This is an archive item from Supersonic 2022

Born in of the swampy humidity of Louisiana, the stoner/sludge metal band Thou are as massive as they are prolific. Their sound blends the shuddering heaviness of doom with the oppressive atmospherics of black metal, giving the band a monolithic sound that feels, at times, inescapable.  


Since their inception in 2004 Thou have maintained a strictly D.I.Y. philosophy. Members are not in the band for profit or fame, but for “keeping our music alive for the people that want to hear it, playing near them, and keeping our record prices low. We want to be more like the people we are playing for, not elevating ourselves above them.” 


“The musicians are undercover monsters, dressed in plain clothes, disarming their audience with an illusion of normality and then destroying eardrums with apocalyptic sludge.”

– Offbeat Magazine