Forced into isolation during the recent pandemic, Burning Witches embraced the darkness and channelled it in the direction of their next album, the mesmerizing The Witch Of The North which will be released on May 28.
Harnessing the ghosts of classic metal from the Godfathers of metal, Burning Witches have been scheming behind the scenes, pouring their heart and soul into The Witch Of The North and leaving no stone unturned in the process.
Drummer Lala joined HEAVY recently to discuss the new album and the process behind it.
“All I can say is this album is totally kick-ass,” she delivered from the outset. “Epic as fuck! Musically it’s more epic and it has a lot of melody and harmony going on with speed. The song structure compared to previous albums is way, way better because we did it during lockdown. We had so much time and concentrated on each and every song. We wanted to make it beautiful. It sounds amazing, every song. It is made as an album concept which is why it’s The Witch Of The North so we sent the ideas to Romana and she gathered some information about Norse mythology and it was great. With this album, it feels like the story is more connected to each song. We have the intro and we have the outro and it brings you into the world of The Witch Of The North.”
In the full interview, Lala runs us through the writing and recording process, details their first high-quality video clip for the title track, discusses witchcraft and music, covering a song by Savatage, the album release and free Livestream concert to coincide and more.
Watch “The Witch Of The North” below:
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