Horehound had become a Pittsburgh, PA hometown heavy underground favorite quite soon after forming in early 2015, performing with both local legends and well-known touring acts. Within one year of forming, Horehound released their self-titled debut album (both digital and CD) in April 2016, via Blackseed Records. The album immediately coiled around the heavy music media world, appearing for two consecutive months on the Doom Charts collaborative, and cemented their standing as more than just local favorites. The S/T was then signed to Hellmistress Records, remastered with a bonus track on CD, digitally, as well as vinyl.
Fans have described Horehound as, “fucking heavy, doomy, catchy, and downright amazing.” Horehound would not disagree, citing their inspirations as Kyuss, (the) Melvins, and Alice in Chains, but you can hear a heavier sludge inspiration dwelling in the grinding guitar, haze-laden bass, bruising drums, and ethereally demanding vocals.
Horehound has made it quite evident in recent performances that their current lineup – including founding members Shy Kennedy (vocals) and Brendan Parrish (guitar) – have found their true sound with drummer JD Dauer and bassist Nick Kopco. The quartet is fiercer and impassioned as seen demonstrated in their recent release on Doom Stew Records. The six-track, Holocene, maintains the original Horehound-heavy but has driven into deeper depths of dark, hardened post-doom metal.
Direct support to:
Truckfighters, The Obsessed, The Skull, Conan, Acid Witch
Mothership, Ufomammut, Monolord, Mos Generator, Weedeater and more.
Maryland Doom Fest 2017
Doomed & Stoned Festival
New England Stoner & Doom Festival
Descendants of Crom 2018
Maryland Doom Fest 2019
Upcoming Events include Eyehategod in Youngstown September, 2nd 2019 and shows TBA in November (Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City).
Doom Stew Records (San Francisco) have signed the finished material that the band has written and recorded over the past year for release on cassette, CD, Digital as well as vinyl formatsl. The release is slated for Nov 30th with the option to buy cassette, CD and or digital as well as place a pre-order for vinyl.
Hellmistress Records is re-issuing the Horehound Self-titled debut for 2016 in colored vinyl variations and on disc. The music has been re-mixed, re-mastered, and a bonus song of Portishead's, 'Mysterons', will be covered a la doom!
Bandcamp and Digital Streaming as well as the new CD will be available 4/20/18, the 2nd year anniversary of the original release.
Vinyl is expected to be avilable on June 1st.
Horehound is finished tracking their sophmore LP and has begun the mixing process on 6 tracks. This album features Horehound as a four piece and recording again at the War Room. More updates to come soon!
Friday night April 20, 2018
Kings And Liars
When the Deadbolt Breaks
Saturday night April 21, 2018
Curse the Son
Ol' Time Moonshine
Rule of Two
Everyone Hates Everything
The Devil's Bible
Monolord and Brimstone Coven
Second annual Descendant of Crom event.
A GATHERING OF ROCK, DOOM, SLUDGE, AND METAL.
2+ full days of live music, art, and community.
21+ **Schedule and Line-up subject to change**
The Long Hunt
Curse the Son
Devil to Pay
Come to Grief
Serpents of Secrecy
Forming the Void
...and don't forget Thursday's Pre-party!
Catch the exclusive Descendants of Crom Pre-Gala (very limited tix) that will be held at Howelers on Thursday, September 27th:
Fist Fight in the Parking Lot
Destroyer of Light
Coma, Horehound, Weedeater
The Maryland Doom Fest Presents:
“Doom Hawg Day”!!
Feb 2, 2019 @ Cafe 611 - Frederick, Md
Doors at 2:30 / $20
Come celebrate Ground Hog Day with us!!
⁃ Pale Divine. 1250-130
⁃ Kingsnake 1155-1235
⁃ Faith In Jane. 1100-1140
⁃ The Age of Truth 1005-1045
⁃ Horehound. 910-950
⁃ Stone Dust Riders. 815-855
⁃ Seasick Gladiator 720-800
⁃ Freedom Hawk 625-705
Kings Destroy - Forming The Void - Horehound
Horehound / Pillärs / Rebreather / Black Spirit Crown
Horehound / Rebreather / Long Live the Goat / Pale Horseman
Horehound, Rebreather, Akula, Low Dose
Horehound, Rebreather, Enhailer
Horehound, Daggrs, The Long Hunt
Horehound, Bound by Fate, Olathia
Mothership, Pale Divine, Lo Pan, Year of the Cobra, The Age of Truth, Backwoods Payback, Kingsnake, The Druids, False Gods
GUIDOS 6/21/19 —
Clouds Taste Satanic Benthic Realm. Dead Sisters, Spiral Grave
NIGHT TWO Saturday, June 22
Pentagram, Apostle of Solitude, Foghound, Beelzefuzz, Atala, Sixes, Forming the Void, Knoxxville, Atomic 26, Eternal Black, Greenbeard
GUIDOS 6/22/19 —
Electric Age, Pale Grey Lore, Thunderchief, Seasick Gladiator, Crooked Hills
NIGHT THREE Sunday, June 23
Conan, ZED, Kings Destroy, Toke, Thousand Vision Mist, Horehound, Faith in Jane, Shadow Witch, Witchkiss
GUIDOS 6/23/19 —
Temptations Wings, Wolf Blood, Stone Dust Riders
Hex Machine w/ The Wayward, Microwaves, & Horehound
Eyehategod, Ringworm, Pillärs, Horehound, Enhailer