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Witch Mountain announces new album

Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:48 PM PT / 1,750 views

Official press release: Witch Mountain's fourth album Mobile of Angels will be unleashed by Profound Lore Records this Fall in North America on September 30, and via Svart Records in Europe and beyond. Mobile Of Angels sees Witch Mountain deliver their most epic and musically challenging album to date. Lead singer Uta Plotkin delivers her best vocal performance yet on what proves to be a darker and more brooding album than any of its predecessors. With a cleaner and warmer sounding production (courtesy of legendary producer Billy Anderson, album tracked and mixed in Type Foundry studios Portland) yet still maintaining that massive heavy bluesy and melodic tone the band are known for, "Mobile Of Angels" is another formidable chapter in the Witch Mountain saga. Since 1997, Witch Mountain has taken its time to craft monolithic rock music for a world on the brink of doom. The band has long been on the map as a cornerstone of the Portland heavy music scene as well as the international Doom underground. Over the years, the band has connected with nearly every other group in its genre. The first times that High on Fire, Orange Goblin, Weedeater, Electric Wizard and YOB played in Portland, it was with Witch Mountain, and the night usually ended with said group sleeping on the floors of founding members Rob Wrong (guitar) and Nate Carson (drums). In 2009, Uta Plotkin added her powerful voice to the mix, helping front the band for a worldwide audience. Critically acclaimed albums South of Salem (2011) and Cauldron of the Wild (2012) followed, along with a track on the Adult Swim compilation Metal Swim, a single for Scion, and a heavy tour schedule. Recent years have seen the band supporting metal luminaries from Pentagram to Diamond Head, Candlemass, and Blue Oyster Cult. As the band has aged, so have its priorities matured. This is not a hobby, but a lifelong commitment. Witch Mountain has been featured on the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, Roadburn Festival in Holland, Noctis Valkryies in Calgary, the Hellfest in Clisson, and will perform at Hopscotch in Raleigh, NC. The band has toured the US many times, just completed its second European trek in May/June of 2014, and is set to support Nik Turner's Hawkwind throughout the US and Canada this Aug/Sep. Entering its 17th year of existence, Witch Mountain still owns all its own material, books its own tours, and is self-managed.

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