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Bell Witch Announce Surprise Album Out This Friday


Attention all doom metal disciples: Bell Witch have a new album coming out and it will be available digitally this Friday.

No, that’s not a typo. You will get your grubby mitts on Bell Witch’s new record Future’s Shadow Part 1: The Clandestine Gate. Not only that, but they’ve also announced they’ll be performing the album in full on the same day it’s released at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Bassist Dylan Desmond said the decision to not only debut the album while they’re away at Roadburn, but also to perform the entire thing there was a no-brainer for him and his bandmate, drummer Jesse Shreibman.

“We have always had incredible experiences at Roadburn and cannot think of a better place for the live debut of our new record. We can’t wait to return to their stage on Friday for the premiere performance of The Clandestine Gate.”

According to the band, this album will follow in the footsteps of their 2017 release, Mirror Reaper, in that it will be a single track with an 83-minute run time.

With its concept deeply rooted in philosophy and film, the band want this new album to illicit a feeling and convey an idea that “simple actions…carry life-and-death weight.” Desmond said this is the first part of a three-part series of long-form albums dubbed Future’s Shadow, with each part adding context to the previous release.

“Eventually, the end of the last album will be looped around to the first to make a circle. It can be continuously looped, like a day cycle. This would be dawn. The next one would be noon. The following one would be sundown, with dawn and sundown both having something of night.”

Though they can’t necessarily release a single for a one-track album, Bell Witch released a “making of” teaser video that not only provides a glimpse into how this particular sausage was made, but also a little taste of what’s to come. You can check that out below.

Bell Witch’s Future’s Shadow Part 1: The Clandestine Gate will release digitally this Friday, April 21 and physically on June 9 via Profound Lore, though you can pre-save and/or pre-order your copies today.

Bell Witch Announce Surprise Album Out This Friday
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