SOLD OUT: Windhand – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – April 21st, 2017

SOLD OUT: Windhand

Day Two of Stumpfest VI, featuring patient and ethereal doom metal from Richmond, VA and more

SOLD OUT: Windhand

Bell Witch, Lord Dying, R.I.P., Dark Castle

Fri, April 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 ADV / $25 DOS

Sold Out

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Windhand
Windhand
For a band who traffic in measured, unhurried riffage, Richmond’s WINDHAND have moved awfully quickly over the last few years. Founded in 2009, the VA quintet have been making waves since the release of their 2010 practice space demo, a two-track CD that garnered the band comparisons to artists like Electric Wizard, The Devil’s Blood, and Black Sabbath. That auspicious start was further realized in March 2012 when the band released their self-titled debut, which quickly became an underground hit and sold out of multiple vinyl presses in a matter of months.

A year later, the band officially signed to Relapse Records. After a steady touring schedule, the band collaborated with Richmond brethren Cough on a split entitled Reflection of the Negative, which was released on Relapse in April 2013. Pitchfork deemed the split WINDHAND’s “best music to date,” and the record’s positive critical reception helped pave the way for WINDHAND to release the highly anticipated album Soma in September 2013. Stereogum, Spin, and the LA Weekly featured Soma prominently on their overall best-of lists. The album was heavily represented in countless metal publications including Revolver, Invisible Oranges, MetalSucks, and Metal Injection. Rolling Stone, NPR, and Pitchfork all took note of Soma as well; the former considered the album the third-best metal release of 2013.

Soma was no flash-in-the-pan internet phenomenon. In 2013 and 2014, the band embarked on a series of support and headlining tours across North America, Europe, and Australia, sharing the stage with the likes of Sleep, High on Fire, Dead Meadow and Kvelertak. In addition, WINDHAND appeared at major festivals including Roadburn, SXSW, Scion Rock Fest, Day of the Shred and Maryland Deathfest. WINDHAND also took the time in October 2014 to follow up Soma with a brief two-track Halloween split alongside Swedish doomsters Salem’s Pot (released on Riding Easy Records). Noisey liked the record so much that they declared the band “must have definitely sold their souls for their new split.”

WINDHAND returned in 2015 with their third full-length, Grief's Infernal Flower, a multifaceted slab of thundering stoner doom that Noisey has called “doom metal's most anticipated album of the year.” Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire, Soundgarden, etc), Grief's Infernal Flower is massive, heavy, and personal, a modern testament to the power of doom and stoner metal’s legacies. One sees the urgency the band have displayed over their career reflected in their music – long-canonized tropes are reimagined and reinvented, WINDHAND convey an irrepressible sense of motion even within the slowest of songs. Front woman Dorthia Cottrell firmly establishes herself as one of the best vocalists of the genre by perfectly balancing beauty with enormous power, and the twin-guitar attack of Garrett Morris and Asechiah Bogdan weaves together nine songs of perfect riffs and fuzzed-out bliss. That often-delicate splendor is all tempered by the colossal rhythmic mastery of bassist Parker Chandler and drummer Ryan Wolfe, whose lower-register expertise serves as the backbone of the new record. Though the first two WINDHAND albums were underground classics, Grief's Infernal Flower stands to see WINDHAND cementing themselves as one of the premier metal bands of our time.
Bell Witch
Seattle based duo BELL WITCH have, since their inception in 2010, carved a unique niche in the metal scene. Utilizing only bass, drums and vocals to create a mournful, melodic take on minimalism and an ethereal but crushing approach to magnitude.
Their most recent LP, Four Phantoms (2015, Profound Lore) was recorded by Billy Anderson and is their most focused, structured and melancholy release to date. Four epic sentiments of funeral / death doom are orchestrated into arias of the four titular ghosts.
Lord Dying
Lord Dying
Lord Dying come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff. A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight. In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other, Lord Dying gives something less than a f*ck. They are a metal band with members of Black Elk , Portals, Le Force, and Cremains, who in their short, one years time as a band have shared the stage with Unsane, Red Fang, Yob, Valient Thorr, and others locally. They have also braved the west coast twice, the first time alone, only to meet up with crazy prog-shredmeisters Danava and heavy lust-lifers Lecherous Gaze for a few shows, followed a few months later by another co-headling tour with local heavy punishers Nether Regions. Shortly after Lord Dying teamed up with longtime bros Kelly and Erica G and solidified the first monumental release, Lord Dying "s/t", in 7" form on his Powerblaster Records label. They released their new record "Poisoned Altars" with us on 1/31/15. Lord Dying are here to pummel with heavy riffs and promote simpler things like Cold brew-Hot Shower.
R.I.P.
If there's one thing you didn't see coming for 2016, it's a radical heavy metal assault by Oregon's self-proclaimed "street doomers" R.I.P.. Their rousing debut album "In The Wind" – due out this March on Totem Cat Records and illustrated by US painter Adam Burke – will make all metalheads' hearts leap with joy. Get in the wind or get out the way… - See more at: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/01/06/rip-in-the-wind-release/#sthash.vbTOt307.dpuf
Dark Castle
Dark Castle
Psychedelic Doom Metal Personified
Florida's Musical Legacy, As Far As Those Of Us Who Walk The Left-Hand Path Are Concerned, Has Always Lain Within The Murky Depths Of Death Metal, Spawned Decades Ago By The Godless Noise Mongers Of Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide And More. It's Fitting, Then, That The Two Musicians Behind Florida's Most Crushing New Export, DARK CASTLE, Have Spent Most Of Their Lives Playing In Metal Bands And Honing The Tools Of Their Trade.