Chrome Waves sign European deal with Avantgarde Music

Photo by: Luke Steffens

Official press release:

Chrome Waves has signed with long-running label Avantgarde Music, for the European vinyl release of the band’s recently released debut LP, A Grief Observed. The news comes as Chrome Waves’ Midwestern June US tour with Tombs approaches and as the band books a tour of the West Coast with Suicide Forest in August.

Chrome Waves – containing former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, Amiensus, and more – delivers their debut LP, the harrowing A Grief Observed. The album sees the band making its return with a new lineup, taking it from a side project to a full-time act. With six dense, mid-paced tracks, the dynamic album weaves through a myriad of sounds and styles, coalescing elements of black metal, doom, post/alt-metal, dark pop, and more. A Grief Observed was engineered by Niko Albanese with the band’s James Benson and Jeff Wilson, finished with artwork by Wilson.

Following its CD and digital release through Wilson’s own Disorder RecordingsA Grief Observed will now be issued on vinyl through Avantgarde Music in the coming months. The band offers of the liaison with the label:

“We’re beyond stoked to be part of a label with such a rich history of bands/releases that have changed the metal genre, from Katatonia, Behemoth, and Carpathian Forest, to Abigor, Lifelover, Mysticum, Ulver… the list just keeps going. It would be an understatement to say that we’re honored.”

The band has also booked another tour in support of the album, following their late spring run supporting Tombs, which runs from June 11th through June 18th surrounding sets at Electric Funeral Fest in Denver, with Thou, Torche, Dead Meadow, and many others. Chrome Waves is also now confirmed to hit the West Coast with Suicide Forest for two weeks in August, bookended with solo shows while in-transit. See all confirmed tour dates below.

Jeff Wilson is confirmed for a two-hour guest DJ slot on Gimme Radio, airing next Wednesday, May 22nd at 4pm Pacific. Tune in at

Watch for details on the LP release of A Grief Observed, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Chrome Waves singles and impending release to be posted shortly.

6/11 – Columbus, OH | The Summit ^
6/12 – Detroit, MI | Sanctuary ^
6/13 – St. Louis, MO | Fubar ^
6/14 – Des Moines, IA | Vaudeville Mews ^
6/15 – Denver, CO | Electric Funeral Fest ^
6/16 – Lincoln, NE | 1876 ^
6/17 – Chicago, IL | Live Wire ^
6/18 – Kent, OH | The Outpost ^
8/01 – Oklahoma City, OK | TBA *
8/02 – Albuquerque, NM | TBA
8/03 – Phoenix, AZ | Yucca Tap Room
8/04 – San Diego, CA | Brick By Brick
8/05 – Oakland, CA | Elbo Room
8/06 – Portland, OR | Tonic Lounge
8/07 – Vancouver, BC | Astoria
8/08 – Seattle, WA | Highline
8/09 – Olympia, WA | McCoy’s
8/10 – Grants Pass, OR | The Haul
8/11 – Sacramento, CA | Blue Lamp
8/12 – Los Angeles, CA | 5 Star Bar
8/13 – Tucson, AZ | Club Congress
8/14 – Denver, CO | TBA *

* = Chrome Waves only
^ = w/ Tombs