Canadian black metal outfit Wormwitch have premiered the lead single from their forthcoming album.
Official press release:
Clawing their way out from the clay with a renewed purpose informed by lessons of life and the road, unwilling to lay in peace; Wormwitch have today announced their upcoming third album, Wolf Hex – due for release on August 27 via Prosthetic Records. Alongside the album announcement, the Canadian black metal band are currently premiering the lead single, “Abracadabra,” via Decibel Magazine with an accompanying music video. “Abracadabra” will be available on all streaming services on Friday, June 11.
Of “Abracadabra” and the album announcement, the band comments: “We’re excited to finally unleash Abracadabra, the first single from our upcoming record. As the title implies, this song is about creating as you speak; manifesting reality as you traverse the challenges of life. This is one of the first songs we wrote for the new album, a unanimous favourite.”
Stacked full of grandiose melody, tempered by true organic heavy metal anthems, Wolf Hex is a modern occult, future classic. Distinctly Canadian, distinctly diabolical, and distinctly Wormwitch; the album traverses folk, wades through black metal and embraces the fantastical whilst staying absolutely true to themselves throughout.
Recorded in their own studio in Vancouver, Wolf Hex was engineered by Tim Creviston and the band themselves, before being mastered by Brad Boatright. The ten track album seethes with visceral blackened death metal delivered at a relentless pace, conjuring mysticism and magick at every turn.
Wormwitch has been – from its inception – a vehicle towards personal freedom. The artwork for Wolf Hex – created by vocalist, Robin Harris, – includes an inverted fleur de lis representing their anti-authority, anti-state, and anti-religion stance. Started unceremoniously from the remains of a hardcore punk band that mostly centered around themes of self hate and existential despair, Wormwitch have relentlessly cut the fat, searching for a sound and dowsing for enlightenment.
After touring North America with the likes of Suffocation, Necrot, Midnight, Bat, Cloak, and Uada, Wormwitch retreated into the shadows. The time out allowed for a metamorphosis of sorts, the band emerging into a changed landscape in 2021 are themselves fundamentally altered.
Wolf Hex track listing:
01. Lunar Maniac
02. Canadian Denim Mountain Attack
03. The Wolves of Ossory
04. Hammer of the Underworld
05. The Crimson Proof
07. Leering Crystal Effigies
09. Teeth of the Dawn
10. Hit the Lights
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