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.
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.
“WyndRider” was released in full on March 31, 2023, exactly one year after the date of the band’s first show.
At the beginning of May, the band 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.
“We are over the moon about how far we have come as a band in just a short time. We look forward to hitting the road this summer with Josh Brock and reaching all kinds of new territory! To everyone who has supported us this far and jammed our album, we cannot thank you enough.” – WyndRider
June 1- Charlotte, NC- Skylark Social Club with Occult Fracture and Witch Motel
June 2- Athens, GA- Flicker Bar with Ghoul Hand and Rosie & the Ratdogs
June 3- Atlanta, GA- Star Community Bar with Stoneman and Hot Ram
June 9- Johnson City, TN- The Hideaway with Nerve Endings and Dope Skum
June 17- Whitesburg, KY- Badseed Fest at Summit City on Main
June 24- Johnson City, TN- Capone’s with Season of the Witch and Appalachian Death Cult
June 27- Knoxville, TN- BrickYard Bar & Grill with Red Mesa, Shockwolf, and Sun Mantra
July 1- Columbia, SC- Art Bar with Cosmic Reaper and Ort
July 15- London, KY- Holler of Doom III Festival at Mountain View Farm
July 21- Knoxville, TN- The Pilot Light with Realm, Dead Vibes Ensemble and Ninja Witch
July 29- Youngstown, OH- Ohio Doomed & Stoned Fest at Westside Bowl
July 30- Cincinnati, OH- The Comet with Grey Host, Before the Eyewall, and Opium Doom Cult
More August and September dates to be announced soon.
Purchase the album on Bandcamp: https://wyndrider.bandcamp.com/album/wyndrider
1. Pit Witch 6:36
2. Snake Children 4:31
3. Creator 4:20
4. Strangled by Smoke 6:41
5. Mother in Horns 6:29
6. Electrophilia 4:35
7. Sleeping Wizard 2:44
8. Space Paper Acid Saloon 7:23
Chloe Gould / Vocals
Robbie Willis / Guitar
Richard Bucher / Drums
Joshuwah Herald / Bass