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Bell Witch

From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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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.

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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