Black Metal newcomers WORMWITCH are offering their debut single for exclusive stream and download through Nefarious Realm.com for 2016. Their song ‘Coffin Birth’ will not be featured on their next EP, which has yet to receive a title. The new single offers a background to their transition from hardcore into Black Metal and touches on their Canadian influence from the infamous climate.
Nefarious Realm is streaming the single here: http://nefariousrealm.com/666/
“Coffin Birth is the first song that Wormwitch has written under its name, and is the truest culmination of the band’s vision to date. The standalone covers themes of death and rebirth and the constant struggle of man versus nature; wherein nature exercises its timeless power to cast the blight of mankind into the endless void.” – Robin Harris (guitar/vocals)
The band has offered this song for free to everyone and will be announcing the release of their EP later this year.
From the rain-swept city of Vancouver come Wormwitch; the result of strain, both musically and mentally, becoming possessed by black metal instrumentals, rock and roll roots, and depressive lyrics. The black metal three-piece is the brainchild of former members of local hardcore act Dead Hand (2013-2015). Wormwitch is Colby Hink (guitar), Max Vüst (drums), and Robin Harris (bass & vocals). The songs are treated as unearthed bones, first they are arranged and named, then a story is developed based on the fractures and cuts, and finally the song is complete.
The band has been constantly swinging like a pendulum further and further right, as if the far left was classic punk rock and the right being blasphemous black metal. Wormwitch have been and will continue to become enveloped in European influences tinged with the slightest hint of rock and roll. The band consists of just three instruments, but somehow combines them all to create a catastrophous sound.
Each song is built to prey upon listeners as if taking in their energy and maintaining a deadly grip. The band’s goal is to engage the audience both instrumentally and emotionally as if to exhaust them. “The Long Defeat,” is the first EP discharged from the collective mind of Wormwitch. The band is currently drafting their sophomore release which has yet to be named. They are also releasing their rogue single titled “Coffin Birth” focusing on nature taking charge and sacrificing and renewing itself, all in an effort to destroy the blight of man.
Cover art for single: Coffin Birth (2016)
Lyrics for single: COFFIN BIRTH
Artwork: Luciana Nedelea – Artworks
All songs written and performed by: Wormwitch
Mixed and produced by: Matthew Roach
Mastered by: Brad Boatright Audiosiege
Album Band/Live Line Up: Robin Harris, Colby Hink, Max Vüst
– 30 –