KIND is the heavy psych/stoner group from Boston, MA. New album "Mental Nudge" out 9/11/2020 via Ripple Music(US) and Kozmik Artifactz (EU).
KIND, the stoner/psych/doom supergroup from Boston, are back with their second full-length, Mental Nudge. Featuring members Matt Couto (ex-Elder), Tom Corino (ex-Rozamov), Craig Riggs (Roadsaw) and Darryl Shepard (ex-Black Pyramid), KIND formed in 2013 and released their debut album Rocket Science on Ripple Music in the waning days of 2015. That album garnered favorable reviews across the board, including from Metal Hammer who stated that it built up ‘an atmosphere that’ll sound awesome played live’. That was proven by a West Coast tour KIND undertook with Ripple label mates Salem’s Bend and a live appearance at Desertfest London in 2018, as well as many shows throughout the North Eastern US.
After entering the studio a couple of times in the intervening years to demo new material, KIND booked time at the venerable Mad Oak Studios in January 2020 with Alec Rodriguez (Lesser Glow, Forn, Chelsea Wolfe live sound) behind the boards once again to track Mental Nudge. Staying true to their sound but expanding their sonic palette at the same time, KIND has crafted seven songs that cover the aural spectrum, from the indie-rock influenced Helms to the full-on doom of Trigger Happy to the rock bombast of Broken Tweaker. Rodriguez once again deftly managed to capture the interplay between the instruments and the powerful vocals of Riggs, resulting in a clear yet heavy recording of the new material.