On September 25th 2015, Horse Head will release their new EP Missionary. The EP consists of 4 tracks that straddle the line between doom and sludge, and is highly recommended for fans of Unsane, Eyehategod and YOB.
Horse Head formed in 2011 after Chris Gisriel and a few other members dissolved the band Nataraja, allowing for a new project with Wilson Hensleigh as lead guitarist and Andrew Parker on the drums. A self-titled demo was released within about two years, which was well-received by the Arizona metal community and sparked more writing and live performances at a long list of venues in multiple Arizona cities. After the revolution of a few members, Horse Head reduced its ranks to three: Wilson Hensleigh, Andrew Parker, and Chris Gisriel. With the members’ musical roots being grounded in bands like Unsane, YOB, and Dragged Into Sunlight, the desire to create very heavy, yet relatively complex music began. Horse Head has shared the stage with such greats as Napalm Death, Today is the Day and Municipal Waste. Some of their most memorable shows, however, involved tiny homes, packed with doom-lovers, the neighborhood hearing the guitarist’s full stacks, drummer’s 26 inch kick drum, and vocalists unearthly screams from blocks away.