Conceived in early 2012, Second Grave adeptly combines elements of doom, heavy rock, and metal, with an emphasis on riff worship, heaviness and melody. Their sound partially hearkens back to a time when red hot tubes–pushed to their limit–delivered massive tone through huge cabinets, as the gods and goddesses of heavy rock smiled down upon us ALL, but with a distinct yearning for pushing their own boundaries while delivering epic tales of ancient battles, horror, human nature and the mysteries of the arcane.
The band is made up of heavy rock veterans who all bring something unique to the proceedings, featuring Krista Van Guilder (co-founder of doom legends Warhorse, ex-Obsidian Halo, ex-Lucubro) on vocals and guitar, Maureen Murphy (Dimentianon) on bass who joined in June of 2014 replacing Dave Gein (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar), Chuck Ferreira (independent) on drums, and Chris Drzal (ex-Obsidian Halo) on guitar.
By the end of 2012, Second Grave had released their debut self-titled E.P. (recorded at Black Coffee sound and co-produced by Clay Neely), and were honored to open New England area shows for the likes of Witch Mountain, Castle, and Elder.
Having survived the Mayan apocalypse, 2013 was off to a great start as Second Grave shared the stage with co-conspirators in the world of heavy with Castle (in support of their 2013 tour), Pilgrim, Elder and Gozu, to name just a few. November of 2013 saw the release of the 2-song 10” EP “Antithesis” (put out by Pariah Child on vinyl) and the band’s appearance at the Stoner Hands of Doom festival in Richmond, VA. May of 2014 saw the band at the Eye of the Stoned Goat Festival in Worcester, MA. With a new addition to the line-up in the form of Maureen Murphy on bass, the band is busy writing new material for a full-length to be released late 2014/early 2015.