Chicago's epic doom metal act EARTHEN GRAVE have parted ways with longtime drummer Scott Davidson. Davidson played on the group's 2009 "Dismal Times" debut EP and recently released full-length album, "Earthen Grave".
The band issued a collective statement this week: "We wish Scott all the best with his many other projects including his long time running Chicago's Rebel Radio, his SABBATH/DIO tribute band HEAVEN & HELL CHICAGO and all his future endeavors."
EARTHEN GRAVE is currently auditioning drummers for Davidson's replacement.
In the meantime, EARTHEN GRAVE will perform a special semi-acoustic show at The Iron Ward in Cleveland this Saturday, October 20, featuring Rachel Barton Pine, Ron Holzner, Mark Weiner, Tony Spillman, Jason Muxlow and Hannah Barton. The band has also confirmed a headlining gig at the Double Door in Chicago on November 30.
EARTHEN GRAVE was founded in 2008 by guitarist Jason Muxlow (THE LIVING FIELDS, WINTERING) bassist Ron Holzner (formerly of TROUBLE, DEBRIS INC., PLACE OF SKULLS),and drummer Scott Davidson (ex-STONEHENGE, Rebel Radio). The trio recruited vocalist Mark Weiner (TRIFOG),guitarist Tony Spillman (SPILLAGE),and renowned classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine who performs on extended range electric flying V violin. In late April of this year, EARTHEN GRAVE released its mammoth first album titled "Earthen Grave". Produced by Ron Holzner, and released via his own Claude & Elmo Music, this layered opus showcases the range and diversity of the band's epic and commanding material.