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Under The Mountain is the smoldering debut full-length from Scotland-based metal/doom collective KING WITCH. Set for release in North America on March 16th via Listenable Records, the record is as melodic as it is monolithic, taking its listener on a journey from soulful doom to full-tilt metal mayhem. In advance of its release, today The Obelisk offers up “Carnal Sacrifice” for public consumption.
Elaborates vocalist Laura Donnelly of the track, “‘Carnal Sacrifice’ is a homage to all the old Hammer Horror films, particularly To The Devil A Daughter, an innocent born for the sole purpose of being a sacrificial vehicle of hell – topped off with some fake tomato sauce blood!”
Writes The Obelisk of the record overall, “Individual tracks present different vibes, whether that’s the rolling undulations and progressive forward drive of third cut ‘Solitary’ or the thrashier thrust of the later ‘Possession,’ but especially with a foundation of hooks like those of ‘Carnal Sacrifice’ and the near-seven-minute centerpiece ‘Approaching The End,’ which recalls finer moments of post-Ozzy-era Black Sabbath in its sense of class and stage-presence-in-the-studio spirit, Under The Mountain is unafraid either to blaze ahead at top speed directly in the face of the listener or to stand back and manifest its ideas with a precision bordering on the graceful.”
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And if you missed it, be sure to peep KING WITCH’s “Beneath The Waves” video, still playing at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION (or below).
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Under The Mountain was recorded and produced by guitarist Jamie Gilchrist at their underground studio in their home city of Edinburgh, mixed and mastered by Tom Dring at Vagrant Recordings (Dragged Into Sunlight, Acolyte) in Southport and comes swathed in artwork created by Donnelly. The record serves as KING WITCH‘s follow-up to their debut EP, Shoulders Of Giants. Influenced by everything from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to Mastodon and High On Fire, Under The Mountain boasts nine riff-laden tracks offset by Donnelly’s powerful yet bewitching vocals.
Formed in early 2015 in a dark cavern beneath the streets of old Edinburgh, KING WITCH manifests a potent and heavy brew of old school metal and the meatiest of ’70s classic rock. In a time where many seek to stick rigidly within the confines of their chosen genre, KING WITCH simply writes the songs they want to play.