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England's own traditional metal brigands Arkham Witch are returning with their 2nd album "Legions of the Deep," which will be released on November 9th through Metal on Metal Records. The label comments:
"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, Sanit 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 view below. 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.
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U.K. traditional/doom metal act Arkham Witch signed on with Italy's Metal On Metal Records. The band is currently working on its sophomore LP entitled "Legions of the Deep," which is scheduled for an October 2012 release date. The band's debut "On Crom's Mountain," was released last August through Barbarian Wrath Records.
Arkham Witch features Emily Ningauble (Drums) and Simon Iff? (Vocals) from the doom metal band The Lamp Of Thoth.
Metal on Metal had the following comments on the signing: "We met and saw Arkham Witch live when we went to the Doomsday festival in Wakefield, UK in February 2011. They instantly captured us with their incredibly catchy songs and the show that was pure mighty fun! We got their 2009 demo and later on their first album, which was a stellar piece of doomy heavy metal, so when they contacted us after their previous label closed, we eagerly offered them a deal."
For a taste of Arkham Witch, check out the player here: