San Franciscan doom trio HORNSS are set to release their new album on ‘Telepath’ on 18th November via Ripple Music/STB Records, following on from the release of their 2013 debut ‘No Blood, No Sympathy’ on RidingEasy Records.
Initially formed in 2010 with a line-up later completed by drummer Bil Bowman – formerly of Zodiac Killers, blackQueen and Scrog – HORNSS have gained a worldwide reputation among the stoner rock and doom scene, taking to stages with fellow heavy hitters such as Ufomammut, YOB, Windhand, Bang, Black Cobra, Fatso Jetson, Lord Dying, Naam and Elder, as well as co-headlining a successful 2014 European tour with Vancouver’s Black Wizard.
Amped up on that heavy, fuzzed-out punk and doom groove, unlike some that are simply content to adopt that famed “desert sound”, HORNSS were practically born into it. Moulded by it from the very beginning in the case of members Mike Moracha and Nick Nava who both got their start on the Palm Desert scene with the band Solarfeast, alongside ex-Kyuss/Evolution’s End member Chris Cockrell.
Recorded directly to analog tape at Green’s Louder Studios in Grass Valley, California by Tim Green (Saviours, Melvins, KARP, Comets On Fire, Hot Lunch) ‘Telepath’ is the follow-up to the trio’s acclaimed debut and showcases a band that is every inch the force you’d hope they would be given their heritage, influence and the arid air that shaped their sound. Drawing on influences such as Hawkwind, Saint Vitus and The Ramones they deliver devastating doom, death punk fury (both Mike and Nick were also founding members of San Fran punk band The Jack Saints), stoned out meanderings and crushing desert progressions that will strike a chord no matter where your allegiances lie.