Khemmis (band)

'Khemmis is an American doom metal band from Denver, Colorado, that formed in 2012. Their second studio album, Hunted, was ranked 11th on Rolling Stones 20 best metal albums of 2016[1] and 1st on Decibel magazine's Top 40 Albums of 2016.[2]

Khemmis
Khemmis in 2017
Khemmis in 2017
Background information
OriginDenver, Colorado, U.S.
GenresDoom metal
Years active2012 (2012)–present
Labels20 Buck Spin, Nuclear Blast
Members
  • Daniel Beiers
  • Zach Coleman
  • Phil Pendergast
  • Ben Hutcherson
Past members
  • Dan Barnett

In July 2017, the band announced that they had signed to Nuclear Blast (via licensing deal with 20 Buck Spin) for the release of their third album.[3] The band toured North America alongside Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, and Myrkur as part of the 2018 Decibel Magazine Tour.[4] They released their third album, Desolation, on June 22, 2018. The album was ranked 9th on Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums of 2018[5] and 12th on Consequence of Sound’s Top 25 Metal + Rock Albums of 2018.[6]

In February 2019, the band announced that they had signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast.[7] In August that year, the band contributed a cover of the folk song "O Death" (titled "A Conversation with Death") for the video game series The Dark Pictures Anthology.[8] In 2020, they covered "Down in a Hole" from Alice in Chains.[9]

They are named after an ancient city located in Egypt, now known as Akhmim.[10]

DiscographyEdit

Khemmis discography
Studio albums3
EPs1
Singles1
Split1
Studio albums
List of studio albums
Year Album details 2015 Absolution
  • Released: July 7, 2015
  • Label: 20 Buck Spin
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, digital download
2016 Hunted
  • Released: October 21, 2016
  • Label: 20 Buck Spin, Graven Earth Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, cassette, digital download
2018 Desolation
  • Released: June 22, 2018
  • Label: 20 Buck Spin, Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, cassette, digital download
EPs
List of EPs
Year EP details
2013 Khemmis
  • Released: November 14, 2013
  • Label: Independent
  • Formats: digital download
2020 Doomed Heavy Metal
  • Released: April 17, 2020
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, digital download
Singles
  • Empty Throne (2017)
Splits
  • Fraught with Peril (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "20 Best Metal Albums of 2016". RollingStone.com. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ "SPOILER: Here Are Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2016 | Decibel Magazine". Decibel Magazine. 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. ^ "KHEMMIS - sign to Nuclear Blast worldwide!". Nuclear Blast. 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  4. ^ "ENSLAVED, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, MYRKUR And KHEMMIS Set For 2018 'Decibel Magazine Tour'". Blabbermouth.net. 2017-10-24. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  5. ^ "SPOILER: Here Are Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2018". Decibel Magazine. 2018-11-15. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  6. ^ "Top 25 Metal + Hard Rock Albums of 2018". Consequence of Sound. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  7. ^ Cabrera, Adam (2019-03-05). "Khemmis Signs to Nuclear Blast Records". Westword. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  8. ^ The Sound of Death: Man of Medan Debuts Another ‘Oh Death’ Cover Good Game Report. September 3, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  9. ^ Kennelty, Greg (7 August 2020). "KHEMMIS Streams Crushing Cover of ALICE IN CHAINS' "Down in a Hole"". Metal Injection. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Khemmis". EncyclopaediaMetallum. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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