released July 2, 2013
WITCHES MARK the self-professed "Bringers Of Heavy Metal Death" were formed in the fall of 2005 in Austin, Texas. The band initially introduced themselves to the metal underground with a demo recording of their song "A Grim Apparition" shortly followed by an appearance on the Unbroken Metal Records compilation "Tribute To Angel Witch" with their rendition of "Something Wrong".
Shortly after signing with Heaven and Hell Records WITCHES MARK released their debut EP "A Grim Apparition" garnering favorable reviews from both metal fans and critics alike.
Now Witches Mark have completed work on their "Witching Metal Ritual" full length "Witching Metal Ritual" featuring eight tracks of uncompromising metal glory blending elements of thrash, speed, doom, black, and death while anchoring their overall sound firmly within the framework of traditional heavy metal.
Co-Produced by WITCHES MARK and Stuart "Batlord" Laurence (Agony Column/Ignitor) with mixing and mastering duties handled by Brendon Bigelow (Ignitor/Death Of Millions) "Witching Metal Ritual" features a stunning post-apocalyptic inspired album cover courtesy of Yannick Bouchard of Illusory Dreams.
Metal fans can also expect a number of exciting guest appearances on 'Witching Metal Ritual" including Ross "The Boss" Friedman (Manowar/Death Dealer/The Dictators) Jack Starr (Virgin Steele/Burning Starr) Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Watchtower/Ignitor/Broken Teeth) and Martin Debourge (Damien Thorne/Head Transfer Process)
Witches Mark is:
Robb Bockman - Guitar, Vocals
Robert Williams - Guitar, Harsh Vocals
Andy Gonzalez - Bass
Scott Palmer - Drums
Featuring Special Guests
Ross "The Boss" Friedman - Guitar solo on "Witching Metal Ritual"
Jason McMaster - Additional vocals on "Swarm"
Jack Starr - Guitar solo on "Swarm"
Martin DeBourge - Vocals on "We Die"
Gang vocals on “Swarm” - Carlos Llanas, Andy Gonzalez, Robert Williams
Keyboards and synth on “We Die” and “Slaves To Their Own Sin” - Robert Williams
E-Bow on “Slaves To Their Own Sin” - Robb Bockman
Engineered and Produced by Witches Mark and Stuart “Batlord” Laurence
Recorded at Blackout Studios & Isotopia Sound Studios in Austin, Texas and Fyzygy Studios in Portland, Oregon
Drums recorded and engineered by Stuart "Batlord" Laurence at Isotope Studios
Mixing and Mastering by Brendon Bigelow
Album artwork by Yannick Bouchard of Illusory Dreams
Photography courtesy of Sandra Torres
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