Today marks the official launch of the new Khemmis album titled 'Desolation' which will see release on June 22nd. The album is being released in the USA and Canada by 20 Buck Spin, and throughout the rest of the world on Nuclear Blast Records.
The band has released the track and video for 'Isolation', the first single from the new album. Watch / hear it right here:
You can also listen to Isolation via our Bandcamp page right here:
The song is also available today via Spotify and Apple Music.
Pre-orders for the LP & CD are now available:
Vinyl info for first pressing is as follows:
1000 X BLACK
200 X COLOR A: (20BS MAILORDER) BRONZE / BLACK COMBO WITH ORANGE, GOLD, BONE SPLATTER
200 X COLOR B: (20BS MAILORDER) BROWN INSIDE WHITE INSIDE ORANGE
200 X COLOR C: (20BS MAILORDER) SOLID GOLD
200 X COLOR D: (BAND EXCLUSIVE) ORANGE CRUSH W/ BLACK SPLATTER
100 X COLOR E: (MIGRATION FEST EXCLUSIVE) - BEER / MUSTARD COMBO
100 X COLOR F: (NAPALM RECORDS U.S. EXCLUSIVE) - OXBLOOD
There is also a LONGSLEEVE and T-SHIRT design available to pre-order.
Some upcoming North American Khemmis shows:
5/24/2018 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest
6/29/2018 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
7/01/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
7/07/2018 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
7/27/2018 Mr. Small’s – Pittsburgh, PA @ Migration Fest
7/29/2018 Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal
Stay tuned for more live dates, track releases etc from Khemmis.
Anticipation was high for the release of ‘Hunted’ in 2016, the sophomore album from Denver’s Khemmis and follow up to acclaimed debut ‘Absolution’ . Rather than the all too common sophomore slump, Khemmis raised the stakes and blew everyone away with their rapidly progressing songwriting and production quality, culminating in ‘Hunted’ being named Album Of The Year for 2016 by Decibel Magazine.
Now in 2018, after wrapping up the Decibel Magazine Tour with Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room and Myrkur, the excitement for Khemmis’s third album ‘Desolation’, due June 22nd, is palpable across the metal spectrum. Fortunately, when you hail from a place known as the Mile High City lofty expectations come with the territory and the band has created what will come to be known as the definitive Khemmis classic.
From the stadium-sized opening notes of ‘Bloodletting’ it is immediately evident that Khemmis are again putting distance between themselves and their earlier influences to inform a sound that is singularly their own. ‘Isolation’, recently aired live on the Decibel Tour, is the album’s lead single and most immediate track, with the classic metal melodies the band have become revered for shining throughout. On epic closer ’From Ruin’ and throughout the entirety of the album, the lead vocals and melodies of Phil Pendergast are the clearest, most powerful and best arranged that the band has achieved. Working for the third time with Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, the band and producer now have the familiarity and mutual experience to arrive at the perfect symbiosis of songwriting, arrangement and production value.
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