Swedish blackened thrash metallic pioneers WITCHERY will launch their eighth studio album, “Nightside”, on July 22 through Century Media Data. The follow-up to 2017’s “I Am Legion” was recorded with the WITCHERY lineup consisting of Patrik Jensen (guitar, THE HAUNTED / ex-SEANCE),Rickard Rimfält (guitar, SEANCE),Angus Norder (vocals, NEKROKRAFT),Victor Brandt (bass, DIMMU BORGIR / ex-ENTOMBED A.D., formally changing longtime bassist Sharlee D’Angelo) and Chris Barkensjö (drums, LIK / ex-KAAMOS). The album was as soon as once more combined and produced by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES) and consists of paintings by Andreas “Diaz” Pettersson.
“Nightside” incorporates a visitor look on vocals by Jeff Walker (CARCASS, on “A Forest Of Burning Coffins”),in addition to visitor guitar leads by Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE, on “Left Hand March”),Simon Johansson (WOLF, on “Crucifix And Candle”) and Maciek Ofstad (KVELERTAK, on “Do not Burn the Witch”).
“Nightside” can be launched within the following codecs: jewelcase CD, 180-gram vinyl LP (both as black vinyl or as restricted clear crimson vinyl of 500x copies through CM distro/mailorder) and as digital album.
“Nightside” observe itemizing:
01. Witching Hour
02. Do not Burn The Witch
03. Storm Of The Unborn
04. Er Steht In Flammen
06. Left Hand March
07. Beneath The Altar
09. Crucifix And Candle
10. A Forest Of Burning Coffins
The primary single and video for the razor-sharp observe “Popecrusher” is out now. Watch the animated video clip created by Eduardo Hidalgo and Maciej Pieloch of MPieloch.com and E2h Design Studio under.
Jensen states about “Popecrusher”: “Setting the benchmark for the brand new album, ‘Popecrusher’ is the primary foreshadowing aural assault from our new album ‘Nightside’. All of the items fell into place with this album and we won’t wait for everybody to listen to the album in its entirety. ‘Nightside’ is our first try at writing an idea album, and ‘Popecrusher’ is after all part of that story. We hope you like the soul-incinerating heaviness of ‘Popecrusher’ as a lot as we do. Extra nice issues are quickly to come back. Do the W!”
Jensen provides: “I began to jot down this album with none common path of concept in thoughts, however someplace in the course of the writing course of I remembered that I’ve at all times wished to do an idea album, so I made a decision to offer it a shot. Little did I do know that writing an idea album places much more stress on each music turning out nice. This might sound a norm (and I suppose it’s in a roundabout way) however normally you write 12-14 songs and select the songs that turned out the perfect after they have been combined and mastered. Typically even what you thought was going to be the primary music on the album will get pushed to elsewhere as a result of one other observe turned out sounding extra like a gap observe. Additionally, out of these 12-14 songs you may select to maintain a couple of a bonus tracks. With a theme album, songs cannot swap locations. The story must work (nobody desires to do a brand new ‘The Elder’!),so the opening observe actually wants to carry up as a gap observe and so on., thus the additional stress of ‘no surprises’ after its all recorded.
“The album tells a narrative of demonic nightmares, unexplainable being pregnant, witch trails and an escape from the Previous Nation to the colonies within the west and what occurs as soon as the kid is born. Company on this album is, for starters, our everlasting visitor of honor Hank Shermann, but in addition visitor solos by Maciek Ofstad of KVELERTAK and Simon Johansson of WOLF (additionally the studio proprietor of SolnaStudio the place we recorded the album. We additionally had the honour of getting Jeff Walker of CARCASS do visitor vocals on the music ‘A Forest Of Burning Coffins’. All in all, we’re very pleased with how the album turned out and with once more thrilled over Daniel Bergstrand‘s killer manufacturing…”
WITCHERY has additionally introduced that its will seem on this yr’s colossal Hellfest in Clisson, France on Friday, June 24.
WITCHERY‘s early catalog was reissued by Century Media Data in 2020 on CD, LP and digitally, lastly, making “Stressed & Useless” (1998),“Witchburner” (EP, 1999),“Useless, Sizzling And Prepared” (1999) and “Symphony For The Satan” (2001) accessible worldwide once more.