Genre: Doom / Heavy-Psych
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Influences: Black Sabbath, Acid King, Earthless, OM
High Priestess is currently working on new music for a Spring 2020 release and will resume shows shortly.
Press / Reviews
HIGH PRIESTESS is a heavy psych doom trio from Los Angeles throwing down lush harmonies with crushing psychedelic riffs and grooves. Consisting of Katie Gilchrest on guitar and vocals, Mariana Fiel on bass and vocals, and Megan Mullins on drums, they have created a sound that echoes both past and future incarnations of doom and psychedelia.
The band was formed in the spring of 2016 when Mariana Fiel placed an ad on Craigslist seeking like minds for a devastating project. Luckily Katie and Megan heeded the call, and they immediately started producing long, hypnotic jams that morphed into crafted songs with dynamic crescendos and soaring improv sections.
High Priestess released a self-produced demo in July 2017 that gained an underground following and caught the ear of independent labels Ripple Music and Tridroid Records. High Priestess was promptly signed, and rereleased the demo as their first album in May 2018. Tours, both domestic and abroad, will abound to spread the gospel of thick fuzz and rhapsodic melody. Basically, wherever this band can go, they will go. Prepare to worship at their altar.