IV

by GRAYCEON

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What the press is saying about IV...

"Despite the fact that it has been a long seven years since Grayceon’s last album (and a still-stingy five since the excellent Pearl and the End of Days EP), the tight, economical forty minutes of IV present Grayceon at their most clarified. The album still kindles the progressive and curiously meandering spirit of Gracyeon’s previous albums (in particular This Grand Show), but it maintains a sharper focus by not strolling too freely across knotty epics, and never loses sight of the power of those boundary-pushing elements to still sock the listener with inescapably emotional gut-punches." -Last Rites

"Hailing from San Francisco, Grayceon are a post-metal trio featuring three highly respected names in the Bay Area metal scene: Jackie Perez Gratz — current vocalist and cellist for the underwater-themed doom band Giant Squid, former member of avant-garde outfit Amber Asylum, and session musician for the likes of Neurosis, Today Is the Day and Agalloch (RIP) — and Max Doyle and Zack Farwell of neighboring thrash-metal band Walken. The band has spent the past 12 years churning out doom-dirges with a dreamy, neoclassical flair, as romantic as they are roiling.

Following a five-year hiatus, the group is gearing up to drop its fourth album, titled — wait for it — IV. Recorded with Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden (a space previously haunted by local heroes Deafheaven), the follow-up to 2013's Pearl and the End of Days, out later this spring, finds the band taking its sinister love story in an ethereal direction, with a noticeable uptick in swirling melodies and lush sonic textures. That said, Grayceon's hardly done dishing out the venom: The album's first single "Scorpion" stands among the most lethal cuts ever concocted by the trio, with a central riff so searing, you could fry an egg on it." -Revolver

"Grayceon, at full tilt, sounds like the work of at least seven people, but in reality, they're a trio. Drums, guitar, and cello. There are other metal bands out there that use violin or cello, but for my money, none of them makes it sound as seamless as Grayceon does." -Metal Bandcamp

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released May 18, 2018

Max Doyle- guitar
Jackie Perez Gratz- cello/vocals
Zack Farwell- drums

Album artwork by Pelham Houchin, III
Recorded by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden

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Grayceon San Francisco, California

Atypical power trio from San Francisco comprised of guitar, drums, and cello. Screaming melodic lines over distinct guitar "chunk," doom riffs, jazz chord progressions, intricate folk-like delicacies, and just about everything in between, Grayceon's sound defies the boundaries of the metal/rock/progressive genres. ... more

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Track Name: Sliver Moon
Sliver moon, goodbye moon
I’m waiting
Waiting is sometimes part of the game
Waiting is sometimes too much shame
Sliver moon, goodbye moon
Sliver moon, goodbye moon

Sliver moon, goodbye moon
I’m waiting
Waiting is sometimes part of the game
Waiting is sometimes too much pain
Track Name: By-The-Wind Sailors
Til death, from birth
Lines tie between us
Your breath, I breathe
No one lies in between
We may seem as one, but we are many
We may seem not much, but we are plenty

Til death, from birth
Lines tie between us
Your breath, I breathe
No one lies in between

We’ve had our time
Time of our lives
We’ve had our time
You and I

Let the wind fill our sail
Let the wind fill our sail
Let the wind fill our sail
Track Name: Scorpion
In the darkness of day
By the light of the night
She waits like a scorpion
Finding the perfect time to strike

She waits patiently
Hiding in plain sight but no one sees
Feel her in the shadows of my mind
Taking over what is mine
Take the best of you
Take the best of you
Take the best of you...
Track Name: Let It Go
Falling free
Rush down, rush down
Falling free
Rush down, rush down

When you find the one you love don’t let go
When you find the one you love don’t let go
When you find the one you love don’t let go
When you find the one you love don’t let go
LET GO LET GO LET GO LET GO

Falling free
Rush down, rush down
Falling free
Rush down, rush down

When you find the one you love don’t let go LET GO
When you find the one you love don’t let go LET GO
When you find the one you love don’t let go LET GO
When you find the one you love don’t let go LET GO
Track Name: Slow Burn
It’s a slow burn
Regrets there are many
I don’t care where you come from
Respect should be in your vocabulary

Fuel the fire
Fan the flames
How does it feel being the frauds that you are?

Let out the seams
Unravel the hems
Let out the seams
Unravel the hems, that flag has failed

What if you knew what you know now?
What could I have said to change your mind?
What if you knew what you know now?
What do you have to say?

What if you knew what you know now?
How could I have changed your mind?
What if you knew what you know now?
Now what do you have to say for yourself?
Track Name: The Point Of Me
I wanna show life in the sun
I wanna sing songs for everyone
How will you know the point in me?
Now will you judge by what you see?

How many clicks will it
Take to make you
Make us feel?

I wanna live life in the sun
I wanna sing ‘til all the songs are sung

How many clicks will it
Take to make you
Make us feel?

How many
How many
How many
To make us feel?

Hmmmm...
Track Name: Pink Rose
Mama, take me home
Mama, take me home
Please, Mama, take me home

There you are wearing your pink dress
In his arms like you were never apart
And now you’re dancing in the sand
Without a care upon this earth
And everything is in its place

Mama, take me home
Mama, take me home, please, Mama
Track Name: Dreamers
In our thrall
Despite our thrall
In our thrall
We dream

In our thrall
Despite our thrall
In our thrall
We dream

We are dreamers
Pure dreamers
All dreamers

Has one been beyond their illusion of life?
The island, the island inside you

In our thrall
Despite our thrall
In our thrall
We dream

In our thrall
Despite our thrall
In our thrall
We dream

We are dreamers
Pure dreamers
All dreamers

The island, the island inside you
We are pieces, pieces of sand in the wind

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