Burning Witches: The Witch Of The North-2021.

Burning Witches is a Swiss heavy metal / power metal band from Brugg .

Foundation and first album

Romana Kalkuhl, guitarist at Atlas & Axis , had been looking for a line-up for an all-female metal band for a long time. Over the years she got to know different musicians and finally found the first line-up with Seraina Telli (vocals), Jeanine Grob ( bass ) and Lala Frischknecht ( drums ). Alea Wyss completed the band in 2016. First, a self-titled single was created , which was also the band’s first demo . This was named “Demo of the Month” in both Rock Hard and Metal Hammer . [1] [2]

In 2017 a self-titled in-house production was released, which was produced by VO Pulver ( Poltergeist , Gurd ) and Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer ( Destruction ). The album was distributed via the crowdfunding platform Pledge Music . With the song Jawbreaker , the album contains a cover version of a song by Judas Priest . [3] place went to The Album 73 of the Swiss album charts. Shortly after the release, the band began songwriting for their next album. Nuclear Blast played on February 14, 2018 known to have signed the band.

Hexenhammer and Dance with the Devil

In the meantime, Alea Wyss has been replaced by Sonia Nusselder from the Netherlands . This was followed by a tour as the opening act for Grave Digger . A first album trailer was released on September 12, 2018. Three digital singles followed. The album Hexenhammer was released on November 9, 2018. It is not a concept album in the narrower sense, although the book of the same name plays a role in some of the songs . With Holy Diver from the band Dio there is again a cover version on the album. [4]The album reached number 43 in the German album charts and number 21 in Switzerland. In June 2019 the singer Seraina Telli left the band with the reason to devote herself to her own band Dead Venus . Her successor was Laura Guldemond from the Netherlands from the band Shadowrise . [5]

In summer 2019 the band played at the Wacken Open Air , Summer Breeze and Rockharz Open Air festivals . The album Dance with the Devil , produced again by VO Pulver and Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer, was released on March 6, 2020. The album contains a cover version of the Manowar song Battle Hymn , in which Ross the Boss and Michael Lepond appear as guest musicians. [6] Dance with the Devil rose to number 22 in the German and number 14 in the Swiss album charts. A few months later, Sonia Nusselder left the band after working with the former Nervosa-Musicians Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto founded the death metal band Crypta. [7] Larissa Ernst then took over the second guitar for the Burning Witches.

The Witch of the North

On December 4, 2020, the band released the EP The Circle of Five before the musicians recorded their fourth studio album The Witch of the North . The album was again produced by Marcel “Lubricant” Schirmer and mixed and mastered by VO Pulver. The publication followed on May 28, 2021. [8]

Discography:

Burning WitchesSingle2016 
Burning WitchesFull-length2017
Burning AliveLive album2018 
HexenhammerFull-length2018
Wings of SteelSingle2019 
Wings of SteelEP2019 
Dance with the DevilFull-length2020
Acoustic SessionsEP2020 
The Circle of FiveSingle2020 
The Witch of the NorthFull-length2021

Members:

Jeanine GrobBass (2015-present)
Lala FrischknechtDrums (2015-present)
Romana KalkuhlGuitars (2015-present)
See also: Atlas & Axis
Laura GuldemondVocals (2019-present)
See also: ex-Shadowrise, Epic Rock Choir, Generation Lost, ex-Synergy Protocol
Larissa ErnstGuitars (2020-present)
See also: Pater Iltis, ex-Gonoreas, ex-Anna Lux

Past Members:

Seraina TelliVocals (2015-2019)
See also: Dead Venus, ex-Rizon, ex-Surrilium
Alea WyssGuitars (2016-2018)
Sonia NusselderGuitars (2018-2020)
See also: Cobra SpellCryptaUrsinne, ex-Ecocide, ex-Jackal, ex-Sepiroth, ex-Shade of Hatred

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