Druids

Des Moines, Iowa

Metal / Rock / Psychedelic

Creating music about a weary space traveler in search of a tangible object within her body to balance the scales of a fictional universe isn’t necessarily a common task, but Druids makes it look easy.

Formed in 2008, Des Moines, Iowa’s metal trio, Druids, set out to create music that was loud, crushing and beautiful, while painting lush, vast pathways for  imaginative soundscapes.

They laid their destructive groundwork over two releases, ‘Pray For Water’ and ‘The Sound of Meditation’ (2009 and 2013, respectively), continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically.

With the release of 2016’s ‘Cycles of Mobeum’, the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. In short, with heads banging in unison, it was safe to say that Druids was well-received.

They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up, ‘Spirit Compass’ with producer, Brandon Darner (David Keuning, Radio Moscow), to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up to ‘Cycles’.

The band spent most of 2017 and 2018 touring in support of ‘Spirit Compass’, while writing and recording their biggest record to date, ‘Monument’ (out April 19th on Kansas City’s The Company label). The release provides five songs at a 30 minute run-time, proving to be the trio’s most confident and explorative effort to date.

With the backing of Tone Deaf Touring, heavy new tunes and a killer live show, Druids show no signs of stopping any time soon.

Photo: Suzanne Corum-Rich

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Saturday @ 5:45 PM

Nationwide

Free