French doom trio Witchfinder areexcited to announce the release of their second LP, “Hazy Rites,” via Black Bow Records on April 1st, 2019.
Following their 2017 S/T debut, Witchfinder chose Kozmik Artifactz for the vinyl release in 2018. After a successful tour with Witchthroat Serpent in October 2017, they hit the road with Stonebirds in May 2018 and toured all over France. Witchfinder has also shared the stage with the likes of Conan, Monolord, Kadavar, The Flying Eyes, Hangman’s Chair, and The Necromancers.
“Hazy Rites” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Satanic Audio in October 2018, incorporating more sludge and hardcore than their previous work. The sound of Witchfinder is a fusion between doom, stoner and sludge with psych and long instrumental pieces mixed in. The high vocals recall a Monolord and Windhand influence, whereas the saturated tone comes closer to Bongzilla or Weedeater. The general sound is heavy, fuzzy with long guitar leads and big riffs.
In addition to the unleashing of “Hazy Rites,” Witchfinder also look forward to more touring through Blackskull Services. Keep an eye out for this crushing band to make their mark on the international heavy music scene.
Tom – drums
Clement – bass/vocals
Stan – guitar
Read our review here.