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45 Grave


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Sleep In Safety

Only The Good Die Young

Debasement Tapes

Pick Your Poison



What is 45 GRAVE?

45 GRAVE, our favorite Heavy-Metal-Psychedelic-Post-Punk-What-the-Fuck-Ghoul-Rockers.

During 1979-1990 in Los Angeles, 45 GRAVE was born in the chaos of the Punk movement and churned out their own brand of Ghoul Rock. In the beginning, the original lineup consisted of Dinah Cancer-Vocals, Paul Cutler-guitar, Rob Graves-bass, and Don Bolles-drums.

The 45 GRAVE song "Partytime (Zombie Version)" made it onto the movie sound track for “RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD”. “Partytime” made full rotation on MTV (1984) and the song, "Evil", debut on MTV's The Cutting Edge in 1985. Appearing on many a teenagers’ wall or locker, Dinah was slated as 'The Queen of Punk and Deathrock' by many fan rags, and became the ultimate horror punk pinup girl. Touring the U.S., they grew up
with and shared the stage with artists like The
Ramones, Specimen, The Damned, The Misfits, The Cramps, and Black Flag.

45 Grave are cited in several rock music biographies to being a huge influence on many of the bands that surfaced from the L.A. scene, including Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. Their hit song “Partytime” is still licensed for tv and radio ads today.

The band’s momentum took a hit in 1991, when bassist Rob Graves passed away from an accidental overdose. The other members went their separate ways, pursuing their own musical projects (Dinah with Penis Flytrap and Dinah Cancer and The Graverobbers, Paul with Dream Syndicate, and Don with Celebrity Skin, respectively).

45 GRAVE is back as Dinah Cancer's 45 GRAVE. Dinah Cancer's 45 GRAVE is a collection of Punk, Metal, and Death, the original songs of 45 GRAVE with a new lineup. With songs like “Partytime”, “Bad Love”, “Evil”, “Concerned Citizen” and more, this will be the closest to 45 GRAVE that fans will see in their lifetime.

Giving the fans what they wanted - one hour of the songs that they love and grew up with. According to Dinah, “I'm building this to keep the spirit of 45 GRAVE alive, introduce its magic to new fans, and as a personal commemorative of my best memories being the driving force and front person of 45 GRAVE. This is a part of my life that indeed changed me forever. Will it change yours?”

In 2012 45 GRAVE will release their first new album since "Sleep In Safety" in 1984.
PICK YOUR POISON will be available worldwide on FRONTIER RECORDS in August 2012.