Purveyors of doom reminiscent of greats like Electric Wizard, Richmond, Virginia's Windhand were formed in 2009 by members Aschiah Bogdan, Parker Chandler, Dorthia Cottrell, Garrett Morris, and Ryan Wolfe. Blending shuddering low-end fuzz and pounding rhythms with Cottrell's ethereal vocals, the band recalls the sound of classic doom while adding a new dimension to one of metal's heaviest subgenres. In 2012, Windhand released their self-titled debut, eventually gaining the attention of Relapse Records, which signed the band in 2013. The label would go on to release the group's second album, Soma, in the summer of that year. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi