Graves At Sea / Sourvein (Split 2014)
Graves at Sea was formed in 2002 by friends Nick Phit and Nathan Misterek, with then members Roger Williams & Steve Klatz (RIP). After self-releasing the demo titled Documents of Grief, they toured extensively and were quickly noticed by Greg Anderson of Southern Lord/Sunn, who released their 7" Cirrohosis/Atavist Arise in 2004. Later in 2005 the band released a split with friends Asunder on Life is Abuse (cd) and 20 Buck Spin (vinyl).
In 2007 Graves at Sea went through a line up change when Nathan moved to Oakland and Nick moved to Portland, OR. After playing two final shows with Chiyo Nukaga (Noothgrush) on drums and Miguel Veliz (ex-Sourvein, The Roller) on bass, the band broke up in 2008.
In 2012, however, they decided to reunite with Chiyo on drums and Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil) on bass, but due to touring restraints, Chiyo and Greg decided to step down.
The current line up is Nick Phit (guitar), Nathan Misterek (vocals), Bryan Sours (drums, ex-Subarachnoid Space) and Jeff Mcgarity (bass, ex-Preta) making Graves at Sea once again a touring and recording band. In 2013 they recorded a split with Loss and a split with Sourvein, all with new material and have numerous tours planned far in to 2014.
bless me father for i have sinned.
first and foremost for giving in.
what i have come to understand
misfortune came by my own hand.
do as i say, not as i've done.
what i've become must be undone.
all the loss that i've endured.
faither is a sickness and i am cured.
so many promises fallen through.
my hatred grew every day for you.
a thousand drugs for a thousand highs
about which i told a thousand lies.
the cursed thoughts within my head.
the cursed things that i have said.
of all the ways to behave like scum
all the temptations to which i've succumb.
forgive me mother for i have sinned.
i can't decide where to begin.
the boy you riased is now a ghost.
you've been the one i've hurt the most.
the sleepless nights full of concern.
knowing now trust is something earned.
disappointing in every way.
a new excuse every single day.
despite the chances that i have had.
i'm a worthless son and a worthless dad.
a careless lover to all i've fucked.
and to all my bastards i wish the best of luck.
for all i've borrowed and all i've stole
please have mercy upon my soul.
i know this apology isn't much.
i know i curse everything i touch.
treating life just like a gam.
every scar on my arm, another badge of shame.
how the years seem to fly by
walking this crooked line til the day i die...