Hear a track from Witch Mountain’s Cauldron of the Wild
Witch Mountain was born in Portland, Oregon in 1997, the doom rock creation of Sunn0))) collaborator Nate Carson and Rob Wrong. The band released their debut ‘…Come The Mountain‘ to critical acclaim in 2001 and toured with the likes of Isis, Yob, Clutch, Agalloch, Electric Wizard, Unsane and plenty more. Soon after, the band fell silent before bursting back into effect in 2009, this time with the stunning vocal addition of Uta Plotkin for the release of ‘South of Salem’ – garnering the analogy that Witch Mountain were what Black Sabbath would sound like if fronted by Janis Joplin.
The album found praise from NPR (which named it the #4 metal album of 2011), Decibel Magazine and countless others. Now, Witch Mountain is set to return with their best work yet. The band has completed work on ‘Cauldron of the Wild’ with the help of producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, High on Fire, Mr. Bungle, etc) and the record will be made available on June 12th through partnership with Profound Lore Records.
Now, the first taste of ‘Cauldron of the Wild’ is available on Profound Lore’s website. Visit the following link to hear “Beekeeper”: http://soundcloud.com/profoundlorerecords/witch-mountain-beekeeper
Witch Mountain is also set to hit the road heavily in support of the new effort. First stop will be at the annual Scion Rock Fest, where the band will play with Down, Sleep, label mates The Atlas Moth and many more. After that, Witch Mountain will be supported by Lord Dying and special guests will appear as noted.
Guest list and press opportunities are available so please contact me ASAP to schedule.
Sat June 2 in Tampa, FL @ The Ritz – Scion Rock Fest w/Down, Sleep, Church of Misery, Atlas Moth
Sun June 3 in Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/Lord Dying, Order of the Owl
Tue June 5 in Belmont, NC @ The Haunted Mill w/Lord Dying, Monarchist, Pig Mountain
Wed June 6 in Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade w/Lord Dying, Atrophix
Thu June 7 in Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/Lord Dying
Fri June 8 in Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/Lord Dying, Bezoar
Sat June 9 in Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets w/Lord Dying
Sun June 10 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Lord Dying, Elder
Mon June 11 in Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club w/Lord Dying
Tue June 12 in Montreal, QC @ Cafe Chaos
Wed June 13 in Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar w/Blood Ceremony, Castle
Thu June 14 in Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/Lord Dying
Fri June 15 in Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/Lord Dying, Satyrasis, Borrowed Time
Sat June 16 in Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/Lord Dying
Sun June 17 in Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/Lord Dying
Mon June 18 in Dubuque, IA @ Off Minor w/Lord Dying
Tue June 19 in Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater w/Lord Dying
Wed June 20 in Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge w/Lord Dying
Thu June 21 in Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Crucial Fest w/SubRosa, Lord Dying, Reality
Fri June 22 in Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/Lord Dying, Cerberus Rex
Sat June 23 in Portland, OR @ Backspace w/Lord Dying, Spellcaster
Track listing for ‘Cauldron of the Wild’:
1. The Ballad of Lanky Rae
4. Veil of the Forgotten
6. Never Know