Metal On Metal Records is excited to announce the signing of the England's traditional metal brigands ARKHAM WITCH and with this signing welcomes to their roster the first band hailing from UK. "We met and saw ARKHAM WITCH live when we went to the Doomsday festival in Wakefield, UK in February 2011. They instantly captured us with their incredibly catchy songs and the show that was pure mighty fun! We got their 2009 demo and later on their first album, which was a stellar piece of doomy Heavy Metal, so when they contacted us after their previous label closed, we eagerly offered them a deal."
ARKHAM WITCH was formed in 2008 by the couple behind THE LAMP OF THOTH (vocalist Simon and drummer Emily), so obviously there are many similarities to their previous band (that for now is on hold). It's still straightforward, Doom laden Heavy Metal of the old (read: with heaps of NWOBHM influences), occult, but with a tinge of humor, with the trademark bard/brigand type vocals of Simon. The group takes their inspiration from bands like Deep Switch, Hell, Witchfinder General, Judas Priest, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Pentagram and Saint Vitus (with Scott Reagers).
The band has just finished recording their sophomore album, a follow up to last year's "On Crom's Mountain", entitled "Legions Of The Deep" and scheduled for October 2012 release. Meanwhile check the links to their pages to listen to some of their older recordings from ARKHAM WITCH page on Metal On Metal Records website (http://metal-on-metal.com/bands/arkham-witch/), where you can also read the detailed biography and check some promo and live photos.
ARKHAM WITCH also contributed with an exclusive, previously unreleased song "For Metal" to "Compendium Of Metal Vol. 5" compilation CD, released in April by Metal On Metal Records.
Four Metal On Metal Records releases, including the compilation, are already out this year. Here’s the label's complete 2012 release schedule:
• VV.AA. "Compendium Of Metal Vol. 5" CD
• SKELATOR "Agents Of Power” CD (Epic Heavy/Speed Metal from USA)
• SACRED GATE "When Eternity Ends" CD (Traditional Heavy Metal from Germany)
• MORTALICUM "The Endtime Prophecy" CD (Heavy/Doom Metal/Hard Rock from Sweden)
• HERETIC "A Time Of Crisis" CD (US Power/Thrash Metal from USA)
• ARKHAM WITCH "Legions Of The Deep" CD (Heavy/Doom Metal/NWOBHM from UK)
• AFTER OBLIVION "Stamina" CD (Technical Death/Thrash Metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina)http://www.metal-on-metal.com/