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Brooklyn NY, United States (2007 – present)

Tombs is an band formed in Brooklyn, NY in January 2007. The band plays a combination of multiple metal styles, including , , and . Mike Hill has likened the group’s sound to being more black metal inspired than sludge metal. He has named bands such as Neurosis, Swans, Joy Division, Darkthrone, Black Flag, Deathspell Omega, Leviathan, and Bauhaus, among others, as being influential to their sound.

Tombs started as a collaboration project consisting of former Anodyne frontman Mike Hill (guitar, vocals), bassist Dominic Seita (ex-Speedloader) and drummer Justin Ennis (ex-the heuristic). Carson Daniel James joined as their new bassist from 2009 to 2012 when he was replaced by Ben Brand. Andrew Hernandez II (ex-Asra) is their current drummer. Dan Howard played additional guitar in 2012 and, in 2013, Garett Bussanick joined as their second guitarist.

Tombs have released three full-length albums: Winter Hours in 2009, Path of Totality in 2011, and Savage Gold in 2014, all through Relapse. Savage Gold was produced and recorded by Erik Rutan. It has been unanimously praised by music critics, with Dave Schalek of About.com calling it “their heaviest album to date.” They also released a self-titled EP and a split EP with Planks in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

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