Windhand's approach to doom metal is as seductive as it is crushing. Singer Dorthia Cottrell's angst-ridden delivery suits the band's fuzzy wall of sound in way that is distinctly them — slinky, sexy, emotional, hard but also very vulnerable. It's a unique way of reimagining a genre that tips a cap to the band's predecessors while also presenting a new twist to an old formula.
While we wait for the Richmond crew to return to the table with a new long-player, Windhand have joined forces with fellow Virginians Satan's Satyrs for a split 12-inch that will be released February 16th. The lead single is "Old Evil," another in a long line of breathy doom burners from the band that perfectly slots in with its work on 2015's Grief's Eternal Flower and beyond. Stream the song — and watch its trippy music video — above for the first time; you can pre-order the split via Relapse Records.
Windhand tour dates:
Mar 23: The Broadberry - Richmond, VA (Record Release Show)*
Apr 19: Neumos - Seattle, WA #
Apr 22: Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA #
Apr 23: Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA #
Jun 23: Maryland Doom Fest 2018 - Frederick, MD
* w/ Satan's Satyrs
# w/ Ruby The Hatchet