Austin heavy metallers WITCHCRYER drop new single « Hellmouth »; ‘When Their Gods Come For You’ out August 20th on Ripple Music.

Austin-based proto-metallers WITCHCRYER present the second single taken from their concept album ‘When Their Gods Come For You’, due out August 20th on Ripple Music. Listen to the terrifying leviathan tale of new single « Hellmouth » right now!

About the song, WITCHCRYER vocalist Suzy Bravo explains: « Hellmouth is an apocalyptic tale of an enormous Leviathan fish whose gaping jaws act as an entrance to hell. At the crack of doom, Hellmouth surfaces from the depths of the ocean to seek and devour doomed souls by swallowing them whole and taking them to the depths of hell. Historically, the story originates from 12th-century Anglo-Saxon art that was retold and spread throughout Europe throughout the ages. Our modern-day rendition of Hellmouth is retold in collaboration with Austin-based Golden Monkey Tattoo artist, John Michael Bowley. This single release features colorful detailed artwork created through the use of a technique called « spit shading », a technique that uses the replacement of water through the artist’s spit to control the amount of pigment that is blended outwards to make colors lighter than the original pigment. » 

To create the non-human demon-like voice of « Hellmouth », dual vocals from WITCHCRYER vocalist Suzy Bravo and Destroyer of Light’s Steve Colca were recorded and processed through TC Helicon Critical Mass vocal effects. The song is bass-heavy with a low-end punch, so hold on tight and take a ride to the doom that is Hellmouth!

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“When Their Gods Come For You” is a concept album that deals with deities across various ages of civilization throughout time. The album starts with “Devil & The Deep Blue Sea”, a Faustian tale of a damned soul swallowed by an apocalyptic leviathan, Hellmouth, and the narrator’s attempt to fight for their life. The album continues with the song “Hellmouth” in which the narrator is now the Anglo-Saxon depicted demon fish itself. Songs about Greek gods and titans with tales of pride and punishment follow, as well as a Mesoamerican sun deity teaching its doomed warrior people to fly, a Roman goddess seeking justice for crimes against women, the tale of the Blackfoot creation god. Title track “When Their Gods Come For You” comes full circle, proclaiming that if one does not stand up for what they believe in, someone else will do the believing and choosing for them.

The album will come with a download of a mythological book featuring album lyrics and unique illustrations from artists who depicted each god mentioned on the album: David Paul Seymour (“I Rise!”), John Michael Bowley (“Hellmouth”), Daniel Augustus Marschner (« Nemesis, the Inevitable”), Gerardo Quetzatl Garcia (“Quetzatlcoatl”), and cover artist Kyle Otto.

New album ‘When Their Gods Come For You’ 
Out August 20th on Ripple Music – PREORDER

WITCHCRYER was created by guitarist Jason Muxlow during his time with Chicago doom band Earthen Grave (Ripple Music) and became his priority when he moved to Austin in early 2015. That summer, he began co-writing songs with drummer Javi Moctezuma; vocalist/lyricist Suzy Bravo joined the band later that year, leading to the release of their demo ‘The Preying Kind’With the final addition of San Antonio bassist Marilyn Monroe (Pillcrusher, Las Cruces), Witchcryer played its first show in April 2016. 

Their debut album ‘Cry Witch’ was released on Ripple Music in 2018, comprising nine songs of classic doom produced by the band and Brant Sankey. The band toured the Southern states with Italian doom band Messa, then made their way north to Chicago later in the year, while playing regularly across Texas. In the fall of 2019, WITCHCRYER headed back to producer Brant Sankey’s Studio E in San Antonio to work on the new album, with special guest appearances by doom vocalists Gary Rosas (Ungrieved, Mala Suerte) and Steve Colca (Destroyer of Light).

‘When Their Gods Come For You’ displays a grander and more epic sound, leaning into the band’s rock and metal roots. This concept album deals with deities across various ages of civilization throughout time. It starts with “Devil & The Deep Blue Sea”, a Faustian tale of a damned soul swallowed by an apocalyptic leviathan, Hellmouth, and the narrator’s attempt to fight for their life. The album continues with the song “Hellmouth” in which the narrator is the Anglo-Saxon demon fish itself. Songs about Greek gods and titans with tales of pride and punishment follow, as well as a Mesoamerican sun deity teaching its doomed warrior people to fly, a Roman goddess seeking justice for crimes against women, the tale of the Blackfoot creation god. Title track “When Their Gods Come For You” comes full circle, proclaiming that if one does not stand up for what they believe in, someone else will do the believing and choosing for them.

WITCHCRYER is
Suzy Bravo – vocals, lyrics
Jason Muxlow – guitar
Marilyn – bass
Javi Moctezuma – drums

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