BELL WITCH – Album/Tour Announcement, New MP3 Posted
Seattle extreme doom metal duo BELL WITCH, comprised of bassist/vocalist Dylan Desmond (also of Samothrace fame) and drummer/vocalist Adrian Guerra, have completed their soul crushing debut album “Longing” along with announcing a U.S. tour to coincide with the release of “Longing” respectively.
By creating massive, epic, and crushing soundscapes of doom, all this merely with just bass, drums, and a dual vocal pummel, “Longing” expands on the promise BELL WITCH laid down with their 2011 demo (link to Bandcamp), which was seen as one of the best doom metal demos of last year. “Longing” (which features guest vocals by Erik Moggridge of Aerial Ruin on the track ‘Rows’) is a slow, time-stretching trodden journey through sounds of darkness, pain, and suffering and serves as one of the saddest, morose, and most despondent, stripped down, doom metal releases of the year.
To be officially released on Nov 13th, tracklisting for “Longing” goes as follows:
- Bails (Of Flesh)
- Rows (Of Endless Waves)
- Longing (The River Of Ash)
- Beneath The Mast
- I Wait
Check out an MP3 of the opening track ‘Bails (Of Flesh)’, or at least the first 11 or so minutes below (the track just exceeds the 20 minute mark).
BELL WITCH TOUR…
The duo will also be touring in conspiracy with the release of “Longing” and even though, as mentioned, the new BELL WITCH album is slated to officially be released Nov 13, the band will have the album available on tour at all their shows. So if you get a chance to see this doom metal wonder live, you’ll also be able to pick up a copy of “Longing” well before the official release date. Joining BELL WITCH on some of these shows will be their label-mates in LOSS, PALLBEARER, and COFFINWORM. Also as part of their tour, BELL WITCH will be playing this year’s mighty Fall Into Darkness Festival in Portland alongside some of our other bands such as SUBROSA, WORM OUROBOROS, and the debut live performance from VHÖL.
The tour dates go as follows:
10/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Comet Tavern
10/07 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (Fall Into Darkness)
10/11 – Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
10/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
10/13 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
10/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn (w/COFFINWORM, Black Goat Of The Woods)
10/15 – Somerville, MA @ PA’s Lounge
10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
10/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Golden West
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
10/19 – Washington DC @ RAS Restaurant And Lounge
10/20 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
10/21 – Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s North Vegetarian Cafe (w/LOSS)
10/22 – Nashville, TN @ The End (w/LOSS)
10/23 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtowm Music Hall (w/PALLBEARER)
10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ House Show
10/25 – Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Dog Pound
10/27 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder