Ex-members of disbanded symphonic black metal group Sothis have regrouped to form new project Witch Casket. The band is currently hard at work on debut album “Hatred Index,” which should see a late 2017 release.
Today, Witch Casket has premiered a first ever video for the song “That Damn Devil” – check it out below. The band described the video to Metal Insider bys aing: “The lyric video for ‘That Damn Devil’ was created by Witch Casket vocalist Drogoth, with the concept of making the album cover artwork ‘come to life.’ Guitarists Nylock and Neal Tiemann wrote the song, and this is the first song released from the band’s upcoming debut album entitled ‘Hatred Index.'”
The formation of Witch Casket began in 2013 when ex-Sothis guitarist Colin “Nylock” Cameron and guitarist Neal Tiemann started working on writing songs together in Nylock’s Los Angeles studio. Once a majority of the songs had been written, ex-Sothis vocalist Adam “Drogoth” McCarthy was brought on to handle writing lyrics and recording vocals.
Originally formed simply as a studio project, all musical instrumentation was composed and executed by both Nylock and Tiemann. The album in its entirety was also produced; engineered, and mixed by Nylock himself in both his personal Hollywood studio and Los Angeles based Unfriendly Studios, where he is the lead engineer and co founder along with Metal Sanaz.
The album was completed with this lineup, however towards the end of the recording process, Tiemann departed the project to focus on writing for and touring with established SoCal metal band DevilDriver. As completion of the band’s debut album “Hatred Index” approached, live rehearsals were started with the addition of ex-Sothis guitarist Robert “Scathe” Enriquez, and drummer Kaspars Lucey-Grinbergs.