Gravetemple was formed in 2006 as a side-project of the band SUNN O))) by avantgarde Metal musicians Oren Ambarchi (electronics, multi-instrumentalist), Stephen O'Malley (guitar) and Attila Csihar (voice). Gravetemple clearly adapted the aspects more abstract and experimental related to SUNN O))) and has continued from that point, with ongoing focus on metaphysical construction of free music and will. The group formed initially for a tour in Israel in summer 2006, creating several recordings which eventually became the album The Holy Down. In Summer 2008 the trio reformed together with Australian drummer Matt "Skitz" Sanders for a short European tour culminating at a headlining performance at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham. In late 2009 the original trio reconvened for a special one-off concert, followed by a few selected gigs in 2013. In 2017, the album Impassable Fears was released.