Sludge metal, hardcore, and grunge are the just a few of the aural elements in the world of Medicine Horse. A citizen of Cherokee Nation, frontwoman Nico Williams' gravelly vocal blitz is the perfect match to the band's robust arrangements, which can switch from a bluesy guitar workout to a driving metallic attack at a quick clip. The "hardcore" in the quintet's sound comes from Williams' intense delivery style.
Medicine Horse hail from the Indian Territory of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and are named in honor of the great-great-great-grandfather of rhythm guitarist Kyle Kent Williams Sr (Ponka/Otoe-Missouria/Ioway) Shoⁿge moⁿkoⁿ (in Otoe, Ma’Kaⁿ Shuⁿje). Their lineup is completed by drummer Garrett Heck, lead guitarist Travis Rowe, and bassist Chris West.
Formed in 2020, Medicine Horse is set to release their debut record, a 7-track self-titled affair that No Echo is pleased to present an early stream of for our listeners below:
Medicine Horse guitarist Kyle Williams shared the following about their record:
"What we wanted to do with this album is to create a really dynamic, but powerful offering. We want to make music that is crushing and powerful, stylistically dense, and dynamic."
Medicine Horse comes out tomorrow (Sept. 8) via Horton Records (order here).
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