Canadian stoner/doom metal quartet Hempress released their debut album »Masters Of The Trade«, available now on Spotify
Canadian stoner/doom metal quartet Hempress just released their debut album »Masters Of The Trade« on April 30th, 2022. »Masters Of The Trade« is now available for streaming on Spotify!
The band comments: “Its finally here, »Masters Of The Trade«. Our first full-length album which includes 4 previously released singles/teasers. The Hempress family wants to thank every each and one of you for all the support and love you give to us, helping us get this train rolling. It means the heckin’ world to us. Alot of cool things are heading your way and its just the beginning. Physical copies and vinyls will definitely be in the making, keep your eye balls on the look out.”
01. From The Sky
02. Melancholy Of A Dead Flower
03. My Dopamine
04. Funeral Haze
05. Becoming Of Nothing
07. Into The Doomsphere
08. Masters Of The Trade
Artwork by Resy Purnomo.
Hempress is a stoner doom metal band formed in 2021 in the town of Gatineau, Quebec located in Canada. Hempress delivers heavy, brain melting bass/guitar riffs stuffed with psychedelic influenced lead parts. Lyrical topics going from extra terrestrial beings to murder and drugs, horror and the unknown. Hempress rises from the dead and walks through the smoke in the midst of the night.
Hempress is a self managed band, their first record was recorded in a small studio engineered by Kurtis himself in a small downstairs apartment. Originally, 3 members of Hempress are recognized by the local scene as they were formally part of another band project that has unfortunately disband.
In March of 2020, the world was stricken by a global pandemic. This meant having the whole world to be confined, with nothing to do, confused and on the search of new practices. With Canada being a country which is now legal to purchase marijuana cannabis, it lead Kurtis to excessively induce himself to this mystical leaf. As he was gazing through his slumbered dreams, he envisioned a new chapter of his life. He took his musical path down a different road, as he was writing new material, most of the time being under the influence, he unconsciously turned down the BPM, down tuned his guitar, cranked up his fuzz pedal and maximized his bass and guitar gain channel and that’s when he turned to Stoner Doom Metal and Hempress was born.
Kurtis Labelle – Guitar/Lead Vocals
William Gunn – Bass/Backing Vocals
David Lamothe – Guitar
Jeffrey Ponce-Carre – Drums
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well