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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.

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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Cough And Windhand Streaming Split Release

Next week Relapse Records will release the pummeling split album featuring two acts from the Richmond, Virginia underground scene with "Reflection Of The Negative," the split LP between Cough and Windhand. Stream the entire split now at Invisible Oranges or through the player below.

"Reflection Of The Negative" acts as a precursor for the upcoming full-lengths from Cough and Windhand, both slated for release via Relapse later this year. The split album is out next Tuesday, April 16th in North America, preceded by Germany and Benelux street dates of this Friday, April 12th, and in the U.K. and rest of the world on Monday, April 15th. More...

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Windhand Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records this week officially welcomes Richmond, Virginia’s masters of ethereal doom metal Windhand to the label’s roster, having signed the quintet for the release of a forthcoming LP. Stated the members of Windhandin response to their joining forces with the Relapse horde:

"We're all so honored to be in the company of so many amazing artists. To know that our next record will be alongside some of the albums that inspired us to play music is pretty incredible.”

Windhand has begun laying down tracks for the to-be-named upcoming LP in the band's home studio, The Darkroom, where the outfit will record and mix the entire album, and deliver it to Relapse for a Fall 2013 release date. More details will be made available as the album nears release. Relapse also comments on the band: More...

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Windhand Streaming New Track

Today Cvlt Nation is hosting an exclusive post of “Amaranth,” a crushing exercise of sonic doom riffery and massive amplification from Richmond, Virginia’s Windhand. Check out the song at this location.

The track comes from "Reflection Of The Negative," the band’s upcoming split with city/scene-mates Cough, slated to drop this April through Relapse Records. The following press release was also issued about the split:

"On 'Reflection Of The Negative,' Cough leads off, delivering a characteristically electrifying down-tuned epic track, while their brethren in Windhand serve up two brand new epic songs for their half of the dirge. While the track listing bears merely three tracks, this monstrous split bears nearly forty minutes of premier doom at its absolute gloomiest.

"The album acts as a precursor for both bands’ upcoming full-lengths, which are both currently being conceived. The split will see release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). Preorders for the album including digital and CD formats, as well as a super-limited mailorder-only black/white vinyl combo can be placed here." More...

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Cough Announces Split With Windhand

Relapse Records this week unveils a pummeling upcoming split between two prime acts in the contemporary doom/sludge circuit, Cough and Windhand. The following press release was issued about the collaboration:

"With both Cough and Windhand hailing from the unrestrained Richmond, Virginia underground, the choice to team the two of them up for the brutal Reflection Of The Negative split album was a simple one, and the results are, as expected, thunderous and immense. Cough leads off, delivering a characteristically electrifying down-tuned epic track, while their brethren in Windhand serve up two brand new epic songs for their half of the dirge.

"While the track listing bears merely three tracks, this monstrous split bears nearly forty minutes of premier doom at its absolute gloomiest. The album acts as a precursor for both bands’ upcoming full-lengths, which are both currently being conceived.

"Reflection Of The Negative will see official release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). Today Relapse has released a visual trailer for the LP, as well as preorders for the album including digital and CD formats, as well as a super-limited mailorder-only black/white vinyl combo.

"In conjunction with the release of the split, COUGH will embark on a brutal month-long European tour. The majority of the dates will see the band joined by Witch Mountain, while several later dates will instead be with Grime, the entire trek leading up to Heavy Days in Doomtown. The festival, an international DIY doom/stoner/sludge festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, runs from May 2nd through the 5th, and will see COUGH sharing the stage alongside Graves At Sea, Pagan Altar, Samothrace, Moss, Bell Witch, Dark Buddah Rising, Lecherous Gaze, Mournful Congregation and many others." More...

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