England’s own traditional metal brigands Arkham Witch have just finished recording their second album “Legions of the Deep” which will be available in the Autumn. The full-length will be released by Italian Metal on Metal Records.
Lyrically, it features the familiar weird pulp fiction obsessions, Lovecraftian monsters, Howardian heroes, underground occultism, killer cyborgs and zombie cowboys, and musically strides the frequencies between bands like Witchfinder General, Deep Switch, Blue Oyster Cult, Reverend Bizarre, Cirith Ungol and of course The Lamp of Thoth.
Simon Iff?, vocalist and self appointed spokesmen for the band, told ZT: “I think this is the best stuff we have ever done. It’s pure unadulterated heavy metal in the styles that we all enjoy; we are not out to prove anything, be the heaviest, fastest or the most epic band out there, but just want to make good honest Heavy Metal for like minded aficionados to bang their heads to in the traditional styles we all grew up with.
There are a couple of old songs in there written by myself and Dodo Doom that have been played in previous bands, that have been played to indifference over the years through such fleeting trends as nu-metal, so it’s great to finally have them heard by the audience they deserve.
The band whittled down the above songs from a selection of 17, so are hoping to release an accompanying EP in the near future. In the meantime – you can hear one of these songs, ‘For Metal’ on Metal on Metal’s Compendium of Metal Vol 5, which also features a whole host of the high quality metal bands the label is renowned for. We are chuffed to be on such a great label as Metal on Metal, with such amazing bands as Nomad Son and Mortallicum, and can’t wait for people to hear the album!”
The tracklisting for the new Arkham Witch album is as follows:
1. David Lund
2. At the Mountains of Madness
3. Iron Shadows in the Moon
4. Infernal Machine
5. The Cloven Sea
6. On a Horse Called Vengeance
7. Gods of Storm and Thunder
8. Kult of Kutulu
9. Legions of the Deep
10. We’re From Keighley
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