Fort Wayne, Indiana based stoner/grunge/desert rock trio The Holy Nothing has just unleashed their debut EP »Vol 1: A Profound And Nameless Fear« on November 17th, 2023.
01. Bathe Me
02. Bliss Trench
03. Unending Death
05. Doom Church
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Hailing from Fort Wayne, Indiana, The Holy Nothing stands as a beacon for fans seeking an audacious fusion of stoner metal, grunge, and desert rock. This November 17, brace yourselves for their debut EP titled »Vol 1: A Profound And Nameless Fear«. This offering will be available digitally and in a limited edition clear lathe cut 12″ record. The track »Mondegreen« is set to lead the charge as a single, complete with a music video.
Formed in 2022, the band consists of: Austin Hammond wielding the drums, Joey Kaufman on guitar and vocals, and Dan Kinnaley keeping the rhythm on bass, also contributing vocals.
It was a mutual admiration for Red Fang that brought these three together. But as fate would have it, their shared love for themes of cosmic horror, science fiction, and apocalyptic scenarios proved to be the creative drive behind their unique sound. Picture them playing the perfect score at your end of the world party.
Photos by Black Patch Photography
Musically, The Holy Nothing draws heavily from stoner metal, hardcore, grunge, and the seductive tunes of desert rock. They count among their inspirations legends like Red Fang, Baroness, Converge, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Every Time I Die. But it doesn’t stop there. Their music is also touched with an atmospheric vibe, inspired by iconic composers such as John Carpenter, Gustavo Santaolalla (known for The Last Of Us), and Mark Korven (The Witch). This musical melange is accompanied by lyrics and visuals steeped in existential dread and cosmic horror, underlined by a quest for human connection within the vast expanse of an indifferent universe.
Despite being relatively fresh on the scene, The Holy Nothing’s prowess has landed them spots alongside big names such as He Is Legend, Greyhaven, and Kal Marks.
Tracks & Tales:
• »Bathe Me«: An ode to the consuming lust for one’s lover, where devotion pushes one to the edge.
• »Bliss Trench«: A song about confronting existential dread and finding solace in what truly matters.
• »Unending Death«: A revenge narrative inspired by Donald Ray Polluck’s work, touching upon the idea of intervening in the traumatic pasts of loved ones.
• »Mondegreen«: Inspired by misinterpreted lyrics, this track deals with disillusionment stemming from a religious upbringing.
• »Doom Church«: A reflection on finding temporary solace in the company of an incompatible partner, seeking meaning in a constructed love.
At the heart of it all, The Holy Nothing yearns for its listeners to carve their own paths and find purpose. If their beats get you dancing or nodding along, they believe their mission is accomplished.
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Recorded and mixed by Dan Kinnaley at Chipped Tooth Audio.
Mastered by Paul Bennett Audio.
Photography by Jennifer Stanley/Black Patch Photography.
Layout and Design by Dan Kinnaley.
The Holy Nothing is:
Austin Hammond – Drums
Joey Kaufman – Guitar, Synth, Vocals
Dan Kinnaley – Bass, Vocals