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HOLY GRAIL's debut release, "Improper Burial"
HOLY GRAIL's debut release, "Improper Burial"

Los Angeles-based metal upstarts HOLY GRAIL have been tapped to support thrash legends EXODUS in August and September on the “March of Brutality Tour.”  Front man James Luna commented:

“Exodus are longtime favorites of mine and the other HG guys. Ever since I first saw the video from their ‘Ultimate Revenge For Disco’ show at Studio 54- I was totally hooked! Not to mention, ‘Bonded By Blood’ is one of my favorite thrash albums! I probably don’t need to say it but me and the guys are pretty ‘effin stoked to tour with Exodus and big thanks to them  Gary Holt for asking us out. It’s going to be a great thrashy end to summer 2010, we can’t wait! Shred on!!” The band is currently in the UK on the “Quest For Download” tour with and will play the Download Festival on Saturday.  The band was nominated for 2010’s METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS’ “Best New Band,” which will be handed out Monday June 14, 2010 in London.  The band will return to Europe in August to play Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival.

HOLY GRAIL’s current tour dates are:
6/10      Glasgow, Scotland- King Tut’s %
6/12      Donnington Park, England- Download Festival
8/5-8/7  Schleswig Holstein, Germany – Wacken Open Air Festival
8/16      Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theater #
8/17      Vancouver, BC- Rickshaw Theater #
8/18      Seattle, WA- Studio Seven #
8/20      Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex #
8/21      Denver, CO- Bluebird Theater #
8/23      Chicago, IL- Reggie’s Rock Club #
8/24      Toronto, ON- The Mod Club #
8/25      Montreal, QC- Foufounes Electriques #
8/27      Worcester, MA- The Palladium #
8/28      New York, NY- The Gamercy Theater #
8/29      Philadelphia, PA- Polaris #
8/31      W. Springfield, VA- Jaxx #
9/1        Cleveland, OH- Peabody’s #
9/2        Louisville, KY- Phoenix Hill Tavern #
9/3        Atlanta, GA- The Masquerade #
9/4        Orlando, FL- The Social #
9/5        Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Culture Room #
9/7        Dallas, TX- The Door #
9/8        Austin, TX- Emo’s #
9/10      Tucson, AZ- The Rock #
9/11      Santa Ana, CA- The Galaxy Theater #
9/12      Santa Clara, CA- The Avalon #
% w/ Rise To Remain, “Quest for Download”
# w/ March of Brutality tour: Exodus, Malevolent Creation, Bonded By Blood

HOLY GRAIL’s debut release, the “Improper Burial”  7 inch, has been repressed on white vinyl and is now available through the Prosthetic Records’ web shop.  This second pressing is limited to 500 pieces, and is sure to move fast!

Formed a year ago, HOLY GRAlL is already at the forefront of the new wave of metal that pays homage to such legends as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dio.  The band has already earned significant press accolades including a 2-page feature in hometown paper LA Weekly, a spot on Decibel’s “25 Most Anticipated Releases Of 2010” list and inclusion on Metal Hammer’s “Guide To The Best In The Upcoming New Wave Of Trad Metal”.  With monster vocals, not one, but two guitar virtuosos and a thundering rhythm section, Holy Grail’s sound is at once classic, yet contemporary, encompassing the best of traditional metal with a youthful spirit. Holy Grail is James Paul Luna (vocals), Eli Santana (guitar), James J. LaRue (guitar), Blake Mount (bass) and Tyler Meahl (drums).

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