Gravefields Death Metal / Co. Dublin

Editor Notes:

Previously Hurley had played in a band called S.M.I.L.E. back in the 1990’s. And soon after moving to Egypt he played drums in a band called BRUTUS.

DM has also served in numerous other projects such as… Celestial Swarm, Disgraved, Helioss, Hoeverlord, Khoraja, Pyogenic, The Whole Truth, Wrath from Above, Gastropode

Cross-continental Death Metal collaboration. Formerly known as DIRTYPROTEST, the band changed name to GRAVEFIELDS in late 2019.

Founded by Dubliner Alan Hurley living and working out of Cairo, Egypt , with vocals provided by Frenchman Thomas ‘DM’ Blanc. They released their first album “Hellstorm” in 2018 under their previous monicker. And quickly followed it up with “Embrace The Void” the following year in 2019.

Roll on a few more years and the duo are now joined by former SYNAPSE bassist Paul Girvin and have their second (third…?) album title “Tetragrammaton” release in late June 2023 via Satanath Records (Geo), Australis Records (Chl), Vrykoblast Productions (Sgp).




Death Metal

Year Formed




Members (Current)

  • Alan Hurley - All instruments
  • Thomas 'DM' Blanc - Vocals
  • Paul Girvin - Bass