Khemmis Album Release

Khemmis Album Release

In The Company Of Serpents, Palehorse/Palerider

Sat, July 7, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

Khemmis
Khemmis
Khemmis is a doomed heavy metal band from Denver, Colorado.

Their debut, ‘Absolution’, was released by 20 Buck Spin in July 2015 and slowly but surely steamrolled all that came in contact with its unforgettable heaviness and classic melodicism. Virtually unknown outside Denver upon release, the band gathered acclaim over the ensuing months and by year end had landed in the #9 spot on Decibel Magazine’s annual top 40 albums of the year, not a small accomplishment for a band on its debut album.

The new album ‘Hunted’ reveals a Khemmis fortified in its purpose and vision, forging an unrivaled synthesis between immense Doom riffs and Maiden-esque harmony. Overall song length has increased yielding more expansively arranged and dramatic storms of elegance and melancholy.

And yet Khemmis are not content to plod through a sea of tears, they are always a rock band first, in service to the movement of the song, even approaching a High On Fire like pace to open the pummeling "Three Gates." The lauded singing of vocalist Phil Pendergast reaches ascendant new heights on tracks like "Candlelight" and "Beyond The Door," while the tasteful use of harsh vocals remains, providing a dark foreboding contrast. The 13-minute title track once again closes the album with an epic stunner.

Undoubtedly ‘Hunted’ is 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 today, ‘Hunted’ stands apart, rewarding repeat listens with songs seared straight into the heart.
In The Company Of Serpents
In The Company Of Serpents
In the Company of Serpents are a doom/sludge two-piece from Denver, Colorado. Founded in early 2011, the band came into being when vocalist/guitarist Grant Netzorg met drummer JJ Anselmi at a show their former bands were playing. Later that Spring they recorded a 4 song demo in a friend's basement studio, which they paid for in AR-15 Ammunition and beer. Shortly afterwards, In the Company of Serpents entered Moduel Overload studios in Denver to record their self-titled debut, which was subsequently self-released on cassette in early 2012.

In late 2011 JJ left the band on amicable terms, and Joseph Weller Myer has been slaying the skins in his stead ever since. In May of 2013 Joe & Grant entered the studio to record their follow-up, Of the Flock, which was subsequently mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson. Of the Flock was self-released on vinyl on Halloween of 2013.
Palehorse/Palerider
Palehorse/Palerider
Doomgaze/Psych from Denver Colorado.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/