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Edmonton’s STRIKER will be hitting the road this summer for the ‘Deadly Ripping North American Tour’ with Holy Grail and Bewitcher. The 21 date tour will kick off in Phoenix, AZ on July 12th and wrap up in Los Angeles on August 4th (dates listed below). STRIKER is touring in support of their sixth studio album Play To Win released this past October via their independent label Record Breaking Records.

This band, wow…they remind me of everything that first made me fall in love with heavy metal. So good, killer musicianship, fun and not too self-conscious. Just big, killer tunes and massive harmonies paired with squealing guitars and crazy drums and riffs. Fuck yeah! Rock! Wow, thus tour is gonna be a real vocal steel cage match!

The band comments:

“Hitting the road with our brothers of shred Holy Grail this summer to bring our new album Play to Win to fans across North America! This is the summer of the Road Dogs, and we will be doing many more shows across North America and the rest of the world before it’s all said and done. There’s never been a better time to headbang in the front row!”

Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, Canadian shredders STRIKER’s sixth studio album Play To Win features 10 fist pounding shredtacular anthems produced by the band plus mixed and mastered by Hendrik Udd (Firewind, Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Delain). The album follows their 2017 self-titled full length that the band supported with tours across Europe and North America with Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, and Warbringer along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany) and more to add to their almost 1000 shows performed in their decade-plus career. That fifth studio album also garnered them a nomination from Canada’s JUNO awards, the country’s highest music prize, along with wins at the Edmonton Music Awards and Western Canadian Awards.

Guitarist Tim Brown comments on Play To Win:

“Play to Win: if you want to win you have to play the game. Find the rules and break them. This is our 6th album and 3rd independent release. If we followed the rules and listened to the industry people we’d have gone absolutely nowhere. Play To Win is about listening to yourself, following your own path, and playing that 5th ace hidden in your sleeve. This album is designed to light a fire under your ass and get you moving, and we made sure to get the most modern, ear melting sounds possible. It’s all about where metal is going, not where it has been, and this is our soundtrack to success.”

Album CD order, stream and download available on, iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

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Holy Grail dates with DevilDriver and more announced

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:17 PM (PST)

Quite the Spring tour announcement! DevilDriver with Holy Grail, Incite and Hemlock!


Dates BELOW.

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Holy Grail release new song from ravenously anticipated new LP via MetalSucks

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12:40 PM (PST)



With their third release Times of Pride and Peril on the brink of release, Los Angeles heavy metal quintet HOLY GRAIL have released a punishing new track “Descent Into The Maelstrom”. Lauded as “the direct descendants of bands like Priest and Maiden” by MetalSucks, you can listen to the song, which they claim causes “instant involuntary headbanging… it’s that good,” HERE.

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Holy Grail debut “Crystal King” at Revolver.

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 1:27 PM (PST)


Los Angeles-based shred quintet HOLY GRAIL present a new offering from their highly anticipated February 12 release, “Times of Pride and Peril” for your listening pleasure. The band have partnered with Revolver Magazine to debut a lyric video for the stirring new single “Crystal King”!

Take a listen HERE .

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Holy Grail tour dates with Night Demon, Death Angel, Flotsam and Jetsam

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:07 PM (PST)


Wrapping paper won’t be the only thing being shredded this holiday season, as the Los Angeles-based powerhouse HOLY GRAIL have announced a series of headlining tour dates in December featuring direct support from fellow West Coast metallians Night Demon! The quintet will round out the tour by joining thrash legends Death Angel for two Christmas shows alongside Flotsam and Jetsam.


The band stated, “One does not simply play Christmas shows with Death Angel and Flotsam and Jetsam without at least a five-show running start. Yule regret missing these winter shows with Night Demon.”


Tour dates BELOW.


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Holy Grail set forth on Summer tour

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 5:44 PM (PST)


The California-based heavy metal troupe HOLY GRAIL kicked off a month-long summer tour with a mind-blowing headlining performance at Prosthetic Records’ “West Coast Metal Meeting” on Saturday night in suburban Los Angeles. The show marked a return to the road for the group, who have spent the past several weeks tracking the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2013 effort “Ride The Void”with Grammy-winning producer John Spiker, with an eye toward a late fall release. Stay tuned to the band’s website ( for updates.

HOLY GRAIL are no strangers to pounding the pavement in order to spread their powerful riffs and infectious shred across the continent. The quintet has previously shared the stages with acts such as Anthrax, Exodus, Amon Amarth, Dragonforce, Orange Goblin, Municipal Waste, Hellyeah and Blind Guardian, just to name a few. The band has also appeared at some of the heaviest and most popular festivals worldwide including Download (UK), Loud Park (Japan), Soundwave (Australia) and Wacken (Germany). In addition to their previously announced summer tour dates, the group has just announced a handful of additional shows; see below for details.

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I wrote Autumn instead of Fall because it just sounds so damn provincial. It makes me laugh, ok?

The esteemed gentleman of thrashing heavy metal war demi-gods Holy Grail will issue a follow up to sophomore triumph Ride The Void. This band live are a sight to behold with dizzying leads and soaring vocals.  The group spent much of 2014 writing their as-yet-untitled new release. Guitarist Eli Santana and drummer Tyler Meahl also kept busy by touring extensively with Huntress, whose lead guitarist Blake Meahl is Tyler’s brother.

Last month, Holy Grail triumphantly returned to the stage with a live performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. during the home opener of the L.A. Kiss arena football team. A photo gallery (courtesy of Voorhees Photo) can be seen at this location. The band expects to announce summer tour dates in the coming weeks.

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All the fuss over Future Islands is cool because it is reminding people there is an art to fronting a band.

There are a lot of limits perceived by singers these days. Everyone wants to fit into a clique or style that seems the most marketable,but what usually makes for the best music is persona. New Kids On The Block was better than half the deathcore bands today, because they had great songs that improved because they were brought out by personalities, even though the music was pretty crap. They didn’t have Chuck Billy, but cut ’em some slack. I like the old NKOTB production style but I am mad there was never a “skit” off between them and Van Halen, where each member would show a talent like show and tell. I mean, you have to care about the music ALSO. That is crucial.

Our succesful piece on the Sam Black Church reunion movie prompted me to start thinking even more than usual about the types like HR, Karyn Crisis, Dawn Crosby, Benji from Skindred who just wouldn’t take no for an answer and changed the world! I am so excited for the new Bane album. The next Blackguard. Bring on the new era.  Sometimes it is just as much about being yourself as inspiring the crowd, though.

Anyway, there are always iconic vocalists like Maynard, Chino, Patton, Halford. Even Davey Havok from AFI who is a better showman than half the metal bands out there combined. You are better off in rock when you BE yourself (which CAN include being like Marilyn Manson or Jimmy urine from MSI and being able to embrace costumes and satire). Then you have a chameleon Jennifer Herrema who is the queen of giving a fuck while not giving a fuck, capable of production, laying down a great show to big or small crowds and/or free association musical deconstruction of the highest order. The untouchable Peter Dolving. Legends like David Yow still producing great art, music and books. People who are engaged on many levels of the multi media verse chorus verse, tearing down the walls. Lacuna Coil’s multi-vocal attack that defies criticism and manages to subvert by writing great pop even when that side of the band alienates or intimidates “true” metalheads. I agree that the Hottest Chics Tour BS is way played out , though. It is actually holding Lacuna Coil back at this point.Then you have someone like Fernando from Moonspell who is a true poet.

The list goes thankfully on. There are a lot of passionate people, veterans and rookies, back in the scene these days.

Here are a few (6) good bad apples I dig lately. Some you may know well and others might have a new face.

Click HERE to read it.

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Orange Goblin to tour in North America

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM (PST)

Orange Goblin British stoners Orange Goblin are preparing to return to North America in the fall for a headlining tour.

Starting in New Orleans on September 27 the tour will hit 38 cities and conclude in Nashville on November 9.

Orange Goblin will see support on this tour from Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf.

Check out tour dates here.

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Prosthetic Records release 2013 Summer Sampler

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 2:50 PM (PST)

Prosthetic Records Prosthetic Records have released a sampler of some of their latest music for the summer.

This sampler includes Holy Grail, Ramming Speed and Darkane.

Check out the full track listing and grab the sampler here.

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Full Album Stream: Holy Grail – “Ride The Void”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 6:08 PM (PST)

California based heavy metal group Holy Grail are streaming their entire new album Ride The Void for everyone to listen to before its release.  The record comes out January 18, 3013 under Nuclear Blast in Europe and January 22 under Prosthetic Records in the US.

To find Ride The Void streaming click right here.

Ride The Void will be Holy Grail’s second album, the first being 2010’s Crisis In Utopia.

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Holy Grail uploads third track-by-track video

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:47 AM (PST)

California heavy metal band Holy Grail have released the third episode of their track-by-track videos for their upcoming album Ride the Void. Ride the Void is set for release on January 18, 2013 and will be the band’s debut album on Nuclear Blast.

You can see the video here.

You can also read an exclusive Metal Riot interview with the band here.

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Holy Grail’s “Ride The Void” (Prosthetic) is a must hear explosion of metal that sticks in your head AND spills beer in your beard. This band is gaining notoriety with every tour, just a great and very positive group that are really carrying metal further down a great road for a bright future.

This is a very exciting release and we at Metal Riot are psyched to have a chance to push it onto our readers like a drug dealer at a playground. Is that messed up to say? But really, Holy Grail are the real deal and have already held their own on tours alongside Hell Yeah, Dio Disciples, Huntress and fuckin’ Dragonforce! Heavy riffs, killer power vocals and true belief in metal!!!

Click HERE to read our chat with James Paul Luna!!! Yeaaaaaahhhhh!

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Holy Grail upload second track-by-track video

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1:02 PM (PST)

California natives Holy Grail have uploaded their second video of track-by-track updates for their upcoming Nuclear Blast release Ride The Void which is set for a release date of January 18th, 2013.

To see the video click here.

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Holy Grail signs with Nuclear Blast Records [Europe]

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM (PST)

We’re happy to hear that the hard working men of Holy Grail have been signed to metal mega giants Nuclear Blast Records. The signing is a Europe-Wide deal.

Holy Grail is from Passadena, California and have been raising hell all throughout the states and across the pond in Europe, playing both the Download and the Wacken Open Air Festival. The band’s ability to get crowds going and their fresh new take on old school metal is what drove Nuclear Blast’s interest in the group.

To see more details and comments from the band click here.

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