Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Last Graves of the Endless Fall show Ever!
Graves of the Endless Fall logo by Jake Sauer.
On Sunday, January 24th Graves of the Endless Fall will play their final show at the Cinema Center at Indiana Tech following a screening of guitarist' Sean Townsend's film "Below the burning light skin and floating viscera. For me, it's the end of an era.
I first saw GOTEF sometime in 2004, around the time they released their full length, and I remember being stoked that someone in Fort Wayne was doing something really different. Graves was a hard band to pigeonhole into a genre. To me they always sounded like a punk band playing stoner rock with a soft spot for 70s and 80s metal and just a slight hint of post-metal. It's similar to the experimental nature of bands like Botch, Converge, or Isis, but absolutely no one was doing anything quite like it in Fort Wayne at the time, and Graves of the Endless Fall has a definite sound that they have made their own.
To my knowledge Graves released one self titled full length and a double three inch CDEP titled Film at Eleven: Six Inches of Doom. Last I checked they were both still available at some of the Wooden Nickel locations around Fort Wayne. They are both well worth seeking out.
More information about the show can be found at www.myspace.com/gravesoftheendlessfall. I hope to see you all there to send a great band off in the proper fashion.