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KHEMMIS | announce EP + release live video for cover of DIO’s ‘Rainbow In The Dark

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Denver, Colorado based doomed heavy metal quartet KHEMMIS unveil their new EP, Doomed Heavy Metal, which will be released digitally on April 17th via Nuclear Blast.

In celebration of the announcement the band are pleased to reveal a live video for their cover of Dio’s ‘Rainbow In The Dark’. Watch the video below.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdGoRfpRYeg?start=1&w=560&h=315]

The band comments: “As lifelong fans of ZZ TOP, ‘Fandango’ has been a consistent source of inspiration for the four of us. The combination of high-octane live cuts and rare studio recordings make the release stand out in the band’s discography. In that tradition, we are thrilled to announce Doomed Heavy Metal. This mini-album is similarly unique, combining sought-after singles and live cuts together on one record.


We’ve topped it all off with a newly recorded version of DIO’s immortal ‘Rainbow in the Dark’. For those who have clamoured for the re-release of the long out of print ‘Empty Throne’ and ‘Conversation with Death’, your calls have been answered. We hope new and old fans alike will pick up the album, pour a tall glass of their favourite beverage, and party with us!”

Doomed Heavy Metal, is a unique collection of songs from the quartet. Side A includes a brand new cover of ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ as well as a pair of rare singles – ‘A Conversation with Death’ from the band’s 7” split with SPIRIT ADRIFT and ‘Empty Throne’ from the Decibel Magazine Flexi Series. Side B highlights the power and emotional intensity the group wields onstage with a selection of live recordings from 2018’s Two Nights of Doomed Heavy Metal showcasing one song from each of KHEMMIS’ albums.

Below is the Doomed Heavy Metal track list:
Rainbow In The Dark (DIO Cover)
A Conversation With Death
Empty Throne
Bloodletting (Live)
Three Gates (Live)
The Bereaved (Live)

Pre-order your digital copy of Doomed Heavy Metal here:
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer:

The band will also have LP’s / CD’s available for pre-sale at: https://www.20buckspin.com/khemmis.

KHEMMIS aslo recently announced their return to Europe this spring, in the run up to their highly anticipated debut UK performance at Desertfest London!

‘The Desolate Road To Desertfest Tour MMXX’
23.04 DE Kassel – Goldgrube *
24.04 DE Berlin – Wild At Heart *
25.04 DK Copenhagen – Stengade *
26.04 DE Kiel – Schaubude *
28.04 DK Aalborg – 1000Fryd *
29.04 DE Hamburg – Hafenklang ^*
30.04 DE Dortmund – Musiktheater *
01.05 BE Lüttich – La Zone *
02.05 UK London – Underworld @ Desertfest
*w/ Iron Walrus
^ w/ Sourvein

Other dates:
30.05 US Taos, NM – Monolith on the Mesa
20.06 US Denver, CO – TRVE Brewing Anniversary Bacchanal
14-16.08 US Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas
For more information and to purchase tickets visit khemmisdoom.com

Phil Pendergast | guitars, vocals
Ben Hutcherson | guitars, vocals
Daniel Beiers | bass
Zach Coleman | drums

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