Singer Seraina Telli elects to leave Burning Witches
Swiss all female heavy metal rockers Burning Witches have parted ways with their lead vocalist Seraina Telli as the latter has chosen to leave the group. Burning Witches released three albums with Telli on lead vocals: Burning Witches (2017), the live EP Burning Alive (2018) and Hexenhammer (2018).
The following message was posted on Burning Witches‘ Facebook page earlier today:
“Dear WITCHES fans, we have been through some very difficult weeks, so please understand that there will be an official statement released very soon. We are travelling now back from the SWEDEN ROCK festival that we just played.
Yes it is true, Seraina has left the band by her own choice and we are all very sad about that fact BUT we are keeping our dream alive! So please stay tuned & thanks for your understanding – YOUR WITCHES!!!”
Burning Witches‘ “Biography” on their Facebook page states (with slight edits):
“The band Burning Witches was founded during spring 2015 in Brugg, beautiful Switzerland, by guitar player Romana Kalkuhl. It has always been her big dream to perform with a women’s heavy metal band on stage. During the music university studies she already started her first group: Atlas & Axis with which she has already recorded two albums and played several concerts!
In 2015, Romana started to look for talented ladies for the new combo. Jeanine Grob (bass) a longtime friend, became the first official member. At a party on a festival, Romana met Seraina Telli (singer) for the first time. It clicked right away between the two girls, on a musical and on a personal level. Seraina brought in many ideas and a lot of experience cause of her studies at the Music Academy and her band Surrilium. The guitarist and the singer became a great songwriting team right away!
Romana wrote her mate Schmier from Destruction / Panzer about her new project. He was interested in the new outfit and the ladies brought him onboard as a producer / consultant!
After an intensive search and different auditions, Burning Witches found Lala Frischknecht, the perfect drummer for the all chick metal band. Since summer 2015, the girls have been working hard on new material and in autumn 2015, they recorded the first three songs with Vo Pulver at Little Creek Studio (Panzer / Pro Pain / Destruction).
The search for the right band name was kind of easy, because if four crazy girls burn hard for Heavy Metal, they can only call themselves Burning Witches.”
Burning Witches‘ “Hexenhammer” video: