Eli details what went into the production of this new album, the band's influences, and what it's been like to tour with his favorite bands. Holy Grail will be on the road with Exodus and Anthrax as part of the Metal Alliance Tour this spring.
On touring with his favorite bands: I'd like to say, 'It's fine, they're just normal people,' but when you've listened to these people and seen them live…Most of the time, I can keep it together. It's not until I get a couple drinks in me and we're sitting there, talking like buddies, and then I just completely nerd out and fan out.
On the polished sound: I know there was a lot of people upset we had a modern sound. We didn't do some attempt at a retro recreate. A lot of the parts we felt really needed that and it was almost a disservice to some of the parts if we tried to go for this retro thing. You know, I'm sure old Angel Witch and Witchfinder General would have loved to have our production if they could have, but they were in 1983 in England, so they did the best they could, and that was modern back then.