BARBARIAN WRATH and WITCHES BREW - Newsletter March 2014
It's almost a year now that BARBARIAN WRATH announced that I would return, following the triumphant return of WITCHES BREW. Neither of us has been lazy in the meantime as you can tell:
---> COUNTESS "Ancient Lies And Battle Cries" CD (WRATH052)
The day you've all been waiting for desperately has finally arrived. Here's a first taste of the new COUNTESS album "Ancient Lies And Battle Cries". Enjoy or suffer or both :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LLX6_yVlrM
"Ancient Lies And Battle Cries", COUNTESS' fourteenth full-length, features ten tracks of uncompromising METAL, blending first wave Black Metal and traditional Heavy Metal in a way only COUNTESS can. The result of almost three years of writing and recording, "Ancient Lies" will surely satisfy all those who long for the days when Black Metal was still METAL.
To be released on April 9th 2014. Pre-order your copy right here:http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/barbarian-wrath/780-countess-ancient-lies-and-battle-cries-cd.html
---> ARKHAM WITCH "On Crom's Mountain" CD (WRATH050)
April 9th 2014 is also the date of the relaunch of "On Crom's Mountain". Anyone still remember that weird band from Yorkshire...? ARKHAM WITCH ? You don't ? Here's a little reminder in the form of the title track of their first album, "On Crom's Mountain":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYdxcFKDlK8
"On Crom's Mountain" comes with completely new cover art featuring the first part of Jowita's tryptichon along with a matching new lay-out. The audio side of things remains unchanged since there was no way to further improve the recording anyways. And it's available for pre-order right here:http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/barbarian-wrath/781-arkham-witch-on-croms-mountain-cd.html
---> THE WIZAR'D "Ancient Tome Of Arcane Knowledge" CD (WRATH051)
And in February 2014 this one went off the press:
Delving ever deeper into the proverbial "Ancient Tome Of Arcane Knowledge" Tasmania's very own THE WIZAR'D remain on their path to reveal facets of Metal hithero hidden to the eyes, ears and minds of even the more devoted members of the circle of occult Doom Metal fans. Besides the 6 track studio album (34 minutes) this CD also features a full live show recorded on Friday, September 13th 2013 CE that will surely cause you to "Turn To Evil"... Released in February 2014 CE.http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/barbarian-wrath/708-the-wizar-d-ancient-tome-of-arcane-knowledge.html
In case you're still not familiar with THE WIZAR'D after all this time, here's the title track of the above album:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuCjuuHAhA
---> MEGIDDO, BLOOD STORM, WARHORDE and beyond
Following the above blasphemies are MEGIDDO "The Holocaust Messiah", BLOOD STORM "The Stellar Exorcism" and WARHORDE "Kiss My Goat" which are all in various stages of completion and I expect them to be out before Summer 2014. I may be convinced to do one or two additional releases if the right band comes along. If you think you have what it takes to be on Barbarian Wrath you may submit your songs to:
My sweet darling wife has been even more busy then myself... Since October 2013 she has tapped:
---> STONE MAGNUM "From Time... To Eternity" 2CD (BREW034)
Witches Brew has teamed up with Michigan City, Indiana's dictators of doom (featuring Dean Tavernier from Skullview!) and we are extremely proud to present this very special European version of their second album "From Time... To Eternity"! This massive 2 CD release includes as a bonus their entire 2012 self titled debut, available for the first time on CD! Not only do you get over 90 minutes of brilliant Doom Metal but also a grandiose 12 page booklet for "From Time... To Eternity" and a 6 page booklet for "Stone Magnum"! This release is as heavy as the music contained within! Highly recommended for fans of bands like Candlemass, Count Raven, Black Sabbath, St. Vitus or Trouble! Released 07 October 2013.
