ARKHAM WITCH "Swords Against Death" (CD)Heavy Metal (September 2022)


TITLE: "Swords Against Death"
GENRE: Heavy Metal
RELEASE DATE: September 30th, 2022
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
BARCODE: 8022167091044
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 11 tracks (approx. 54 min.) • 12-page stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color

1. Intro
2. Bringing Down the Thunder
3. Storm the Sky (Death's Dream)
4. Yog-Sothoth
5. Hammerblow
6. Swords Against Death
7. Reap Your Soul
8. Into the Fray
9. Sentinels of Steel
10. Shieldmaiden
11. Terminus Est

Total playing time: 53:54

"Yog-Sothoth" static promo clip
"Sentinels of Steel" static promo clip

The long-awaited fourth full-length of ARKHAM WITCH is finally here! Gone is the lighthearted spirit with short and more melodic punky songs from their last studio album - we're welcoming back the more no-frills heavy metal deeply rooted in NWOBHM that we know from their first two albums, though with a bit less doom and with more epic songs instead. These British lads and lass serve us 10 dirty epics as raw as blacksmith's chin - forged in the fires of punk and doom and cooled in the tempering waters of the highest of noble ideals. Bard/brigand style of vocals singing of Norse mythology, drinking, fighting and being metal; strong, rocking and buzzing riffs; simple but effective and tight drumming; rumbling bass and organic sound is what you're getting here. Just try resisting the urge to raise your fist and sing along while listening to these songs! And if you've been living under a rock all those years and never heard of this band, you have to check them out now if you're into CIRITH UNGOL, HELL, MANILLA ROAD, SAINT VITUS, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, THIN LIZZY, DEEP SWITCH and the like.

• 4th full-length album of this UK based old school heavy metal band, who have released also several EPs since their inception in 2008 and gained a big following in their home country and abroad.
• Organic production perfectly fitting this style.
• Cover art painted by Jowita Kaminska (Exodus, Attacker, Witchburner, Midnight Priest, Manilla Road, Forsaken, Deceased, Meliah Rage, Arkham Witch, Metal Law, Ignitor...).
• For fans of: The Lamp of Thoth, Cirith Ungol, Hell, Manilla Road, Deep Switch, Witchfinder General, Thin Lizzy, Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Magister Templi, The Wizar'd, Lucifer's Fall...

Cover art by Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi (