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Melbourne metal outfit, Villa Morta, have joined forces with Gravemind‘s Dylan Gillies-Parsons on their brutal new offering entitled “Bloodlust“. “Bloodlust” marks the second to drop from upcoming ‘Subvert‘ EP – due out Friday July 26.

Produced, mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc (Alpha WolfPolaris), Bloodlust is a furious offering that takes inspiration from the movie Elysium in which a world divide is explored where power and wealth rule.

“Bloodlust” exclusively premiered at Maniacs yesterday, where vocalist and creative mastermind Masa Myer explained: “Fame, power and greed are attributes deeply embedded within societies that are reproduced through capitalism and unequal opportunities. The themes that are explored in Cryptex, Bloodlust and the rest our EP, Subvert, are used to highlight and question our way of thinking about the different paradigms that govern ourselves and the world, with the hope that it allows us to progress together with a greater understanding and compassion for each other.

Previous single “Cryptex” premiered at triple j‘s The Racket and made its video debut at KillYourStereo, who also revealed the details of the cryptex mission. “Cryptex” lead the way towards ‘Subvert’ with a physical journey to seek answers and reap a reward. Five unlockable cryptex boxes were hidden in locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania and listeners were encouraged to crack the codes using hints from the music video for a very limited reward and an early preview of “Bloodlust”.

To celebrate Villa Morta’s upcoming extended release, the band are launching ‘Subvert’ to a Iive audience on Saturday July 31 at Melbourne’s The Workers Club. Supporting Villa Morta will be Wake The BlindCerement and Blood On My Hands – tickets available through Oztix.

Josh Morrissy (vocals), Masa Myer (guitar/vocals), Tom Clarke (drums) and Thomas Campbell (bass) are the quartet that make up Villa Morta. Villa meaning house and Morta meaning death, signifying in this sense a spiritual home and a place we find ourselves when we die. The members have found inspiration and influence through a fascination with the mysteries of life.

Villa Morta intend to continue exploring these themes and ideas in their message and vision, while in conjunction pushing their musical sound into new territories.

“Bloodlust” featuring Dylan Gillies-Parsons and “Cryptex” are out now. ‘Subvert’ will be available Friday July 23.

Gravemind are not a band who do things by the book. They are known for their off-kilter rollouts, their insanely detailed and perfectly-crafted videoclips and their ability to stand out in a niche-within-niche genre – deathcore. Having turned heads in media with their previous release, The Deathgate, Gravemind are today returning to the fray with a new track and filmclip, Lifelike. The single will be available on all digital outlets from this Friday, 6th April.

The lads in Gravemind, not ones to shy away from hard work/ideas outside the norm – are also putting this new single out on 7″ Vinyl, for order beginning Monday 9th April. As well as this, there is also an extremely limited run of 10 Lifelike test presses, on 7″ vinyl. Each test press comes with a laser cut wooden box and a lyric page typewritten by vocalist Dylan Gillies-Parsons. The page itself is made of plantable paper. When made wet, the page can be submerged in soil, and after a period of time, with care, forget-me-not flowers should grow. The owner can choose to create life, watch it flourish, and then die, or choose to hold onto the lyric page for as long as they can. Due to international quarantine, item will only be available for sale in Australia. Dylan said of the concept – “The song is about being born against your will, and some day having to die, so we thought it’d be fitting to give fans the option to literally create life, watch it flourish, and then die before their very eyes.”

Gravemind are Damon Bredin (Guitarist, writer), Dylan Gillies-Parsons (Vocalist, video director + editor), Michael Petritsch (Guitar), Aden Young (Guitar), and unofficial member/fill-in, Boris The Blade drummer, Karl Stellar. 

Dylan Gillies-Parsons, vocalist for Gravemind, said that “Lifelike is about being alive, but not really being there at all. It’s about being born against your will, and the reality that some day soon, we all die. We wanted to drop the metaphors and narrative for this release, and really be honest with the listener. It was our intention to write a song that is intrinsically Gravemind, but also very unique from our previous releases. It has been the hardest song to write lyrically, and the whole creation process this time around has been exceptionally draining, but for good cause. This song is about us, all of us, because no one can escape from this.

Lifelike was produced by Scottie Simpson + Gravemind and Recorded by Scottie Simpson in December 2017. The track was Mixed + Mastered by Lance Prenc and features additional vocals by Joshua Renjen. 

Lifelike will be available on all digital outlets from this Friday, April 6 and the vinyl will be available to order from Monday 9th April. Tickets for Gravemind’s headline Lifelike single tour in May alongside Diamond Construct and 23/19 are on sale now at gravemindofficial.com.

For more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/gravemindau


Gravemind Tour

Early July saw Melbourne Deathcore outfit Gravemind unveil that they were behind mystery website thedeathgate.com. The site countdown eventually revealed that their EP ‘The Deathgate’ will be released on Friday August 11 (Pre-Orders here).

Today, they are rolling out second single from the EP, Echo, which continues the story of the astronaut who journeyed through The Deathgate. The track also features band-of-the-minute Alpha Wolf‘s Aidan Ellaz on guest vocals.

They also are revealing their EP release tour, which sees them heading out on a three date jaunt in Brisbane, Melbourne and Launceston that brings along fellow Deathcore crew Blind Oraclefor the Brisbane and Melbourne shows.

First single from The Deathgate, Anaesthesia, has been received well by the heavy music world, with it being played upwards of 20000 times on Spotify and Youtube alike – and being added to both the US Spotify playlist Deathcore and Australian spotify playlist Homegrown and Heavy.

Punters can look forward to seeing Gravemind on tour, having developed their sound and bone-rattling live show in shows with bands such as ArchitectsHouse Vs HurricaneI Killed the Prom QueenKing ParrotHollow World, Iconoclast, A Night in Texas and Justice for the Damned.

Gravemind’s EP ‘The Deathgate’ will be released on Friday August 11 – pre-orders open now. Singles ‘Anaesthesia’ and ‘Echo’ are available now in iTunes and Spotify and all online retailers.