The Long Hunt is a three-piece instrumental doom, drone psych band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Adaptable and dynamic, the music can shift in both volume and mood at a moment’s notice. With live shows often accompanied with samples, lights, and projected images, the band strives to create an immersive experience for the audience.

Trevor Richards: Guitar
Allison Kacmar Richards: Bass
Mark Lyons: Drums

Rock, metal

Doom, stoner, desert, drone, psych, instrumental, post-rock

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Years Active:




  • Valley of the Sun (single) released August 17, 2016
  • Wilderness Tales (EP) released February 17, 2017
  • All Paths Lead to Here (LP) released June 1, 2018
  • Threshold Wanderer (LP) released April 1, 2022
  • Threshold Wanderer (Animated Short Film) released April 1, 2022


  • Crushing Underground Compilation, Vol. 2 (Ghost Cult Magazine) released November 2021

Associated Acts:
Earth, Grails, The Myrrors, Elder, Goat, Neurosis, Sleep, Om, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Swans, Slint, King Crimson, Red Sparowes, The Doors, Sun City Girls.


Opening support for National/regional touring acts:
Karma to Burn, The Atomic Bitchwax, The Skull, Druids, Yatra, Volur, Unwed Sailor, Backwoods Payback, Cavern, Rebreather, Insect Ark, Transit Method, Monte Luna, Doctor Smoke, Monotrope, Mirror Queen, Horehound, Worshipper, Samothrace, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Night Goat.

For full concert list, visit: listentothelonghunt.com/past-shows

Deutschtown Music Fest (Pittsburgh, 2017)
R.A.N.T (PIttsburgh, 2017)
Descendants of Crom (Pittsburgh, Acoustic Pre-fest, 2017)
Deutschtown Music Fest (Pittsburgh, 2018)
Pabstalutely (Youngstown, OH, 2018)
Descendants of Crom (Pittsburgh, 2018)
Deutschtown Music Fest (Pittsburgh, 2019)
Femmefest (Akron, OH 2021)
Descendants of Crom (Pittsburgh, 2022)

Live Radio Appearances:
WRTC 88.3 FM (October, 2017)

Press Mentions:

“The Long Hunt’s conjurings are entirely convincing – so organically instrumental that not once did I miss a traditional singer narrating the action.” – Billy Goate of Doomed and Stoned on Threshold Wanderer

“There are only three members (drums, guitar, bass) but it sounds like many more. The band is entirely instrumental, and it doesn’t need lyrics to weave a tale. All it has to say is delivered through the feeling of each epic track.” – Meg Fair of Pittsburgh City Paper on All Paths Lead to Here

“There isn’t a desert anywhere near here, but you wouldn’t know it when this band is melting your face off (they’re even better live, by the way) with these Earth-y gems … Their new record is highly recommended and as beautiful as it is heavy.” – Brian Krasman of Meat Mead Metal on All Paths Lead to Here

“The trio succeeds with its sound because every minimalist instinct is balanced by jolts of grandiosity and abrupt change. The sound is unpredictable. Thing something between Sleep and Slint: unsettling, heavy and mesmerizing.” – Alex Gordon of Pittsburgh City Paper on Wilderness Tales

“This is one of the most charismatic songs and performances to be captured at Mindrocket Studio.” – Jimmy Martin of Mindrocket Sessions on The Long Hunt’s live performance

For a full press listing and links, visit: listentothelonghunt.com/press/