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Karyn Crisis’ Gospel of the Witches Release First Song, Make You Cry for Your “Mother”

  • Axl Rosenberg

gospel of the witches - salems woundsWhen news of Ephel Duath’s dissolution hit the webernetsophere last week, the ever-thoughtful Vince Neilstein did his part to prevent fans from sinking into a deep Ephel Depression by reminding them that wife and husband team Karyn Crisis and Davide Tiso were already hard at work on Ephel Duath Deux — more commonly known as Gospel of the Witches. “Hopefully we’ll get an update on that [project] soon,” said Vince, always looking on the bright side of life.

Well, something must have been in the air — or, more likely, the Ephel Duath announcement was timed to get people buzzing about Tiso and Crisis — ’cause Gospel of the Witches have now released their debut track, “Mother” (no, it’s not a Danzig cover).

It’s good stuff, which is not at all surprising, given the band’s pedigree — in addition to Crisis and Tiso, Gospel of the Witches features Immolation’s Ross Dolan (bass), Tombs’ Mike Hill (guitars), and Vaura’s Charlie Schmid (drums). It was also produced by long-time Between the Buried and Me collaborator Jamie King. I’m not sure these people could make a bad album by accident.

(Also, Crisis made the album art you see at the top of this post. A woman of many talents, she is.)

Stream “Mother” below. Gospel of the Witches’ debut album, Salem’s Wounds, will come out March 10 on Century. It’s a concept album about suffering through the last Rob Zombie movie. Kidding, kidding.


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