England’s own traditional metal brigands ARKHAM WITCH return with their 2nd album “Legions of the Deep” which will be released on November 9th through Metal on Metal Records. Those who know the previous works of the band know their personal take on NWOBHM, traditional heavy and doom metal. Lyrically the album features the familiar weird pulp fiction obsessions, Lovecraftian monsters, Howardian heroes, underground occultism, killer cyborgs and zombie cowboys, and musically it strides the frequencies between bands like DEEP SWITCH, HELL, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, JUDAS PRIEST, PENTAGRAM, SAINT VITUS, MANILLA ROAD, CIRITH UNGOL and of course THE LAMP OF THOTH, the former band of ARKHAM WITCH vocalist Simon and drummer Emily.
A teaser for the “Legions of the Deep” album (featuring a fragment of the title track) can be watched on YouTube. The title song features additional vocals by Leo Stivala of Maltese doom metal veterans FORSAKEN. A short clip documenting this recording session that took place on June 23rd in the studio of Chris Grech (NOMAD SON) in Mellieha, Malta, has also been posted by the label on YouTube.
Three songs off the album, “At the Mountains of Madness”, “Infernal Machine” and “The Cloven Sea”, are available for streaming from Metal on Metal Records website.
The track listing for “Legions of the Deep” is as follows:
- David Lund
- At the Mountains of Madness
- Iron Shadows in the Moon
- Infernal Machine
- The Cloven Sea
- On a Horse Called Vengeance
- Gods of Storm and Thunder
- Kult of Kutulu
- Legions of the Deep
- We’re from Keighley
The cover art was painted by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (Exodus, Witchburner, Attacker, Forsaken, Meliah Rage, Manilla Road, Deceased…) who is also the owner of Metal on Metal Records. More details about “Legions Of The Deep” and high-res cover image are available on the page of this release.