KHEMMIS: Announce West Coast Desolation Tour 2019!

Denver, Colorado based doomed heavy metal quartet KHEMMIS are proud to announce their West Coast Desolation Tour 2019The 9-date tour will kick-off on December 16th in Salt Lake City and conclude in Denver, Colorado on December 14th. Joining the band on the tour is Seattle funeral doom warlocks UN.

KHEMMIS comments, “After the success of the first leg of the North American Desolation Tour we are thrilled to announce the West Coast Desolation Tour a nine-date headlining trek with support from Seattle funeral doom warlocks UN. We will conclude the outing with a very special hometown show–our only one this year–featuring a rare local appearance by black metal hellions WAYFARER. Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday, we’ll see all of you on the road this winter!”

KHEMMIS will be touring in support of their latest album, Desolation. Watch the music video for “Isolation” here:

Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, August 23 at 10AM PST. For more information visit:

Confirmed dates for the KHEMMIS West Coast Desolation Tour 2019  with special guests UN are:
12/06/2019  Salt Lake City UT • Soundwell
12/07/2019  Boise ID • Neurolux
12/08/2019  Seattle WA • The Highline
12/09/2019  Portland OR • Doug Fir Lounge
12/10/2019. Oakland CA • Starline Social Club
12/11/2019  Los Angeles CA • The Echo
12/12/2019  San Diego CA • Brick By Brick
12/13/2019  Phoenix AZ • Club Red
12/14/2019  Denver CO • Bluebird Theater (w/ Wayfarer)

Khemmis passion for progressive and soulful heavy music is more evident than ever in 2018’s Desolation. Though undeniably influenced by doom and classic metal, to tag the quartet with those labels doesn’t do justice to what they’ve accomplished; a perfect representation of modern heavy metal that integrates the past in a way only possible with the faculty of hindsight. It’s impossible to ignore the lengths that the four piece goes to in order to master their craft and produce a highly unique form of heavy sound. Their magnificently uplifting, yet sorrowful groovy riffs weave the listener along on an unparalleled journey. Desolation is not just the best Khemmis record to date but a testament to the quality and evolution that heavy metal is still capable of. Having worked for the third time with Dave Otero of Flatline Audio in Denver, the band and producer achieved a deep mutual understanding, able to arrive at the perfect symbiosis of song writing, arrangement, and production value.

“Isolation” Official Video:
“Bloodletting” Official Visualizer:
“Flesh To Nothing” Guitar Play Through:

Desolation Trailers:
Phil’s Non Metal Influences:
Zach’s Non Metal Influences:
Dan’s Non Metal Influences:
Phil Pendergast Record Collection: Thin Lizzy:
Phil Pendergast Record Collection: Hip Hop and Rap:
Phil Pendergast Record Collection: Miles Davis:
Phil’s Record Collection: Hendrix, John Fahey & Sonny Boy Williamson:
Phil Pendergast Record Collection: Judas Priest: 

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Formed in Denver in 2012, 
Khemmis have released three albums to date. 2015’s Absolution and 2016’s Hunted painted a unique portrait; encompassing spiraling progressive doom, fuzz-toned stoner riffs, syrupy sludge and churning classic grooves. They transcended traditional doom forming elegant yet dramatic tracks, conveying their unique sense of melancholy edged with a sense of foreboding.

Their debut record, Absolution, earned the four piece outright critical praise from the underground, plus achieving them Decibel Magazine‘s ’Top 40 Albums of the Year‘ list allowing their impact to slowly start seeping into the mainstream consciousness. Hunted helped break down those final barriers in the USA, earning KHEMMIS more widespread recognition, ranging from glowing reviews at Metal SucksMetal 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.

With latest record Desolation, Khemmis have finally reached a more international audience, winning over hearts and minds across the globe.

Khemmis are:
Phil Pendergast // guitar, vocals
Ben Hutcherson // guitar, vocals
Daniel Beiers //  bass
Zach Coleman  // drums

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