Formed in late 2015 in a dark cavern beneath the streets of old Edinburgh, Bristling with dark majesty, King Witch draw comparisons ranging from Black Sabbath and Candlemass to Mastodon and High On Fire. The band quickly earned themselves a reputation as a formidable live act and have toured the UK and Europe in support of their first full length debut album “Under The Mountain” which was released on Listenable in 2018 .
King Witch ’s highly anticipated second album “Body of Light” further focuses their ability to fuse dense riffage with haunting yet powerful vocal lines and melodies. “Body of Light’ wider dynamic range takes the listener on an electrifying journey from dark, brooding passages through to full-tilt Heavy Metal glory !.
The band comments : « Musically, inspiration came from the same directions as always – the classic doom of Trouble and Candlemass alongside the ever-present influence of Sabbath, Purple and Rainbow. “
Laura Donnelly (vocals) has delivered an amazing artwork once again as she develops : « The cover art depicts a woman floating in space with her skeleton/soul leaving her body. Our title track “Body of Light” is about Astral Projection and having the ability to straddle between different worlds. I felt the concept represented the album well in different ways by illustrating themes such as the occult, myth and legend, the human condition, escapism and, primarily, the question of what lies beyond. »
King Witch’s ‘Body of Light’ was Recorded at Deep Storm Productions, produced and Mixed by Kevin Hare and Jamie Gilchrist and mastered by Tom Dring. It is scheduled for an April 24 release date.
Tracklisting 1. Body Of Light 05:49 2. Of Rock And Stone 08:26 3. Call Of The Hunter 06:31 4. Return To Dust 08:22 5. Order From Chaos 05:37 6. Solstice I – She Burns 10:16 7. Witches Mark 03:43 8. Solstice II 01:29 9. Beyond the Black Gate 09:55
King Witch are : Laura Donnelly – Vocals / Jamie Gilchrist – Guitar / Rory Lee – Bass / Lyle Brown – Drums