KHEMMIS's "Hunted" album nears release Via 20 Buck Spin
Denver doom quartet KHEMMIS has released the powerful new anthem, "Beyond The Door," hailing from their impending second LP, Hunted, as the album approaches its anxiously anticipated release through 20 Buck Spin on October 21st.
No Clean Singing has debuted the new single, "Beyond The Door," proclaiming in part of the song, "But in addition to the massive riffs, the skull-splintering impact of the rhythm section, and Pendergast's striking voice, 'Beyond the Door' also provides a showcase for another quality that explains KHEMMIS' rise: The song is loaded with scintillating guitar melodies. The second half of the track includes a glorious dual-guitar jam followed by a fiery solo that pierces, squalls, soars, and dives like some aural manifestation of the KHEMMIS wizard's spellcasting. The song packs a hell of a finish, too, slowing and turning once again into a bruising crusher, this time accented by nasty snarls and growls and some narcotic guitar work."
Following their West Coast US tour to Migration Fest this Summer, KHEMMIS has booked a hometown record release show for next Friday, October 21st, the day Hunted is released, joined by special guests Spectral Voices. The band is also confirmed to take part in Tucson-based Southwest Terror Fest V, playing the main stage on Sunday, October 23rd alongside Saint Vitus, The Skull, Witch Mountain, CHRCH, and Grey Gallows. KHEMMIS has also already booked two special one-off shows for 2017, the band to play in Chicago and Brooklyn on January 13th and 14th respectively, with more tour dates to be announced in the weeks ahead.
KHEMMIS Tour Dates:
10/21/2016 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO *record release show w/ Spectral Voices [info]
10/23/2016 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Saint Vitus, The Skull, more [info]
1/13/2017 Reggies - Chicago, IL
1/14/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Crypt Sermon
Using the same team as their lauded debut, Hunted was recorded at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cobalt, Nightbringer, Cephalic Carnage) and features artwork by Sam Turner (3 Inches Of Blood, Black Breath, TRVE Brewing). Hunted is undoubtedly an album that will solidify KHEMMIS' place at the vanguard of doom's most notable modern manifestations, in large part because they transcend the label itself. They've seamlessly blended their influences into an extraordinarily listenable album worthy of countless spins. With such a glut of music released nowadays, Hunted stands apart, rewarding repeat listens with songs seared straight into the heart.