WITCHTHROAT SERPENT share first video off new album « Trove Of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway »; out March 3rd on Heavy Psych Sounds.
South of France’s occult doom foursome WITCHTHROAT SERPENT present the first video and single taken from their forthcoming new album « Trove Of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway », to be released on March 3rd through Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
About the new video, the band comments: “The House That Dripped Blood is a song about the 1971 British anthology horror film directed by Peter Duffell. Made up of four stories about Vampires, Voodoo, Vixens and Victims! Also, the cover of the album was inspired by this movie… You can hear the voice of Nyree Dawn Porter and Christopher Lee at the beginning of the song. »
Watch new video « The House That Dripped Blood » on The Obelisk
« The now-four-piece stir a cauldron of riffs with the steady hands of masters, their dark arts and atmospheres duly ceremonial to suit their horror-minded themes, » says The Obelisk founder JJ Koczan about the album. Written between 2019 and 2020, « Trove Of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway » was recorded on tape in September 2022 at the Kerwax studio in Brittany. « It achieves our initial dream of recording an album on analog without using any computer or digital material. The album is on the whole slower than our previous ones. It’s darker and more evil, and a tribute to old horror movies, psychedelic drugs and lost souls. An invocation to Satan! We paid special attention to the atmosphere, making it threatening and anguishing while using a mellotron and movie samples for the first time. We wanted to keep the sound raw and natural so Kerwax was really the perfect place to capture the haunted and psychedelic vibes of the songs. It’s our first album with this line-up and it took several years to develop. »
1. Multi-dimensional Marvelous Throne
2. Nosferatu’s Mastery
3. The Gorgon
4. The House That Dripped Blood
5. Yellow Nacre
6. Mountain Temple In Bleakness
WITCHTHROAT SERPENT was formed in November 2011 in Toulouse, France, by Fredrik (guitar/vox), Niko (drums), and Lo Klav (bass), with the aim to spread occult and powerful doom stoner across the living world’s borders. The band toured extensively in Europe, playing both underground shows and big festivals. In 2018, after the recording of the third full-length « Swallow The Venom » (Svart Records), Lo Klav left the band and was shortly replaced by Ügo. In 2020, Djé joined the band as the second guitarist. In January 2021, their first recording as a four-piece gave birth to two new tracks, released as part of their « Doom Sessions » split EP with UK doom unit Dead Witches on Heavy Psych Sounds. The band returns in 2023 with their new full-length on the Italian label. Mixed and mastered by Christophe Chavanon at Kerwax studio in September 2022. Cover art and layout by Branca Studio.
WITCHTHROAT SERPENT is:
Fredrik Bolzann – guitar/vocals
Niko Lass – drums
Ügo Greifengeier – bass
Djé Cndrs – guitar
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