Swedish psychedelic rock band, Graveyard, recently tore through Philadelphia’s Underground Arts venue with special guests The Shrine as part of their nationwide US tour. The band is celebrating a third studio album Lights Out, that debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #6 in November of last year via Nuclear Blast Records.
In a recent interview, RolloingStone.com noted “..Lights Out, the band’s third album, follows closely behind Graveyard‘s buzzed-over 2011 release, Hisingen Blues, and the group has established a growing reputation for tough, melodic songs that evoke the unadorned mustaches-and-denim sound of Seventies hard rock.”
It was a slaughter of a show, which found our photographer Dante Torrieri elated, as he listed Lights Out as his top pick on our 2012 Top Lists. Graveyard proceeded to rip through most of this latest full-length and many tracks from their sophomore and debut releases through the course of 90+ min set.
Venice Beach’s thrashing sons of retro punk, The Shrine, rounded out the bill with a more than solid set showcasing a number of tunes from the band’s lastest and Tee Pee Records debut from 2012, Primitive Blast.
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Photos by Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)