Born from the swampy humidity of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, stoner/sludge steel strap Thou are as massive because they are prolific. Shaped in 2005 by guitarists Andy Gibbs and Matthew Thudium, bassist Mitch Wells, and drummer Josh Nee, the band’s audio mixes the shuddering heaviness of doom using the oppressive atmospherics of dark metal, providing the music group a monolithic audio that feels, sometimes, inescapable. Following a appearance of vocalist Bryan Funcke in 2007, Thou released their 1st full-length work, Tyrant. Another year would start to see the music group to push out a follow-up, Peasant, and a string of splits as well as the EPs Malfeasance Retribution, TO TRANSPORT a Stone, as well as the Retaliation from the Immutable Push of Nature. Another couple years will be fairly calm for the music group, with a set of EPs, 2009’s Through the Empires from the Eternal Void and 2010’s Baton Rouge/You Possess Much to Response For, and a full-length, the greater experimental Summit, which found its way to 2010. Three EPs, The Archer as well as the Owle, Big Town, also to the Chaos Wizard Youngsters, adopted in 2011. After a sluggish period that noticed the music group release only a set of splits, Thou came back with their 4th full-length recording, the epic and weighty Heathen, in 2014. That same yr, Thou released a collaborative EP made out of like-minded Providence Rhode Isle doom duo your body entitled Released from Like, that was released in a restricted edition for the Vinyl fabric Rites label. The collaborative work was repackaged early another yr along with another batch of tracks the bands created collectively, released by Thrill Jockey as You, Whom I’VE Constantly Hated/Released from Like.