The prolific Heavy Psych Sounds are continuing to forge the way with their Doom Sessions series that showcases some of the heaviest bands from the world of doom and sludge. The latest Volume, aptly numbered 666, is no exception as the UK’s Dead Witches gather around the Ouija board with France’s Witchthroat Serpent.
And today, prior to the 18th June release date, it’s our honour to bring you the monolithic near eight minute track The Fall Of Whitewood from Witchthroat Serpent that furrows the heavy stoner doom template as the drums pound and the valves glow to the cavernous tones.
Now click play below, and for those eager to get their grubby palms on this slab of wax, pre-orders are available now over on the Heavy Psych Sounds webstore.
More On ‘Doom Sessions Vol.666’
Since their ignition last summer, Heavy Psych Sounds Doom Sessions series have been delivering steamroller after steamroller, packing together earth-shattering collaborations between the loudest stoner and doom of this world. From Conan to Acid Mammoth, -(16)- and Grime, each Doom Sessions EP presented previously unreleased tracks with strong thematics. This sixth installment is probably the most occult of them all, and will come alongside a creepy artwork by Spanish designer Branca Studio.
More On Witchthroat Serpent
Witchthroat Serpent was created in November 2011 in Toulouse, France, by Fredrik (guitar/vox), Niko (drums) and Lo Klav (bass), with the aim to spread occult and powerful doom stoner across the living world’s borders. The band toured extensively in Europe, playing both underground shows and big festivals.
In 2018, after the recording of the third full-length, Lo Klav decided to leave the band and was shortly replaced by Ügo. In 2020, Djé joined the band as second guitarist. In January 2021, their first recording as four piece gave birth to two new unreleased tracks, recorded exclusively for their split EP with Dead Witches on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Witchthroat Serpent is:
Redrik – Vocals & Guitars
Niko – Drums
Ügo – Bass
Djé – Guitars
More On Dead Witches
Dead Witches is the brainchild of drummer Mark Greening (founding member of Electric Wizard, Ramesses and With The Dead). 2017 for Dead Witches began with the release of their first album Ouija. Featuring original guitarist Greg Elk (RIP), vocalist Virginia Monti (Psychedelic Witchcraft) and bass player Carl Geary, Ouija was phenomenally received by press and fans alike. 2019 saw the release of its follow up The Final Exorcism, featuring new members Oliver Irongiant on guitar and Soozi Chameleone on vocals. With the sudden departure of Soozi just before Christmas 2019 due to personal reasons, Oliver was soon to follow leaving founding member Mark and bassist Carl who had doubts over his commitment to the band while offering support until a replacement was found. Although the future seemed uncertain at that point, Mark decided to soldier on and get a new lineup together.
At the beginning of 2020, Rab McIlrath (Dead Lettuce) joined as the new guitar player, together with bass player Sam Cutbush, who spent almost a decade as bassist for Portsmouth’s loudest grunge band, Foxer. Once his tenure came to an end in 2019, he moved between projects until the opportunity to get even louder came along with Dead Witches. The band needed a new singer, which fortunately they found just a few weeks before their European tour. The new singer is Spring Thompson which brings fierce female vocals with a little punk element to it to the signature doomy sludge sound of the band.
Dead Witches is:
Mark Greening – Drums & Concussion
Rab McIlrath – Guitars
Sam Cutbush – Bass
Spring Thompson – Vocals
Dead Witches and Witchthroat Serpent ‘Doom Sessions Vol.666’ Tracklisting:
01. Dead Witches ‘Die’
02. Witchthroat Serpent ‘The Fall Of Whitewood’
03. Witchthroat Serpent ‘Cyanide Laced-Flavor’
Doom Sessions Vol.666 with Dead Witches and Witchthroat Serpent releases 18th June via Heavy Psych Sounds, pre-orders for various vinyl pressings and digipak CD are available over on the label’s webstore.