UK’s occult doom champions DEAD WITCHES premiere first track off Doom Sessions Vol. 666 EP with French stoners WITCHTHROAT SERPENT. The song is called “D.I.E. (Dragged Into Emptiness)”. You can give it a listen below!
This new song “D.I.E. (Dragged Into Emptiness)” is a strong intent statement for DEAD WITCHES, who recently welcomed their new vocalist Spring Thompson in their ranks. The Dorset-based foursome are back in the saddle after releasing two well-acclaimed full-lengths on Heavy Psych Sounds, and hell knows what they will be up to after this darkness-filled Doom Sessions collaboration with France’s up and coming doomsters WITCHTHROAT SERPENT.
Since their ignition last summer, Heavy Psych Sounds ‘Doom Sessions’ series have been delivering steamroller after steamroller, packing together earth-shattering collaborations between the loudest stoner and doom of this world. From Conan to Acid Mammoth, -(16)- and Grime, each Doom Sessions EP presented previously unreleased tracks with strong thematics. This sixth installment is probably the most occult of them all, and will come alongside a creepy artwork by Spanish designer Branca Studio. Doom Sessions Vol.666 will be available on June 18th, 2021 and available to preorder now on: Test press vinyl, Ultra LTD Cornetto Transparent/Red vinyl, LTD Half Red/Half Black vinyl, Black vinyl, CD and digital
DEAD WITCHES is the brainchild of drummer Mark Greening (founding member of Electric Wizard, Ramesses and With the Dead). 2017 for DEAD WITCHES began with the release of their first album Ouija. Featuring original guitarist Greg Elk (R.l.P), vocalist Virginia Monti (Psychedelic Witchcraft) and bass player Carl Geary, Ouija was phenomenally received by press and fans alike. 2019 saw the release of its followup The Final Exorcism, featuring new members Oliver Irongiant on guitar and Soozi Chameleone as vocalist. With the sudden departure of Soozi just before Christmas 2019 due to personal reasons, Oliver was soon to follow leaving founding member Mark and Bassist Carl. Carl had doubts over his commitment to the band while offering support until a replacement was found. Although the future seemed uncertain at that point, Mark decided to soldier on and get a new lineup together.
At the beginning of 2020, Rab Mcilrath (Dead Lettuce) joined as the new guitar player, together with bass player Sam Cutbush, who spent almost a decade as bassist for Portsmouth’s loudest grunge band, Foxer. Once his tenure came to an end in 2019, he moved between projects until the opportunity to get even louder came along with DEAD WITCHES. The band needed a new singer, which fortunately they found just a few weeks before their European tour. The new singer is Spring Thompson which brings fierce female vocals with a little punk element to it to the signature Doomy Sludge sound of the band.