Bell Witch: Demo 2011 12"
In summer of 2015, Seattle’s doom fixtures Bell Witch released Four Phantoms on Profound Lore Records, the highly anticipated followup to the band’s now-classic 2012 debut full-length Longing. But Longing was not the band’s first effort. Bell Witch initially made their presence known in the US doom scene with a well-received demo in 2011. At 37 minutes, this recording is a massive statement of purpose and far-eclipsed its “demo” status as implied by the name. Recorded by Brandon Fitzsimons (Wormwood), the same engineer behind Longing, Demo 2011 showcases Bell Witch’s heavy yet minimalist sound now lauded as timeless, relevant and undeniably sorrowful. The Flenser is proud to unleash this new pressing of a classic moment in contemporary US doom. Artwork by the band’s own Adrian Guerra is presented in an updated layout and more sustainable package than the initial (and now sold out) pressing on Germany’s Psychic Assault Records. Limited to 600 copies.Tags: 10s doom metal metal