Burning Witches Part Ways With Guitarist Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder

Burning Witches have parted ways with Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder. This news comes after the guitarist recently joined Crypta.

Burning Witches commented:

“MANY SAW IT COMING: SONIA HAS LEFT THE BURNING WITCHES!

Yes, indeed to keep a girl band together is more difficult than we thought. Nobody wanted to sign us as a band, with the argument that woman-bands do not last. Well it seems THAT Curse is real! But we will NOT give up!

Sonia has left us for her new project. We saw this coming and we have to accept it. People change and people move on. We wish her all the best!

For us as a Band this means we have to work harder. We will continue our path and will of course look for a new Witch!

But first of all, this Friday, we will have a LIVE JAM with some amazing girls and friends. More news on Wednesday! Please stay tuned!

We will take our time to search and announce the new lead player, please understand we are as shocked as you are. We will use the Corona-times useful, to choose the right person for our lead guitarist position.

The backbone of the band will remain strong, in friendship and musically. We are already working on new songs and are TOP motivated to return on stage.

We want to thank all the fans for the amazing support and will keep you posted about our future moves! Stay positive! It sounds like a cliché but it was never more meaningful than now: WE ARE READY TO FIGHT!!!”

Guitarist Romana Kalkuhl added:

“Beloved BURNING WITCHES fans, we are certainly sad about the decision of Sonia to leave us, but at the same time I am more encouraged and I look forward with pride to our future shows and the next challenges!

We have an outstanding team together, so you don‘t have to worry, we are gonna give our very best!

Thank you all so much for understanding and trusting us, only the one who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the band is a real WITCH!”

Nusselder also issued her own statement:

“Dear fans,

For personal reasons and with a lot of deliberation, I have decided to fully dedicate myself to CRYPTA and Cobra Spell and to leave BURNING WITCHES.

The last 2,5 years were FULL of amazing and priceless experiences, it made many of my dreams become reality and I always put all my passion and love for music into it. This journey also opened many doors for new challenges that I am overly anxious to pursue. Such as starting my own bands, writing my own music and push that further.

I am extremely thankful for my my dear family, friends and of course all the wonderful fans for the immense support. I deeply thank the band and the management for the fantastic concert/stage moments such as playing at WACKEN, Sweden Rock, Summer Breeze… and the list goes on, traveling the world, being part of 2 fantastic BURNING WITCHES full-length albums that I will for ever look up to.

This is was a very hard decision, but sometimes you can’t pursue a bigger dream, without giving up a meaningful one in return. I will continue my musical path with full passion for music and for the fans! This is just the beginning! ❤️

The debut release of COBRA SPELL (heavy metal) will be released later this year. And the line-up announcement will very soon this coming days. So please, stay tuned! Also, of course stay tuned to further news with CRYPTA (death metal), we just released the line-up!

CRYPTA: https://www.facebook.com/cryptadeath/
COBRA SPELL: https://www.facebook.com/cobraspell/

I wish BURNING WITCHES all the very best of success!

Much love,

Sonia Anubis

PS:
Thank you so much everyone for your positive words, it is really an extremely hard time, i’ve never been through something like this. Maybe one of my hardest choices in life. I don’t take this lightly… Just want to make sure, my new bands were not the main reason why I left. Repeating: This side-bands were existent for over a year… Personal reasons and indifferences in the band lead to this decision. And for that, my path really had to take a different direction from their path.”

Ex-Nervosa, Burning Witches, Etc. Members Launch New Band Crypta

Ex-Nervosa bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto have joined forces with Burning Witches guitarist Sonia “Anubis” Nusselder and ex-Hagbard guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi in a new band called Crypta. The group are currently working on new music for their debut release.

The following was said about the band on Facebook:

“Born in June 2019, CRYPTA is a Brazilian/Dutch Death Metal four-piece, influenced by the old school sub-genres of the style.

The band’s lineup include Fernanda Lira (vocals & bass) and Luana Dametto (drums), both ex-members of Brazilian thrash metal band Nervosa, Sonia Anubis (lead guitars) who plays heavy metal in Burning Witches and Cobra Spell, and Tainá Bergamaschi (guitars), ex-member of Hagbard.

The band is currently working on the songs for their upcoming first release, yet to be recorded and which further details should be announced any time soon.

Feel free to contact us on cryptadeathmetal@gmail.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cryptadeath/

YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Tmbmkw

Burning Witches Premiere “Six Feet Underground” Video

Burning Witches have premiered a new video for their song “Six Feet Underground.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dance With The Devil,” which was released today (March 6). The group commented:

“‘Six Feet Underground’ was the last song we wrote for the new album and it came together just a week before we entered the studio. It’s very melodic and catchy — if you hear it, you can’t help but sing along!”

Burning Witches Premiere “Dance With The Devil” Music Video

Burning Witches have premiered a new video for their new song “Dance With The Devil.” This is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on March 6. Romana Kalkuhl commented:

“The title track has this cool 80s vibe, so we had the idea to visualize the Devil artistically in the clip! We have filmed with many of our friends to create an amicable atmosphere and this way we all have something special to remember! If this video is able to entertain you and distract you from daily life for some minutes, the goal is reached, come and dance with us …Dance with the Devil!”

Burning Witches Share Visualizer For New Song “Sea Of Lies”

Burning Witches have shared a visualizer for their new song “Sea Of Lies.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dance With The Devil,” which will be released on March 6. The group commented:

“We are delighted to present you our second single ‘Sea Of Lies’! In our humble opinion, the track mirrors the album really well. The old-school vibe, the heavy as hell approach and the growly yet very melodic moments showcase the evolved WITCHES of 2020! The lyrical content deals with very personal events that took place during 2019, when there was a lot of challenges around the band. Have a blast with the new track folks!”

“Dance With The Devil” Track Listing:

01. “The Incantation”
02. “Lucid Nightmare”
03. “Dance With The Devil”
04. “Wings Of Steel”
05. “Six Feet Underground”
06. “Black Magic”
07. “Sea Of Lies”
08. “The Sisters Of Fate”
09. “Necronomicon”
10. “The Final Fight”
11. “Threefold Return”
12. “Battle Hymn” (feat. Ross The Boss & Michael Lepond)

Bonus CD:

01. “Mansion In Darkness”
02. “Black Magic” (Acoustic)
03. “Executed” (live)
04. “Open Your Mind” (live)
05. “Hexenhammer” (live)

Burning Witches Reveal Cover Art For New Album “Dance With The Devil”

Burning Witches have revealed the cover art for their new album “Dance With The Devil.” The effort will be released on March 6. The band commented:

“Even before we had the album title, we knew that we wanted a cover design in the style of Ken Kelly, who did the legendary KISS, Rainbow, and Manowar covers. Our vision was to show the Burning Witches, larger than life, in this fantasy art style and with a special female touch. We love to work with the Hungarian artist Gyula and told him about our plan and he basically realized our dream of a very eye catching & energetic cover design! We hope our fans will enjoy it as much as we do!”

Burning Witches To Release New Album “Dance With The Devil” In March

Burning Witches have announced that their new album “Dance With The Devil” will be released on March 6. The band commented:

“The 3rd album is of course a very important one but we felt very comfortable with that pressure, the band was a strong unit writing and recording the new songs. The idea behind ‘Dance With The Devil’ is inspired by the famous Walpurgis night, the saga of the gathering of the witches in the middle ages! We thought this magic showdown on the Brocken mountain symbolically stands for strength and the friendship of the band, that’s why it’s the perfect title for the new album!”

Burning Witches Part Ways With Seraina Telli, Recruit Shadowrise Singer Laura Guldemond

Burning Witches have parted ways with vocalist Seraina Telli. Taking her place in the group will be Shadowrise singer Laura Guldemond.

The band shared the below statements:

Enchantress Laura joins forces with the BURNING WITCHES coven!

The sad news has already been around the globe, Seraina has left the BURNING WITCHES.

Sometimes there are things beyond our control that you don`t see coming and are very disturbing. Nevertheless the band will move on with all upcoming concerts and is working on album no3 already.

We have had some very difficult weeks, so in these times of sadness and confusion, we are delighted to welcome our new WITCH Laura from the Netherlands into our circle.

We also have the good news that we have decided to give the fans a special teaser and appreciation in the shape of a new song that we will release this week to debut Laura!

Please read the following statements from the band and wish Seraina good luck for her future.

Seraina states about her departure:

“Dear friends, for personal reasons and after much deliberation I’ve decided to fully dedicate myself to my band DEAD VENUS and to leave the band BURNING WITCHES.”

“For the last four years I have had an incredible journey but I feel now that is the time to explore the challenge my own project is offering me.”

“I would like to thank my family, friends and of course the fans for the incredible support. I also thank the band, the label and the management for all their help.

There are a lot of beautiful experiences I’ll keep with me forever.”

“My debut album of DEAD VENUS titled Bird of Paradise will be released later this year. So my life remains exciting!”

“I wish the WITCHES all the best and good luck for the future!”

Bandleader Romana is emotional about all the changes:

“This is of course a very sad moment for all of us. We have been very close for the last years and have reached a lot together. With great sadness we have to accept that Seriana wants to move on and we wish her the best of luck for that! Your time with the WITCHES will never be forgotten!”

“For us as a band it is important now to look into the new challenges and the new record – the show must go on!

Yes we are super thrilled that we have found Laura so quick over our Dutch connection Sonia. We know it is impossible to replace a great voice in exact the same way, that is why Laura is the perfect choice for us. She will bring in her own strength and personality into the WITCHES! We will not change the identity of the band, we will continue playing the music we love!”

“Laura is an experienced & crisp vocalist with a big range and a crazy enough personality to be one of US! Please give her a warm welcome – she has already won many metalhearts at our first show with her at the Sweden Rock festival! We will continue to spread the magic of the witches – thanks for all the support over the years!”

The new WITCH Laura welcomes the fans:

“Dear Burning Witches fans of the world, I am really excited and know I have big shoes to fill! I want to thank you that you give me this opportunity and the Burning Witches for their trust and the warm welcome they gave me into their sisterhood!”

“Being able to play the music I love, with great people, perform at those amazing shows & festivals and being supported by a fantastic team is a dream that came true for me. I can`t really wish for more!”

“We are working our asses off at the moment to bring the magic to you all! Keep the fire burning! See you soon on the road & thanks for the support!”

Please stay tuned for the brandnew song this week – the WITCHES will never give up – READY TO FIGHT!

Burning Witches Premiere “Open Your Mind” Lyric Video

Burning Witches have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Open Your Mind.” 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 announce our last lyric video for the track OPEN YOUR MIND! The song delivers a message for all of us: Don’t let fear and anger control your life! We all should stand together in this time, when racism is about to grow again. We should remember that we are all the same. Open your Mind – Open your Heart – and try to remember how to cry!”