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Shepherd - First Hand Limited Edition Orange Vinyl

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Destruent Records

“Art often seeks to imitate nature, attempting to evoke the beauty and untamed passion that we find in the world around us. Rarely, however, do we find bands that can capture that spark and also portray a lesser-appreciated aspect: the sheer goddamn heaviness of the natural world. Doom-rock trio Shepherd hail from "Denver, Colorado, a place perhaps closer to that reality than others, and have created an expansive form of doom metal that branches out to post-metal and rock to add depth and might to their windswept riffing. We’re streaming the band’s debut EP First Hand now — check out the elemental forces at work….” Ted Nubel (Invisible Oranges)

Limited Edition Orange vinyl edition

Debut EP from Denver's doom rock trio, Shepherd. FFO: Torche, Deftones, Mastodon, outlaw country, and folkloric chants. Their sound is truly unique!

(Run time is just under 28 minutes.)
released November 20, 2020

Holden Sims (bass/vocals)
Austin Garrett (guitar/vocals)
Nate Bilodeau (drums)

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Ben Romsdahl at Juggernaut Audio

“Denver doom rockers Shepherd play like they’re trying to dwarf the Rockies with their riffs. Their upcoming First Hand debut is a rustic expedition through doom and stoner rock wastelands. Their mammoth melodicism evokes the harmonicraft sludge of Torche if it got lost in a dust storm. By weaving in elements of outlaw country and desert psych, Shepherd will also appeal to fans of Alice in Chains and Mastodon. " - Decibel Magazine