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A new chapter begins

Well it’s been over a year now since ‘The Dark Binding’ was released and sales have been slow but steady. There is still plenty of vinyl and CD’s left along with other merchandise such as patches and badges. For a limited period we will be slashing prices on all Witchclan products so be sure to take advantage of the lower prices whilst you can.

The album has received mixed reviews, both good and bad but what can only be seen as amusing is how a selection of people seem to think that the album falls down on production values. Do these people think that with all the time and effort put into the album that the production was overlooked? The whole point of this album is that it’s ugly, and it’s meant to sound ugly. We could have paid and had a top producer do it who would have made it sound all squeaky clean but why should Witchclan conform to what other polished bands are doing? This is not meant to be easy on the ear, and the aforementioned people might do better sticking to their ‘safe’ mainstream black metal scene if ‘The Dark Binding’ is too underground for them.

And so another chapter of Witchclan closes, a new one must begin. Unfortunately Elvester Records are no more but we are grateful to the label for the great opportunity to work with them, and wish the owner Erik all the best for future endeavors. At the moment, there are no plans to engage an alternative record label and the next album is likely to be released independently. The album is a while off at the moment but already we have some new ideas in place for a new sound and have recruited the additional vocal talents of UK metal vocalist Kate Maunsell who currently sings for Warhawk. The aim is to add a new dimension to the music and deliver some head crushing but beautiful music, but in addition to this you will also see the music take on industrial elements in a bid to push the boundaries even further. The album should see the light of day by late 2017 but is on hold until my other band’s new album is finished.

Thank you to all the supporters, and to the haters – please keep on hating me because it only fuels the fire and spurs me on to make more music to destroy you with.

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