King Woman is:
Kristina Esfandiari, Colin Gallagher, Peter Arensdorf & Joey Raygoza


Worldwide Management - Sargent House 
Manager: Cathy Pellow 

Record Label  - Relapse Records  

N. American Press 
Publicist: Stephanie Marlow 



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King Woman: 50 Best American Metal Bands from 2010s // Kerrang! 


via Kerrang


While a band like Bloody Hammers focuses on the woodsy goth of the East Coast, King Woman is all about the yawning goth of California. Both the north and south of the state are represented in the band’s music — the clammy, overcast experimental side of their hometown San Francisco, but also ample doses of Los Angeles’s sun-razed wasteland. The perfect band for a long drive heading to something sinister.

King Woman featured on "45 Most Anticipated Albums of 2019" // Revolver 

King Woman opened 2018 by offering up a one-off cover of the Stone Roses' "I Wanna Be Adored," but frontwoman Kristina Esfandiari spent much of the rest of the year primarily focused on her shoegaze/dream-pop solo project Miserable, which released a double-EP Loverboy / Dog Days. In 2019, the husky-voiced singer will turn back to her doom band King Woman, who are looking to follow up 2017's acclaimed Created in the Image of Suffering with more ghostly vocals and feedback-soaked grooves.

full article via RevolverMag: here

King Woman / Miserable’s Kristina Esfandiari Interview // Bandcamp Daily 


Interview via Bandcamp Daily

Kristina Esfandiari, the powerful vocalist of the sludge-metal group King Woman and mastermind of floating shoegaze act Miserable, was flying home from Oakland when chills began running and up down her body for several definitive minutes. “I just started writing out lyrics and I heard all [these] arrangements in my head,” Esfandiari says. “It was some sort of spiritual connection. Something happened to me that I was not expecting.” 

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King Woman & Russian Circles 2018 Tour Photos // CVLT Nation 


All photos & text by Bobby Cochran via CVLT Nation

Avant-doom masters King Woman and instrumental power trio Russian Circles have joined forces on a country-wide US tour, selling out venues left and right. It’s no wonder, because both of these bands make music heads and tails above what most other genre-crossing heavy bands are putting out these days.

King Woman have recently signed on with Sargent House management, the long time home of Russian Circles and a ton of other amazing bands, and this tour seems to be a coming out party for them, putting them in front of bigger audiences and opening new ears to their deeply emotional and moving musical expression.

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Kristina Esfandiari’s of King Woman Interview // San Francisco Chronicle 

Kristina Esfandiari has lived many lives in her 30 years. For starters, she survived a “spiritually overwhelming” upbringing in a cultlike community near Sacramento. “(There was) manipulation through words and music, all done in the name of God,” says Esfandiari, who moved to the Bay Area when she was 22. 

Changing locale helped, as it was in San Francisco where she served as a vocalist for the shoegaze act Whirr before launching her own music career, which currently encompasses three musical projects. There’s the gloom pop of her solo effort Miserable, the rap and R&B roots of her Nghtcrwlr moniker, and her main gig: fronting the doom rock band King Woman. 


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King Woman – Kristina Esfandiari Feature // San Diego CityBeat 

Photo by Rob Williamson

Full feature on San Diego CityBeat

Kristina Esfandiari has been making music for more than a decade, but she’s still in the process of learning some things the hard way. The frontwoman for San Francisco-based doom-gaze outfit King Woman hasn’t stopped moving for much of the past few years, in large part because the band has been on tour in support of their 2017 debut album, Created in the Image of Suffering. It’s the band’s first release for heavy music super-label Relapse, which earned them critical praise as well as prominent appearances at festivals such as Hopscotch and Desert Daze. From the outside, it probably seemed like everything a band could ask for.

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Things took a turn for the darker when Bay Area doomgaze masters King Woman turned down the lights and turned up the amps while singer Kristina Esfandiari cleared a circle on the floor and took center position.  Unveiling two new songs that immediately signaled a significant progression while retaining the emotion and depth KW are known for, this band made it known they are a force to be reckoned with.  Nowhere to go but up for this crew

Full article via CVLT NATION. 


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King Woman Joins Sargent House Management Roster 


KING WOMAN are happy to announce they have now joined the management roster at Sargent House (Chelsea Wolfe, Deafheaven, Russian Circles, Earth, Mutoid Man, etc) and have just launched their new website which will be at The band commented on the new partnership and Stone Roses cover, saying:

“We have an immense amount of respect for Cathy and are proud to be a part of the Sargent House family. It’s going to be a beautiful year. The Stone Roses song was recorded with at Earth Tone Studios with Pat Hills in Sacramento, CA. It’s our first shot at recording a cover.”

"I Wanna Be Adorded" by King Woman (The Stone Roses Cover) is available for purchase here. 

Latest full-length 'Created in the Image of Suffering' is out now and available via Relapse Records Here: