BELL WITCH: Seattle Doom Metal Duo To Release Mirror Reaper Monday August 7 2017, 9:44 PM
BELL WITCH: Seattle Doom Metal Duo To Release Mirror Reaper

Preorder BELL WITCH's  Mirror Reaper   HERE .


Seattle doom metal duo,  BELL WITCH , will release their third full-length,  Mirror Reaper , worldwide on  October 20th  via Profound Lore Records.


With  Mirror Reaper BELL WITCH  has created a truly enormous work - one continuous, eighty-three-minute piece unfolding as a single track. Engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson (Swans, Sleep, Neurosis), the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ) have pushed the band's sound further beyond their landmark 2015 LP,  Four Phantoms . While retaining the monolithic heaviness of their previous releases,  Mirror Reaper  sees the band explore the more meditative, melancholy, and introspective aspects to their sound through the introduction of long, lonely organ passages and the return of honorary  BELL WITCH  member, vocalist Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin), offering a prominent presence. The artwork for  Mirror Reaper was painted by Mariusz Lewandowski.

On the themes surrounding the concept and lyrics of  Mirror Reaper  the band issues, "The title 'Mirror Reaper' is indicative of the Hermetic axiom 'As Above, So Below,' written with two sides to form one whole. The song is both its own and its reflection, as an opposite is whole only with its contrary. Our focus as a band has always been the perception of ghosts and the implied archetype of the dichotomy of life/death therein. 'Mirror Reaper' is a continuation of that concept. During the writing process we were devastated by the loss of our dear friend and former drummer, Adrian Guerra. In love and respect to his memory, we reserved an important yet brief section in the song for him that features unused vocal tracks from our last album. This specific movement serves as a conceptual turn in the piece, or point of reflection. We believe he would be proud of it as well. 'Mirror Reaper' was the first collaborative writing project with the new lineup, and Adrian's death during it brought extra emotional weight. We sought to match the complexity and weight of these events within the composition of the piece."


BELL WITCH's  Mirror Reaper  will be available on 2xCD, 2XLP, and digital formats. Preorder your copy today at  THIS LOCATION .   

Mirror Reaper  Track Listing: 
1. Mirror Reaper

Formed by Desmond and ex-drummer/vocalist Adrian Guerra,  BELL WITCH  released their first self-titled demo in 2011 and partnered with Profound Lore Records for their debut album,  Longing , in 2012. The duo's second LP, 2015's acclaimed  Four Phantoms  was recognized as one of doom metal's triumphs of the year. The band extensively toured in North America and Europe, securing notable festival appearances including Roadburn, Basilica Soundscape, Sled Island, and Psycho California.



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