Beastwars and Windhand New Zealand Tour AnnouncedThursday 14th August, 2014 8:38AM
In an epic metal match-up, American stoner-doom band Windhand have announced a double-bill tour around New Zealand with our very own Beastwars. Due to popular demand the two bands have added the October dates to round out their Australian shows, where they will be joining forces to knock the socks off the crowds at the Doomsday Festival 2014. Windhand are touring off the back of their latest album Soma, which was released last year through Relapsed Records to critical acclaim. This will be a pairing not to be missed, here's the details...
Wednesday 8th October, Dux Live, Christchurch w/ The Hex Waves
Thursday 9th October, Chick's Hotel, Dunedin w/ Space Bats, Attack!
Friday 10th October, San Fran, Wellington w/ Mermaidens
Saturday 11th October, King's Arms, Auckland w/ Greenfog
Tickets are onsale HERE AT UTR, also at Real Groovy in Auckland, Slow Boat and RPM in Wellington and Portil in Dunedin.
Here's the single 'Orchard' from Windhand's latest album Soma...
And here's the recent video for 'Rivermen' from Beastwars...
Beastwars are excited to announce that they are joining forces with Windhand (Relapse Records, USA) for four New Zealand dates this October.
Due to huge demand, these shows have been added to the bands' Australian dates where they're co-headlining the annual Doomsday Festival.
Windhand's latest record 'Soma' was ranked third in Rolling Stone's 20 best heavy metal albums of 2013, but like Beastwars, Windhand are more than just metal. Described as the glorious misfit offspring of Black Sabbath and Nirvana; the band combine lumbering, monolithic doom with psychedelic, stoner rock led by the soaring vocals of Dorthia Cottrell.
Windhand has spent the better part of the year on the road playing all the best heavy rock festivals in Europe while Beastwars has been summoning songs in the studio for a new album. This is a unique opportunity to see world class doom on a local stage and is not to be missed.
Wed 8th Oct, Dux Live, Christchurch
Thu 9th Oct, Chicks Hotel , Port Chalmers
Fri 10th Oct, San Fran, Wellington
Sat 11th Oct, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland