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Windhand and Cough Announce Joint New Zealand Shows

Windhand and Cough Announce Joint New Zealand Shows

Thursday 15th December, 2016 2:00PM

Relapse Records labelmates and hometown buddies Windhand and Cough have lined up an epic doom double-header for New Zealand. The two bands, both of whom hail from Richmond in Virginia, will be embarking on two shows on New Zealand soil before jumping the ditch for a string of performances in Australia. Here are the details...

Windhand & Cough

Friday 31st March, San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 1st April, Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

Tickets available HERE at UTR and instore at RPM/Slowboat (Wellington) and Flying Out (Auckland)

Here's the video for 'Crypt Key' from Windhand's 2015 offering Grief's Infernal Flower'...

And here' s Cough performing 'Haunter Of The Dark' from this year's Still They Pray...



LIFE IS NOISE is excited to announce that two powerhouses of American doom metal—Windhand and their spiritual kin Cough—will be heading to our shores in 2017.

These label-mates from Virginia will be melting minds at select venues throughout Australia and New Zealand as part of a massive doom double-header in March and April next year.


The rise of Windhand has been meteoric. Since first surfacing in 2009, this Virginia five-piece quickly outgrew their local underground ties to tour the globe with acts like Sleep, High On Fire, Dead Meadow and Kvelertak. And their third full length, Grief’s Infernal Flower, cemented the band as one of the doom masters of our time.

Windhand live are a lesson in rhythmic mastery. Propelling through the slowest of songs, with the subtle expertise of bassist Parker Chandler and drummer Ryan Wolfe as their backbone, no one will be able to defy the pure need to headbang in their presence.


Cough rose from the fertile metal swamps of Richmond, Virginia to produce some of the most intense, tortured and misanthropic doom out. Drawing from savage elements of extreme music, the past decade has seen the band inspired by everything from early black metal and sludge tones to psychedelia, doom’s early genre forefathers, blues and more—all in their search for beauty in the darkest of places.

Now they have returned after a five-year hiatus with the monolithic beast that is Still They Pray.

Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn, Still They Pray is a recording that takes the listener to the depths of despair and longing. With comparisons to seminal acts like Candlemass, Cathedral, Sleep and Saint Vitus, their third full length is 70-minutes of crushing defeat and euphoric redemption.

Surging between moments of reprieve and impenetrable sound, Cough live are nothing short of soul-destroying. Be ready for this four-piece to lure you in and drag you down to the crawling pit of their inner psyche.

Catch Windhand and Cough at any of the following dates:

Wellington – San Fran – March 31
Auckland – Kings Arms – April 1
Brisbane – Crowbar – April 2
Sydney – Newtown – April 5
Melbourne – Corner Hotel – April 6
Adelaide – Fowlers Live – April 7
Perth – Badlands – April 8


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Fri 31st Mar
San Fran, Wellington
Sat 1st Apr
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

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