ARKHAM WITCH "Beer and Bullet Belts" (CD)Heavy/Doom Metal (April 2023)


TITLE: "Beer and Bullet Belts"
GENRE: Heavy/Doom Metal
RELEASE DATE: April 20th, 2023
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
BARCODE: 8022167091075
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 16 tracks (approx. 71 min.) • 12-page stapled booklet with lyrics, liner notes, band photos and info • All full-color

1. Beer and Bullet Belts
2. Death by Heavy Metal
3. Viking Pirates of Doom (2022)
4. Lamentations of My Fist
5. The Tower of the Elephant
6. Rats in the Walls/Witch House (2022)
7. Arkham Witch
New tracks - studio recordings (2022):
8. Don't Let the Bastards Win
9. See You Next Tuesday
Demo recordings (2021-2022):
10. Three Bladed Doom
11. The Hammer of Thor
12. The Scarlet Citadel
13. I Reign Supreme
Rehearsal recordings (2022):
14. The Phoenix on the Sword
15. Fat Lady
16. Evil Funeral

Total playing time: 70:54

"Don't Let the Bastards Win" static promo clip
"Lamentations of My Fist" static promo clip

ARKHAM WITCH have a problem: they just can't stop creating new music, and all of it kicks arse. Why is that a problem? Well, they can't go to the studio to record it all. Luckily, they can do pretty well on their own. The first nine tracks here are actually studio recordings: the whole "Give Me Death by Heavy Metal!" EP from 2022 (for the first time on CD) and two brand new songs. The remaining seven tracks are demo and rehearsal recordings; most of them previously unreleased in any form. Unapologetic METAL attitude seeps from every note on this compilation - an attitude that is sorely lacking among many metal bands and on all overproduced albums nowadays, both musically and lyrically. It's 70 minutes of audaciously bold-faced heavy metal infused with doom and thrash. It is like a fine sonic potpourri in which you can detect the heady notes of MANILLA ROAD, the earthy tones of PENTAGRAM, the spicy laments of HELL and the rich overtones of CIRITH UNGOL, all mingled together in a harmonious scent for the ears. If you want the definition of "old school" and don't mind the sound that's a bit rough around the edges, look no further than this collection of songs by the Britain's own Viking pirates of doom!

• A compilation album of this UK based old school heavy/doom metal band, who have released 4 full-lengths and several EPs since their inception in 2008, and gained a big following in their home country and abroad.
• Features the "Give Me Death by Heavy Metal!" EP (for the first time on CD), brand new studio tracks, as well as mostly previously unreleased demo and rehearsal songs, with the total playing time of 70 minutes.
• Liner notes for each of the 16 tracks.
• Most of the lyrics inspired by R.E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft stories.
• The band is active live, playing shows in the UK, and they're booked for a festival in Belgium and in Germany in late summer this year.
• For fans of: The Lamp of Thoth, Cirith Ungol, Hell, Manilla Road, Deep Switch, Witchfinder General, Pentagram, Saint Vitus, Magister Templi, The Wizar'd, Lucifer's Fall...

Cover photo by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (