Formed in 2012 in Denver USA, KHEMMIS have released three albums to date. 2015's »Absolution« 2016’s »Hunted« and 2018's Desolation, which paint a unique portrait; encompassing spiraling progressive doom, fuzz-toned stoner riffs, syrupy sludge and churning classic grooves. They transcend traditional doom forming elegant yet dramatic tracks, conveying their unique sense of melancholy edged with a sense of foreboding.
Debut record »Absolution« earned the four piece outright critical praise from the underground, plus achieving them Decibel’s "Top 40 Albums of the Year" list allowing their impact to slowly start seeping into the mainstream consciousness. »Hunted« broke down those final barriers earning KHEMMIS widespread recognition, ranging from glowing reviews at Metal Sucks, Metal Injection and Pitchfork, to earning them a spot in Rolling Stone's "20 Best Metal Albums of 2016" list and Decibel’s highly sought after "Album of the Year" accolade. Not many bands out there can boast about being compared to the likes of THIN LIZZY and ZZ TOP, to PARADISE LOST, MY DYING BRIDE and JUDAS PRIEST.
Now, in 2021, the excitement for KHEMMIS‘ fourth album, "DECEIVER" 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. While Khemmis' lyrical themes of sorrow, pain, and longing for hope will no doubt be familiar to longtime fans, these six songs display a broader collection of musical influences than on any other KHEMMIS record to date.
Phil Pendergast (guitars, vocals)
Ben Hutcherson (guitars, vocals)
Daniel Beiers (bass)
Zach Coleman (drums)