Gravetemple was formed in 2006 as a side-project of the band Sunn O))) by Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O'Malley and Attila Csihar.
The group formed initially to be able to tour in Israel summer 2006, creating several recordings which eventually became "The Holy Down" album, which was released on Southern Lord recordings in 2007.
At the time of the Israel tour, the 2006 Lebanon War started and was in action. In Summer 2008 the trio reformed together with Australian drummer Matt "Skitz" Sanders for a short European tour culminating at a headlining performance at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. In late 2009 the original trio reconvened for a special one-off concert at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.
April 2013 marks the first set of live action since that period, and a new chapter in the ongoing system of the related network. Gravetemple clearly adapted the aspects more abstract and experimental related to Sunn O))) and has continued from that point, with continued ongoing focus on metaphysical construction of free music and will.
Gravetemple tour dates listed on Ents24.com since May 2008.
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