Straight out of the middle of nowhere Iowa, comes Grave Corps. The band is driven to write anthems and entertain, with their unique blend of Punk and Sleaze Rock with a Horror movie twist. They have influences like Motley Crue, The Misfits, AFI, and Guns n Roses all the way to the band Thursday. They thrill audiences with their high energy stage show, which consists of blood, strobe lights, platform boxes, coffins, and other Halloween imagery. Not to mention a plethora of chant worthy songs that keeps the audience singing along through the whole set.
The band consists of Arly Von, lead vocalist and the ultimate front man. Arly’s uncanny voice is melodic yet gritty. Kodie Krypt on drums and vocals, he is a hard hitter and a great showmen. Together with Matt Massacre on bass and vocals they make up a solid rhythm section reminiscent of a young Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee. On guitars and vocals are Scott A.D. who delivers fast solid punk styled rhythm playing and Zacky Massacre with his shredding leads and memorable solos that add the perfect amount of sleaze to the songs. Last but not least is Erich Allan Poe who handles keyboards and lead vocals. Erich’s keys and great vocal melodies give Grave Corps’ sound a pleasant and unique twist that rounds out the band.
Grave Corps has only been around since October 2007 and has already become one of the bigger bands in the state of Iowa. They have opened for legendary 80’s rock bands like L.A. Guns, Britny Fox, Faster Pussycat, and Steven Adler formerly of Guns n Roses. Not to mention horror punk legends like Michale Graves formerly of the Misfits, Wednesday 13, The AKA’s, Saves the Day, Alkaline Trio, Dope, Soil, and Creature Feature.