Doom to the shop and get your copy here:http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/witches-brew/32-stone-magnum-from-time-to-eternity.html
Here's a teaser in the form of a "Lonely God"...:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIhUwwTu56g
---> MIDNITE HELLION "Hour Of The Wolf" 7" (BREW035)
The Hour Of The Wolf has arrived! Sink your fangs in deep and don’t let this limited single escape! With a powerhouse line up, New Jersey’s Heavy Metal maniacs unleash 2 songs showcasing a fantastic mixture of authentic Heavy, Power and Speed Metal that would make all members of Iron Maiden throw the horns and headbang! Every instrument melds perfectly with the outstanding vocals of PJ Berlinghof! This taster of what’s to come in 2014 will leave all who hear it hungry for more! The 7? is available in 2 limited, hand numbered versions: 100 translucent blue including an A1 poster, a PVC sticker of the album cover and a lyrics/merchandise order form and 400 regular black including an A1 poster and a lyrics/merchandise order form. Released 29 November 2013.
Check out their video of the title track here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKaK1LCdvpA
Or better yet, order it right away here:http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/witches-brew/334-midnite-hellion-hour-of-the-wolf.html
---> AMOK "Somewhere In The West" CD (BREW036)
The patches have aligned perfectly for the reunion of Witches Brew and Scotland’s purveyers of fine “Clyde Bay Area Thrash”! This long awaited and highly anticipated second album, clocking in at over 50 minutes, is a monster of a Thrash release! They’ve amped up the aggression factor, tossed in a touch of technicality and skillfully built that over a solid foundation of their trademark hook laden choruses and catchy riffs. If you regularly mosh and feast on a diet of Exodus, Forbidden, Sacred Reich or Heathen then this album is a prime cut of Thrash you absolutely must indulge in! Released 29th November 2013.
Order this Thrash Metal Monster here:http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/witches-brew/335-amok-somewhere-in-the-west.html
If you still need convincing to run AMOK, this here should do the trick :Dhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIhUwwTu56g
---> CHAIN OF DOGS "Burning Bridges In A World Of Death - De Ep's En Nog Get Mieë" CD (BREW037)
The DOGS howl again! To bridge the time while they record their follow up full length to "Gebroake Gehange en Gewroake" we present this great compilation which gathers their 2 EPs, previously only available on CDR, some gritty old demo tracks from 2006, a remix of 2010's "Doa is mie Land" and a completely unreleased track. Includes an 8 page booklet featuring full lyrics, classic band pics and more! Get ready for some fantastic Folk Thrash infused with Punk from these crazy Limburgian Motherfolkers! This truly is the Eps and a bit more! :) Recommended for those who would enjoy a mixture of SKYCLAD, early CRUACHAN, SLAYER, FLOGGING MOLLY and MOTÖRHEAD!
Released in February 2014 and ready to be ordered right here:http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/witches-brew/706-chain-of-dogs-burning-bridges-in-a-world-of-death-de-ep-s-en-nog-get-miee.html
To keep you in the mood until your CD arrives, listen to "Bridgeburners":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9v9HWZhMAo
---> SEASONS OF THE WOLF "Anthology" 2CD (BREW038)
Witches Brew has teamed up with Iron Shield Records to co-release this double CD anthology containing all material from the first 2 SEASONS OF THE WOLF albums, "Scraps From The Masters Table" and "The Black & Silver", previously only available in very limited quantities on tape many moons ago! This mystical journey into the past, 1988-1991 to be exact, offers over 120 minutes of fine Traditional and Progressive Heavy Metal infused with classic 70s Rock. Recommended for fans of DIO, HAWKWIND, DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH or BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and of course, for all fans of their brilliant music that SEASONS OF THE WOLF have released since !
This will be out next week so this is almost not a pre-order anymore :)http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.de/shop/de/witches-brew/707-seasons-of-the-wolf-anthology.html
No video this time but seriously, we've both been raving about SEASONS OF THE WOLF since 1996, you can trust us on this one :)
---> TERRA CAPUT MUNDI, REDIMONI, ALITOR and beyond
Besides the above morsels you can expect on tap soon: TERRA CAPUT MUNDI "Lost In The Warp" LP, a REDIMONI / GRAVEYARD Split 7" and ALITOR first CD offering to the Gods of Thrash entitled "Eternal Depression" !