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Bell Witch

From: Seattle, WA, United States
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Latest Bell Witch News

Below is our complete Bell Witch news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Lineup For 2018 ‘Quebec Deathfest’ Finalized

A final wave of bands have been announced for the inaugural ‘Quebec Deathfest‘, completing the lineup for the forthcoming festival. That event will be held October 19th-20th across Mtelus, Foufounes Electriques, Katacombes and the Piranha Bar.

New on the bill are:

Necros Christos
Bell Witch
Soil of Ignorance
Profane Order
Holy Grinder

Previously confirmed bands include: More...

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YOB Announce Tour With Bell Witch

YOB have set “Our Raw Heart” as the title to their upcoming eighth studio full-length. Relapse Records have scheduled the release for June 08th with vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt stating:

“We’re very excited to share this new music. We gave it everything we have. Going from an uncertain future in the beginning of 2017, to writing and then recording a new album at the end of it, it was quite a year. We’re very grateful. We’re looking forward to hitting the road again and celebrating decibels and good cheer with friends worldwide. Can’t wait.”

The group co-produced the album alongside Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, OR. The effort will arrive following Scheidt‘s battle with acute diverticulitis. Along with word of the album comes the reveal of the YOB's summer North American tour with Bell Witch. See below for all dates: More...

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Bell Witch Adds Additional Tour Dates With Monarch

Seattle doom metal duo Bell Witch will join French doom metalists/labelmates Monarch! for a stretch of U.S. live dates this December. The tour will commence on December 1st and run through December 7th with additional performances to be announced in the coming days. The trek follows Bell Witch's previously announced North American tour with Denver doom troupe Primitive Man from October 25th to November 17th. See all additional dates below.

Additionally, Bell Witch will bring their devastating odes to the stages of Roadburn Festival 2018. Set to take place in Tilburg, The Netherlands, the band will perform two sets, the first on Saturday April 21st at the 013 venue and Sunday, April 22nd at Het Patronaat. Bell Witch will be recreating their soon-to-be-released, eighty-three-minute offering, "Mirror Reaper," in its crushingly exquisite entirety. The feat requires the input of honorary member, vocalist Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin), who will be joining the band to complete the performance. Expect his fragile yet evocative vocal style to lend an even more ghastly and ethereal quality to Bell Witch's already otherworldly sound.

The anticipated "Mirror Reaper" is set for release worldwide via Profound Lore Records on October 20th. Confirmed dates with Monarch are as follows: More...

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Bell Witch Announces Fall Tour

Seattle doom metal duo Bell Witch will bring new psalms to the stage this fall on a North American tour with Denver doom troupe Primitive Man. The trek will commence on October 25th in Denver, Colorado and run through November 17th in Fort Worth, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.

The band's latest journey comes in conjunction with forthcoming full-length, "Mirror Reaper," set for release worldwide via Profound Lore Records on October 20th. With "Mirror Reaper," Bell Witch has created a truly enormous work - one continuous, eighty-three-minute piece unfolding as a single track.

Bell Witch tour dates w/ Primitive Man:
10/25/2017 Hi Dive - Denver, CO
10/27/2017 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
10/28/2017 Rock Island Brewery - Rock Island, IL
11/01/2017 Coalition - Toronto, ON
11/02/2017 Bar Le Ritz - Montreal, QC
11/03/2017 Geno's - Portland, ME
11/06/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
11/07/2017 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
11/08/2017 The Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ
11/09/2017 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
11/10/2017 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
11/11/2017 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
11/12/2017 East/West - Nashville, TN
11/14/2017 Growlers - Memphis, TN
11/16/2017 Lost Well - Austin, TX
11/17/2017 Ridgelea Lounge - Forth Worth, TX More...

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Bell Witch Announces Single-Track Album

Seattle doom metal duo Bell Witch will release third full-length album "Mirror Reaper" worldwide on October 20th via Profound Lore Records. With "Mirror Reaper," Bell Witch has created an enormous work - one continuous, eighty-three-minute piece unfolding as a single track.

Engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson (Swans, Sleep, Neurosis), the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ) have pushed the band's sound further beyond 2015 LP, "Four Phantoms." The artwork for Mirror Reaper was painted by Mariusz Lewandowski.

Bell Witch comments: "The title 'Mirror Reaper' is indicative of the Hermetic axiom 'As Above, So Below,' written with two sides to form one whole. The song is both its own and its reflection, as an opposite is whole only with its contrary. Our focus as a band has always been the perception of ghosts and the implied archetype of the dichotomy of life/death therein. 'Mirror Reaper' is a continuation of that concept.

