Finally the time has come! After myriad setbacks and issues beyond their control. the mighty WINDHAND have set the release date for their debut LP in stone. On March 21, 2012, their critically acclaimed eponymous album will be available for purchase from Richmond, VA's Forcefield Records (with UK/European distribution handled by Mordgrimm).
Richmond, VA may be known primarily for its wicked thrash and crust punk scenes, but there's something evil lurking within that doomed old capital. Psyched-out ultra-Sabbathian amplifier worshippers WINDHAND, who boast ex-members of heavy riffters FACEDOWNINSHIT and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY within their ranks, have risen. Slated for a March 21, 2012 release, the record will be available in a limited gatefold pressing of violet wax, and was recorded/mixed by Garrett Morris (PARASYTIC, BASTARD SAPLING) at the Dark Room with Slipped Disc Audio's Bill McElroy (PENTAGRAM, AVAIL, ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY) handling mastering duties.
SCUMFEAST METAL 666 has touted this band from the onset. WINDHAND was formed in 2008 in Richmond, VA and self-released their first demo in 2010, which I raved about here on this site. Original drummer, Jeff Loucks, parted ways with the band in early 2010, with current drummer Ryan Wolfe joining shortly thereafter. Their mammoth debut LP will be available on March 25th - stay (down)tuned!
The band have also announced a short run of dates up and down the East Coast alongside PILGRIM (Metal Blade) and NATUR (Earache), as well as a string of additional gigs come March. Dates are below:
WINDHAND ON TOUR:
2/29 Baltimore MD- The Sidebar w/ The Pilgrim (MD) & Heaviness of the Load
3/1 Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly /w Natur, Pilgrim, & Magic Circle
3/2 Philadelphia, PA - JR's w/ Natur, Pilgrim, & Pagan Wolf Ritual
3/3 Washington, DC - St. Stephen's Church /w Ilsa, Natur, & Pilgrim
3/4 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter /w Natur, Pilgrim, & Humungous
3/5 Savannah GA - Orphan Cage
3/6 Gainesville FL - The Wayward Council
3/7 Tallahassee, FL - AF House w/ In Defence & Dickkicker
3/8 St. Petersburg FL - The Fubar w/ Set and Setting
3/9 Atlanta GA - Archive Gallery w/ Halmos
3/10 Raleigh NC - Slim's w/ Balaclava
Just a reminder on how great this band is: