Under The Shadow Of A Witch

by Shadow Witch

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BILL HERRICK
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BILL HERRICK I’m not sure what more could be asked of this band by any fan, critic, or even themselves. A top-shelf performance that deserves attention from many more than will likely be exposed, but those in the know will have an outstanding example of the pinnacle of underground sound. Favorite track: Fountain.
Bucky
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Bucky Dripping with sinister progressive textures, metallic grip, and innate groove, Under the Shadow of a Witch shows us that the first two bangers were not flukes and these guys are the real deal. As if that was even a question.
paul rote
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paul rote They keep getting more seventies sounding. 👍 Favorite track: Demon's Hook.
doomcrew
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doomcrew Side swiped with this release. Instant buy.Future of Grunge Metal.
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1.
Spearfinger 03:00
don't you go to the forest don't you wander alone don't go to the smoke my children beneath her heels dry brittle bones her mouth is as red as blood there's a smile upon her face she lulls the child to sleep she takes their hearts sweet souls to taste dancing on the ledges dancing in clouds Spearfinger rides the smoke obsidian blade black shining proud Spearfinger walks ~ with skin of stone no arrows pierce just shattered shards beneath her heels lie brittle bones her voice upon the mountain vine birds flee the sky a warning sign Spearfinger sings her hunting song you hear the raven ~ won't be long the obsidian blade OF her RIGHT hand she had it sharp at her command the sounding thunder at her heels no arrows pain she never feels it swatted away like irksome gnats all helpless under her attack her hidden heart her only weakness aim and fire into the bleakness don't go to the forest !
2.
Demon's Hook 04:02
IT WAS FAR AWAY AND LONG AGO WAITING FOR A SEED TO GROW I THOUGHT I SAW MY FUTURE IN HER EYES ONLY THE STRONG ONES WILL SURVIVE I'M STRONG ENOUGH TO SING TONIGHT AND TELL THE TALE OF A LOVE WITH SCARS TO SHOW FOR THE DEMON'S HOOK I'D SIGN THE BOOK TO FEEL HER FLAMES INGULF ME ONCE AGAIN FOR THE DEMON'S CRIES I'D STEAL AND LIE TO SLIP AGAIN BETWEEN HER THIGHS A TALE OF LOVERS LOST BEGINS A VEILED DECIEPT A WISH TO MAKE YOU ALL MINE I WANT TO MAKE YOU ALL MINE FOR THE DEMON'S HOOK I'D SIGN THE BOOK TO FEEL HER MOUTH UPON ME ONCE AGAIN FOR THE DEMON'S CRIES I'D STEAL AND LIE TO BE DEVOURED BY THOSE EYES A TALE OF LOVE AND LOSS BEGINS A FRAIL CONCEIT A WISH TO MAKE YOU ALL MINE I WANT TO MAKE YOU ALL MINE LONELY DAYS AND LONELY NIGHTS I WAIT ALONE FOR THAT PARADISE I WAITED TIL THE FIRES HAD GROWN COLD LONG AGO IT SEEMED SO RIGHT I SAW A FUTURE IN THOSE EYES WAS IT LIES, OR LONELY DREAMS I HOLD
3.
dirty little fingers flick the grease and goo from all the pies smacking pursed lips to kiss the architect of all your lies the anointed talking head car salesman for the lamb of god guide the flock into the pit may abattoir blades cake with blood 'cause you're a wolf among the sheep just a wolf among the sheep all the dirty little tricks the greasy palms and pay-offs smiles rising from the muck and mire curdling and drawing flies taking cues from old Nero seems history is never learned strike a match dance 'round the fire and fiddle as the country burns oh, Good Shepherd, God has sent you here to lead us ! oh Good Shepherd teach the wicked all to fear us ! but your shepherd, he has been sent to Shear and Fleece us 'cause he's a wolf among the sheep just a wolf among the sheep
4.
When the Witches of Aendōr are calling to the souls of the pit Python and Oracle these the netherworld split see elohim rising from the fathoms below the dead they are exorcising will knowledge bestow but the words said here may fall upon deaf ears and messages from the grave can leave a mind enslaved When the Witches of Aendōr are calling to the souls of the ground Python and Oracle these the netherworld sound with spirit familiar a summoner's Shade the spectre awakening a bargain is made but the words said here may fall upon deaf ears and messages from the grave can a mind enslave summoner's Shade ~ obey thee my spells before you pass through those dark gates of hell you've come seeking wisdom ~ I answer your call you summon a prophet ~ I've seen your downfall but the words said here ...
5.
Shifter 03:34
Head full of knives . so sharp and clean blade against bone . violent machine I saw you change . I saw within I've seen the face . beneath the skin I saw the shifter I've seen the shifter Those feral eyes . so brightly gleam charade in stone . silently screams a pale disguise . a web you spin to hide the face . beneath the skin I saw the shifter I've seen the shifter THE LIE ABOVE THE TRUTH BELOW PULLING ME DOWN LIKE UNDERTOW I'VE LOST MY BARRINGS I'VE LOST MY SELF MY SOUL BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE DARLIN' YOU JUST WILL NOT LOOK IN MY EYES ANYMORE AND I JUST CAN'T RECOGNIZE YOU I saw the shifter I've seen the shifter
6.
