WINDHAND will be hitting the road in Europe and the UK from today, the Virginia-based psychedelic doom band are supporting their latest album Soma and will be joined on all dates by Rhode Island heavy doomers PILGRIM, the tour starts tonight in Antwerp, Belgium and takes in the The Netherlands, UK, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany & Austria.
European tour dates with Pilgrim
Nov 01 Antwerp, Belgium – Music City (w/ Weedeater)
Nov 02 Venlo, Netherlands – Mudfest
Nov 03 Leicester, UK – Firebug
Nov 05 Manchester,UK – Star & Garter
Nov 06 London, UK – Our Black Heart
Nov 08 Barcelona, Spain – Rocksound
Nov 09 Madrid, Spain – Rock & Pop
Nov 10 Bilbao, Spain – Sentinel Rock Bar
Nov 11 Bordeaux, France – Heretic Club
Nov 12 Paris, France – Le Club
Nov 13 Tilburg, Netherlands – Little Devil
Nov 15 Aalborg, Denmark – 1000Fryd
Nov 16 Gothenburg, Sweden – Truckstop Alaska
Nov 17 Copenhagen, Denmark – KB18
Nov 18 Hamburg, Germany – Rote Flora
Nov 19 Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
Nov 20 Leipzig, Germany – Zoro
Nov 21 Vienna, Austria – Arena
Nov 22 Gunzburg, Germany – Donaustubel
Nov 23 Cologne, Germany – MTC
Nov 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands – OCCII
Speaking of the tour that will follow hot on the heels of the release of Soma, WINDHAND commented: “We’re very excited to head to Europe this fall and couldn’t be happier that we’re going with our buddies Pilgrim.”
Formed in 2009, WINDHAND (Asechiah Bogdan – Guitar, Parker Chandler – Bass, Dorthia Cottrell – Vocals, Garrett Morris – Guitar, and Ryan Wolfe – Drums) play what has been described as a tinnitus inducing mix of eerie psychedelia and haunting ambient doom. 2012 saw the release of their self-titled, debut LP via Forcefield Records and was critically acclaimed by Decibel, Pitchfork, CVLT Nation and many more.
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. The album was recorded and mixed by the band’s own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in their hometown.
Soma is out now via Relapse Records and is available on CD, LP and Digital formats, you can also read John’s review of this epic record HERE.