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‘The Dark Binding’ is unleashed!

Well after the long wait, Halloween is here which can only mean one thing – The Dark Binding is also upon us. The new album is available to buy now and is available in a number of different formats and combinations;

1) The High Priest package – Die-hard collectors set, limited to 50 hand-numbered copies containing the following;

1x limited edition blood red vinyl in full colour cover, complete with lyric insert

1x jewel case CD version with 8 page colour lyric booklet

1x A3 poster

1x embroidered patch

1x button badge

1x silver plated chalice

1x printed t-shirt

High Priest

 

2) The Magus Package – limited to 50 hand-numbered copies containing the following;

1x limited edition blood red vinyl in full colour cover, complete with lyric insert

1x jewel case CD version with 8 page colour lyric booklet

1x A3 poster

1x embroidered patch

1x button badge

Magus

 

3) The Neophyte package – limited to 500 copies containing the following;

1x jewel case CD version with 8 page colour lyric booklet

1x embroidered patch

1x button badge

Neophyte

 

The vinyl is also available as a regular version and you can of course purchase patches, CD’s and badges etc separately but in addition to these, the album is also available on cassette. Limited to 100 copies with glossy fold out lyric inlay card and printed cassette shell.

Tapes

 

In other news, if you read Terrorizer or Zero Tolerance magazine then you will have already heard an exclusive track from the new album entitled ‘Treading on Angels’ which was featured on both magazine’s cover mounted CD’s this month. So those of you who have heard that promotional song will have an idea of what’s in store, if you haven’t then get to your newsagent and buy your copy now.

The new album has had some great reviews so far on the run up to its release, which is always encouraging. Hopefully there will be many more to come . So on that note, it brings this update to a close and so I bid you farewell for now but make sure you come back soon for future updates. Thank you to everyone who has so far ordered the new album, I hope you all enjoy what you hear. Until next time, here’s a link to a recent interview with me for All About The Rock.

 



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Album artwork and general album update

Well as I type this, we have less than two months to go until the new album is released. Since the last update there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes with Witchclan and both labels Elvester Records and Darkness Shade Records.

To start with, I am happy to be able to reveal the brand new cover art, which was revealed on Facebook a few days ago and has been done by none other than Igor Mugerza who did the art on the last album and also the third demo tape. The story behind the art is that I wanted something which fitted the lyrics and the general feel of the album. Most of the lyrics are based around the Necronomicon so the art had to match this. I drafted up a rough sketch of the kind of thing I wanted and passed it to Igor to work his magic. What he came back with exceeded my expectations ten fold and it still takes my breath away. So without further a do – behold the brand new album cover….

The Dark Binding

I think you’ll agree that Igor has done an amazing job here. It’s a piece that you can look at for a while and not notice something in the picture until you look at it again. Spot the crow? Spot my gravestone? All in all, I couldn’t be happier and I am very grateful to Igor for putting so much time and effort into it. Igor will be staying with Witchclan for future relases so I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next time but if this is anything to go by then it will surely be something special.

In other news, for those of you who can’t wait to hear the album and wanted to have a sneak preview – Elvester Records have released an advance track entitled ‘The Crossing of Spheres’ and you can listen to it HERE.

Whilst we’re on the subject of advance promo tracks, Witchclan is set to appear on the cover-mounted CD’s in the next issues of Terrorizer and Zero Tolerance magazines with the song ‘Treading On Angels’. There is also going to be reviews of the album in both magazines and an exclusive Witchclan interview on the Zero Tolerance official website so keep your eyes open for that.

Finally – the cassette tape version which is being released via Darkness Shade Records have gone to press and are available to pre-order HERE. With regards to the Elvester Records releases, the CD’s have been delivered and we are very pleased with them. The vinyl will be here soon and pre-sales for both formats go live on September 25th. For those of you who are more digitally-minded, there will also be an official download available to purchase. Go to the official Elvester Records website for further information.

All in all, this is a very exciting time for the band and both record labels involved and we believe that you will be blown away by the sheer intense blackness which ‘The Dark Binding’ will instill in you. You should also be aware that in addition to the new album, there will also be brand new t shirts, patches, button badges and posters available soon.

The next update will come soon, so until next time – blasphemous regards from the Witchclan horde…



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New album pre- orders

Well the time has come for another update. As you all probably know by now, the new album is complete and went to press a few weeks ago. We are now waiting on the vinyl, CD’s and t-shirts which should all be here within the next few weeks.

I am now happy to be able to reveal to you the title of the new album which is ‘The Dark Binding’. The artwork is still very much under wraps at the moment until it’s actually released but I can unveil the new style logo, pictured below. It’s basically a play on the older ambigram logo (a logo which reads the same upside down) but incorporates the Necronomicon sigil which was important this time around because a lot of the lyrics are based on this book.

Logo black background

In addition to this, I am also happy to be able to reveal to you the track listing which is as follows –

1) Descend Into Darkness (Intro)
2) Worms Of Hypocrisy
3) Treading On Angels
4) Dawn Of The Serpent Kings
5) Beyond The Seventh Gate
6) A New Dawn
7) Pathways To Immortality
8) Crossing Of The Spheres
9) Neverending Funeral
10) Descend Into Madness (Outro)

The vinyl version and the CD version will be released on October 31st 2014 via Elvester Records and the limited edition cassette tape version will be released via Darkness Shade Records a few weeks earlier.

If you want to pre-order yourself a copy of the tape, which is limited to 100 copies, go now to the Darkness Shade Records website to secure your copy.
Pre-orders for the vinyl and CD will be announced in the coming weeks. The wait is nearly over, and we are confident you will regard this album as one of the strongest UK Black Metal recordings to come out for some time.
More updates to follow soon… until next time, blackened regards from the Witchclan camp.



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Witchclan signs to Elvester Records

I am extremely proud to anounce that Witchclan are signing to U.S label Elvester Records! The deal came about recently after label owner Erik got hold of a copy of the previous album ‘Misanthropist’.

Elvester Records Badge

So what does this mean for the new forthcoming album? Well Darkness Shade Records will still be releasing the cassette version of it which will be limited to 100 copies and due out in the late Summer. Elvester Records are releasing it on vinyl and also on CD. The vinyl will be limited to 500 copies, and the first 100 copies will come with a limited edition fold out poster of the front cover artwork. The vinyl will also feature a bonus track not available on the CD or the tape. The CD will be limited to 1000 copies. There will also be new t shirts available.

This has come at a great time for the band, and I am very excited to join the Elvester Roster. Don’t forget to check out the label and show some support – they are a relatively new label and have just put out their first release by Erik’s band Locust Fork. You can visit the website here, which will soon have some further information about Witchclan.



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