|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||My Only Warm Coals||12||Audio||2005-09-00||Morc Records|
|2||Decline Of The West||12||Audio||2006-04-02||ABC Group Documentation|
|3||Holy Sons / Dolorean||3||Audio||2004|
|4||Lost Decade||12||Audio||2000-01-00||Pamlico Sound|
|5||Staying True To The Ascetic Roots||10||Audio||2002-05-00||Pamlico Sound|
|6||Enter The Uninhabitable||16||Audio||2002-10-00||Red 76 Records|
|7||I Want To Live A Peaceful Life||13||Audio||2003||FILMguerrero|
|8||Decline Of The West||15||Audio||2008||Partisan Records|
|9||Drifter's Sympathy||8||Audio||2009-04-00||Important Records (2)|
|10||Survivalist Tales!||11||Audio||2010||Partisan Records|
|11||Survivalist Tales!||11||Audio||2010||Partisan Records|
|12||Survivalist Tales!||11||Audio||2010-10-12||Partisan Records|
|13||My Only Warm Coals||19||Audio||2013-04-29||Important Records (2)|
|14||Lost Decade II||14||Audio||2014-05-06||Chrome Peeler Records|
|15||The Fact Facer||11||Audio||2014-09-23||Thrill Jockey|
|16||The Fact Facer||11||Audio||2014-09-23||Thrill Jockey|
|17||The Fact Facer||11||Audio||2014-09-23||Thrill Jockey|
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 [a251435]. 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.