Khemmis Book Studio Time For New Album

Khemmis have officially booked some studio time for their new album. The band will be recording the effort with producer Dave Otero.

[via The PRP]

Khemmis Share Cover Of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole”

Khemmis have shared their cover of Alice In Chains‘ “Down In A Hole.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Alice In Chains‘ “Dirt.” That effort, which is titled “Dirt (Redux),” is set to be released on September 18.

Khemmis’ Ben Hutcherson commented:

“I’ve loved this band since I discovered grunge and hard rock in my early teens. When we were presented with the opportunity to cover my favorite song from one of my favorite bands, I checked a pretty big item off of my bucket list. It’s an honor to take such a powerful piece of music and reimagine it through the creative lens of this band. We knew we wanted to stay true to parts of the song, particularly the chorus, but that we also needed to make it our own.

Alice In Chains has long been one of the most important bands in my life. Though they’re (understandably) associated with the Seattle grunge scene, their music carries a visceral heft that, for me, wasn’t present for the other bands of that music world. ‘Dirt‘ was, and remains, a landmark album of bleakness paired with incredible songwriting, and ‘Down In A Hole‘ was one of the first songs I learned to play on my dad’s old Takamine acoustic guitar back in ’98 or ’99.

The fact that a song like that works as well, if not better, on an acoustic guitar as on a distorted electric guitar is a testament to the power of what those four guys created together.”

[via Consequence Of Sound]

Khemmis Release New EP “More Songs About Death Vol. 1”

Khemmis have released a new EP titled “More Songs About Death Vol. 1” via Bandcamp. The effort comes with a cover of Misfits’ “Skulls” and an acoustic version of “A Conversation With Death.“

Khemmis Postpone European Tour

Khemmis have postponed their spring European tour with Iron Walrus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Our upcoming trek across the pond with IRON WALRUS has, unsurprisingly, been postponed. We WILL be back in Europe before the end of the year (assuming life returns to a normal-ish state in the coming months). Stay tuned for updates and as always, thank you for the support!”

Khemmis To Release New Mini-Album “Doomed Heavy Metal”, Premiere Live Video For Cover Of Dio’s “Rainbow In The Dark”

Khemmis will be releasing a new mini-album titled “Doomed Heavy Metal” on April 17. A live video for the effort’s first single, a cover of Dio’s “Rainbow In The Dark”, can be found below. Here’s the full track listing for the record:

01. “Rainbow In The Dark” (Dio cover)
02. “Empty Throne”
03. “A Conversation With Death”
04. “Bloodletting” (live)
05. “Three Gates” (live)
06. “The Bereaved” (live)

Khemmis Announce European Tour

Khemmis have announced a European tour with Iron Walrus. Here’s the dates

04/23 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
04/24 Berlin, GER – Wild At Heart
04/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
04/26 Kiel, GER – Schaubude
04/28 Aalborg, DEN – 1000Fryd
04/29 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
04/30 Dortmund, GER – Musiktheater (with Sourvein)
05/01 Luttich, BEL – La Zone
05/02 London, UK – Underworld (Desertfest) (no Iron Walrus)

Khemmis Announce West Coast Tour

Khemmis have announced a West Coast tour with Un. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
12/07 Boise, ID – Neurolux
12/08 Seattle, WA – The Highline
12/09 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
12/10 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
12/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
12/12 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/13 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
12/14 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater (with Wayfarer)

Khemmis Announce North American Tour With Cloak

Khemmis have announced a North American tour with Cloak. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/14 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note (no Cloak)
07/11 Memphis, TN – Growlers
07/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
07/13 Lexington, KY – Clairvoyance Fest
07/14 Nashville, TN – The End
07/16 Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
07/17 Richmond, VA – The Camel
07/18 Washington, DC – Songbyrd
07/19 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
07/20 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
07/21 Boston, MA – Great Scott
07/23 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
07/24 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
07/25 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
07/26 Chicago, IL – Reggies
07/27 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
07/28 Bloomington, IL – Nightshop

Khemmis Sign With Nuclear Blast

Khemmis have signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. With this news, the group have also revealed that they have “some very exciting announcements about tours, festivals, and new music coming soon.”

The band said the following:

“We are honored and excited to join the Nuclear Blast roster alongside so many legendary artists. Endless thanks to Monte Conner, Mark Palmer, Yorck Eysel and the rest of the amazing team at Nuclear Blast for sharing in our vision for the future.

We also send our unending gratitude to Dave Adelson of 20 Buck Spin, who not only took a chance on us when he released Absolution in 2015 but also became a true friend and brother to us over the last few years. Finally, thanks to everyone who has supported us by seeing us live, snagging a shirt, and/or picking up a CD or LP. Without all of you, none of this would be possible. We’ve got some very exciting announcements about tours, festivals, and new music coming soon. Cheers!”