Burning Witches Reveal New Album Cover

Burning Witches Reveal New Album Cover and announce European tour dates.

Burrning Witches Band

Burning Witches are one of the most thrilling newcomers in old school heavy metal spanning the last few years. Their new album Hexenhammer will be released on November 9th, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band is proud to present the cover artwork for their upcoming release. This stunning visualisation was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for DestructionAnnihilatorGrave DiggerStratovariusTankard and many more.

The band states:
“We are very proud to present you with the new album cover for HEXENHAMMER. The topic of the record is the Malleus Maleficarum book, that legalised the extermination of the so called “Witches“ in medieval times. The justification of murder against the weak is still a sad topic, even now – so we wanna pay our respects and remember. Most of the lyrics deal with this dark chapter of our history. Of course we also wanted a classic and mystical metal layout that reflects our music – we think it’s a great combination! We hope the fans will enjoy it!“ 

The artist Gyula adds:
“It is not that simple creating a metal cover artwork when the main character and focus is an attractive woman. For me, it is much easier to create gory images with monsters or devils. But I remembered that my first original cassette was the Warlock ‘Triumph and Agony’ album, so I felt very motivated to incorporate both of those aspects into the art; some black magic and some beautiful ladies. I got some instructions and a sketch from the band – so I painted the witch and the altar first as a main focus and everybody loved the character and the feeling of the image. When I added the ghost images of the girls, it all aligned into a dark magic artwork.“

Burning Witches Album

The tracklisting of Hexenhammer
01. The Witch Circle
02. Executed
03. Lords Of War
04. Open Your Mind
05. Don‘t Cry My Tears
06. Maiden Of Steel
07. Dungeon Of Infamy
08. Dead Ender
09. Hexenhammer
10. Possession
11. Maneater
12. Holy Diver
13. Self Sacrifice
14. Don‘t Cry My Tears (acoustic)

Check out the first trailer for the new album – get a look behind the scenes of the album recording process and listen to a teaser for their unrelenting first single ‘Executed’, which will be released on August 31st:

The forthcoming record was produced in Little Creek Studios by the same team as its predecessor; V.O. Pulver (ProPain, Destruction, Nervosa, Pänzer) and Destruction legend Schmier, who helped and advised.

In January, Burning Witches will head out on an extensive tour throughout Europe – including a show at London’s Underworld – as special guests on Grave Digger‘s ‘Tour Of The Living Dead’. All dates can be found below.

The Tour Of The Living Dead
w/ Grave Digger 
11.01. DE Hanover – MusikZentrum
12.01. DE Andernach – JUZ Live Club
13.01. CH Pratteln – Z7
14.01. DE Munich – Backstage
15.01. DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
16.01. DE Saarbrücken – Garage
17.01. DE Bochum – Zeche
18.01. DE Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
19.01. DE Neuruppin – Kulturhaus
20.01. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg
22.01. DE Hamburg – Martkhalle
23.01. DE Berlin – Lido
24.01. DE Bamberg – Live-Club
25.01. DE Regensburg-Obertraubling – Airport-Eventhall
26.01. DE Memmingen – Kaminwerk
27.01. DE Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
28.01. FR Paris – Petit Bain
29.01. UK London- Camden Underworld
30.01. BE Vosselaar – Biebob
31.01. FR TBA
01.02. ES Bilbao – Santana 27
02.02. ES Madrid – Sala Mon Live
03.02. ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2

Burning Witches are:
Seraina | vocals
Romana | guitars
Sonia | guitars
Jay | bass
Lala | drums

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