Burning Witches Premiere “Executed” Lyric Video

Burning Witches have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Executed.” This track is from the band’s new album “Hexenhammer,” which will be released on November 9. The group commented:

“We are very proud to show you our first lyric and performance video for the song ‘Executed’. It is a very powerful and speedy track that tells the story of the ‘last Witch’ Anna Göldi from Switzerland and her harrowing life. A tragic and true story that fits into our ‘Hexenhammer’ album theme!”

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Burning Witches Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “Hexenhammer”

Burning Witches have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “Hexenhammer.” That effort will be released on November 9.

“Hexenhammer” Track Listing:

01. “The Witch Circle”
02. “Executed”
03. “Lords Of War”
04. “Open Your Mind”
05. “Don’t Cry My Tears”
06. “Maiden Of Steel”
07. “Dungeon Of Infamy”
08. “Dead Ender”
09. “Hexenhammer”
10. “Possession”
11. “Maneater”
12. “Holy Diver”

Bonus Tracks:

13. “Self Sacrifice”
14. “Don’t Cry My Tears” (acoustic)

The artwork was created by Gyula Havancsák, who had the following to say:

“It is not too easy to make a ‘metal’ cover when the main character and focus is an attractive woman. It is much easier to create gory images with monsters or devils for me. But I remembered that my first original cassette was the Warlock ‘Triumph And Agony’ album, so I felt very motivated to incorporate both of those aspects: some black magic and some beautiful ladies. I got some instructions and a sketch from the band — so I painted the witch and the altar first as a main focus and everybody loved the character and the feeling of the image. When I added the ghost images of the girls, it all aligned into a dark magic artwork with beautiful ladies.”

The band added:

“We are very proud to present you our new album cover for ‘Hexenhammer’. The topic is the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’ book that legalized the extermination of the so-called ‘witches’ in the medieval times. The justification of murder against the weak is still a sad subject nowadays. So we wanna pay respect and remember — most of the lyrics are dealing with this dark chapter of our history as well. Of course, we also wanted a classic and mystical metal layout that reflects our music perfectly — so it is a great mix. We hope the fans will enjoy it.”

Burning Witches To Release New Album “Hexenhammer” In November

Burning Witches have announced that their new album “Hexenhammer” will be released on November 9. The effort’s first single “Executed” will be released on August 31, and a preview of it can be found in the below album teaser:

Burning Witches Sign With Nuclear Blast

Burning Witches have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast. Guitarist Romana Kalkuhl commented:

“We are a bunch of crazy ladies from Switzerland that love to play old-school metal. Of course, we are super excited and honored to work with such a great label as Nuclear Blast Records. We are burning to kick some serious ass and are confident that we have found the right partner that believes in our music, just as much as we do. Get bewitched if you dare — check out our heavy sound and you will be thrilled!”

Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger added:

“We’re proud to welcome Burning Witches to the Nuclear Blast family. These girls are one of the best newcomers within the heavy metal scene. Both live and on record, the ‘witches’ are magnificent and we know that they have a lot of potential. That’s why we are really happy to start a new chapter with them, within our band and label history!”

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Welcome to the Nuclear Blast – family! A dream became reality – see & read the official NB press release below. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Nuclear Blast are proud to present some great news for all fans of old school heavy metal: The five girls from BURNING WITCHES and the no. 1 heavy metal label have tied the knot on this most auspicious day. We welcome BURNING WITCHES to the Nuclear Blast family! Romana (guitar) comments: "We are a bunch of crazy ladies from Switzerland that love to play old school metal. Of course we are super excited and honored to work with such a great label as Nuclear Blast Records. We are burning to kick some serious ass and are confident that we have found the right partner that believes in our music, just as much as we do. Get bewitched if you dare – check out our heavy sound and you will be thrilled!“ Markus Staiger (CEO Nuclear Blast) adds: "We're proud to welcome BURNING WITCHES to the Nuclear Blast family. These girls are one of the best newcomers within the heavy metal scene. Both live and on record the 'witches' are magnificent and we know that they have a lot of potential. That's why we are really happy to start a new chapter with them, within our band and label history!" BURNING WITCHES are by far the hottest export from the Alpine Republic since the release of their self-titled debut album, produced by V.O. Pulver (PANZER, DESTRUCTION, PRO-PAIN) and Schmier from DESTRUCTION, recorded at Pulver’s Little Creek Studio in Switzerland. BURNING WITCHES had already surpassed expectations even before the album‘s release date. The young Swiss talent’s debut single was awarded "Demo of the Month" in both Metal Hammer DE and Rock Hard. Melodic guitars meet determined heavy sounds with influences taken from power, speed and traditional heavy metal, paired with incredible groove and an expressive force. They are consistently compared to JUDAS PRIEST, partially because their vocalist Seraina is dubbed by some as ’the female Rob Halford‘, front man of the British metal gods. The vocal variaton and range of the exceptional talent within the five piece is obvious; Seraina passes everything with flying colours … #nuclearblast

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