WITCHES MARK the self-professed ‘Bringers Of Heavy Metal Death’ hailing from Austin, Texas have completed work on the Witching Metal Ritual full-length, due to be released through Heaven and Hell Records on July 15th, 2013.
Witching Metal Ritual features eight tracks of uncompromising metal glory blending elements of thrash, speed, doom, black, and death while anchoring their overall sound firmly within the framework of traditional heavy metal.
A promo video for the album has been posted at this location.
Co-Produced by the band and Stuart “Batlord” Laurence (Agony Column/Ignitor), with mixing and mastering by Brendon Bigelow (Ignitor/Death Of Millions) Witching Metal Ritual features a stunning post-apocalyptic inspired album cover courtesy of Yannick Bouchard of Illusory Dreams. Metal fans can also expect a number of exciting guest appearances on Witching Metal Ritual; including Ross “The Boss” Friedman (Manowar/Death Dealer/The Dictators) Jack Starr (Virgin Steele/Burning Starr) Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Watchtower/Ignitor/Broken Teeth) and Martin Debourge (Damien Thorne/Head Transfer Process).
WITCHES MARK, the self-professed “Bringers of Heavy Metal Death,” was formed in the fall of 2005 in Austin, Texas. The band initially introduced themselves to the metal underground with a demo recording of their song “A Grim Apparition” shortly followed by an appearance on the Unbroken Metal Records compilation Tribute To Angel Witch with their rendition of “Something Wrong.” Shortly after signing with Heaven and Hell Records, WITCHES MARK released their debut EP A Grim Apparition, garnering favorable reviews from both metal fans and critics alike.
The band’s debut full-length LP Witching Metal Ritual is set to be released in July of 2013 through Heaven and Hell Records. Blending elements of thrash, speed, doom, black and death while anchoring their overall sound firmly within the framework of traditional heavy metal; WITCHES MARK wear their deep appreciation, understanding and pride of the metal genre proudly on their collective sleeves.