WINDHAND have announced a headlining tour through Europe this November. The Virginia-based psychedelic doom band will be heading out on the road with Pilgrim in support of their upcoming album, Soma, due out via Relapse Records on September 16th in the UK/World (September 17th in North America, September 13th in Germany/Benelux/Finland).
A brand new track, entitled Orchard taken from the album, can be heard on soundcloud here.
European tour dates with Pilgrim:
Nov 01 Gent Belgium Charlatan (w/ Weedeater)
Nov 02 Venlo, Netherlands Mudfest
Nov 05 Manchester UK Star & Garter
Nov 06 London UK Our Black Heart
Nov 08 Barcelona, Spain Rocksound
Nov 09 Madrid Spain Rock & Pop
Nov 10 Bilbao Spain Sentinel Rock Bar
Nov 15 Aalborg Denmark 1000Fryd
Nov 16 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska
Nov 17 Copenhagen Denmark KB18
Nov 18 Hamburg Germany Rote Flora
Nov 19 Berlin Germany Cassiopeia
Nov 20 Leipzig Germany Zoro
Nov 21 Vienna, Austria Arena
Nov 22 Gunzburg, Germany Donaustubel
Nov 23 Cologne, Germany MTC
Nov 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands OCCII
Speaking of the tour that will follow hot on the heels of the release of Soma, WINDHAND commented: „We’re very excited to head to Europe this fall and couldn’t be happier that we’re going with our buddies Pilgrim.”
WINDHAND were also recently confirmed to appear at the 2014 edition of the legendary Roadburn festival, alongside label mates INTER ARMA.
On Soma, Windhand successfully make syrupy slow, downtuned doom hooky and anthemic. Propelled by singer Dorthia Cottrell’s beautifully haunting bellow, Windhand’s dual guitar attack sounds like the glorious misfit offspring of Black Sabbath and Nirvana. The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in their hometown. Soma can be pre-ordered via the Relapse webstore here; take a sneak peak here.
Soma track list:
1 – Orchard
2 – Woodbine
3 – Feral Bones
4 – Evergreen
5 – Cassock
6 – Boleskin
Formed in 2009, Windhand (Asechiah Bogdan – Guitar, Parker Chandler – Bass, Dorthia Cottrell – Vocals, Garrett Morris – Guitar, and Ryan Wolfe – Drums) play what has been described as a tinnitus inducing mix of eerie psychedelia and haunting ambient doom. 2012 saw the release of their self-titled, debut LP via Forcefield Records and was critically acclaimed by magazines like Decibel, Pitchfork, CVLT Nation and many more.