BURNING WITCHES Detail New Album – ‘The Witch of the North’!

Swiss heavy metal maidens BURNING WITCHES have just detailed their upcoming new album – The Witch of the North! The band’s fourth album will drop on May 28th, 2021, on Nuclear Blast Records. Keep reading on for the album tracklist, artwork, and more details.

From The Press Release

Swiss Heavy Metal coven BURNING WITCHES and Nuclear Blast Records are delighted to reveal the magnificent cover artwork and the tracklist for the band’s fourth full-length, The Witch Of The North, which will be released on May 28th, 2021.

Here’s the album’s tracklist:
01. Winter’s Wrath
02. The Witch Of the North
03. Tainted Ritual
04. We Stand As One
05. Flight Of The Valkyries
06. The Circle Of Five
07. Lady Of The Woods
08. Thrall
09. Omen
10. Nine Worlds
11. For Eternity
12. Dragon’s Dream
13. Eternal Frost

The pre-order for The Witch Of The North will start on March 19th, 2021.

BURNING WITCHES comment:
“We are happy and proud to announce the new album already and show you the terrific cover art! We have grown together as a team and have evolved our sound to the next level, the WITCHES 2021 are heavier and more epic than ever! So is the cover: Claudio Bergamín’s amazing art is the perfect reflection of the record: icy, mystical, timeless, and powerful! Please meet ‘THE WITCH OF THE NORTH’ and fall in love with our evolution!”
The cover was created by Chilean artist Claudio Bergamín (i.a. JUDAS PRIEST’s Firepower and BATTLE BEAST) and it sets the mood for the enthralling journey through enchanted forests and across snow-capped mountain tops that is: The Witch Of The North

Says cover artist Claudio Bergamín:
The one and only Schmier, from DESTRUCTION reached out to me to ask if I’d be interested in doing the new Burning Witches album cover. Needless to say, I was delighted to jump on board. The band had a very unique concept so it took me a couple of weeks to come up with an idea I was happy with. They wanted a classic-looking illustration; pretty much in the vibe of Ken Kelly and Frank Frazetta. The Forest Witch was inspired by The Ents from ‘Lord of The Rings’ and Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’. The girls’ depictions were done in pure comic book style, and working on their faces to make them look as close as possible to the real people was a lot of fun. I wish more bands would ask me for that!

Swiss heavy metal coven BURNING WITCHES and Nuclear Blast Records proudly present The Witch Of The North, the group’s much anticipated, fourth studio album set for worldwide release on May 28th, 2021. Following 2020’s Dance Of The Devil, which charted at #22 in Germany, and the quickly sold-out Circle Of Five EP, vocalist Laura, guitarists Romana and Larissa, bassist Jeanine and drummer Lala notably upped the ante on The Witch Of The North, delivering their most dynamic, intricate and powerful album thus far. Perfectly mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver and produced by German thrash titan Schmier (Destruction)BURNING WITCHES stick to their irrefutable 80’s influences (JUDAS PRIESTIRON MAIDEN, DIOACCEPTWARLOCKWASP, etc.) and inject irresistible energy and a refreshing vibe, topping it off with classic art by Claudio Bergamín (who illustrated Priest’s triumphant “Firepower”). From the epic title-track to the album’s catchiest anthem “We Stand As One” over to the ballad “Lady Of The Woods” and speedy riff attacks like “Thrall,” “Flight Of The Valkyries,” and “Nine Worlds,” The Witch Of The North marks a new highlight in the band’s career, with vocalist Laura brilliantly shifting from aggressive to seductive with ease. It doesn’t matter if you have followed the band since its humble beginnings in 2015 or just recently fell for their charms, BURNING WITCHES are doubtlessly one of the most sensational bands in heavy metal right now.

BURNING WITCHES live as special guests on
PRIMAL FEAR’s upcoming METAL COMMANDO OVER EUROPE tour:
2021

14.09.21 D-Aschaffenburg /ColosSaal

15.09.21 D-Berlin / Hole 44

16.09.21 D-Nürnberg / Hirsch

17.09.21 D-Leipzig / Hellraiser

18.09.21 CZ-Zlin / Masters Of Rock Cafe

20.09.21 CZ-Prague / Meet Factory

22.09.21 BUL-Sofia / Music Jam Club

24.09.21 SK-Zvolen / DK ZSR Culture House

25.09.21 SK-Bartislava / Majestic Music Club

26.09.21 AUT-Salzburg / Rockhouse

27.09.21 HU-Budapest /Barba Negra

2022

12.01.22 D-Muenchen / Backstage

13.01.22 D-Regensburg / Eventhalle Airport

14.01.22 D-Stuttgart / LKA

15.01.22 D.-Memmingen / Kaminwerk

16.01.22 D-Koeln / Essigfabrik

18.01.22 D-Bochum / Zeche

19.01.22 D-Hamburg / Markthalle

20.01.22 NED-Amstelveen / P60

21.01.22 B-Vosselaar / Biebob

22.01.22 D-Fulda / Kreuz

23.01.22 D-Saarbruecken /Garage

25.01.22 F-Paris / La Machine du Molin Rouge

28.01.22 ITA-Bergamo / Druso

29.01.22 CH-Sion / Le Port Franc

30.01.22 CH-Pratteln / Z 7

01.02.22 F-Lyon / CCO

03.02.22 ES-Pamplona / Totem

04.02.22 ES-Madrid / Shoko

05.02.22 ES-Murcia / Gamma

06.02.22 ES-Barcelona / Salamandra

BURNING WITCHES is:
Laura | vocals
Romana | guitars
Larissa | guitars
Jay | bass
Lala | drums

About Michael Juvinall (5296 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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