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WINDHAND return with the most anticipated doom album of the year that is nothing short of colossal!

Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High on Fire)

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WINDHAND

Photo by Jordan V

For a band who traffic in measured, unhurried riffage, Richmond’s WINDHAND have moved awfully quickly over the last few years. Founded in 2009, the VA quintet have been making waves since the release of their 2010 practice space demo, a two-track CD that garnered the band comparisons to artists like Electric Wizard, The Devil’s Blood, and Black Sabbath. That auspicious start was further realized in March 2012 when the band released their self-titled debut, which quickly became an underground hit and sold out of multiple vinyl presses in a matter of months.

A year later, the band officially signed to Relapse Records. After a steady touring schedule, the band collaborated with Richmond brethren Cough on a split entitled Reflection of the Negative, which was released on Relapse in April 2013. Pitchfork deemed the split WINDHAND’s “best music to date,” and the record’s positive critical reception helped pave the way for WINDHAND to release the highly anticipated album Soma in September 2013. Stereogum, Spin, and the LA Weekly featured Soma prominently on their overall best-of lists. The album was heavily represented in countless metal publications including Revolver, Invisible Oranges, MetalSucks, and Metal Injection. Rolling Stone, NPR, and Pitchfork all took note of Soma as well; the former considered the album the third-best metal release of 2013.

Soma was no flash-in-the-pan internet phenomenon. In 2013 and 2014, the band embarked on a series of support and headlining tours across North America, Europe, and Australia, sharing the stage with the likes of Sleep, High on Fire, Dead Meadow and Kvelertak. In addition, WINDHAND appeared at major festivals including Roadburn, SXSW, Scion Rock Fest, Day of the Shred and Maryland Deathfest. WINDHAND also took the time in October 2014 to follow up Soma with a brief two-track Halloween split alongside Swedish doomsters Salem’s Pot (released on Riding Easy Records). Noisey liked the record so much that they declared the band “must have definitely sold their souls for their new split.”

WINDHAND returned in 2015 with their third full-length, Grief's Infernal Flower, a multifaceted slab of thundering stoner doom that Noisey has called "doom metal's most anticipated album of the year."  Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden, etc), Grief's Infernal Flower is massive, heavy, and personal, a modern testament to the power of doom and stoner metal’s legacies. One sees the urgency the band have displayed over their career reflected in their music – long-canonized tropes are reimagined and reinvented, WINDHAND convey an irrepressible sense of motion even within the slowest of songs. Front woman Dorthia Cottrell firmly establishes herself as one of the best vocalists of the genre by perfectly balancing beauty with enormous power, and the twin-guitar attack of Garrett Morris and Asechiah Bogdan weaves together nine songs of perfect riffs and fuzzed-out bliss. That often-delicate splendor is all tempered by the colossal rhythmic mastery of bassist Parker Chandler and drummer Ryan Wolfe, whose lower-register expertise serves as the backbone of the new record. Though the first two WINDHAND albums were underground classics, Grief's Infernal Flower stands to see WINDHAND cementing themselves as one of the premier metal bands of our time.

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DIGITAL DOWNLOADS & STREAMS

RELEASES

Windhand Demo (Released August 2010) Buy Digital

Windhand Demo

(Released August 2010)

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Windhand S/T (Released March 2012) Buy Physical | Buy Digital

Windhand S/T

(Released March 2012)

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Windhand/Cough Reflection of the Negative (Released April 2013) Buy Physical | Buy Digital

Windhand/Cough Reflection of the Negative

(Released April 2013)

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Windhand Soma (Released Sept 2013) Buy Physical | Buy Digital

Windhand Soma

(Released Sept 2013)

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Windhand Live at Roadburn (Released Aug 2014) Buy Physical

Windhand Live at Roadburn

(Released Aug 2014)

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Windhand Grief's Infernal Flower (OUT NOW!) Order Physical | Order Digital

Windhand Grief's Infernal Flower

(OUT NOW!)

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WINDHAND "TWO URNS" MOVIE POSTER CONTEST

US doomsayers Windhand have teamed up with Relapse Records, Bloody Disgusting, MetalSucks and Grey Matter Art to give fans and artists the opportunity to create a movie poster design for their forthcoming Halloween-themed music video "Two Urns". Taken from the band's highly anticipated new album 'Grief's Infernal Flower' (available September 18th), the music video will be premiering just in time for Halloween. The band have now selected their favorite posters, and the winning designs are available to view right here!

Congratulations to Paul Biundo for the winning design and to Kelsey Goessman and Joshua M. Wilkinson 1st and 2nd runner up. Thanks to everyone for participating!

Video Description: 

It’s Halloween, 1987. Four best friends are out trick-or-treating on their BMXs. Four older bullies in a muscle car have an appetite for something more sinister than candy.

Written by Windhand & John Nunn | Directed by John Nunn & Mikael Simpson | Cinematographer: Chris Newhard | Music by Windhand

Grand Prize (1): 

  • Cash Prize ($200)
  • Limited Edition Poster Print of original design 
  • Windhand T-Shirt 
  • Grief's Infernal Flower 2xLP 
  • Grief's Infernal Flower CD 
  • 2 Windhand Concert Tickets 
  • Bloody Disgusting + MetalSucks T-Shirt  

Runners Up (2):

  • Windhand T-Shirt 
  • Grief's Infernal Flower 2xLP 
  • Grief's Infernal Flower CD 
  • 2 Windhand Concert Tickets 
  • Bloody Disgusting + MetalSucks T-Shirt 

WINNER: Paul Biundo

1st Runner Up: Kelsey Goessman

2nd Runner Up: Joshua M. Wilkinson