"During the writing process we were devastated by the loss of our dear friend and former drummer, Adrian Guerra. In love and respect to his memory, we reserved an important yet brief section in the song for him that features unused vocal tracks from our last album. This specific movement serves as a conceptual turn in the piece, or point of reflection. We believe he would be proud of it as well. 'Mirror Reaper' was the first collaborative writing project with the new lineup, and Adrian's death during it brought extra emotional weight. We sought to match the complexity and weight of these events within the composition of the piece." More...

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Bell Witch Posts New Track

Funeral doom outfit Bell Witch is about to release its new album "Four Phantoms" this coming April, 2015 via Profound Lore Records. Today the band has revealed a first new song titled "Judgement, In Fire: I – Garden (Of Blooming Ash)".

Check out it now below.

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Bell Witch Reveals Album Artwork

Bell Witch will release a new album titled "Four Phantoms" this coming April, 2015 through Profound Lore Records.

Today the label has revealed the cover artwork for "Four Phantoms," which was painted by Paolo Girardi. Stay tuned for full album release details.

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Wardruna And More Confirmed For Roadburn

Roadburn is very pleased to announce Wovenhand, Russian Circles, Wardruna, and a second Enslaved performance among the latest additions to the 20th edition line up of the festival, which will take place in April 2015. The festival organizers had this to say:

"Wovenhand’s incendiary performance at Roadburn 2011 remains one of the most talked-about shows in the festival’s history, and it’s a great pleasure to have David Eugene Edwards and his band back at the festival for what should be another thrilling, transformative concert. The band will reignite the 013 stage as the headline act on Thursday April 9.

"Led by former 16 Horsepower frontman Edwards, Wovenhand similarly delves deep into the darker, more gothic side of Americana, only on a much more personal, introspective level. The latest album ‘Refractory Obdurate’ is the band’s most visceral work yet, with its heavier arrangements packing a devastating punch.

"Already veterans of Roadburn, Chicago instrumental trio Russian Circles will return to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival for a much anticipated main stage performance on Thursday, April 9, filling the main hall with their spacious, tonally lavish sound. More...

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Samothrace Announces European Tour

In the wake of several bouts of stateside tours supporting second LP "Reverence To Stone," Seattle doom quartet Samothrace will storm European shores this May with Bell Witch. The band's publicist issued the following statement:

"The fifteen-city trek begins with Samothrace crushing the masses as one of the headliners of this year’s Heavy Days in Doomtown, a D.I.Y. doom/sludge festival in Copenhagen, Denmark running from May 2nd through 5th.

"This year the gathering also features performances from Graves At Sea, Pagan Altar, Cough, Procession, Danava, Moss, Dark Buddah Rising, Conan, Lecherous Gaze, labelmates Mournful Congregation and loads more in addition to Bell With, who will support Samothrace for the duration of the tour which will steamroll its way hazily through Belgium, England, Holland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Germany.

"The acclaimed Reverence To Stone was released in July of 2012 via 20 Buck Spin, the label also responsible for unveiling the band to the masses on the masterful 2008 debut Samothrace album, Life’s Trade. Through two lumbering, expansive tracks, the band explores more cavernous realms of thunderous tone hand-in-hand with even more beautiful and organic elements than ever on Reverence To Stone, culminating in an incredibly real sounding psychedelic doom metal that continues to prove Samothrace as one of the leading bands of the genre."

Listen to the entire album via the Bandcamp player below, or catch Samothrace on the live dates available after the jump. More...

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Bell Witch Reveals "Longing" Details

Seattle extreme doom duo Bell Witch will be releasing "Longing" through Profound Lore Records on November 13th, and pre-orders are available at this location. Check out hte song "Bails (Of Flesh)" in the player below, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Bails (Of Flesh)
2. Rows (Of Endless Waves)
3. Longing (The River Of Ash)
4. Beneath The Mask
5. I Wait
6. Outro More...

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Loss Announces Tour With Worm Ouroboros

Loss and Worm Ouroboros will team up this November for a mini West Coast tour. Other Profound Lore bands will be joining on select dates of this tour, including Mitochondrion, Bell Witch, and Ash Borer. Details are as follows:

11/09 – Vancounver BC @ Astoria Pub (w/MITOCHONDRION)*
11/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Highline (w/MITOCHONDRION, BELL WITCH)
11/11 – Portland, OR @ Rotture (w/Ephemeros, Disemballerina)
11/13 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya (w/ASH BORER)
11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room (w/Dispirit, Riqis)
11/15 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Side Stage (w/Laudanum, Lycus)

*No Worm Ouroboros More...

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Bell Witch Streaming New Song

Seattle's two piece doom act Bell Witch has posted a new song online titled "Longing (The River Of Ash)" through CVLT Nation. Experience the slow motion apocalypse at this location.

The band's new tour dates begin tomorrow and even though new full-length "Longing" is scheduled to be officially released November 13th, Bell Witch will still be selling copies of it on tour in advance of the release date. More...

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