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Burning Witches to release new album ‘The Witch Of The North’ in May

Posted by on February 15, 2021

 

Burning Witches have been keeping themselves busy as they’ve announced their new album, The Witch of the North, will be released on May 28th via Nuclear Blast. The record will arrive roughly a year after their 2020 record, Dance With The Devil. However, the group’s upcoming effort will be the first album to feature guitarist Larissa Erns who replaced Sonia Anubis after leaving the group and joined Crypta, featuring former Nervosa members. The pre-order will begin on March 19th.  

 

The cover artwork was created by Chilean artist Claudio Bergamin Art (Judas Priest, Battle Beast), as Claudio explains: 

“The one and only Schmier, from Destruction, reached out to me to ask if I’d be interested in doing the new Burning Witches album cover. Needless to say I was delighted to jump on board. The band had a very unique concept so it took me a couple of weeks to come up with an idea I was happy with. They wanted a classic looking illustration; pretty much in the vibe of Ken Kelly and Frank Frazetta. The Forest Witch was inspired by The Ents from ‘The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’ and Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’. The girls’ depictions were done in pure comic book style, and working on their faces to make them look as close as possible to the real people was a lot of fun. I wish more bands would ask me for that!”

 

Guitarist Romana Kalkuhl expresses her excitement: 

“We are happy and proud to announce the new album already and show you the terrific cover art! We have grown together as a team and have evolved our sound to the next level, the WITCHES 2021 are heavier and more epic than ever! So is the cover: Claudio Bergamín’s amazing art is the perfect reflection of the record: icy, mystical, timeless and powerful! Please meet THE WITCH OF THE NORTH and fall in love with our evolution!“

 

Tracklist:

01) Winter’s Wrath

02) The Witch Of the North

03) Tainted Ritual

04) We Stand As One

05) Flight Of The Valkyries

06) The Circle Of Five

07) Lady Of The Woods

08) Thrall

09) Omen

10) Nine Worlds

11) For Eternity

12) Dragon’s Dream

13) Eternal Frost

 

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