There are only five weeks left until old-school heavy metal newcomers Burning Witches finally unleash their sophomore record titled Hexenhammer, via Nuclear Blast Records. Following on from two trailers that delivered fans an insight into the band’s history as well as the new record’s concept & cover artwork, the group is now proud to release another musical taster in the form of the music video for Hexenhammer.
Check it out below!
States the band, “The filming of the Hexenhammer video was an exciting new experience for the band. Our second video dives into the story of Malleus Maleficarum, written by the discredited Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer, to legitimate his cruel deeds against woman in the 15th century. The title track stands for the album, it is melodic and heavy and reflects the sound of the band in a perfect way! We hope you will enjoy the video, which opens up a new authentic chapter for the band!
“We wanna thank the Witchcraft museum in Gränichen, Switzerland and its founder and director Miss Wicca Meier-Spring and her team for the support on this large project. Also we wanna thank the Opera House of Zurich for the costumes and the props. Ancient recordings and editing by Michael Buzek – cheers to the whole team for making this amazing venture possible!”
Hexenhammer – Track Listing:
The Witch Circle
Lords Of War
Open Your Mind
Don’t Cry My Tears
Maiden Of Steel
Dungeon Of Infamy
Don’t Cry My Tears (Acoustic)
The forthcoming record was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (Pro-Pain, Destruction, Nervosa, Panzer) and Destruction legend Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album, which will take away the breath of metal heads worldwide, and of course make people bang their heads!
The stunning cover artwork was created by acclaimed Hungarian artist Gyula, who has also created artwork for Destruction, Annihilator, Grave Digger, Stratovarius, Tankard and many more.