Windhand announce new album, Eternal Return, unveil “Grey Garden”: Stream

The band will support the release with a fall 2018 North American tour

Windhand, photo by Joey Wharton

    Critically acclaimed doom metal band Windhand have unveiled details of their upcoming album, Eternal Return, along with a video for the disc’s first single, “Grey Garden”.

    The Richmond, Virginia, act’s fourth album will arrive October 5th via Relapse Records. A press release describes Eternal Return as “a complete life-to-death journey. As unplanned things go, it’s an observation of as well as a reflection on life’s ups and downs, joys and sorrows, beginnings and ends.”

    Musically, the disc will offer a mix of heavy and “reflective” songs, with “the juxtaposition of heavy, psychedelic and pensive … less like Black Sabbath or Sleep and more like Soundgarden or Veruca Salt.”


    The song “Grey Garden” (watch video below) showcases Dorthia Cottrell’s wistful voice over some powerful riffing by guitarist Garrett Morris, and includes an ethereal slow-tempo section in the middle that is as melodic as the rest of the song is heavy.

    The album is produced by Jack Endino, who famously produced Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach. In fact, Kurt Cobain is cited in the press release as an influence on Eternal Return.

    Eternal Return Artwork:

    Windhand - Eternal Return

    Eternal Return Tracklist:
    1. Halcyon
    2. Grey Garden
    3. Pilgrim’s Rest
    4. First To Die
    5. Light Into Dark
    6. Red Cloud
    7. Eyeshine
    8. Diablerie
    9. Feather


    Windhand will support Eternal Return with a fall North American tour with Satan’s Satyrs. The trek launches October 8th in Atlanta and runs through November 15th gig in the band’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia. A full list of dates can be found below, while the album can be pre-ordered here.

    Windhand Fall North American 2018 Tour with Satan’s Satyrs:
    10/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    10/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    10/10 – Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
    10/11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    10/12 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
    10/14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
    10/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
    10/17 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
    10/19 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
    10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
    10/21 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    10/23 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
    10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
    11/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
    11/03 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    11/04 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
    11/05 – Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
    11/07 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
    11/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
    11/09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    11/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
    11/11 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
    11/12 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
    11/13 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    11/15 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry