Howl (American band)

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Origin Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Genres Doom metal
Sludge metal
Years active 2006–present
Labels Relapse
Website Facebook
Members Vincent Hausman
Jonathan Hall
Josh Durocher-Jones
Jesse Riley
Nick Kasten

Howl is an American Doom metal band from Providence, Rhode Island, formed in 2006. They released their debut full-length album, Full of Hell, in May 2010.[1]


Howl signed with Relapse Records in 2009 and reissued their self-titled EP on July 21, 2009.[1] It was favorably reviewed by Decibel Magazine.[2]

Howl worked with engineer Keith Souza to record their debut studio album, Full of Hell, in January 2010.[3]

in February 2010, Howl supported Skeletonwitch on their Eastern United States tour.[4][5]

in March 2010, Howl participated in the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.[6] on March 22, heavy metal blog MetalSucks commented on the performance:

One of the more talked about metal bands at this year’s SXSW festival were Rhode Island doomsters Howl. The chatter wasn’t just because the band seemed to be playing at every event I attended or because of their awesome artwork, but because this four-piece of furious, bone-crushing, head-splitting doom really seem to be turning heads in underground metal circles and, it turns out, beyond.
— Vince Neilstein


Decibel Magazine gave Full of Hell a favorable review in their May 2010 issue.[8]

Howl took part in the 2011 Metalliance Tour, which also includes Helmet, Crowbar, Saint Vitus, Kylesa, and Red Fang.

In May 2011, Howl released the music video for their single "Heavenless" off their album "Full of Hell". The video was directed by Charlie Scharfman and produced by Alex Scharfman of Scharfman Productions.

Howl's second full length, "Bloodlines", was released on Relapse Records, April 30, 2013 in North America. The LP has garnered mixed reviews, with some suggesting that the band is "trying too hard" and that the album is the "desperate pandering of a band that’s not really certain of what it wants to do anymore." [9] Other more positive reviews suggest that there is "much more going on here" than the first track indicates, and that each track that follows, sets the bar higher and higher.[10]

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Former members:






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