At the beginning of May, WyndRider announced Richard Bucher was stepping down and introduced their new drummer, Josh Brock. Beginning in June, they will continue performing with this new lineup and plan to make appearances in many cities this year, including Charlotte, Athens, Atlanta, Columbia, Cincinnati, Savannah and Tampa. They can once again be seen at Holler of Doom Festival in London, KY, as well as Badseed Fest (Whitesburg, KY), and Ohio Doomed and Stoned Festival in Youngstown.
WyndRider is a four piece, female-fronted stoner doom band from the mountains of East Tennessee. Joshuwah Herald (bass), Robbie Willis (guitar), Chloe Gould (vocals), and Richard Bucher (drums) made up the original members, playing their first show on March 31, 2022 at the Hideaway in Johnson City, TN. Their first single, »Electrophilia«, was recorded at the beginning of April (recorded, mixed, and mastered by Greg Glessing and Milby Shaffer) and published on May 26 of the same year.
Poster by Josh Schneider
With only one single available online since the beginning, WyndRider moved leaps and bounds, booking in Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, West Virginia, and around Tennessee. They have shared the stage with names such as Caustic Casanova and Book Of Wyrms at Holler of Doom II Festival in London, KY, and Dizygote, Lung, and Gaffer Project in their hometown of Johnson City, TN. They returned to London, KY in the fall of 2022 to play a second festival- Mountains of Metal 7, and Lexington, KY for Revenge of the Toker Day Fest.
The band’s debut album, »WyndRider«, was recorded in late September by Danielle Fehr from The Wizard Productions. The recordings are the most raw, natural sounding form of the songs that they were able to capture in a studio setting, while still emulating the energy of a live performance. Bands such as Black Sabbath, Steppenwolf, Mountain, and Budgie inspired their take on a continuation of heavy and psychedelic music. The themes of this album are a culmination of subjects such as apocalypse, alien life, the Satanic Panic, and sarcastic dissection of the Christian Church. It portrays a new version of the physical, biting addictiveness that Rock and Roll inspired for another generation.
Preparing for their debut, singles from the album were released by The Obelisk and Doomed & Stoned. WyndRider was released in full on March 31, 2023, exactly one year after the date of the band’s first show. WyndRider has since been featured by Weedian, Rob Hammer, and 666MrDoom, as well as many other journals, channels, and podcasts. Shortly following the release, they were listed as #11 on the March 2023 Doom Charts.
Chloe Gould – Vocals
Joshuwah Herald – Bass
Robbie Willis – Guitar
Josh Brock – Drums
FFO: Black Sabbath, Mountain, Windhand, Sleep