Howl is a thick, sludgy doom metal band made up of Vincent Hausman, Josh Durocher-Jones, Jonathan Hall, Jesse Riley, and Tim St. Amour. After graduating together from Rhode Island School of Design, Hausman and St. Amour decided to focus their efforts on what had previously been a hobby, their college band. They derived their name from an Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Beat Generation” and quickly began writing riff-based metal, heavy enough to move earth.
Who better than to describe their sound than the band: "The new album is, if anything, more extreme than the EP, moving from aggression to slow doom metal, through both black metal atmospheres and blues-based harmonies. We really tried to incorporate the various styles in metal we love, though never losing sight of what this band is ultimately about: the almighty riff." (Noisecreep, Dec 2009)
They have released two albums: their self-titled EP (2009) and their debut full-length “Full of Hell” (2010, recorded with Keith Souza). After debuting their music they evolved their sound to be, as the band puts it, “darker, more developed, and everything is more extreme.” (Metalunderground) After making quite an impression with their self-titled EP, Howl signed to Relapse Records in 2009 who re-released the EP.
Howl released a music video for "Heavenless" in May 2011 off their album “Full of Hell”. It was directed by Charlie Scharfman and produced by Alex Scharfman of Scharfman Productions. And as Bloody Disgusting said, “don’t let your boss catch you watching it.”
Howl has toured North America and Europe with bands such as Kylesa, Torche, Young Widows, Coliseum, Skeletonwitch, Crowbar, Helmet & Saint Vitus, Red Fang, and Black Tusk. They have a new album “Bloodlines” coming out April 2013.