KHEMMIS (USA/Nuclear Blast)
Khemmis is an American doomed heavy metal band from Denver, Colorado.
Their debut record, ‘Absolution,’ earned the four-piece outright critical praise from the underground, including a slot on Decibel Magazine‘s “Top 40 Albums of the Year” list, which allowed them to start seeping into the mainstream consciousness. 2016’s ‘Hunted’ helped break down those final barriers in the USA, earning Khemmis more widespread recognition, ranging from glowing reviews at Metal Sucks, Metal Injection and Pitchfork, to earning them a spot in Rolling Stone‘s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2016” list and Decibel‘s highly sought after Album of the Year accolade.
With their latest full-length record ‘Desolation,’ Khemmis have finally reached a more international audience, winning over hearts and minds across the globe. Though undeniably influenced by doom and classic metal, to tag the quartet with those labels doesn’t do justice to what they’ve accomplished. Theirs is a perfect representation of modern heavy metal that integrates the past in a way only possible with the faculty of hindsight. The album earned widespread critical praise from the global metal press and marked the band’s first appearance on the Billboard charts.
Moreover, the band remains hard at work writing the follow up to ‘Desolation,’ which will be their first worldwide release with Nuclear Blast.
2013: Khemmis (EP, self-released)
2015: Absolution (Album, 20 Buck Spin)
2016: Hunted (Album, 20 Buck Spin)
2017: Empty Throne (Single, Decibel)
2017: Fraught with Peril (Split EP with Spirit Adrift, War Crime Recordings)
2018: Desolation (Album, 20 Buck Spin (USA)/Nuclear Blast (international))
2020: Doomed Heavy Metal (EP, 20 Buck Spin (USA)/Nuclear Blast (international))
IRON WALRUS have made a name for themselves in the doom / sludge / metal scene. After 2 major European tours with CROWBAR (2014 & 2015), the German shows with ROOTS (Cavalera Brothers), OBITUARY, SODOM, TROUBLE, ST.VITUS, MANTAR & PENTAGRAM as well as appearances at Desert Fest London, Hammer of Doom, the Rockavaria Festival and the Stoned From The Underground Festival – they caused a lot of open mouths and sweaty hair. At the end of 2020, Iron Walrus will release their successor album.
2014 Insidious Black Sea (Album, Redfield/Alive)
2015 The Plague (Album, Redfield/Alive)
2017 A Beast Within (Album, Redfield/Alive)