|Genres||Doom Metal, Stoner Metal|
|Years active||2009 - Present|
|Labels||Relapse, Riding Easy/Easy Rider|
|Associated acts||Alabama Thunderpussy, Cough, Inter Arma|
Windhand are a doom/stoner metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Active since 2009, this band is known for their vintage doom sound in a similar vein to modern-era Electric Wizard and vocalist Dorothia Cottrell's melancholy vocal delivery, marking their own brand of doom.
Since 2013, the band has been signed to Relapse Records with two studio albums released under the labed. Windhand has toured the world, building an ever-growing fanbase among the stoner/doom scene.
Windhand were formed in 2009 by members Aschiah Bogdan, Parker Chandler, Dorthia Cottrell, Garrett Morris, and Ryan Wolfe. The band's first recordings would come in the form of a practice demo with two songs self-released in 2010. Jeff Loucks would depart the band to be replaced by Ryan Wolfe. Two years later along with sporadic live performances in the Virginia area the band would release their eponymous debut album. Nathan Hilbish left the band and was replaced by Parker Chandler on bass.
Signing to Relapse and SuccessEdit
Eventually, word of this band got around to Relapse Records who signed them in 2013, offering two releases throughout that year: A split with fellow Virginia doom band Cough in the form of Reflection of the Negative. Later that year the band would release their second album via Relapse in the form of Soma, which was critically acclaimed by a multitude of publications such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR and Invisible Oranges to name a few.
The band followed from the acclaim of Soma with aggressive touring throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, even an appearance at Roadburn Festival the next year (Which would be released as a stand-alone live album.). On Halloween 2014, the band participated in a split release with Swedish stoner/doom band Salem's Pot along with recording for a follow-up on RidingEasy Records.
In 2015, Windhand would work with famed producer and release their third album Grief's Infernal Flower via Relapse to further heavy acclaim. The band also toured heavily in support of the new album, sharing the stage with the likes of bands such as Jex Thoth and Sleep.
- Windhand (2012, Mordgrimm / Forcefield)
- Soma (2013, Relapse)
- Grief's Infernal Flower (2015, Relapse)
- Reflection of the Negative (2013, Relapse)
- Windhand/Salem's Pot (2014, Riding Easy)
with Salem's Pot
- Live at Roadburn 2014 (2014, Roadburn Records)
- Windhand (Practice Space Demo) (2010, Self-released)
- Orchard (2013)
- Asechiah Bogdan - Guitars (2008-present)
- Garrett Morris - Guitars (2008-present)
- Dorthia Cottrell - Vocals (2008-present)
- Ryan Wolfe - Drums (2010-present)
- Parker Chandler - Bass (2013-present)
- Nathan Hilbish - Bass (2008-2013)
- Jeff Loucks - Drums (2008-2010)
- T.J. Childers - Bass (2011)