Burning Witches to release new album ‘The Witch of The North’ on May 28th
Swiss all-female rockers Burning Witches consisting of lead vocalist Laura, guitarists Romana and Larissa, bassist Jay and drummer Lala will be releasing their new album The Witch of The North via Nuclear Blast Records on May 28, 2021.
Track List for The Witch of The North:
01. Winter’s Wrath
02. The Witch of The North
03. Tainted Ritual
04. We Stand As One
05. Flight of The Valkyries
06. The Circle of Five
07. Lady of The Woods
10. Nine Worlds
11. For Eternity
12. Dragon’s Dream
13. Eternal Frost
The following was posted in part on Burning Witches‘ Facebook page on February 15, 2021 (with slight edits):
“Less than a year after the release of our last record, we wanna introduce you to The Witch of The North, our highly anticipated new album, that will be released on May 28th 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The cover was created by Chilean artist Claudio Bergamin Art (Judas Priest‘s Firepower and Battle Beast a.o.) and it sets the mood for the enthralling journey through enchanted forests, bewitched tales and across snow-capped mountain tops!
Claudio says about his creation: “The one and only Schmier, from Destruction, reached out to me to ask if I’d be interested in doing the new Burning Witches album cover. Needless to say I was delighted to jump on board. The band had a very unique concept so it took me a couple of weeks to come up with an idea I was happy with. They wanted a classic looking illustration; pretty much in the vibe of Ken Kelly and Frank Frazetta. The Forest Witch was inspired by The Ents from ‘The Lord of the Rings Trilogy‘ and Botticelli‘s ‘Birth of Venus‘. The girls’ depictions were done in pure comic book style, and working on their faces to make them look as close as possible to the real people was a lot of fun. I wish more bands would ask me for that!”
Romana states: “We are happy and proud to announce the new album already and show you the terrific cover art! We have grown together as a team and have evolved our sound to the next level, the Witches 2021 are heavier and more epic than ever! So is the cover: Claudio Bergamín‘s amazing art is the perfect reflection of the record: icy, mystical, timeless and powerful! Please meet The Witch of The North and fall in love with our evolution!”
The pre-order for The Witch of The North will start on March 19th, 2021 – please stay tuned for more news soon!”
Burning Witches‘ “The Circle of Five” video (from upcoming album The Witch of The North):