Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES have revealed a blazing live performance video for the attacking track “Unleash The Beast”, cut from their recent fifth full-length, ‘The Dark Tower’!
After storming the charts with their new album and peaking at #3 in Switzerland, BURNING WITCHES showcase their explosive live energy with the brand-new video, filmed at one of their album release shows in Oberhausen this spring.
But there is even more exciting news from the witches’ hut: after stepping in for guitarist Larissa Ernst as stand-in during her maternity leave, shredder queen Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) has now joined the band as a full member. Welcome to the coven, Courtney!
Courtney Cox comments:
“I’m really excited to be joining my sisters in BURNING WITCHES as a full time member. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us on this metal journey and can’t wait to rock with the coven all around the world!”
But Larissa Ernst won’t leave her witchy sisters behind, as she states:
“Dear friends of BURNING WITCHES, as the birth of my baby approaches, I am focusing on my family and will stay in the background of the band for a while. I will continue helping with various tasks and I’m looking forward to seeing you again. I am highly thankful for everybody that supported me, my witch sisters, the team and the label!
And of course thank YOU so much for your dedication – stay metal, you all rock!”
BURNING WITCHES on the live video “Unleash The Beast”:
“This video shows the pure live power and magic of the WITCHES on stage! Recorded in Oberhausen/Germany right after Courtney joined us – her skills bring a new level of enthusiasm and musicianship to the band!
“The new songs are made to be played live on the stages of the world, hopefully we can soon rock a city nearby YOUR home!“
BURNING WITCHES set the world ablaze, ushering in a new wave of heavy metal!
On fifteen energetic tracks, BURNING WITCHES ring the bells for a midnight mass in smoky-warm bars. Restless and intense, the fierce women of BURNING WITCHES shred their instruments on ‘The Dark Tower’ like no other, but with the soft mid-tempo track “Tomorrow”, the witches settle down to gather their strength for just a moment. Bittersweet melodies float up to the sky like weightless feathers, carrying a message of five confident women. Ready again to gradually increase the tempo, “Heart Of Ice” and “Arrow Of Time” ensnare with extravagant guitar tapping and heroic vocals by Laura, while “The Lost Souls” merges devilish staccato and legato riffs, creating an ominous atmosphere amid the bewitching screams of the five Swiss enchantresses. With their new studio album, BURNING WITCHES not only bring back the glory days of heavy metal, but push it beyond – trapping the soul of each listener with energetic performances on ‘The Dark Tower’.
Photo credit: :Martin Rahn