Khemmis Part Ways With Bassist Dan Beiers

Khemmis have parted ways with Dan Beiers. Though only being confirmed now, the bassist actually left the group in December 2020.

Khemmis commented:

“With our impending appearance at the Decibel 200th issue anniversary event, it is time that we let you know that we parted ways with founding member and bassist Dan Beiers in December.

The events of the last year forced us all to reexamine our lives, our capacities to manage our individual mental and physical health, and the state of our relationships both inside and outside of Khemmis.

This decision was the result of that period of reflection and some difficult conversations among the four of us as well as with our loved ones. We are eternally grateful for his contributions and friendship over the years, and we wish him and his family the very best wherever their path leads them next.

Love you, brother.”

As the band mentioned, they will be taking part in Decibel’s “200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream” virtual concert on April 30. A new album from the group is also expected to be released later this year.

Midnight, Khemmis, Full Of Hell, Etc. To Take Part In Free Virtual Concert To Celebrate 200th Issue Of Decibel

Decibel Magazine will be releasing their 200th issue in June and they are planning to celebrate with a special virtual concert called “Decibel’s 200th Issue Show Extremely Ex-Stream.” The event will take place on April 30 at 5:00pm PDT / 8:00pm EDT and it will feature: Midnight, Khemmis, Full Of Hell, Horrendous, and Wake. Various special guests will also make appearances. On top of that, fans will also be able to watch “Decibel’s 100th Issue Show: The Movie” two hours before the show.

Khemmis Begin Recording New Album

Khemmis have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band are working on the effort with producer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Westminster, CO.

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)