Grails – Chalice Hymnal // Temporary Residence [LTD To 1000]

Grails – Chalice Hymnal // Temporary Residence [LTD To 1000]

Grails will release their new album, Chalice Hymnal, on February 10th via Temporary Residence.

Grails will be releasing their first new album in six years, Chalice Hymnal, on February 10th via Temporary Residence.

Rather than pick up where they left off, Grails take the sky-high riff-based heaviness of their earlier albums and distill it into a nuanced, widescreen opus. The perennial influences of mid-20th century Western film scores, obscure library music, and psychedelic krautrock are indelibly imprinted, but Chalice Hymnal exudes an eerie patience in unfurling the many layers of its subtle details. Produced by the band over the past five years, Chalice Hymnal bears some of the European psych and experimental hip-hop production techniques of founding members Alex Hall and Emil Amos’ other group, Lilacs & Champagne. Amos’ meditative metal band, Om, and longtime singer-songwriter project, Holy Sons, also naturally find their way into the Chalice cauldron. Rounding out their line-up, cofounder Zak Riles (also of experimental kraut-psych trio, Watter) layers synths and programming into an electronic-prog hybrid that pushes Grails further into the deep end, displaying a profound resonance, both musically and emotionally. No one else sounds like Grails, and on Chalice Hymnal they sound more like themselves than ever before. -Temporary Residence

Chalice Hymnal will be available on standard black vinyl and a limited edition variant. The limited edition variant will be limited to 1,000 copies and comes with the following:

  • Pressed on 2xLP colored vinyl
  • Bonus colored vinyl 7″
  • Custom Grails guitar pick set


new 7in TopLoad jkt

Pre-order Chalice Hymnal via Temporary Residence here.



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