Burning Witches are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers of old school heavy metal across the last few years – worldwide! The band, whose members are all die-hard metal heads, have already bewitched the press with their first single Burning Witches (released in their founding year of 2016), and were subsequently awarded Demo Of The Month in both Metal Hammer Germany and Rock Hard Germany. Their powerful sound is characterised by the strong compositions of band founding member Romana as well as by the expressive tone of vocalist Seraina, who has been dubbed as “the female Rob Halford“.
The young Swiss talents have already made a name for themselves with their self-titled debut album, and received attention from heavy metal fans worldwide. It’s no surprise that arguably the biggest heavy metal label of the world, Nuclear Blast, offered them a deal earlier this year.
The Burning Witches don’t understand the terms “rest” or “stagnancy”, and so the next enchanting masterpiece is already brewing in their steel pot. The book Hexenhammer, which legitimised the famous witch-hunts of 1486, is the focus of the new record’s lyrical content. It’s about oppression, violence against the weak and the manipulation of facts; all topics that are timeless and more significant now than ever. The forthcoming record was produced at 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 headbangers worldwide, and of course make the people bang their heads!
The new, as of yet untitled album will be released this (Northern) winter via Nuclear Blast.
In January, Burning Witches will head on an extensive tour throughout Europe as special guests on Grave Digger‘s Tour Of The Living Dead. All dates can be found below!
Romana commented:”We were really happy when Chris Boltendahl came to us at the Bang Your Head!!! Winter Festival to ask if we were interested in joining Grave Digger out on tour. That’ll be the first big tour for us and it’s an honour to get a chance like this as a new act. Since our second record will be released in November, the timing of this run couldn’t be more perfect! We’re super excited and ready to fight!”