“There is a nous in the songcraft and a sense of dynamics here that should, if there is any justice in the music world, elevate them above the cookie-cutter crew. It is this juxtaposition of intensity and imagination that makes a great heavy band, and Gravemind has it in droves” 4.5/5 The Music
“It’s impressive to me how much has been transmitted emotionally in each of these songs.” 10/10 Depth Magazine
“Once the surface is scratched, the listener is exposed to a vast landscape of sound rarely mapped by so many other bands in this genre.” 4.5/5 Insert Review Here
“‘Conduit’ is an astonishingly well realised debut that will stun you with its scale and burrow deep into your soul with its musicianship and message” – GC Live
After over a year crafting their art form, and months of anticipation leading up to this moment, Melbourne heavy metal outfit Gravemind are savouring every second as their debut album ‘Conduit’ finally releases itself to the world. “We can’t believe the level of hysteria this album has been creating. It feels like we’ve got the whole world on our side, they’re all gearing up to help us push this album out as far as it can possibly go.” Vocalist Dylan Gillies-Parsons says as he unpacks the bands current mind frame.
Is there anyone out there, searching for a meaning in all of this white noise?
In a recent interview with Mixdown, guitarist Michael Petritsch tried to simplify the intention behind the endeavour of ‘Conduit.’ “Everything that we’ve done before has been only five or six songs at a time. We wanted to double that and see if we could still create something as coherent as our EPs.” As reviews for the album began to drop, it was clear this intention had struck with the alternative community. “Some fans have already received their pre-orders in the mail, and that has us pretty excited. Their feedback on the album, and the constant 9/10, 10/10’s we’ve been seeing for the reviews of ‘Conduit’ has left us speechless.”
Melbournians will be the first to be treated to this sonic assault live as Gravemind make up part of the huge Greyscale Records showcase at The Corner Hotel on August 10th, but beyond that, Dylan suggests the future will be a team effort “We’ve got all the pieces on the game board now, the release of ‘Conduit’ is set to come down like a tonne of bricks, and we’ve got some incredible fans helping us bring it all together. “