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Windhand

Formed: 2008
From: Richmond, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Windhand News

Below is our complete Windhand news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Desertfest Announces First Crop Of Bands

The organizers of the annual Desertfest just checked in with this announcement about the 2017 lineup coming together:

"We know you all have been aching for this, so without further ado let us present the first names for the 2017 edition of Desertfest Antwerp!

"We kick things off with Windhand, a scene favorite that has also managed to capture the hearts and minds of rock fans worldwide with their unique brand of female-led Sabbathian worship. Radio Moscow is another winner with a stone solid live reputation that will be sure to set the DF stage on fire.

"Next up, something more out of the ordinary: Part Chimp blends sludgey riffage with the acid bite of Amphetamine noiserock, and will delight anyone with a fine ear for heavily distorted blues. Finally, we keep the tradition of presenting Belgian bands to our international crowd. Hemelbestormer (that's Dutch for 'Stormer of Heaven') is a local postmetal band that has been making waves in Europe and the States for the last couple of years." More...

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Windhand Announces New Tours

Richmond, VA doom band Windhand just announced a new run of headlining European tour dates this coming fall with fellow Virginia-based group Satan’s Satyrs.

The tour commences September 21st in Copenhagen, DK and runs till October 13th in Bristol, UK. The two bands will also do a short North American run preceding the European trek. A full listing of Windhand tour dates is available below.

— All Dates 3/31 – 4/8 with Cough —

Mar 31 Wellington, NZ San Fran
Apr 01 Auckland, NZ King’s Arm Tavern
Apr 02 Fortitude Valley, AUS Crowbar
Apr 05 Newtown, AUS Newton Social Club
Apr 06 Adelaide, AUS Fowlers Live
Apr 07 Melbourne, AUS Corner Hotel (+ Inverloch)
Apr 08 Perth, AUS Badlands

Apr 21 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Apr 22 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club
Apr 23 Seattle, WA Neumos More...

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Windhand Releases "Two Urns" Video Clip

Richmond stoner act Windhand issued a new music video for the track "Two Urns." The song appears on the band's latest release "Grief's Infernal Flower," which is available via Relapse Records.

The clip was directed by John Nunn and Mikael Simpson with cinematography by Chris Newhard. Check it out here:

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Relapse Releases 36 Song Sampler Online

As part of the label's ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, Relapse Records has released a 36-song label sampler available for free download via Bandcamp here.

The sampler showcases the label's eclectic roster, which spans all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, heavy psych, space rock, hardcore, experimental music and much more. You can also stream all the tracks below, with the full track listing available after the jump.

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Windhand Premieres Halloween Themed Music Video

Richmond stoner/doom act Windhand premieres a new Halloween themed music video for "Two Urns" taken from the album "Grief's Infernal Flower".

You can now check out the new clip "Two Urns" below.

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Windhand Gives You The "Crypt Key"

Richmond stoner/doom act Windhand released a music video for a track from the new album "Grief's Infernal Flower." Check out "Crpyt Key" in the player below.

The album is set for release on September 18th via Relapse Records.

The track list is as follows:

1. Two Urns
2. Forest Clouds
3. Crypt Key
4. Tanngrisnir
5. Sparrow
6. Hyperion
7. Hesperus
8. Kingfisher
9. Aition

Check out "Crypt Key" here: More...

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Windhand Reveals New Album Details

Windhand returns with third full-length, "Grief's Infernal Flower," due out September 18th via Relapse Records.

The album was produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden) and is a massive, heavy, personal and modern testament to the power of doom and stoner metal's legacies. The track listing is:

1. Two Urns
2. Forest Clouds
3. Crypt Key
4. Tanngrisnir
5. Sparrow
6. Hyperion
7. Hesperus
8. Kingfisher
9. Aition More...

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Windhand Announces New Album

Windhand's third full-length album is ready: "Grief's Infernal Flower" is set for release September 18th via Relapse Records.

The nine song album was recorded in Seattle at Soundhouse Recording with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire) and photos from the recording session can be seen online over here. You can also see Windhand live:

July 28: AS220 - Providence, RI
Jul 29: Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
Jul 30: Montreal, QC - RRROOAAARRR
Jul 31: Toronto, ON - The Garrison

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Windhand Recording Album

Richmond, VA psychedelic doom group Windhand has entered the studio with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire).

The band is recording a third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA. The currently-untitled album will see a Fall release via Relapse Records, with a few song titles to include "Two Urns," "Hyperion," and "Kingfisher."

Additionally, the group has confirmed two Atlanta live shows with Sleep this May. Details are as follows:

May 3 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
May 4 Atlanta, GA Center Stage Theatre

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Windhand Streaming Split With Salem's Pot

On October 31st, RidingEasy Records will unleash a special split 10” vinyl featuring new music from both Windhand and Salem’s Pot. The pre-sale goes live here on September 27th, and the pressing is limited to 1,000.

