Andrew Hamlin 11:30 a.m., July 19
RIYL: Sisters of Mercy, Marilyn Manson, Evanescence, Sex Gang Children, Bauhaus, the Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Death in June
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Inception: San Diego, 2008
Influences: Death in June, the Cure, Discharge, This Mortal Coil, Omega Tribe, Brave New World, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Crisis, Ministry, Joy Division, Tones on Tail, Icons of Filth, Jukl, Honeymoon in Red, X, the Shadow Ring
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.