Hailing from Monterey Bay, California, experimental post-metal band Granted Earth was founded in April 2009 by Jon Ugale (drums/vocals), Rebecca Ugale (guitar), and Mallory Mickel (bass). The trio's first release in March 2010 is a fully instrumental album entitled “Thermal Tide". With a slight change in musical formula igniting a surge of energy, a new 2011 EP "Nomad" was born, placing a fresh mark on the band's recent sound evolution.
"Influenced by the likes of bands such as Tool, Neurosis and Opeth, Monterey, California's three-piece Granted Earth stupefy with their eclectic brand of Progressive Sludge metal. The band consisting of Jon Ugale (Drums/Vocals), Becky Ugale (Guitar), and Mallory Mickel (Bass) meanders their way through seductive progressive rhythms, fluid bass lines, captivating guitar sequences and tops it off with the addition of horrified screaming vocals. Absolutely fucking brilliant!"