If you’ve been frequenting JOVM over the past two weeks, you’d know that things have been extremely busy here as I’ve covered the Northside Festival (look for coverage of that sometime this weekend/early next week), the New Music Seminar, a couple of Summerstage shows and shot some photos at the Mermaid Day Parade. Knowing where I’ll be at any given night has been – well, rather interesting. Such is the life of a busy blogger, right? 

With the release of their first two full-length efforts, the Virginia-based band WINDHAND, comprised of Garrett Morris (guitar), Parker Chandler (gass) Dorthia Cottrell (vocals), Asechiah Bogdan (guitar), Ryan Wolfe (drums), the Virginia-based quintet WINDHAND have developed a reputation for a forceful, doom metal comprised of huge, dirge-like power chords and a tight rhythm section. Produced by Jack Endino best known for his work with Nirvana, Soundgarden and High On Fire, the Virgnia quintet’s forthcoming third-full length effort may put the band on the national map as the material, which you’ll hear on this great teaser, channels Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and several others but filled with an even more palpable (and seductive) sense of gloom and doom.

From the sampler, I’m really looking forward to playing this one extremely loud.