One of the most talked about bands coming out of Europe right now has to be Switzerland’s Burning Witches. While the initial chatter was about the band being an all-female group the talk down centres around the fact that the band are bringing back that classic old school metal sound with lead vocalist Seraina having her style compared to that of Judas Priest’s Rob Halford.
Then came the news that the almighty Schmier was helping Burning Witches on their brand new album Hexenhammer so HEAVY Mag decided to catch up with Lala from the band to see what all the buzz was about.
“The concept is all about this book Malleus Maleficarum which is very famous and popular book – probably second to the Bible,” Lala explains when we start to talk about the concept of the album. “It is all about the persecution and execution of witches so we thought with our name, Burning Witches, then it would be good to have this album concept because it would be good for us to explore this concept of people who were not guilty but were persecuted. These people turned out to be not witches which the charge claimed they were. I think this album will also help the younger generation understand about the dark history of the past and be aware of that past.”
When our chat turns to how the album sounds musically she says. “We did the same music that we have done in the past but this time we added a little bit of speed. I think we have grown up a little in the way that we make music since the first album as well. But I cannot compare which is the best because for me the first album is great but the second album has a lot more elements because we have all grown as musicians.”
You can listen to our full interview with Lala on the Spreaker Player on this page.
Hexenhammer is out through Nuclear Blast on the 9th November.