New Music: Windhand In The “Orchard” [VIDEO]

When it comes to doom metal, only bad things could ever happen in an orchard. And that’s the melancholical truth in Richmond’s Windhand’s track, “Orchard.” Watch the official video for the track in the player above (the haunting footage was compiled by Jordan Vance.

As excellent and captivating as the video is, the “Orchard” track itself is laced with heavy, melodic, and fuzzed-out riffs that lead the listener on a soul-searching quest. Accompanied by overwhelming lyrics of despair the track will have you circling back to point A of your thoughts over and over again. The rhythm section is mesmerizing, but the mid-song guitar solo is transcending in its feel.

“Orchard” falls off Windhand’s latest album, Soma, which can be purchased at Amazon: CD – $14.63 or MP3 – $5.94. If you want, you can stream Soma at Windhand’s Bandcamp page.

In other news, Windhand has announced a first-ever Australian/New Zealand tour with Beastwars this October. These dates immediately follow a three-week run of headlining North American tour dates with psychedelic Nashville outfit, All Them Witches plus Jex Thoth and Ilsa on select dates. The band has also been handpicked as openers for the legendary Sleep’s sold out show in Philadelphia, on August 26th, and as a headliner for this year’s Day of the Shred Fest in Santa Ana, California, along with Red Fang, Weedeater, Graves at Sea, and many more. See all the dates below.

Windhand Tour Dates:

Aug 24 Richmond, VA Strange Matter w/ All Them Witches
Aug 26 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer w/ Sleep SOLD OUT
Aug 27 Washington DC Black Cat w/ Disciples of Christ & The Citadel (members of Ilsa)
***All dates with All Them Witches***
Sep 04 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Sep 05 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Pub
Sep 06 Akron, OH Musica
Sep 07 Columbus, OH The Basement
Sep 08 Indianapolis, IN Melody Inn (Windhand Only)
Sep 09 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
Sep 10 Chicago, IL Cobra w/ Jex Thoth
Sep 11 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock w/ Jex Thoth
Sep 12 Milwaukee, WI Metal Grill w/ Jex Thoth
Sep 13 Ferndale, MI Loving Touch
Sep 14 Toronto, ON Coda
Sep 16 Ottawa, ON Cafe Dekcuf
Sep 17 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Sep 18 Cambridge, MA Middle East (upstairs) w/ Ilsa
Sep 19 Providence, RI AS220 w/ Ilsa
Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus w/ Elder & Ilsa
Sep 26 Austin, TX Red 7 (Outdoors) w/ Dead Meadow, Harsh Toke

***Australian Tour w/ Beastwars ***
Oct 02 Brisbane, AU Crowbar
Oct 03 Sydney, AU Hermann’s Bar
Oct 04 Melbourne, AU Yah Yah’s
Oct 05 Melbourne, AU The Tote

***New Zealand Tour w/ Beastwars***
Oct 08 Christchurch, NZ Dux Live w/ The Hex Waves
Oct 09 Dunedin, NZ Chick’s Hotel w/ Space Bats, Attack!
Oct 10 Wellington, NZ San Fran w/ Mermaidens
Oct 11 Auckland, NZ King’s Arms w/ Greenfog

Nov 01 Santa Ana, CA Day of the Shred @ The Observator

Rock Hard \m/

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