IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present GRABUNHOLD's striking debut EP, Unter dem Banner der Toten, on CD and 12" vinyl format.
Hailing from Germany, GRABUNHOLD are '90s black metal classicism incarnate. The quartet showed boundless promise with their first demo, Auf den Hügelgräberhöhen, in 2017, but it's with their debut EP, Unter dem Banner der Toten, where GRABUNHOLD really come into their own - and quickly. Comprising three central black metal tracks and a solemn instrumental, this swift 'n' spellbinding short-length references a whole host of timeless influences - beyond the wandering moon, an arising realm upon a shadowthrone, dark waters stirring at the dawn of the dying sun - but processes them in such an undeniably Teutonic, swords-drawn way that's wholly their own, and wholly refreshing. It's medieval madness run riot, and it's riotously compelling.
And before you know it, the 18 minutes of Unter dem Banner der Toten are over and you're fully in GRABUNHOLD's thrall, pressing "play" yet again. Most magickal, that: the past is forever alive, consuming the present like an ouroboros.
supported by 17 fans who also own “Grabunhold - Unter dem Banner der Toten”
Albums like this give me hope for black metal as a whole. This is a breathtaking, sweeping behemoth that will take you on a journey you may not want to come back from. It’s one of my favorite discoveries of the past five years, and I can only hope that they make more CDs. 100% recommended! admiral_stiffplank
supported by 14 fans who also own “Grabunhold - Unter dem Banner der Toten”
This young man is a real up and coming force in black metal. His stuff reminds me of The Ruins of Beverast; this is just about as high of a complement as I can give a project, as I consider Ruins to have almost perfected what black metal should sound like. Grandiose and gross (love that vomiting sample); Cthulhu's black metal band. Matthew Arnold