Formed from the ashes of Alabama bred duo Meathole Infection in 2009, Grave Ritual’s sole purpose is to create dark and primitive death metal. The band’s self-titled demo was released in 2009. A year later, Dark Descent Records released Grave Ritual’s first full-length album, Euphoric Hymns from the Altar of Death. Since the release of their debut album, Grave Ritual has focused on perfecting their devastating live assaults, sharing the stage with such bands as Proclamation, Revenge, Black Witchery, and Inquisition. They have played Rites of Darkness II and III, as well as several appearances at Destroying Texas Fest. The band is now stationed in New Orleans.