On Side A, Windhand (Relapse Records) delivers the billowing "Forest Clouds," A ten-minute journey through a haze of distortion and vocal wails, emblematic of the band’s technical prowess and thunderous energy. For the other side, Salem’s Pot take a gargantuan trip on “Pink Flamingos.” You can take a listen yourself below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

In other Salem’s Pot news, the Swedish psychedelic sorcerers will be playing the 2015 Roadburn Festival, is releasing the smoking 7” record “Ego Trip” on October 14th, and will be on tour in February 2015 with label mates Monolord.

Windhand is currently here in the United States on tour and will be off to Australia and New Zealand dates below. Dates are as follows: More...

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Inter Arma Announces "The Cavern"

A new opus from Inter Arma will arrive this fall via Relapse Records: "The Cavern" is a single-song 40+ minute epic EP, and pre-orders are now available here.

Check out a sample featuring guest vocals from Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell in the player below."The Cavern" was originally written in 2009, but has been refined over the course of the past few years.

The band was able to lay the work to tape last year during breaks from relentless touring, and the recording was captured with producer Mikey Allred at Dark Art Studios in Madison, TN, the same surroundings and setup that captured last year's monolithic "Sky Burial" LP. More...

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Windhand Posts "Orchard" Music Video

Richmond sludge/doom act Windhand released a new music video for the track "Orchard." The song appears on the 2013 sophomore release "Soma," which is available now via Relapse Records.

The footage was compiled by Jordan with additional editing by John Quiles. Check it out here:

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SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

The March 2014 edition of the Relapse Records podcast is now available for free streaming and download via MetalInjection.net here.

This is the 29th installment of the official label podcast highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.

This month features material from Nothing, Ringworm, Cripple Bastards, Indian, Red Fang, Primitive Man, Windhand, and more plus an exclusive interview and new tracks from Portland riff masters Lord Dying.

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High On Fire Adds More Tour Dates

The previously announced Scion A/V presented High On Fire tour, which sees the California power trio joined by Norwegian crew Kvelertak, has added an additional twelve dates to the incendiary extravaganza with newly announced stops in Boston, Toronto, Chicago and San Francisco, amongst others.

As part of the tour, High On Fire will release a new single titled "Slave The Hive" on October 16th, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of "De Vermis Mysteriis." A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.

Kvelertak will open all dates, while Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 25-27), and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour. More...

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High On Fire Announces North American Tour

Scion A/V presents High on Fire's North American tour, which kicks off November 10th in Atlanta at The Masquerade and runs through mid-December, wrapping up in Los Angeles on December 12th.

As part of the tour, High on Fire will release a new single titled "Slave The Hive" on October 16th, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of "De Vermis Mysteriis." A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.

Norwegian sextet Kvelertak will open all dates. Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 27) and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour. More...

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Pilgrim To Enter The Studio, Announces Tour Dates

Rhode Island doom disciples Pilgrim will enter the studio next month to record the follow-up to "Misery Wizard" (reviewed here), and the band will also return to Europe in November for a full tour with Windhand. Comments vocalist/guitarist The Wizard:

"THIS IS GOING TO BE A TOUR WORTHY OF SONG AND LEGEND. Not only is it our first lengthy European venture, but we get to share it with our incredibly talented friends WINDHAND (whose music we worship). This is honestly a dream come true for us. We are will be featuring a new bass player for the excursion, whose identity shall remain a mystery for the moment.

"Unfortunately, we had planned to be supporting the release of our new record this tour, but due to various complications with our studio we were not able to meet our deadline. However, we just confirmed today that the recording of our second record will begin next month at Moonlight Mile Studios! And with that, so begins the next chapter of our pilgrimage. We have worked UNFATHOMABLY hard to make this tour come together. Blood, sweat, and tears. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR!" More...

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Windhand Streaming New Track "Orchard"

Richmond's Windhand is streaming then new track "Orchard." The song appears on the upcoming sophomore full length "Soma," which is due out via Relapse Records on September 17th (North America), September 13th (Germany/Benelux), September 16th (UK/World) on the following formates: CD, 2xLP, and Digital. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing for "Soma" is:

1. Orchard
2. Woodbine
3. Feral Bones
4. Evergreen
5. Cassock
6. Boleskin

Check out "Orchard" here: More...

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Windhand Posts Album Trailer For "Soma"

Richmond stoner act Windhand has posted a trailer for the sophomore LP "Soma." The album is scheduled to drop on September 17th via Relapse Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Windhand Finishing New Album

In 2012, backwoods psychedelic doom band Windhand released a self-titled LP. The band is now putting the finishing touches on a second LP for Relapse, due out this fall, which was recorded and mixed by the band's own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in Richmond, VA. Further details will be forthcoming.

Windhand will also trek across North America this summer ushering audiences into the band's menacing grooves & showcasing songs from the upcoming album. Dates are as follows: More...

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