U.S. Christmas (USX) is a apocalyptic doom blues ensemble originating from the Appalachian Mountains of Marion, North Carolina. Led by guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Nate Hall, the band; BJ Graves (drums), Justin Whitlow (percussion, experimental sounds), Josh Holt (bass, drones), and Meghan Mulhearn (violin), enter their second decade of blurring the boundaries of heavy music & crushing dark blues.
USX’s brand of dirty & loose psychedelic rock originate from band members bringing their individually created musical parts into a room together and letting the collective synergy between them form a singular pulsating groove.
USX’s musical influences range from guitar slingers, modern metal & doom to classic artists that include Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Hawkwind, Caustic Resin, & Neurosis. With a drone-y sound suggesting lyrical themes dealing with outer space, USX’s lyrical content actually focus more towards that of nature, earth, & terrestrial human history.
After a pair of self released CD-R’s (Bad Heart Bull & Prayer Meeting), USX released their third album (Salt the Wound) via Russia’s RAIG Imprint, and then signed with the United States based, Neurot Recordings (home of Neurosis, Shrinebuilder, Across Tundras, etc.) to release the three long players, (Eat the Low Dogs, Run Thick in the Night & The Valley Path).