Return of the Horse
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Return of the Horse

Weirton, West Virginia, United States | SELF

Weirton, West Virginia, United States | SELF
Band Rock Blues


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"Return of the Horse: Making Musical Memories"

Return of the Horse sounds like the music that made me love music. They make memorable music. This Weirton/Pittsburgh based band jams like Jimi, are musically liberal like Led Zeppelin, dactylic like The Doors, and believe in rhythm and roots like The Rolling Stones. They have a defect-less dichotomy, a brilliant balance that both shines and is submerged in their songs.

Return of The Horse has a sound that is filthy yet clean and crisp, polluted yet pure, murky yet effortlessly effulgent. They embody everything essential to be rock and roll royalty. They’re solid in songwriting and merit-able musicians. They’ve earned every ray of respect they’ve received and learned lessons the hard way. They’ve thoroughly ascended to the musical throne. I hear something in them that I haven’t heard since I was seven, sitting in the sun atop my mom’s car being carried away by Creedence: a sense of significance, a meaningful memory that relevantly reminds me I’ll remember the moment I first heard this band. - Sara's Soundcheck

"We've needed this for years!"

Return of the Horse is happening in the wrong decade. This is a band that has blessed our ears with so many forgotten classic roots. They should have been on tour with Cream, or Black Sabbath. It was shocking when I witnessed them for the first time. It was as if my childhood and teenage years were spiritually overwhelming me. I loved it. In fact, I need more! These young fellows KNOW their roots and they show them properly. Not only to they understand the concrete influences but they go above and beyond what lesser bands try to accomplish. It was such an honor to share the stage with these masters of the lost genres. When I hear Return of the Horse, all I can do is smile and thank God that someone believes in good music again. We have needed this for YEARS - Brimstone Coven - Brimstone Coven

"Return of the Horse should be the center of our Galaxy... Not the sun"

We have had bands in and out in our establishment. Almost every day and every weekend. We've seen it all and that's an understatement. Of all the bands and performers we have hired to play at our Venue one sticks out and shines like a burning star - It's Return of the Horse. It was an utter shock to see the crowd wowed and almost silenced due to their performance. This area has never been exposed to such wondrous music. The euphoric mix of blues and Indie is something that is rarely achieved. The energy that boomed for the stage that night was unsurpassed by any performer we have ever seen. It's the music, the energy the passion. Return of the Horse should be the center of our Galaxy... Not the sun. - 1056 Lounge, Wheeling, WV - 1056 Lounge

"The Horse has returned!"

It was nothing short of a privilege working with this young group of outrageously talented musicians. Not only was it awe-inspring it was a genuine eye opener to realize that this group had taken so many lost genres and and lost influences. Getting to be a part of their band's upbringing and getting to witness them in the studio actually felt like we were part of making history. Return of the Horse will wipe the nation clear of all of the mussy music! The Horse as Returned! Be prepared!
- Bridge Group Creative Partners - Bridge Group Creative Partners


Hell or Highwater (to be released)



The year 2010 marked two significant milestones for Return of the Horse: A long-awaited studio debut was pre-empted by the untimely and tragic death of their drummer and friend. Stunned, saddened - but committed - remaining members Izzy Stetar, Shane Lundy, and Ian Varlas launched the frustrating search for a new drummer. Finding no combination of musicianship and ambition that complemented their own, they decided to pursue individual projects, leaving their dreams - and a loyal fan base – unfulfilled.

Fast forward a year later – the Horse charges back on the scene with new drummer Nate Robinson and an unbridled desire to claim the rock ’n’ roll crown they have earned. Their fascinatingly random array of individual and collective influences demands that Return of the Horse must be heard: Robert Johnson, The Velvet Underground, Black Sabbath, Roky Erickson, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin are among the diverse origins of this powerfully charged sound. Muddy blues of the south, the indie stylings of the northeast and psychedelic rock influences pepper their solid musicianship and songwriting. West Virginia gives you Return of the Horse. These talented lifelong friends conquered tragedy and pain – and their listeners reap the benefits.