Windhand Plus Grime At The Underworld Camden - London
Kilimanjaro Live proudly present:
Windhand plus Grime
Doors - 18:30 // 17.00 Adv.
Tickets - www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
Windhand - www.facebook.com/WindhandVA
Richmond, VA heavyweights WINDHAND mark their arrival on new album, Eternal Return. Boosted by Garrett Morris consistently cool riffsforged at the crossroads of Iommis otherworldly import and Kurt Cobains spontaneous precocitypowered by Ryan Wolfe and Parker Chandlers groove-laden rhythms, and propelled by Dorthia Cottrells smoky yet wistful vocals, WINDHANDs new album is a two-step jump for Richmonds finest purveyors of the psycho-actively heavy. Adorned by Arik Ropers (Sleep, High on Fire) impressive cover art, Eternal Return not only looks the part of WINDHANDs artistic growth but sounds the part.
For the new album, Eternal Return, WINDHAND wrote throughout the winter. Out of the songwriting sessions, Halcyon, Grey Garden, Red Cloud, and the monstrous Eyeshine emerged as the heaviest tracks, while Pilgrims Rest, Diablerie, and Feather embodied the more reflective side of WINDHAND. The juxtaposition of heavy, psychedelic, and pensive is less like Black Sabbath and Sleep and more like Soundgarden and Veruca Salt. But the namedrops arent absolute so much as signals of WINDHANDs ability to stretch beyond genre confines. Eternal Return is a complete life-to-death journey.
Thematically, thats exactly what WINDHAND were aiming for on Eternal Return. As unplanned things go, its an observation of as well as a reflection on lifes ups and downs, joys and sorrows, beginnings and ends. Between Griefs Infernal Flower and Eternal Return, WINDHAND welcomed new life, survived lineup changes, and mourned unexpected death. The songs and song ordering are the direct result of those experiences. Where Halcyon is assured in its opening of Eternal Return, the closing track Feather is its funeral march.
For Eternal Return, WINDHAND brought Endino back to the fold. Together, they spent two weeks recording at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle. Described as smooth and intense, the sessions with the famed producer were just what WINDHAND wanted. Endino also understood the groups artistic progression, chiefly the admiration of and blending in late 80s/early 90s grunge. Out of it all, WINDHAND continued to refactor and refine their vision of heavy. A new era of psychedelic heaviness is upon us with WINDHANDs genre-blurring Eternal Return. Sweet, fuzzed-out oblivion has never been closer...
Dorthia Cottrell Vocals
Garrett Morris Guitar
Parker Chandler Bass
Ryan Wolfe Drums
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