Friday, March 10, 2017


I've been working on this one for the last few years. Grails from Portland Oregon. 
 I would describe them as Instrumental, Psychedelic, Mid East, Blues, Folk, Metal, Experimental. 
Here is a collection of tracks from 2006 to there recent release in six years 2017 Chalice Hymnal. Sit back crank it up and let Grails take you on a journey.

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 Grails have patiently developed into a rather radical study in tension and meditation, inhabiting a netherworld where virtually all earthly and otherworldly sounds are equally explored to reflect the disparate influences of its four members. After releasing their first two albums on
Neurot Recordings, they followed up with Black Tar Prophecies Vols. 1,2 & 3
on Important Records before ultimately finding their current home at Temporary Residence Ltd.


Initially going by the name "Laurel Canyon", guitarist Alex Hall, drummer Emil Amos
and second guitarist Paul Spitz garnered positive reactions following their first show,
played on a whim. Portland musicians Timothy Horner (violin) and Bill Slater (piano/bass)
later joined the group to record their first EP.

Grails members:
Alex John Hall, Emil Amos, William Zakary Riles, Timothy Horner, Ash Black Bufflo, Paul Spitz,
William Slater, Ben Nugent, Jesse Bate.

Playlist by track, year, release:

1. Take Refuge
2008 Take Refuge in Clean Living


2. Self-Hypnosis
2013 Black Tar Prophecies Vol's 4, 5 & 6

3. Future Primitive
2011 Deep Politics


4. New Prague
2017 Chalice Hymnal

5. I Almost Grew My Hair
2011 Deep Politics 


6. Deep Snow II
2017 Chalice Hymnal

7. Reincarnation Blues
2008 Doomsdayer's Holiday

8. Silk Road
2007 Burning Off Impurities

9. Ice Station Zebra
2013 Black Tar Prophecies Vol's 4, 5 & 6

10. All The Colors Of The Dark
2011 Deep Politics

11. Immediate Mate
2008 Doomsdayer's Holiday

12. Pelham
13. Deeper Politics
2017 Chalice Hymnal

14. Dead Vine Blues
2007 Burning Off Impurities


15. The Natural Man
2008 Doomsdayer's Holiday

16. Thorns II
2017 Chalice Hymnal

17. Stray Dog
2006-Black Tar Prophecies Vol's 1, 2, & 3

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