Gimme Radio Presents
SOLD OUT! Khemmis, Cloak
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Slow, loud, heavy -- this is Khemmis, a four piece doomed rock 'n' roll outfit from Denver, Colorado.
Khemmis combines the soul of Black Sabbath, the soaring harmonies of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, and the visceral weight of contemporary sludge and doom metal.
No regurgitation. No gimmicks. No trends.
In July 2015, the band released Absolution, a six track, forty-minute journey through transcendent melodies and pure auditory annihilation. Recorded with Dave Otero (Cobalt, Primitive Man) and Shane Howard at Flatline Audio, the album earned praise from listeners and critics alike. Decibel Magazine named it the #9 metal album of 2015, while Pitchfork named it their #5 release of the year. It earned accolades from NPR, Apple Music, Invisible Oranges, Noisey, and No Clean Singing, among others.
2016 will see Khemmis continue to spread the gospel of the riff both in the US and abroad. The band is also wrapping up their sophomore album, due late summer on 20 Buck Spin.
Yet one can't help but be moved – emotionally, spiritually, whatever you want to call it – by the sheer power Khemmis has harnessed on what is easily my favorite doom record of 2015. - Invisible Oranges
This is fuzzy and doomy and wizard-y metal, with a high, wailing voice that grips the heavens over Iron Maiden-like twin leads.
– Lars Gotrich (NPR)
Like many of the genre's most successful names (think YOB, High On Fire, Samothrace, Pallbearer, et al), Khemmis' multi-angled take straddles the two camps—their approach is wholly modern, but their roots are thoroughly aged. Songs like "Ash, Cinder, Smoke" dial up the stoner swagger and harsh barking vocals, while "Serpentine" goes ham with twin guitar noodling and a rafter-baiting croon; "Antediluvian" goes full NOLA, and the closing track is a huge, heart-stopping epic (the vocal harmonies alone will get you). - Noisey
The powerful vocals combined with the heart-tugging leads and guitar harmonies make for a rather emotional listen at times, but fear not; Khemmis still know how to bring the heavy. - Heavy Blog is Heavy
There are many little moments that jump out and make you want to hear them again, and they shake things up regularly by dragging in ideas from rock, stoner, goth and traditional metal. The end result is a doom album that refuses to play like one because it's too damn energetic and dynamic. - Angry Metal Guy
TONIGHT! FRI 7/19. Bar opens at 6. Doors at 7. Set times: 830 CLOAK 930 Khemmis. Then drink and dance the night away at Underworld Party at Saint Vitus ≠ 7/19 ≠ Free Dance Party! 11-close.
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