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Late For An Early Grave
Late For An Early Grave
Studio album by Victor Griffin
Released November 4 2004
Recorded 1988 - 1993 in California
Genre Doom Metal
Length 50:30
Label Outlaw Recordings (2004)
Stone Groove Records (2019)
Producer Victor Griffin
Victor Griffin chronology
Late For An Early Grave
(2004)

Late For An Early Grave is a collection of demos re-purposed as a solo album by Victor Griffin (Death Row, Pentagram, Place of Skulls, etc.). These recordings were composed between 1988 and 1994 in California when Griffin was in a project known as Pistonhead. On these demos Griffin plays guitar, bass and vocals alongside a drum machine. Several of these songs would be re-recorded for both Pentagram and Place of Skulls.

The original release of Late For An Early Grave was on vinyl with ten songs. Outlaw Recordings released the original vinyl circa November 2004, limited to 500 copies along with 25 promos and 10 test pressings. A CD edition with two bonus tracks came in April 2005. Stone Groove Records would re-release Late For An Early Grave on 31 March 2019, limited to 500 CDs (25 of which were autographed by Griffin and including one of his picks.)

TracklistEdit

Victor Griffin - Late for an Early Grave Full Album

Victor Griffin - Late for an Early Grave Full Album

All songs written by Victor Griffin except where noted.

  • 1. Late For An Early Grave (4:09)
  • 2. Never Surrender (3:52)
  • 3. Mainline (3:22)
  • 4. Wolf's Blood (4:41)
  • 5. Vampyre Love (3:47)
  • 6. Too Late (4:25)
  • 7. Pistonhead (4:59)
  • 8. Feeling of Dread (2:36)
  • 9. The Pusher / Iron Horse (5:31) (Hoyt Axton; Ian Kilmister, Eddie Clarke, Phil Taylor)
  • 10. Ain't It Fun (5:00) (Jimmy Zero)
  • 11. Son of Sam (5:09) (Cheetah Chrome, Peter Laughner)
  • 12. Haywire (2:59)

Track InformationEdit

  • Late For An Early Grave - Re-recorded for Victor Griffin's In-Graved (2013).
  • Never Surrender - Re-recorded for Victor Griffin's In-Graved (2013).
  • Mainline - A portion of this song would be re-worked into "Last Hit" on the 2003 Place of Skulls album With Vision.
  • Wolf's Blood - Would be recorded with Pentagram for their 1994 album Be Forewarned.
  • Vampyre Love - Would be recorded with Pentagram for their 1994 album Be Forewarned.
  • Too Late - Would be recorded with Pentagram for their 1994 album Be Forewarned.
  • Pistonhead - Originally written during Griffin's time in Pistonhead. This song was also demoed by Pentagram and later appeared on the 2002 Place of Skulls album Nailed as "Never Die".
  • Feeling of Dread - Would be re-recorded for the 2002 Place of Skulls album Nailed. The song had been performed by Death Row and Pentagram, with a live rendition appearing on All Your Sins: Video Vault.
  • The Pusher / Iron Horse - Two covers in one song: "The Pusher" being a Steppenwolf cover (Originally from the 1968 album Steppenwolf) while "Iron Horse" is a Motörhead cover (Originally from the 1977 album Motörhead).
  • Ain't It Fun - A Dead Boys cover (Originally from the 1978 album We Have Come For Your Children).
  • Son of Sam - A Dead Boys cover (Originally from the 1978 album We Have Come For Your Children).
  • Haywire - Recorded in the Pistonhead sessions. Wino contributes additional vocals but is uncredited.

PersonnelEdit

  • Victor Griffin - Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Liner Notes
  • Wino - Vocals (12; uncredited)
  • Seva - Mastering

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

V·T·E Place of Skulls
Current Members Victor GriffinLee AbneyDan LivelyRussell Lee Padgett
Past Members Tim TomaselliRon HolznerGreg TurleyScott Weinrich • Dennis Cornelius • Pete Campbell
Studio Albums NailedWith VisionThe Black Is Never FarAs A Dog Returns
Other Releases Place of Skulls Live!Death Row Reunion 2000Love Through Blood
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Death RowPentagramThe ObsessedTroubleRevelationCathedralLate For An Early GraveVictor Griffin's In-Graved
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