‘Haunted’ is the second album from Melbourne’s Industrial/Thrash metallers, Witchgrinder, which will be released on 31 July 2015 through Firestarter Distribution.
While ‘Haunted’ is a slight shift in direction from the band’s first album, ‘The Demon Calling’, there’s still the trademark Witchgrinder themes and sounds you’d expect from this four-piece dark metal outfit.
‘Bloodlust’ is the first single from the album and centres on the appeal of 80s vampire horror movies. Throughout most of the album you’ll find splatterings of gore blended with infectious riffs, powerhouse drumming, catchy structures with blood curdling screams and tortured growls.
The album was written by Witchgrinder and with vocals recorded and produced by Dana Roskvist (Sydonia) and Witchgrinder. ‘Haunted’ was recorded and mixed by Darcy Rank and Witchgrinder.
‘Bloodlust’ was released on 27 March 2015 and had its premiere on triple j’s The Racket with the video premiered on Metal Hammer.
They crave it and must drink it to survive. I find something somewhat appealing and sexy about this. That is where the inspiration came to write this track. My love of watching old 80s vampire horror movies growing up as a child. But this is no Twilight love story. This is straight out blood and gore.” – Travis Everett.
The cover art was designed by Dan Verkys.
1. Into The Sleep
2. Rigor Mortis
4. Our Nightmare
5. The Butcher
8. When Devils Speak
9. Eyes To Stone
10. The Horseman’s Curse
11. Roll Call Of The Reaper
‘Haunted’ will be released on 31 July 2015 through Firestarter Distribution.
Pre-orders are now available through Nerve Gas.
Signed ‘Haunted’ CD + album tour t-shirt can be pre-ordered at this
Signed ‘Haunted’ CD can be pre-ordered at this link