“You‘re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
This unique ministry was predetermined in the mind of The Reanimator at The Void. Grave Robber was unleashed upon an unsuspecting, pre-apocalyptic Earth, A.D. 2005 and has toured consistently since 2005. Grave Robber is a theatrical, shock rock/horror band that appeals to fans of The Misfits, Alice Cooper, Type O Negative, Gwar, Kiss, Danzig, and Rob Zombie. Audience members find themselves feeling as though they are strolling in familiar musical history, yet simultaneously wading through a dense mire of uncharted territory. There is nothing as terrifying as the unknown. Grave Robber can hold your hand on a decidedly horrifying romp, leading you safely to the other side.
GRAVE ROBBER ARE :
WRETCHED - vokills, shovel CARCASS - bass, vokills LAMENTOR - guitar, vokills PLAGUE - smash doom tub WE'VE SPLATTERED THE STAGE WITH : The Autumn Offering, Blitzkid, Bobaflex, Calabrese, Deguello (ex-Fabulous Thunderbirds), Dope, Dr. Chud's X-Ward (ex-Misfits), Firstjason (feat, Ari Lehman of Friday The 13th fame), Gorgeous Frankenstein (Ex-Misfits, Blitzkid), Impaler, Jacob's Dream, The Independents, Mensrea (feat. Gwar members), Michale Graves (ex-Misfits), Mobile Deathcamp (ex-Gwar), Murphy's Law, The Undead, and only the coolest of bands too numerous to list here!
GRAVE ROBBER MISSION STATEMENT :
There is a segment of our society that loves punk rock and horror. Aptly, This subculture is known as “horror punk”. By and large, this subculture shuns Christianity due to what is viewed as hypocrisy in a religion that touts truth and love. GRAVE ROBBER speaks to this subculture in their own language, in the same way that the apostle Paul did with the philosophers at Mars Hill in Athens. Their worldviews were skewed and Paul brought them the gospel by using their own poetry and artwork.
GRAVE ROBBER does the same thing. All imagery and visuals have significance. The skull logo with mouth sewn shut symbolizes death finally being silenced by Christ. The brown and red paint on the costumes symbolizes the blood of Christ covering our “dirt” or sin. The zombie-like masks symbolize our earthy flesh, or our sin nature, which is daily fading away as we push into our Savior. The shovel symbolically represents Jesus, who is The Father's "tool" to remove the dead in their transgressions, saving us from the eternal grave. The name,
GRAVE ROBBER holds a symbolic meaning by referencing Jesus’ return as the true grave robber, when as Christ followers we will be “raised as incorruptible, and we shall be changed” and “Death is swallowed up in victory”. (1 Cor. 15:52, 54) While in church one evening, the message of Romans 6:11, which instructs to ”reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God yet alive in Christ” was preached prior to communion. The concept of being “dead” to sin and symbolically eating the flesh and drinking the blood, coupled with a passion to reach a people who are largely ignored by the church, sparked a flame in the hearts of the members of GRAVE ROBBER to begin this unique ministry.
Least of These
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Lyrics : by Dr. Seuss, Music by Albert Hague
Publisher : EMI ROBBINS CATALOG INC, 1966
Grave Robber - SESAC
You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
And as charming as an eel,
You're a bad banana,
With a greasy black peel!
You're a monster, Mr. Grinch!
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders.
You've got garlic in your soul,
I wouldn't touch you
With a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!
You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch!
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile,
Given the choice between the two of you,
I'd take the seasick crocodile!
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch!
You're a nasty, wasty skunk!
Your heart is full of unwashed socks.
Your soul is full of gunk,
The three words that best describe you
Are as follows, and I quote,
"Stink, stank, stunk!"
You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch!
You're the king of sinful sots!
Your heart's a dead tomato,
Splotched with moldy, purple spots,
Your soul is an apalling dump-heap,
Overflowing with the most disgraceful
assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable,
Mangled-up in tangled-up knots!
You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch!
With a nauseous super naus!
You're a crooked jerky jockey,
And you drive a crooked hoss,
You're a three-decker sauerkraut
and toadstool sandwich,
With arsenic sauce!