2018-06-06 - BURNING WITCHES are not only the hottest export from the Alpine Republic, the five piece from Switzerland are also one of the most thrilling newcomers of old school heavy metal across the last few years - worldwide! The band whose members are all die-hard metal heads, have already bewitched the press with their first single 'Burning Witches' (released in their founding year of 2016), and were subsequently awarded "Demo Of The Month" in both Metal Hammer Germany and Rock Hard Germany. Their powerful sound is characterised by the strong compositions of band founding member Romana as well as by the expressive tone of vocalist Seraina, who has been dubbed as "the female Rob Halford" (JUDAS PRIEST).
The young Swiss talents have already made a name for themselves with their self-titled debut album, and received attention from heavy metal fans worldwide. It's no surprise that the biggest heavy metal label of the world, Nuclear Blast, offered them a deal earlier this year!
The BURNING WITCHES don't understand the terms "rest" or "stagnancy", and so the next enchanting masterpiece is already brewing in their steel pot. The book »Hexenhammer«, which legitimised the witch-hunts of 1486, is the focus of the new record's lyrical content. It's about oppression, violence against the weak and manipulation of facts; all topics that are timeless and more significant now than ever. The forthcoming record was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album, which will take away the breath of headbangers worldwide, and of course make the people bang their heads!
The new, as of yet untitled album will be released this winter via Nuclear Blast.
In January, BURNING WITCHES will head on an extensive tour throughout Europe as special guests on GRAVE DIGGER's »Tour Of The Living Dead«. All dates can be found below!
"We were really happy when Chris Boltendahl came to us at the Bang Your Head!!! Winter Festival to ask if we were interested in joining GRAVE DIGGER out on tour. That'll be the first big tour for us and it's an honour to get a chance like this as a new act. Since our second record will be released in November, the timing of this run couldn't be more perfect! We're super excited & READY TO FIGHT!"
»The Tour Of The Living Dead«
w/ GRAVE DIGGER - presented by Rock Hard (D)
11.01. D Hanover - MusikZentrum
12.01. D Andernach - JUZ Live Club
13.01. CH Pratteln - Z7
14.01. D Munich - Backstage
15.01. D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
16.01. D Saarbrücken - Garage
17.01. D Bochum - Zeche
18.01. D Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
19.01. D Neuruppin - Kulturhaus
20.01. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
22.01. D Hamburg - Martkhalle
23.01. D Berlin - Lido
24.01. D Bamberg - Live-Club
25.01. D Regensburg-Obertraubling - Airport-Eventhall
26.01. D Memmingen - Kaminwerk
27.01. D Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
28.01. F Paris - Petit Bain
29.01. UK London - Camden Underworld
30.01. B Vosselaar - Biebob
31.01. F TBA
01.02. E Bilbao - Santana 27
02.02. E Madrid - Sala Mon Live
03.02. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
More BURNING WITCHES dates:
30.06. CH Winterthur - Gaswerk (w/ ICED EARTH, GONOREAS)
06.07. HR Pula - Uljanik Open Air
12. - 14.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
30.08. CH Lucerne - Schüür (w/ NERVOSA, IRONY OF FATE)
01.09. A Satteins - Hard N' Heavy
»Metal Storm Tour 2018«
05.10. E Madrid - Boveda
06.10. E Vitoria-Gasteiz - Urban Rock Concept
07.10. E Barcelona - Sala Bóveda
08.10. E Valencia - Paberse Club
09.10. E Puertollano (Ciudad Real) - Krater Rock City
10.10. E Zaragoza - Carpa Rock Interpeñas
14. - 21.10. E Mallorca - Full Metal Holiday
2019-01-18 16:00 - BURNING WITCHES are pleased to re-release their acclaimed debut album "Burning Witches" today via Nuclear Blast. Details
2018-12-13 16:30 - In January 2019, the old-school heavy metal newcomers BURNING WITCHES will head out on an extensive tour throughout Europe. Today, the band presents the official tour trailer. Details
2018-11-23 15:00 - NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce that the new album from old-school heavy metal newcomers BURNING WITCHES, »Hexenhammer«, entered the charts in many countries. Details
2018-11-09 14:30 - The wait is finally over and today sees the long awaited release of »Hexenhammer«, the new studio album from old-school heavy metal newcomers BURNING WITCHES! Details
2018-11-02 12:00 - Today, the band released the third single titled 'Open Your Mind'. The song can be heard and watched in the form of a lyric video over on YouTube. Details
2018-10-24 15:30 - Today, the band presents the third track by track trailer. Find out more about the idea behind the songs 'Hexenhammer', 'Posession', 'Maneater' and 'Holy Diver' here. Details
2018-10-17 16:00 - Today, the band presents the second track by track trailer. Find out more about the songs 'Don't Cry My Tears', 'Maiden Of Steel', 'Dungeon Of Infamy' and 'Dead Ender'. Details
2018-10-12 14:00 - BURNING WITCHES will unleash their sophomore record titled »Hexenhammer« on November 9th, 2018. Today, the bands presents the first track-by-track trailer of the new album. Details
2018-10-05 15:00 - The group is proud to release another musical taster in the form of the music video for 'Hexenhammer' today. Details
2018-10-01 17:00 - Today, the band have released a teaser video for their official music video, which is being released in support of their second single, the album's title track, 'Hexenhammer'. Details