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WITCHERY Premiere ‘Of Blackened Wing’ Music Video
October 6th, 2017

Swedish thrash metal band Witchery have filmed a music video for the track ‘Of Blackened Wing’, which can be viewed below.

Guitarist Patrik Jensen commented: “‘Of Blackened Wing’ is a song that perfectly combines both the old and new sounds of Witchery. It mixes the thrashing touch of old with the grittiness and rawness of new. It’s one of my personal favourites on the I Am Legion album and it will definitely be a part of our set for our upcoming live shows.”

Witchery issue seventh full-length studio album I Am Legion on November 10th, 2017 through Century Media Records.

Jensen addeed: “The first few days after the release of ‘Nosferatu’ (the first single from 2016’s In His Infernal Majesty’s Service album) I was quite taken aback. There had been so many years between the releases of Don’t Fear The Reaper and Witchkrieg (4 years) and then an additional six more years between Witchkrieg and In His Infernal Majesty’s Service that I hardly thought anyone remembered Witchery anymore.

“We got our shit together for In His Infernal Majesty’s Service in order to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary. We wrote new songs and got a few new members so we could make the album happen and have it released in 2016. But that was the goal; to merely celebrate the band’s 20 years of existence. Then, after ‘Nosferatu’ was released, this massive wave of appreciation started to surface. When the full album dropped in November 2016 we experienced a surge of positive feedback on the rest of the album as well. I mean, we all loved the album and knew it was good, but we were thrilled to see that also other people heard what we heard; that it was a great album and that this line-up had both the chops and riffs needed, displaying them with an enthusiasm and bravado perhaps not seen since maybe the early days of the band’s existence!

“This feedback of positive energy set things in motion within the band. Remembering our promise from somewhere around the release of the Dead, Hot And Ready album that we would put out two albums a year (youthful hubris, anyone?), we thought to ourselves: ‘Let’s try to put out a new album within a year of the release of In His Infernal Majesty’s Service’. Said and done.

“So here we are. It’s August 2017, and we are very happy and immensely proud to announce I Am Legion, the new full-length follow-up album to 2016’s In His Infernal Majesty’s Service, scheduled for release on November 10th! With I Am Legion having the same line-up, the same studio (Dugout Studios) and the same producer (Danne Bergstrand) as on In His Infernal Majesty’s Service, you just know that this will be yet another sonic fist-to-the-face riffage offering! We think In His Infernal Majesty’s Service is a great album, but we also think I Am Legion takes everything up a notch or two!

“We are very excited about I Am Legion and we hope this release shows that Witchery, albeit after 20 years of existence, isn’t going to fade away. On the contrary, Witchery is more likely entering the most productive phase yet in the band’s career!”

I Am Legion was produced and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden.

Cover artwork duties fell to Andreas Diaz Pettersson.

The track listing is as follows:

01. ‘Legion’
02. ‘True North’
03. ‘Welcome, Night’
04. ‘Of Blackened Wing’
05. ‘Dry Bones’
06. ‘Amun-Ra’
07. ‘Seraphic Terror’
08. ‘A Faustian Deal’
09. ‘An Unexpected Guest’
10. ‘Great Northern Plague’
11. ‘The Alchemist’
12. ‘Ragnarök’ (CD digipak bonus track)
13. ‘Apex Ghoul’ (CD digipak bonus track)

Witchery’s line-up is as follows:

Angus Norder (vocals, Nekrokraft)
Rickard Rimfält (lead guitar, ex-Satanic Slaughter / ex-Seance)
Patrik Jensen (rhythm guitar, The Haunted / ex-Satanic Slaughter / ex-Seance)
Sharlee D’Angelo (bass, Mercyful Fate / ex-Arch Enemy / ex-Spiritual Beggars / ex-The Night Flight Orchestra)
Chris Barkensjö (drums, Lik / ex-Kaamos / ex-The Resistance)

Produced by Niklas Sundin (Cabin Fever Media), an animated music video was created for the track ‘True North’, which can also be viewed below.

Sixth studio record In His Infernal Majesty’s Service was released in November 2016.

Promotional photograph by Michaela Barkensjö.

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