric video for the song “Widow and the Raven.” The song premiered over at Bravewords.com at this location, but you can simply check it out in the player above.
The band describes the track as “a song of self-reflection and the struggle to begin anew.”
“Widow and the Raven” comes from the group’s sophomore album "Ambition’s Price," which will be released April 13th via M-Theory Audio. The stunning and detailed cover art for "Ambition’s Price" (shown below) was created by Serbian fantasy graphic designer Dusan Markovic (Jag Panzer, Seven Kingdoms, Mystic Prophecy). Pre-order the CD at the label’s site at this location.
“The album title and artwork were directly inspired by events that occurred within Graveshadow over the past few years,” explains the band. “With all the incredible experiences that have come with the evolution of our musical family, a great deal of sacrifice has been given by every member of the band in the pursuit of our dreams. Though the price of our ambition still weighs heavy in our hearts, we are proud of what we have accomplished with this album and are excited by what the future may hold.”
"Ambition’s Price" features Heather Michele’s powerful vocals that range from operatic highs to unearthly growls backed by crushing guitars, beautiful keyboard melodies, thundering bass, and earth-shattering drums creating a rich and dynamic atmosphere that is ripe for storytelling. Whether it is a tale of personal struggle or of fantastical creatures, the listener is sure to find themselves immersed in a world apart. The new album was produced and mixed by Armand John Anthony (Night Demon, The Fucking Wrath, Gygax), and mastered by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering (Deeds of Flesh, Decrepit Birth, Origin) and is the follow-up to the group’s Mausoleum Records’ debut "Nocturnal Resurrection" from 2015. Since its release, Graveshadow has toured with the likes of Arkona, Sirenia, Anvil, Night Demon and Unleash the Archers steadily building a following and reputation.
The band is poised and ready to leave a lasting impact within the metal community. With an electrifying stage show and a sound as large as the Dragons of Westeros, they are as talented as they are unforgettable.
The track listing and artwork can be found here:
1. Doorway To Heaven
2. Widow and the Raven
3. Ambition's Price
4. Hero of Time
5. The Gates
6. The Unspoken
7. Return To Me
8. Call of the Frostwolves - I. Slave
9. Call of the Frostwolves - II. Liberator
10. Call of the Frostwolves - III. Warchief
11. Eden Ablaze