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Below is our complete Witch Mountain 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.

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Witch Mountain Premiere New Single

Witch Mountain premiere a new song entitled "Priceless Pain" streaming for you via YouTube below.

Tells singer Kayla Dixon: More...

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The Skull Debut Title Track Of Upcoming New Album

Doom outfit The Skull (featuring ex-Trouble members Ron Holzner on bass and Eric Wagner on vocals, plus current/ex- members of Witch Mountain and Cathedral) premiere title track of their upcoming new album "The Endless Road Turns Dark", which will be out in stores September 7 on Tee Pee Records.

Check out now "The Endless Road Turns Dark" below.

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Witch Mountain Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Oregon doom metal institution Witch Mountain unleash their self-titled album, out May 25 on Svart Records, streaming below.

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Full Lineup For ‘Northwest Terror Fest’ Announced

The full lineup and daily stage times have been announced for the 2018 ‘Northwest Terror Fest‘. The festival will be held across Neumo’s, Barboza and the Highline in Seattle, WA from May 31st to June 02nd.

Thursday – May 31st:

10:10 – END – Panopticon
08:50 – 09:30 – SubRosa
07:35 – 08:10 – False
06:30 – 07:00 – Pillorian
05:30 – 06:00 – Dreadnought

09:30 – 10:10 – Witch Mountain
08:10 – 08:50 – Woman Is The Earth
07:00 – 07:35 – Fall Of Rauros
06:00 – 06:30 – Ragana
05:00 – 05:30 – Eye of Nix

Thursday after party:

12:30 – END – Danava
11:30 – 12:10 – Czar

Friday – June 01st: More...

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The Skull Announces Tour With Saint Vitus

The Skull has announced a fall U.S. tour as direct support to Saint Vitus. The month-long jaunt will launch on September 27th in Austin, TX, running through October 23rd in Tucson, AZ.

Joining the revered bands on the tour will be Portland's Witch Mountain, which features in its ranks The Skull guitarist Rob Wrong. The Skull continues to tour in support of debut album "For Those Which Are Asleep."

Additionally, The Skull has announced the recruitment of Steve Hanford as the band's fill-in touring drummer. Hanford, formerly of Poison Idea, has been recruited to fill in for Sean Saley on the upcoming tour. More...

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New Doom Metal Festival Coming To Montana

Erosion Fest 2016 has just been announced to take place on October 14th and 15th in Missoula, Montana at Stage 112. The organizers of the event comment:

"You might not think Montana would be a place to host a doom metal fest but why not? A doom metal fest amongst the great mountains of the west......the natural beauty of distortion and nature as one?

"It's the perfect party so why don't you come and join us? 18 bands for 2 great nights of live music, including legends such as Saint Vitus, Acid King, The Skull, Witch Mountain, and many more!"

Full event info and ticket information is available at Facebook here, while the two-day lineup will consist of:

Saint Vitus
The Skull
Witch Mountain
Mother Crone
Stone Elk
The Old Ones
American Falcon More...

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Danzig Brings Blackest of the Black To Austin

Glenn Danzig started his Blackest of the Black tour over a decade ago in 2003. I caught it first in 2005 when he toured with Mortiis, Behemoth (among others) and what I believe was the first appearance of Doyle performing Misfits songs with Danzig. While this year’s lineup isn’t the “blackest,” that distinction goes to the last Blackest of the Black tour in 2010 when he took out Marduk and Possessed, Superjoint and Prong were solid acts nonetheless at this showing at Stubb’s in Austin.

Although they don’t carry the name recognition of a Phil Anselmo or Tommy Victor, openers Witch Mountain put on an impressive performance. The Portland-based doom act were in the news a year ago when longtime singer Uta Plotkin left the group and they hired 19-year-old Kayla Dixon as replacement. Dixon’s performance certainly showed she was up for the task this night. Her range was excellent. Whether she sang in a soaring almost R & B type voice or a death metal growl, her vocals were spot on. The rest of the band’s tones sounded great in their down tempo dirges. Even though there was only about 50 people in the crowd during their set, those in attendance seemed to show their approval. Touring with a big name like Danzig has to be doing wonders for their career.


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Danzig Announces Tour With Superjoint, Prong

Danzig's "Blackest Of The Black" tour dates this coming October will feature Superjoint, Veil of Maya, Prong, and Witch Mountain.

The trek runs from October 2nd through Halloween and will hit the following cities and venues:

10/2 Sat - Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/5 Mon - Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
10/7 Wed - Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
10/9 Fri - New Orleans, LA Civic Theatre
10/11 Sun - Birmingham, AL Iron City
10/12 Mon - Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
10/14 Wed - Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/16 Fri - Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/17 Sat - Worcester, MA 'rock & Shock' The Palladium
10/18 Sun - Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/20 Tues - Portland, ME State Theatre
10/21 Wed - Nyc, NY Best Buy Theatre
10/23 Fri - Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
10/24 Sat - Milwaukee, WI The Rave
10/25 Sun - Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
10/27 Tues - Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
10/29 Thur - San Jose, CA City National Civic
10/31 Sat - Halloween Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theatre

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Hoverfest Announces 2015 Lineup

Hovercraft Amplifiers' mastermind Nial McGaughey has announced a second edition of the Hoverfest in Portland.

This year Cravedog, Hovercraft Amplifiers, and Nanotear Booking is proud to reveal the lineup set to level the stage on Saturday, August 8th rom noon 'til dusk in the alleyway between Cravedog and Type Foundry Recording Studio (611 N Tillamook St. Suite B22, Portland, Oregon 97227).

Join these bands for a day devoted to celebrating riffs, amplifiers, motorcycles, and the fantastic people and good times that come together when all of those are combined:

Slough Feg
Witch Mountain
Lord Dying
Sons Of Huns
Holy Grove
Mane Of The Cur

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Yob Announces New Tour Dates

In addition to a previously announced North American live takeover this March supporting progressive black metal outfit Enslaved, long-running Portland doom monarchs Yob today reveal additional headlining stage rumblings.

With various performances scattered prior to, throughout, and following the Enslaved run, Yob will decimate ears in Sacramento, Boise, Columbus, Raleigh, Johnson City, Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Albuquerque and Tucson.

Support will be provided by noise rock group Will Haven, doom wrangling outfit Witch Mountain, and trance-inducing psych rock perpetrators Ecstatic Vision (also on the Enslaved tour) on select dates. See the confirmed itinerary below. More...

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Witch Mountain Finishes New Album

Portland, OR doom metal outfit Witch Mountain has completed work on the "Mobile Of Angels" album. Profound Lore Records comments:

"In what will be seen as the doom metal veterans’ mightiest work yet, 'Mobile Of Angels' sees Witch Mountain create a wondrous album of heavy, bluesy sultry doom with their latest release which merges the band’s signature crushing rhythms with moving doom-metal balladry.

"New surprises also lurk amongst the journey of 'Mobile Of Angels' where the band take their implementation of melancholy to a whole new epic level where vocalist Uta Plotkin delivers her most stunning and most developed vocal performance to date. Where the band continue to progress musically with each succeeding album, Plotkin’s vocal performance continues to grow stronger, more defined and moving. 'Mobile Of Angels' is the evidence of all this."

The album was produced and engineered by Billy Anderson, who has now had a long-standing working relationship with the band, and it is to be officially released in North American on September 30th. The track listing will be:

1. Psycho Animundi
2. Can’t Settle
3. Your Corrupt Ways (Sour The Hymn)
4. Mobile Of Angles
5. The Shape Truth Takes More...

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Hoverfest Reveals Band Lineup

The full lineup for Hoverfest has now been revealed, which will be happening on August 23rd in the alleyway behind Cravedog in Portland, Oregon, at 12:00pm. The lineup is as follows:

Danava (First live show with the band's new lineup)
Acid King
Witch Mountain
Eight Bells
Wounded Giant
Holy Grove
Mountain God

The following press release was also issued about the show:

"As the world of heavy music continues to burst at the seams in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide, so does the need for the equipment to keep things loud. Nial McGaughey, local Portlander and engineering wizard, has been building custom, recycled tube amplifiers since 2010 under the name Hovercraft Amplifiers, a name which is becoming increasingly synonymous with the ear-crushing, chest-thudding sounds of Pacific Northwest heavyweights like YOB, Blackwitch Pudding, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, and many more. More...

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First Bands Announced For Hoverfest

The first-annual Hoverfest, a festival created with Hovercraft amps, will take place on August 23rd, 2014 in the blocked-off alleyway by Type Foundry Studios at 611 N. Tillamook St. in Portland, Oregon.

Presales will be available in the coming weeks for the event being graciously hosted by Cravedog Media, booked by Nanotear, and with live music on the day of the show being mixed by Billy Anderson. More bands are still to be announced, and the currently confirmed lineup is as follows:

Witch Mountain
Holy Grove
Eight Bells
Mountain God

Stay tuned to the festival's Facebook event page for more announcements and further details.

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Witch Mountain Gearing Up For North American Tour

Looming near the release of fantastic new album “Mobile Of Angels,” Witch Mountain will be doing a massive North American tour (which includes a stopover at this year’s Hopscotch Fest) with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind. Support comes from Hedersleben, and the dates are as follows:

08/26 – Oakland, CA @ Uptown
08/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
08/28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
08/29 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
08/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
09/01 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
09/02 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
09/03 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
09/04 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
09/05 – Lafayette, GA @ Meltasia Fest
09/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest*
09/07 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
09/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
09/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
09/10 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
09/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
09/12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
09/14 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
09/15 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
09/16 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
09/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
09/19 – Rock Island, IL @ RIBCO
09/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
09/21 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
09/22 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret*
09/23 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
09/24 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
09/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue (early evening show)
09/27 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
09/28 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
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Witch Mountain Announces New Album, Tour

Witch Mountain is pleased to announce its second voyage to the old world. This tour comes shortly before the release of the band's fourth album, "Mobile of Angels."

The new record was produced in May 2014 at Type Foundry studios in Portland, Oregon by master "Engine-Ear" Billy Anderson and will feature the artwork of Mark McCormick. With "Mobile of Angels," Witch Mountain stretches out into new musical frontiers, while still remaining firmly in the tradition of classic heavy doomed rock 'n' roll.

The album will be released in September 2014 in Europe by Svart Records, and in North America by Profound Lore.

To coincide with the Euro tour, Svart Records is also issuing a limited vinyl version of the band's earlier album "South of Salem." This edition of the classic album is expanded to a double-LP with a second disc consisting of rare tracks, unreleased cover songs, and demos. See the band live on these dates: More...

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Witch Mountain Recording New Album

Witch Mountain has checked in with the following announcement about recording an upcoming album:

"Today we enter the studio to begin recording our 4th album. Billy Anderson is producing once again. It shall be mighty. Look for it this Fall on Profound Lore (North America) and Svart Records (Europe)."

Further details are forthcoming, and you can also hear the previous release "Cauldron of the Wild" below.

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Witch Mountain Offering Songs For Free Download

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...

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Witch Mountain Streaming Entire Album

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.

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Witch Mountain Announces Tour With Castle

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...

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Witch Mountain Reveals "Cauldron Of The Wild" Info

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
2. Beekeeper
3. Shelter
4. Veil of the Forgotten
5. Aurelia
6. Never Know More...

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