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….
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…