Swedish blackened thrash metal pioneers WITCHERY announces their 8th studio album Nightside, set for release worldwide on July 22nd via Century Media Records. Following 2017’s much acclaimed I Am Legion album, Nightside was recorded with the WITCHERY line-up consisting of Jensen (Guit., The Haunted / ex Seance), Rickard Rimfält (Guit., Seance), Angus Norder (Vox, Nekrokraft), Victor Brandt (Bass, Dimmu Borgir / ex Entombed A.D.) – who now officially replaces longtime bassist Sharlee D’Angelo – and Chris Barkensjö (Drums, LIK / ex Kaamos). The album was once again mixed and produced by Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, In Flames, etc.) and includes artwork by Andreas “Diaz” Pettersson, which can be seen above.
The first single and video for the razor-sharp track “Popecrusher” is out now. Watch the animated video clip created by Eduardo Hidalgo & Maciej Pieloch / MPieloch.com & E2h Design Studio, HERE.
WITCHERY mastermind Jensen states about “Popecrusher”, “Setting the benchmark for the new album, “Popecrusher” is the first foreshadowing aural assault from our new album “Nightside”. All the pieces fell into place with this album and we can’t wait for everyone to hear the album in its entirety. “Nightside” is our first attempt at writing a concept album, and “Popecrusher” is of course a part of that story. We hope you love the soul-incinerating heaviness of “Popecrusher” as much as we do. More great things are soon to come. Do the W!”
Nightside will be released in the following formats: jewelcase CD, 180g. vinyl LP (either as black vinyl or as limited transparent red vinyl of 500x copies via CM Distro/Mailorder) and as digital album. Pre-orders for Nightside start today and are available, HERE.
WITCHERY have also announced that they will appear on this year’s colossal Hellfest line-up in Clisson, France on Friday, June 24th, 2022. Check out further details, HERE.
Previously, WITCHERY’s early catalogue was re-issued by Century Media Records in 2020 on CD, LP and digitally, finally making Restless & Dead (1998), Witchburner (EP, 1999), Dead, Hot And Ready (1999) and Symphony For The Devil (2001) available worldwide again. The re-issues are available to purchase, HERE.
Look out…WITCHERY’s Nightside is heavy metal witchcraft at its best. The witching hour has arrived!