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HOLLOW EARTH reveal a full stream of “Silent Graves”

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“Silent Graves” is an album’s worth of feral, metallic hardcore, off the same battlefields as TURMOIL and BURIED ALIVE, anchored by a grand, apocalyptic weight that hints at a love for NEUROSIS. Lyrics paint pure, nightmarish accounts of dejection, suffering, and impending doom on both the personal and global levels.

The band is currently on tour with RUN WITH THE HUNTED, EXALT and KDC. See the full list of dates below.


Invisible Oranges commented:

As 2014 draws closer to its conclusion, heavy music keeps on pumping out the hits. Here we have Silent Graves, the debut LP from Michigan’s Hollow Earth. Featuring past members of renowned metallic hardcore act, Shai Hulud, among them guitarist/vocalist Mike Moynihan, and vocalist Steve Muczynski. Hollow Earth exploded in 2012 with their EP, We Are Not Humanity. Boasting a sound not unlike the melodic and rivetting brand that Shai Hulud is known for, Silent Graves also takes time to ponder the chaos it creates, channelling the contemplative heaviness of Neurosis at the album’s midsection. Never grating, the album moves at a fluid pace, a headbanger as much as it is a moshing soundtrack.

The American Midwest has long been a hotbed of virulent hardcore, distinct in flavor from the genre’s offerings from the eastern and western seaboards, and while the sound’s always had its proponents, it feels like the rust belt sound, rooted in D-beats and metal riffs, is really coming to the fore, as evidenced by a seeming resurgence in interest in bands like Integrity and Ringworm, and support for up-and-comers like Enabler (of which Moynihan is also a member at the moment). Negative Approach was only the beginning. Silent Graves is definitely part of that. The album lurks in a near constant-state of climax, with Muczynski’s screams arcing high and pained, cementing Hollow Earth’s inaugural full-length as one of metallic hardcore’s best offerings this year.

Tour Dates:


11/08 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Den
11/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar (Lounge)
11/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet
11/11 – Tulsa, OK @ White Flag
11/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
11/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Fiftyonewest
11/14 – Tiajuana, MX @ El Tigre
11/15 – La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY
11/16 – Oakland, CA @ 1234go Records
11/17 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
11/18 – Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
11/19 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
11/20 – Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston
11/21 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kafeneio Coffeehouse
11/23 – Denver, CO @ Mutiny Info Cafe
11/24 – Rapid City, SD @ The Imperial Inn
11/25 – Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
11/26 – Minneapolis, MI @ Pizza Palace
11/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Borgward
11/29 – Springfield, IL @ Black Sheep
w/ KDC
11/30 – Detroit, MI @ Yonka House
12/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Moose
12/02 – Oneonta, NY @ Beer Barrel Inn
12/03 – Burlington, VT @ TBA
12/04 – Haverill, MA @ Anchors Up
12/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
12/06 – Clifton, NJ @ Clash Bar
12/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
12/08 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s Tavern
12/09 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
12/10 – Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s
12/11 – Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
12/12 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Probem
12/13 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
12/14 – Chattanooga, TN @ TBA
12/15 – Decatur, AL @ Blurry Vision Records
12/16 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Hound Dog’s
12/17 – Houston, TX @ Mango’s
12/18 – San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven
12/19 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
12/20 – Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco
12/21 – Louisville, KY @ Buster’s

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