Richmond, VA doom quintet Windhand are gearing up for the release of their second album, Soma, which is due out on September 17 in North America via Relapse Records. Take a listen to the LP's absolutely crushing lead single "Woodbine" at the bottom of this post. On the track, the outfit seem to tip their hats to early 90s grunge, like Alice in Chains and Nirvana, while still keeping all the best aspects of stoner metal intact. Preorder a copy of Soma via Relapse's webstore.

Windhand will be embarking on a fall U.S. tour in the beginning of September. That tour includes a performance at Cobra Lounge on September 11 with locals Mount Salem. Ticketing information for the Chicago show is forthcoming.

All Windhand dates, a tour poster, a stream of "Woodbine," and album info. for Soma are below...

Windhand - "Woodbine"


Windhand -- Soma
01. Orchard
02. Woodbine
03. Feral Bones
04. Evergreen
05. Cassock
06. Boleskin


Windhand -- 2013 Tour Dates
Sep 05 Baltimore MD @ The Sidebar Tavern w/ Ilsa
Sep 06 Brooklyn NY @ St Vitus
Sep 07 Philadelphia PA @ The Golden Tea House w/ Ilsa
Sep 08 Pittsburgh PA @ Belvedere's
Sep 09 Columbus OH @ The Shrunken Head
Sep 10 Indianapolis IN @ The Melody Inn
Sep 11 Chicago IL @ The Cobra Lounge w/ Mount Salem
Sep 12 Milwaukee WI @ The Cactus Club
Sep 14 Minot ND @ Wedding Reception
Sep 15 Billings MT @ Shooter's
Sep 16 Missoula MT @ Ole Beck VFW Post 209
Sep 17 Seattle WA @ The Highline w/ Bell Witch
Sep 18 Portland OR @ Ash St Saloon w/ Bell Witch
Sep 19 Chico CA @ Monstros Pizza w/ Amarok
Sep 20 San Francisco CA @ The Hemlock
Sep 21 Oakland CA @ The Stork Club
Sep 22 Los Angeles CA @ The Complex
Sep 23 Salt Lake City UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
Sep 24 Denver CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
Sep 25 Lincoln NE @ The Bourbon Theatre w/ Call of the Void
Sep 26 Kansas City MO @ The Record Bar
Sep 27 Dallas TX @ The Doublewide w/Solomon and Pinkish Black
Sep 28 Forth Worth TX @ The Grotto w/Solomon and Pinkish Black
Sep 29 Austin TX @ The Mohawk (inside)
Sep 30 Little Rock AR @ The White Water Tavern
Oct 01 Nashville TN @ The Owl Farm
Oct 02 Johnson City TN @ The Hideaway w/ Generation of Vipers
Oct 03 Richmond @ Strange Matter