KHEMMIS - sign to Nuclear Blast worldwide!
Nuclear Blast are proud to announce the now worldwide signing of Denver, Colorado based doomed heavy metal quartet KHEMMIS. Welcome to the global family! KHEMMIS released their third studio album Desolation in June 2018, to rapturous praise from fans and media alike. They are currently working on new material, and are planning to tour throughout 2019. KHEMMIS commented on the news: "We are honoured and excited to join the Nuclear Blast roster alongside so many legendary artists. Endless thanks to Monte Conner, Mark Palmer, Yorck Eysel and the rest of the amazing team at Nuclear Blast for sharing in our vision for the future. We also send our unending gratitude to Dave Adelson of 20 Buck Spin, who not only took a chance on us when he released Absolution in 2015 but also became a true friend and brother to us over the last few years. Finally, thanks to everyone who has supported us by seeing us live, snagging a shirt, and/or picking up a CD or LP. Without all of you, none of this would be possible. We've got some very exciting announcements about tours, festivals, and new music coming soon. Cheers!" KHEMMIS’ passion for progressive and soulful heavy music is more evident than ever in 2018’s Desolation. Though undeniably influenced by doom and classic metal, to tag the quartet with those labels doesn’t do justice to what they’ve accomplished; a perfect representation of modern heavy metal that integrates the past in a way only possible with the faculty of hindsight. It's impossible to ignore the lengths that the four piece go to, to master their craft and produce a highly unique form of heavy sound. Their magnificently uplifting, yet sorrowful groovy riffs weave the listener along on an unparalleled journey. Desolation is not just the best KHEMMIS record to date but a testament to the quality and evolution that heavy metal is still capable of. Having worked for the third time with Dave Otero of Flatline Audio in Denver, the band and producer achieved a deep mutual understanding, able to arrive at the perfect symbiosis of song writing, arrangement, and production value. Formed in 2012 in Denver USA, KHEMMIS have released three albums to date. 2015’s Absolution and 2016’s Hunted painted a unique portrait; encompassing spiralling progressive doom, fuzz-toned stoner riffs, syrupy sludge and churning classic grooves. They transcended traditional doom forming elegant yet dramatic tracks, conveying their unique sense of melancholy edged with a sense of foreboding. Debut record Absolution earned the four piece outright critical praise from the underground, plus achieving them Decibel Magazine‘s ’Top 40 Albums of the Year‘ list allowing their impact to slowly start seeping into the mainstream consciousness. Hunted helped break down those final barriers in the USA, earning Khemmis more widespread recognition, ranging from glowing reviews at Metal Sucks, Metal Injection and Pitchfork, to earning them a spot in Rolling Stone‘s ’20 Best Metal Albums of 2016‘ list and Decibel‘s highly sought after ’Album of the Year‘ accolade. With latest record Desolation, KHEMMIS have finally reached a more international audience, winning over hearts and minds across the globe.