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Today Windhand unleash their new video "Crypt Key" - embodying the haunting and massive essence of their upcoming album, Grief's Infernal Flower.

"Windhand does a thing and does it well: gargantuan doom-metal smoked in moody grunge. From album to album, the Richmond band recognizes its strengths and pushes them forward." - Lars Gotrich for NPR

Windhand convey an irrepressible sense of motion even within the slowest of songs.  Their sound is palpable, heavy, personal and a modern testament to the power of doom and stoner metal's legacies. For their third full-length, Richmond doomers teamed up with Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden) resulting in a work that sees Windhandcementing themselves as one of the premier metal bands of our time.

Windhand: Garrett Morris (Guitars), Parker Chandler (Bass) Dorthia Cottrell (Vocals), Asechiah Bogdan (Guitars), Ryan Wolfe (Drums)

Windhand Live Dates:
Sept 18: Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Oct 21: New York, NY - Gramercy #
Oct 22: Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room #
Oct 23: Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose #
Oct 24: Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
Oct 27: Seattle, WA - Neumos #
Oct 28: Vancouver, BC - Astoria  #
Oct 29: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
Oct 30: San Francisco, CA - The Chapel #
Oct 31: San Diego, CA - Night of the Shred ^
Nov 1: Los Angeles, CA - Roxy #
Nov 2: Mesa, AZ - Club Red #
Nov 3: Albuquerque, NM - Sister #
Nov 4: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater  #
Nov 6: Dallas, TX - Dada #
Nov 7: Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites #
Nov 8: Little Rock, AR - White Water Tavern #
Nov 11: Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups #
Nov 12: Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch #
Nov 13: Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop #
Nov 14: Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery #
Nov 15: Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts #

# - w/ Danava and Monolord
^ - w/ Monolord

Grief's Infernal Flower
Relapse Records
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


More on Windhand:
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 entitledReflection 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 albumSoma 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, Windhandappeared 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."

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