Holy Sons

Holy Sons

Real Name:
Emil Amos
Holy Sons started around 1992 after Emil Amos' previous hardcore band broke up and he started recording songs on his four-track alone. Several eras of recordings were put to tape in hermetic therapy sessions and in that time HolySons recorded at least 1000 songs. However, only a few dozen appeared in the form of a release, and only a couple of shows were played for reasons that have still not been fully explained.

Since moving to Portland, OR in 1999 Emil has cut down his output a bit and focused in on the details of each song's sonics. He also started doing shows on a more regular basis with different backing bands, bringing him on stage with the likes of Will Oldham, J Mascis, Smog, Daniel Johnston, Sir Richard Bishop, Quasi, Six Organs of Admittance, Devendra Banhart, Califone, Eric Gaffney, Mark Kozelek and many others.

In 2000, he formed a second band called Grails. When Grails toured in Europe late 2004, Holy Sons opened most of the shows. After that tour, Emil spent a lot of time going through his archives trying to make sense of piles of tapes.
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Holy Sons Discography


PMLCO 1 Holy Sons Lost Decade(CD, Album) Pamlico Sound PMLCO 1 US 2000 Sell This Version
008 Holy Sons Enter The Uninhabitable(CD, Album) Red 76 Records 008 US 2002 Sell This Version
PMLCO 3 Holysons* Staying True To The Ascetic Roots(CD, Album) Pamlico Sound PMLCO 3 US 2002 Sell This Version
Fg-16 Holy Sons I Want To Live A Peaceful Life(CD, Album) FILMguerrero Fg-16 US 2003 Sell This Version
A_B 003 Holy Sons Decline Of The West (Album) ABC Group Documentation A_B 003 US 2006 Sell This Version
IMPREC225 Holy Sons Drifter's Sympathy(CD, Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC225 US 2009 Sell This Version
IMPREC 264 Holy Sons Criminal's Return(CD, Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC 264 US 2009 Sell This Version
PTSN-010LP Holy Sons Survivalist Tales! (Album) Partisan Records PTSN-010LP US 2010 Sell This Version
THRILL 373 Holy Sons The Fact Facer (Album) Thrill Jockey THRILL 373 US 2014 Sell This Version
CPR-16 Holy Sons Lost Decade II(LP, Ltd, Cle) Chrome Peeler Records CPR-16 US 2014 Sell This Version
THRILL 397 Holy Sons Fall Of Man (Album) Thrill Jockey THRILL 397 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none, SR0001 Holy Sons / Dolorean Holy Sons / Dolorean - Holy Sons / Dolorean(7", Ltd, Num, Tra) FILMguerrero, Slightrecord none, SR0001 US 2004 Sell This Version
Morc 42 Holy Sons My Only Warm Coals (EP) Morc Records Morc 42 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version


PTKF2125-1 Holy Sons Decline Of The West Vol. I & II(2xLP, Comp) Partisan Records PTKF2125-1 US 2015 Sell This Version