Anger, Rage, Despair from the "Wastelands of Idaho U.S.A."!
Mandi Golla(vocals), Nathan Golla(guitar), Brian Ochoa(bass) and David “Chip” Clifford(drums) make up the progressive Harcore Metal band “The Khind”. Influenced by bands such as Primus, Suicidal Tendencies, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera, and Nine Inch Nails, they have combined all of these groups to create their own unique sound.
Originally formed in 1996 by Nathan Golla and David “Chip” Clifford. “The Khind” played several shows throughout the Inland Northwest. They recorded their first album “Universal Gods” in 1998 and released it independently. The band went through several personnel changes. Due to repeated departures of band members, Clifford and Golla decided to put the band on hiatus in 2002 and work on other musical projects. The band reformed in 2005, but still had trouble keeping a permanent lead vocalist.
Returning to her hometown of Lewiston, Idaho in 2009 after pursuing her dream of music, acting, and modeling in Los Angeles, California. Mandi Jordan, now Golla, auditioned for “The Khind” and landed the lead vocalist spot. While in L.A. she achieved success being cast in music videos by bands as diverse as “Blink-182” and “Black Label Society”. During this time she also played bass in the band “Violet UK” which played shows throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan’s Tokyo Dome. Golla made several contacts in the music industry including “Jane’s Addiction” guitarist Dave Navarro and “Limp Bizkit’s” Wes Borland. While rehearing and playing shows, Golla and Jordan began dating and were married in 2010. They opened “Crimson Reign” Tattoo shop soon afterward.
“The Khind” have recorded their second album titled “Chaotic Symmetry”. The album should be released later on this summer. A platinum-selling, mainstream musician is designing the band’s album cover. Having already performed several times in the L-C valley and Inland Northwest for the last three years. The band is rehearsing and planning on touring throughout the western United States for the rest of the year.
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