Holy Grail: 187-riff salute

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 16, 2010

For Holy Grail, it's not a throwback so much as a process of metal refinement. "Eli's goal with this record was to come up with 200 riffs," Luna explains. "And he came up with 187! So we had a lot to sift through, to boil it down to the album. We're definitely not retro-revivalists. We don't want to be over-indulgent or over-bore the listener. We just want to kick everyone's ass."

HOLY GRAIL + BLIND GUARDIAN + SEVEN KINGDOM | Palladium, 261 Main St, Worcester | November 21 at 7 pm | $26 | 508.797.9696 or thepalladium.net

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