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Witch Mountain has announced the release of a single, "Bloodhound," along with a rerecording of the track "A Power Greater." The release is now available as a free digital download through Scion A/V here or in the player below, and will be made into a limited run of 7" vinyl, which the band will be selling on tour. The following press release was also issued about the tracks:
"Hot on the heels of 2011’s critically acclaimed album South of Salem and 2012’s career-making Cauldron of the Wild, comes Witch Mountain’s latest single, 'Bloodhound.' Penned in eight days and recorded immediately thereafter, the group’s newest tune is a paean against violent authority.
"The b-side features a new recording of the band’s oldest song, 'A Power Greater," which was originally jammed at the very first WM rehearsal way back in July of 1997. Taking inspiration from their 1960s heroes, Witch Mountain ducked into the studio between headlining tours to knock out another fresh slab of doom, buoyed by nods from NPR and SPIN magazine, as well as an appearance on this year’s Scion Rock Fest."
A recent interview with the band can also be viewed after the jump. More...
Portland doom band Witch Mountain is streaming its entire recent album "Cauldron of the Wild" over at Bandcamp, or check it out below in the player. "Cauldron of the Wild" was produced by Billy Anderson and features new bass player Neal Munson and female vocalist Uta Plotkin, who both joined when the band came back from a period of hiatus in 2011.
Witch Mountain is back in action and has teamed with Scion A/V to plot a massive North American trek alongside Prosthetic Records' new doom three piece Castle. The tour will kick-off in Portland on October 11th and run all the way through to another Portland show on November 18th.
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Plan B (w/Rabbits)
10/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Interuban Gallery
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Highline
10/14 – Moscow, ID @ Prichard Gallery
10/15 – Boise, ID @ Shredder
10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Bard Deluxe (w/SUBROSA)
10/19 – St. Paul @ Turf Club
10/21 – Madison, WI @ High Noon
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
10/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
10/24 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
10/25 – Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/26 – Hamilton, ON @ Corktown Pub
10/27 – Ottawa, ON @ Café Dekcuf
10/28 – Montreal, PQ @ Katacombes
10/29 – Burlington, VT @ Nectars
10/30 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/31 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
11/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/04 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/05 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
11/06 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
11/08 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
11/09 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
11/10 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/14 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (w/Ides Of Gemini)
11/15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Parkside
11/17 – Arcata, CA @ Alibi
11/18 – Portland, OR @ Ash St Saloon (w/Lord Dying) More...
Witch Mountain was born in Portland, Oregon in 1997, the doom rock creation of Sunn0))) collaborator Nate Carson and Rob Wrong. The band released debut "...Come The Mountain" in 2001 and toured with the likes of Isis, Yob, Clutch, Agalloch, Electric Wizard, Unsane and plenty more. Soon after, the band fell silent before bursting back into effect in 2009, this time with the stunning vocal addition of Uta Plotkin for the release of "South of Salem."
The band has now completed work on "Cauldron of the Wild" with the help of producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, High on Fire, Mr. Bungle, etc) and the record will be made available on June 12th through a partnership with Profound Lore Records. Check out a new track from the release, titled "Beekeeper," in the player below.
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Ballad of Lanky Rae
4. Veil of the Forgotten
6. Never Know More...
Profound Lore Records has issued the following announcement about streaming a new Witch Mountain song online:
"We have just uploaded a new Witch Mountain song entitled 'Beekeeper' from their upcoming new album 'Cauldron Of The Wild' (out June 12th) on our BandPage player.
"Along with them playing this year's Scion Rock Fest, look for the band to do an extensive tour following (tour dates to be announced shortly)."
For more on Portland's Witch Mountain, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
Portland, Oregon based stoner/doom rockers Witch Mountain have entered Audible Alchemy Studios with Billy Anderson today to record the band's third LP and follow up to the 2011 release "South Of Salem" (see Metal Underground's review here). More news on the forthcoming album with Profound Lore Records is expected soon.
On the second day of SXSW Music, there were more options for metal shows at night. I enjoyed bouncing around between shows on the first day and hoped to catch a few bands at different shows this evening, such as Christian Mistress, Agalloch, and the Alex Skolnick Trio. It didn’t pan out exactly as planned, but was a good night nonetheless.
As I wandered a few alleyways, looking for a few of the more obscure venues where these bands were playing, I stumbled upon the Barbarella Patio first, which is where Agalloch would be playing later that night. Upon entry, Amber Asylum was playing and I literally went back to the gate to double check the lineup posted there. They were so mellow that I thought I was in the wrong place. The band did have a couple of slightly heavier moments toward the end of their set, but overall they were far too mellow for my tastes. More...
Olympia, Washington's Christian Mistress has just confirmed the details on the band's next round of touring, which kicks off in early March. The new West Coast tour runs through most of the month, kicking off in the Northwest and raging down to Texas and back over three weeks. The dates will feature Christian Mistress sharing the stage with Danava, Witch Mountain, Slough Feg and more, including a showcase at Austin's SXSW as well as the Scion Rock Fest in Los Angeles alongside Obituary, Morbid Angel, Integrity, Crom, Nails, Atheist, Bastard Noise, The Body and tons more on March 5th.
The band's upcoming dates are as follows:
3/04/2011 The East End - Portland, OR w/ Danava
3/05/2011 The Glass House - Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest
3/11/2011 The Alibi - Arcata, CA
3/12/2011 The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA w/ Slough Feg, Witch Mountain
3/13/2011 BLVD - Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2011 Sound Kontrol - Phoenix, AZ
3/15/2011 Warehouse 21 - Santa Fe, NM
3/16/2011 The Trainyard - Las Cruces, NM
3/17/2011 Headhunters - Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ True Widow, Danava
3/19/2011 The Yard - San Diego, CA
3/20/2011 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA
3/21/2011 *equinox party - Rogue Valley, OR w/ RVIVR, Vradiazei
3/22/2011 The Know - Portland, OR w/ Burials, Druden
Scion and Adult Swim have come together to release a new free compilation titled "Metal Swim." The compilation features rare and unreleased tracks from Isis, Torche, Skeletonwitch, Death Angel, Red Fang and many others. The "Metal Swim" compilation is availbe for streaming and free download at this location.
Here is the "Metal Swim" tracklisting:
1. Death Angel -Truce
2. Skeletonwitch – Bringers of Death
3. Torche – Arrowhead
4. Ludicra – Path of Ash
5. Kylesa – Forsaken
6. Black Tusk – Fatal Kiss
7. Red Fang – Hank Is Dead
8. Black Cobra – Frozen Night
9. Saviours – Dixie Dieway
10. Witch Mountain – Veil of the Forgotten
11. Isis – Pliable Foe
12. Jesu – Dethroned
13. Pelican – Inch Above Sand
14. Zoroaster – Witch Hammer
15. Withered – Extinguished With the Misery
16. Boris – Luna