Founded in 2009 in Richmond VA, Windhand is a stoner, doom metal band made up of Aschiah Bogdan, Parker Chandler, Dorthia Cottrell, Garrett Morris, and Ryan Wolfe. They have been compared to Electric Wizard, Blood Ceremony, the Devil’s Blood, and Black Sabbath.
In March 2012, Windhand released their self-titled debut which quickly became an underground hit, selling out of multiple vinyl presses in a matter of months. It was recorded and mixed at the Dark Room by Garrett Morris and mastered at Slipped Disc Audio by Bill McElroy in 2011. After a steady touring schedule, the band collaborated with Richmond brethren Cough on a split entitled “Reflections of the Negative” due out on Relapse Records in April 2013. Windhand officially signed to Relapse Records in March 2013 and will release their highly anticipated sophomore debut later this fall.
Praise for Windhand:
“They also make you want to jump out of your chair and start stomping around the workplace punching co-workers as you go by in a mindless haze.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“This album is clear in its intention to be the heaviest bout of doom to grace one’s eardrums in some time.” – Metal Underground
“The instrumentation here is engaging and nothing short of epic.” – Heavy Blog is Heavy
“With no shortage of authenticity or accessibility, the band’s blend of brooding psychedelia and Sabbath-worship is spreading amongst metal connoisseurs by the day.” – Blow the Scene