Video Premiere: Margarita Witch Cult ‘Annihilation’ – Debut Self-Titled Album Is Out Now

Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Godflesh, and now we can add Margarita Witch Cult to the list of formidable bands that hail from the industrial landscape that is Birmingham in the Midlands of the UK. After releasing their debut, Self-Titled album through Heavy Psych Sounds back April, today The Shaman is elated to bring you the fuzzy, fast and frantic Annihilation.

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Margarita Witch Cult

About the track and video, the band says, ‘Annihilation is a short, sharp thrash ‘n’ roll ripper about war and the inevitable human toll. A protest song from the perspective of the losing side. Fight war, not wars! The video was shot the eve of our first hometown sell-out show in Birmingham – it was a beautiful night of chaos!’

As for the album, Martin Williams in his review back in April said that the nine tracks are, ‘overflowing with fuzzy riffs, swinging grooves, interesting compositions, killer vocal harmonies, epic choruses and an impeccable tone throughout’.

Now click play below and prepare to be annihilated by Margarita Witch Cult

More On Margarita Witch Cult And Their Self-Titled Debut

Born from the murky industrial depths of Birmingham, UK, the Sabbath City power trio serve a heavy handed measure of ‘80s thrash precision mutated with ‘90s stoner groove. Infatuated with themes of the occult and proto-metal aesthetics, Margarita Witch Cult tell tales of the village witchfinder, omniscient death & archaic blood rituals.

Their self-titled debut studio album is a tour-de-force in classic metal, hard rock, doom, and mind-melting psych as a thunderous drum fill propels you into opener Diabolical Influence – a lurching behemoth of a tune that makes easy bedfellows of crushing stoner riffs, Latin incantations, and a simply humongous chorus.

Margarita Witch Cult
Margarita Witch Cult

The pace quickens with the frantic Death Lurks at Every Turn – a hair-raising thrasher of breakneck snare rolls and unruly guitar solos. The Witchfinder Comes only furthers the sense of foreboding, as tales of torture and pleas for exile fall on the ever-deafening ears of the listener. Be My Witch comes in hot and heavy as a grungy ode to the forbidden, and the blistering Annihilation concludes side A with speed-freak ferocity.

The more adventurous and immersive side B is kick-started with Theme From Cyclops – the deft chops of all 3 members being undeniable as we gallop into the ambitious, face-melting journey that is Lord Of The Flies – a belting doom groover that culminates in a classic guitar and bass dual to rival even the most virtuosic of axe-wielders. As we near the end of our perilous sonic expedition, Aradia serves up an instrumental serving of pure downtuned filth, with sleazy swagger and tasteful shredding that give extra provenance to its author’s deep bag of tricks.

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The killer blow comes in the shape of the simply savage Sacrifice – an unholy exhibition of undeniable force. The duality of the track makes for an experience that leaves our sweet listener reeling – the bludgeoning weight of its monstrous main-riff giving way to razor-sharp verses and a tripped-out, mind-bending psych jam- only to come crashing back to crushing reality as the final, fatal notes ring out.

With their debut LP, Margarita Witch Cult have crafted a timeless, merciless beast- one that will chew you up and spit you out, yet somehow keep you crawling back for more.

Margarita Witch Cult Tracklist:
01. Diabolical Influence
02. Death Lurks At Every Turn
03. The Witchfinder Comes
04. Be My Witch
05. Annihilation
06. Theme From Cyclops
07. Lord Of The Flies
08. Aradia
09. Sacrifice

Margarita Witch Cult is:
Scott Vincent – Vocals, Guitar
George Casual – Drums
Jim Thing – Bass

Margarita Witch Cult will also be hitting the road throughout July 2023 and the dates are as follows:

14/07/2023 – IT – Villafranca Di Verona, Fine Di Mondo
15/07/2023 – IT – Trieste, Stonerkras Fest
16/07/2023 – SI – Ljubljana, Channel Zero
17/07/2023 – IT – Zero Branco, Altroquando
19/07/2023 – SK – Bratislava, Koncerty Na Garažach
20/07/2023 – HU – Budapest, Riff Klub
21/07/2023 – AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
22/07/2023 – AT – Nikolsdorf, Stick & Stone Festival

Margarita Witch Cult - European Tour 2023
Margarita Witch Cult – European Tour 2023

Margarita Witch Cult and their Self-Titled debut album is out now through Heavy Psych Sounds and available on various vinyl pressings and digipak compact disc over on the labels webstore, and digital downloads on Bandcamp.

Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
Band Links: Facebook | Bandcamp | Instagram