Gothic punkers Blessure Grave were founded by front man T. Grave (Night Wounds) and Reyna Kay. They released their debut cassette Night People in 2008. A five-track 12-inch EP, Learn to Love the Rope, was released a year later.
In November 2009, their video for “Open or Shut” - directed by Adam Grabarnick - was released online, though the song had yet to appear on any of the band’s recordings at the time.
In 2010, shortly after their album Judged by 12, Carried by 6 was put out on the Release the Bats label, the band landed a slot at the annual SXSW showcase.