Sonntag, 12. Juli 2020

Deep in the 80s, high in quality

These promising Italian HARD ROCKERS got together by their own Rock’n’Roll destiny in 2007.
The band’s name WITCHE’S BREW is taken from the name of guitarist Mirko Witche Bosco. In 2008 the hungry bunch recorded a live EP, „Pentatonicspeedfreaks“ during an Austrian tour.

[ Pic: Raissa Bianchi ]
Mark Blacks • Vocals
Mirko Witche Bosco • Guitars
Demis Perry Whites • Bass
Frankie Brando • Drums
Two years later WITCHE’S BREW recorded their first full length release „White Trash Sideshow“, published through Black Widow Records. The year 2011 the formation participated in the compilation „Return To The Sabbath“, a tribute to Black Sabbath.
2012 saw them recording their second album „Supersonicspeedfreaks“, also with Black Widow Records, this time with the participation of special guests including none other than Nik Turner of Hawkwind and Frederick Martin Grice of Delirium amongst others.
In 2015 WITCHE’S BREW recorded the third album „Against The Grain“, also with Black Widow Records as label partner.
All of these longplayers received great reviews and interviews from both national and international music media, such as Rock Hard, Metal Hammer, Metal Maniac, Classix, Sludge, Rumore etc. WITCHE’S BREW have done many tours throughout Italy and Europe.

[ Pic: Davide Bordogna ]
After a few usual changes in the band they finally found finally the perfect line-up to record their fourth and best album to date, out in September 2020 on Universal Music Group Italy: „Chronicles Of Electric Sorcery“.
01. Redneck Saloon 05:39
02. Shot Of Rum 05:05
03. Devil’s Whorehouse 04:47
04. Contagious 03:13
05. Ti Bon Ange 04:07
06. Take You There 05:10
07. Good Spot 04:09
08. Find A Way 03:40
09. See You Next Time 03:37
10. Out Of Control 03:22
total 41:29 min.
Since June 12th, 2020, the quartet spoil the ears with the track „Find A Way“ – the first official single release out of the upcoming album:

[ Artwork: Mirko Witche Bosco ]
The new, all around sovereignly presented compositions reveal truly outstanding, great potential, and it is by no means a coincidence that the production of the record also strongly reminds of the glorious 80s.
And the latter is no miracle – after all, WITCHE’S BREW are fully into the legacy of crunchy bands such as Lynch Mob, Slaughter, Giant, Skid Row, Dangerous Toys and Dirty Looks. (Markus Eck)
On Friday, June 19th, 2020, the band published its new music video for „Find A Way“:

2010 • White Trash Sideshow (Full-length)
2012 • Supersonicspeedfreaks (Full-length)
2015 • Against The Grain (Full-length)
2020 • Chronicles Of Electric Sorcery (Full-length)
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➤ ๐“ฆ๐“˜๐“ฃ๐“’๐“—๐“”’๐“ข ๐“‘๐“ก๐“”๐“ฆ • ๐™Š๐™›๐™›๐™ž๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™ค & ๐™‹๐™ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:
 WITCHE’S BREW are available for interviews via phone, Skype & e-mail

Montag, 6. Juli 2020

Reactivated passion
WELKINS BOREAL was founded in 2018 by Finnish songwriter Teemu Kautonen as a follow-up to his former band Nattvindens Gråt, which released three albums 1995-2000 and played a European tour in 1997. Teemu has also played with acts like Darkwoods My Betrothed, Furthest Shore and Wizzard.
WELKINS BOREAL’s debut album ‚Phantoms Of Yesteryear‘ was released in 2019 as Teemu’s solo effort. On the new EP „Ashes“, the line-up was augmented with Aki Koponen on guitar and Toni Paananen as session drummer.

[ Artwork: Pavel Kurbanov • All4Band Design ]
01. Are You A Witch? 03:58
02. Triumph Of Steel 04:59
03. Ashes 03:51
total: 12:48 min.

 contains three ATMOSPHERIC GOTHIC METAL songs that vary in style from the raw heaviness of ‚Are You a Witch?‘ to the epic and progressive ‚Triumph Of Steel‘ to the catchy melodic title track.
In fact, the EP features the first brand new songs Teemu has written since 2001, given that the debut album ‚Phantoms Of Yesteryear‘ comprised of completely revised and re-recorded versions of old Nattvindens Gråt songs.
WELKINS BOREAL opted to record the EP in the old-fashioned style on magnetic tape with the apostle of analogue sound, producer/engineer Anssi Kippo at Finland’s legendary Astia Studio.

[ Pic: Mirkka Pihlajamaa ]
Teemu Kautonen • Lead & backing Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Aki Koponen • Guitar, backing Vocals
Toni Paananen • Session Drums
Everything on the new EP is organic: no drum samples, no autotune, no amp simulators, no MIDI. Therefore, the playing and singing might not be perfect, but the producer and the band followed the philosophy of the feeling of the music outweighing robotic precision and a sense of danger being more interesting than predictable perfection.
The fundamental elements of the music are catchy rocking melodies, heavy guitar riffing, melancholic keyboards and baritone vocals. Fans of bands such as Sentenced, To/Die/For, Ghost and Charon should feel right at home with WELKINS BOREAL.
 WELKINS BOREAL is available for interviews via phone, Skype & e-mail
2019 • Phantoms Of Yesteryear (Full-length)
2020 • Ashes (EP)


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