Dead Witches (ex-Electric Wizard) Unveil New Song “The Church By the Sea”
UK Doom Metal Group to Release New LP, The Final Exorcism, February 22
UK occult doom unit Dead Witches is the brainchild of Electric Wizard founding member Mark Greening. The underground group’s hotly anticipated sophomore album, The Final Exorcism will see a February 22 release via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. In advance of the record’s release, Heavy Consequence premieres the new Dead Witches song “The Church By the Sea”; stream it now at this location.
“‘The Church by the Sea’ is quite an emotional song for me, as it was written soon after the death of our original guitarist Greg Pearson,” says Greening. “It was also the first track we all wrote together after Oliver [Hill, guitar] joined the band. To me, personally, the track is about fighting our own Demons in the world that we live in. The idea for the song title had been in my head for some time, as I live on the South Coast of England where there are a lot of old churches. When our vocalist, Soozi Chameleone joined the band, she wrote the lyrics to complete the track.”
Chameleone adds, “‘The Church by the Sea’ is about the tormented mind of a once-religious individual, who takes refuge in an isolated church. Previously a place of peace, they now find themselves trapped inside by the low tide, and the ever unfolding madness that engulfs them.”
Also in advance of the new record’s release, Revolver premieres the new Dead Witches track “Lay Demon”, adding, “Led by founding Electric Wizard drummer Mark Greening and charismatic frontwoman Soozi Chameleone, Dead Witches traffic in the sort of mega-fuzzy slow-mo horror doom that fans of Greening’s former band live and die for.” Stream Dead Witches’ “Lay Demon” at this location.
Teeming with haunting vocals, gargantuan riffs, fuzzed bass and savage drumming, The Final Exorcism’will take you to another world… a world of darkness. Recorded at England’s infamous Chuckalumba Studios, a living museum of antique analogue, valve-driven studio gear and tape machines deep in the heart of Dorset’s New Forest, where the fabled sessions for Electric Wizard’s classic Dopethrone and Let Us Prey LPs were laid to tape, the menacing sound of The Final Exorcism weaves a sinister web of horror doom, mega fuzz, hell-sent thunder, and the banshee wail of charismatic vocalist Soozi Chameleone. Realizing the magnitude of what they committed to tape, Dead Witches sought out noted audio engineer Doug Shearer (Venom, The New York Dolls), a wizard of mastering, to hammer the final nail into the coffin.
1.) There’ Someone There
2.) The Final Exorcism
3.) Goddess of the Night
4.) When Do the Dead See the Sun
5.) The Church By the Sea (Heavy Consequence premiere)
6.) Lay Demon (Revolver premiere)
7.) Fear the Priest (LISTEN)
Heavy Psych Sounds Records is distributed in the USA by All That Is Heavy and Forced Exposure. Pre-order The Final Exorcism at this location.
Dead Witches is Mark Greening (assault & battery), Oliver Irongiant (guitar), Soozi Chameleone (vocals) and Carl Geary (bass).
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