Hear Windhand's new single "Two Urns" from upcoming album on Relapse Records.
Windhand floor us with "Two Urns" - the leading single from their third full-length album, Grief's Infernal Flower. Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden), the album stands to see Windhand cementing themselves as one of the premier metal bands of our time. Windhand convey an irrepressible sense of motion even within the slowest of songs. It's a massive sound, heavy, personal and a modern testament to the power of doom and stoner metal's legacies.
On Grief's Infernal Flower, front woman Dorthia Cottrell firmly establishes herself as one of today's most powerful vocalists - perfectly balancing beauty with enormous force. 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.
Windhand: Garrett Morris (Guitars), Parker Chandler (Bass) Dorthia Cottrell (Vocals), Asechiah Bogdan (Guitars), Ryan Wolfe (Drums)
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Grief's Infernal Flower
September 18th, 2015
Pre-order: Physical | Digital 1 - Two Urns
2 - Forest Clouds
3 - Crypt Key
4 - Tanngrisnir
5 - Sparrow
6 - Hyperion
7 - Hesperus
8 - Kingfisher
9 - Aition
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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 forWindhand to release the highly anticipated album Soma in September 2013. Stereogum, Spin, and 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.
Now Windhand return 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."