In celebration of their US Tour, Windhand are pleased to announce that they will be releasing their own IPA with South County Brewing. The band embark on their tour tomorrow and make their way along the East Coast and through the Midwest. Fans can expect to hear tracks from their previous releases as well as new material from their recently recorded debut on Relapse Records, out this fall. For more information on the Windhand IPA, read a statement from the brewers and check out tour dates below.
"Great beer and heavy music are a staple at South County Brewing. So, when we recently saw Windhand play here in Pennsylvania and discovered their affinity for great IPA's, we knew a collaboration was in order. Naturally we have always wanted to create a rock solid IPA, so we chose to brew with our favorite Maris Otter Malt, Nugget and Millennium hops and a crisp yeast strain, making their beer a nearly sessionable IPA. The fruity citrus notes blend together in perfect harmony with this brew's toasted malty sweetness, creating an experience any beer lover will appreciate, although we think it pairs perfectly with the hundreds of watts of detuned brilliance!" Asechiah, Windhand's guitarist, did the artwork for the labels and the band will be having a keg of the beer on tap at their show at Strange Matter on June 22 with Inter Arma.
Formed in 2009, Richmond, VA's 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 critically acclaimed, self-titled LP via Forcefield Records. A subsequent heavy dose of East Coast touring followed, culminating with a four week U.S tour in August of that year. The response from the press and fans alike has been immense. Cvlt Nation's review insists, "Windhand are way more than a band you should be on the look out for, they are a group of humans that will change the way you hear doom." While Decibel Magazine said, "For the most part, Sabbathian doom bands stand out by only writing great songs because sonically it's damn near impossible to separate yourself from the overcrowded genre. But there is something about Richmond's Windhand that makes them even more drugged out and exceptional... it's massive, addictive destruction. Yeah, these fuckers are gonna be huge."
6/05 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar Upstair's
6/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
6/07- Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
6/08 - Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Elder and Morne
6/09 - Boston, MA @ O'Briens's
6/10 - Cherry Valley, NY @ Steve's Koi Pond
6/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Vault Art Space
6/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski's in Pitt
6/13 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
6/14 - Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
6/15 - St Paul MN @ The Turf Club
6/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters Rock N Roll
6/17 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Sinking Ship w/ Skeletonwitch
6/18 - Cincinatti, OH @ Mayday
6/19 - Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Generation of Vipers
6/20 - Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light w/ Generation of Vipers
6/21 - Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown w/ Inter Arma
6/22 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Inter Arma
6/25 - WFMU Live Performance
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