Witching Metal Ritual, the debut full-length from Austin, TX-based metallers WITCHES MARK is now available on Heaven and Hell Records.
To celebrate the release of this eight-track firestorm of trad-rooted pure metal mayhem, the band has locked horns with PureGrainAudio.com for a full album stream of Witching Metal Ritual. Push the volume knob to 666 and check it out at this location.
Survivors of the album stream are encouraged to check out an in-depth video interview with the band and Metal-Rules.com‘s Carlos M. Llanas. Included in the post are live performances and the recently released video for the album’s title track, featuring Ross “The Boss’ Friedman (Manowar). Watch the interview and videos HERE.
Witching Metal Ritual is on sale now at www.SoundsOfPurgatory.com.
Witching Metal Ritual features eight tracks of uncompromising metal glory blending elements of thrash, speed, doom, black, and death while anchoring their overall sound firmly within the framework of traditional heavy metal. Co-Produced by the band and Stuart “Batlord” Laurence (Agony Column/Ignitor), with mixing and mastering by Brendon Bigelow (Ignitor/Death Of Millions) Witching Metal Ritual features a stunning post-apocalyptic inspired album cover courtesy of Yannick Bouchard of Illusory Dreams. Metal fans can also expect a number of exciting guest appearances on Witching Metal Ritual; including Ross “The Boss” Friedman (Manowar/Death Dealer/The Dictators) Jack Starr (Virgin Steele/Burning Starr) Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Watchtower/Ignitor/Broken Teeth) and Martin Debourge (Damien Thorne/Head Transfer Process). Witching Metal Ritual will be released in Enhanced-CD format and will also include bonus video content including the ‘Witching Metal Ritual’ video. Prepare yourselves to FEEL THE MARK OF THE WITCH!
WITCHES MARK, the self-professed “Bringers of Heavy Metal Death,” was formed in the fall of 2005 in Austin, Texas. The band initially introduced themselves to the metal underground with a demo recording of their song “A Grim Apparition” shortly followed by an appearance on the Unbroken Metal Records compilation Tribute To Angel Witch with their rendition of “Something Wrong.” Shortly after signing with Heaven and Hell Records, WITCHES MARK released their debut EP A Grim Apparition, garnering favorable reviews from both metal fans and critics alike.
The band’s debut full-length LP Witching Metal Ritual is set to be released in July of 2013 through Heaven and Hell Records. Blending elements of thrash, speed, doom, black and death while anchoring their overall sound firmly within the framework of traditional heavy metal; WITCHES MARK wear their deep appreciation, understanding and pride of the metal genre proudly on their collective sleeves.