Richmond, Virginia’s psychedelic doom band, Windhand, are set to release their second full-length album Soma on September 17 (Pre-order here). After surging the DIY circuit with months of touring, their own IPA, a critically acclaimed self-titled release last year and a split with label-mates Cough this year, Windhand have confirmed they’ll be taking the main stage at next year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Saturday, April 12. Soma is nothing short of transcendent. This record is for more than just doom-metal fanatics—this is an epic record for all fans of guitar driven rock and roll.
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. An easy candidate for heavy music record of the year. The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in their hometown. Take a sneak peak of the album here. (Keep reading about the album and see the track list here.)