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Graveworm
Graveworm performing at Rock the Lake in 2007
Graveworm performing at Rock the Lake in 2007
Background information
GenresSymphonic black metal, gothic metal, melodic death metal
Years active1992[1] – present
LabelsSerenades Records
Last Episode
Napalm Records
Nuclear Blast
Massacre Records
Websitegraveworm.de
MembersStefan Fiori
Stefan Unterpertinger
Maschtl Innerbichler
Florian Reiner
Eric Righi
Past membersSabine Mair
Thomas Orgler
Lukas Flarer
Moritz Neuner
Didi Schraffel
Eric Treffel
Harry Klenk

Graveworm is an Italian extreme metal band from Brunico formed in 1992.[2]

History[]

Before Graveworm even released a demo, they were signed by Serenades Records after a performance close to their hometown of Brunico, northern Italy. Graveworm was signed to Serenades Records in 1997, releasing their first EP, Eternal Winds, in that same year. During their first tour together with Crematory, Therion and Lake of Tears, the band promoted the album When Daylight's Gone.

In 1998, the EP Underneath the Crescent Moon was released, featuring Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion) in the track "Awake...Thy Angels Of Sorrow". Graveworm also performed at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany with bands such as Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth and Vader.

The second album As the Angels Reach the Beauty was finished in 1999, and followed by a European tour with Agathodaimon. Scourge of Malice was released in 2001, which allowed the band their first headlining tour together with Dornenreich, Vintersorg and Darkwell. In 2002, they changed to the German Nuclear Blast label. At this point, Didi Schraffel (bass) left the band and Harry Klenk (guitars) was replaced by Eric Treffel. Treffel soon left the band in the same year and was replaced by Eric Righi on guitar.

Together with Righi, they produced Engraved in Black, which was finished in 2003, and enhanced with a feature of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion". Shortly after the release, Stefan Unterpertinger (guitar) quit and Lukas Flarer joined the band. Also, Harry Klenk, former guitarist and now bassist, re-joined the band.

In 2004, Graveworm played on the X-Mass Festival tour together with Destruction, Kataklysm, and many others. Martin Innerbichler (drums) took a break to study and was temporarily replaced by Moritz Neuner (previously the Darkwell and Shadowcast drummer).

The album (N)utopia was released in 2005.

Lukas Flarer (guitarist) later left the band for personal reasons, and was replaced by Orgler "Stirz" Thomas.

In 2006, Graveworm embarked on a North American tour with Kataklysm, Destruction, The Absence, and Vader.

On April 10, 2007, the promo of the latest Graveworm album, Collateral Defect, was leaked on the web. The album was launched in Europe on May 25 via Massacre Records and June 5 in North America through Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Andy Classen at Stage One studios in Borgentreich, Germany.

Graveworm's album Diabolical Figures was released on June 19, 2009 and features Karsten Jäger as a guest musician.

In 2011 Graveworm released album Fragments of Death.

In 2012 Thomas Orgler (guitar) and Sabine Mair (keyboard) quit and Stefan Unterpertinger (guitar) reunited with Graveworm.

On June 19, 2015, Graveworm released their 9th official studio album Ascending Hate.

The band Graveworm is mentioned in Tony Vilgotsky's horror novel Shepherd of the Dead.

Members[]

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Studio albums[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Graveworm | Music Artist". MTV. Retrieved 2008-09-01.
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Graveworm - Music Biography, Crs and Discography : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 September 2012. Since forming in 1992, Italy's Graveworm have unleashed a number of very sophisticated gothic-symphonic black metal albums...
  3. ^ "GRAVEWORM Preparing To Enter Studio". BlabberMouth.[permanent dead link]

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