ANGEL WITCH To Release First New Album In Seven Years This Winter
Angel Witch have been on and off as a band ever since 1978, though they've been active without pause since 2008 at this point. They have four albums to their name thus far – three between 1980 and 1986 and one in 2012 – and they're about to make it five. Angel Witch has now announced they've signed to Metal Blade Records for a new album this winter. Here's what they have to say about the signing and about the new record.
"It's hard to believe it's been almost a decade since we recorded our last album and it is beyond exciting for us – personally – to have another record fully finished and in the bag which reflects the passion and chemistry of the killer line-up we have enjoyed over the last two and a half years. When looking for a label to release material we were so vibed up on, we knew we needed a team around us who shared the same level of relentless enthusiasm for the project that the band have and, even though we're still months away from street date, it already feels like we have found just that in the Metal Blade family: their perfect balance of understanding where were coming from, their own, subtle, creative input, their seemingly endless patience for our internal prevarications, and the crucial ability to ask, 'Do you really think that's going to work lads?' when needed, has made all the difference in turning eight songs we recorded in rainy Leeds into a fully-fledged Angel Witch record. What else would you expect from an international company staffed entirely by Heavy Metal fans?"
Prior to the release, Angel Witch is holding a contest for fans to win a cassette with material they're using for the upcoming album. You can enter that contest here and find out a little more about it below.
"Seeing how the opening cut from our new album has some riff, structure and melody ideas (not to mention the title – which we can't tell you yet) culled from an old Angel Witch live tape that was traded extensively back in the mid-eighties, we thought it would only be right and proper to dub up some copies of the song onto cassette and give you the chance to get your hands on one for yourself.
If you win, put it on your trade list and dub it for your contacts. And, please, send back my stamps!"