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Since their inception in early 2006, Indiana's Phantom Witch have carved themselves a niche combining the influences of traditional heavy metal, NWOBHM and the riffage of speed metal. The buzz created by their self-released four-song demo caught the attention of New York's Heavy Artillery Records, with whom Phantom Witch have teamed up to release their self-titled debut, a vinyl-only six-song Mini LP. The mini-LP will be limited to 500 copies and available exclusively from independent record stores, the band's live shows and directly from the label.
Founding members Rick Cope (vocals and bass) and David Phelps (guitars) met when Rick was first drawn to the sound of Phelps' shrieking guitar solos emanating from the amp room at Guitar Works in Greenwood, Indiana. The duo was joined by Bob Fouts behind the drum kit and Phantom Witch as we know it was born. Culling their influences by bands such as Slayer, Running Wild, Sodom and Jag Panzer, Phantom Witch quickly made a name for themselves with their unique metal attack, opening for local and national headliners such as The Gates of Slumber, Merciless Death, Skeleton Witch and Demiricous. Look for Phantom Witch on tour in late summer 2008, dates coming soon.
The self titled mini LP from Phantom Witch will hit streets on June 10th 2008.
Stormspell Records has announce plans for a series of split CDs entitled "Thrash Clash."
The idea is intended as a sort of stepping stone for young thrash metal bands to get their demo/EP professionally released and distributed. Each volume will consist of two bands, contributing 5-7 songs each. The split CDs will be high-quality silverpressed products, with 16-page stapled booklet with lyrics, info, pics, and graced with custom artwork by renowned artist Dimitar Nikolov. These hand-numbered releases will be strictly limited to 1000 copies each.
The first two volumes are in the works already, with a tentative release date of February 2008:
Vol.1: TAKING OVER vs PHANTOM WITCH
Vol.2: OPPRESSION vs DIAMOND PLATE
Artwork and more info to follow.