After issuing a series of highly-regarded demos and splits, the quartet has re-emerged, having recently cut their teeth performing on mainstages at Maryland Deathfest, Roadburn and numerous other festivals. Now, GRAVES AT SEA unleashes their strongest, most ear-shattering material to date. Engineered by Greg Wilkinson (Noothgrush, Brainoil) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Yob, Old Man Gloom), The Curse That Is effortlessly fuses colossal walls of feedback-laden sound with gargantuan riffs that crush and crawl with the weight of mountains alongside thunderous rhythms meant to tear a hole in this dying earth. Coupled with self-loathing lyrics of torment and demise, the listener is engulfed in wave upon wave of aural misery throughout the over seventy-minute ride through Hell.

Issues The Obelisk in an advance examination of the offering, "What The Curse That Is does best of all is blend the visceral, searing aspects of GRAVES AT SEA's sound with that overarching atmospheric bleakness, and in that, the album builds on what the demo accomplished those years ago with a coherent, unflinchingly dark vision. The use of violin throughout - Alex Carson contributes - adds arrangement complexity, and adds to the initial crux of the record's lurch, whether that's in the deceptively catchy 'Dead Eyes' and 'Waco 177' or in the sprawling gruel of 'Minimium Slave' at the finale..."

The Curse That Is Track Listing:
1. The Curse That Is
2. Dead Eyes
3. Tempest
4. The Ashes Made Her Beautiful
5. This Mental Sentence
6. Waco 177
7. Luna Lupus Venator
8. Minimum Slave

Additionally, GRAVES AT SEA will be embarking on a two week-long US tour in support of The Curse That Is. A full list of dates is available below; venues and more info will be announced shortly.

4/11/2016 Atlanta, GA
4/12/2016 Ashville, NC
4/13/2016 Savannah, GA
4/14/2016 Richmond, VA
4/15/2016 Baltimore, MD
4/16/2016 Philly, PA
4/17/2016 Brooklyn, NY
4/18/2016 Boston, MA
4/19/2016 Pittsburgh, PA
4/20/2016 Columbus, OH
4/21/2016 Detroit, MI
4/22/2016 Milwaukee, WI
4/23/2016 Rock Island, IL
4/24/2016 Chicago, IL