TOOK THE LOVE OF A WITCH AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST WET UPON THE ALTAR A RITUAL FEAST SHE CAST HER CIRCLE ROUND ME SWEET AND DEADLY NIGHTSHADE HER MAGIK IS HABITUAL AND I LONG TO BE THE BLADE FEEL HER NAILS DIGGING INTO MY SKIN FEEL WHERE SHE ENDS AND WHERE I BEGIN GLADLY LOSING THE SPACES BETWEEN WHEN I WORSHIP WITH SAINT MAGDALENE IN THE SHADOW OF THE WITCH TOOK HER MARK FED THE BEAST BLOOD UPON THE ALTAR MOUTH RED WITH THE FEAST SHE WRAPPED HERSELF AROUND ME IN THE NEST WE HAD MADE SWEET TORTURER HABITUAL VESSEL AND THE BLADE FEEL HER NAILS DIGGING INTO MY SKIN FEEL WHERE SHE ENDS AND WHERE I BEGIN GLADLY LOSING THE SPACES BETWEEN WHEN I WORSHIP WITH SAINT MAGDALENE
7.
6 x 6 03:54
- NO HOLY GHOST (UNHOLY GHOST) NO THORNY CROWN (MY THORNY CROWN) NO NAILS OF IRON (GIVEN OF FREE WILL) NONE TO SAVE (TO BE INSLAVED) NO SACRED BLOOD (HER SACRED BLOOD) BLIND HEALED WITH MUD (GIVEN WITH LOVE) NO RESSURECTION FROM THE GRAVE (MY RESSURECTION FROM THE GRAVE) JUST DIG ME A HOLE MMM 6 X 6 FOR HER BURNING EYES I TORCHED A WORLD ALL GONE TO ASH GLADLY I GAVE HER FLAME I HOLD MY SOUL IS SOLD AND NOW ALONE HERE STAND THE KNAVE JUST DIG ME A HOLE YEAH, ABOUT 6 X 6 YOU CAN DIG MY GRAVE 6 X 6 FOR THE QUEEN OF THE COLD HER WORMS TO LICK JUST DIG MY GRAVE 6 X 6 SHE GOT ME DOWN IN A HOLE WITH HER JONES I'M SICK ...I'M SICK ! AND I JUST CAN'T QUIT YOU BABY FOR THE QUEEN OF THE COLD I LAY ME DOWN IN A HOLE
8.
Sour 03:51
YOU GAVE ME LIFE YOU GAVE ME BREATH YOU GAVE ME COURAGE MYSELF TO BE YOU WERE THE ONE. ALL I NEEDED AND YOU TOOK THAT AWAY FROM ME SPIRT DEVOURED BY A LIE SO PROFANE MY SOUL LEFT DEFLOWERED YOUR LOVE LEAVES A STAIN YOU TOOK MY LOVE YOU TOOK MY LUST YOU TOOK THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED FROM ME YOU LEFT ME LOST, LOW, DEFEATED BUT I WON'T BE YOU CASUALTY YOU SUCK ME SOUR NEEDLE TWISTS IN MY BRAIN IN OUR ONCE SACRED BOWER DO I DARE CALL YOUR NAME FORTRESS BUILT SO STRONG AND HIGH WALLS LIKE ARMOR HIDE YOUR CRIES A SECRET ROOM NOW LIES ENCHAINED WITHIN IT STILL, MY HEART REMAINS LEFT FORGOTTEN, OUR LOVE DIES SPIRT DEVOURED BY A LIE SO PROFANE MY SOUL LEFT DEFLOWERED YOUR LOVE LEAVES A STAIN YOU SUCK ME SOUR NEEDLES TWIST IN MY BRAIN BUT MY LOVE WILL NOT COWER I STILL DARE CALL YOUR NAME empty space where you have been . in YOUR absence I begin haunted by YOUR eyes I've learned that within my mind they burn and still I ache when I awake from dreams of you I can't forsake I would walk into the flames of hell for you YOU ARE THE POPPY IN MY VEINS because you're gone I bleed for you because you're gone I cast a spell I light the candle. grip the knife I cast the seed. I offer life for your return, I'd sell to hell my very soul
9.
Fountain 08:10
HEY ROCK BOTTOM I SEE YOU THERE A LONG WAY DOWN SO GLAD TO BE FALLING I'M RIDIN ON THE WINGS OF AN ANGEL BURNIN' TIL I HIT THE GROUND WELL ROCK BOTTOM IT SEEMS MY LOVE'S THE WRONG WAY ROUND YEAH ROCK BOTTOM STILL RIDING ON THE WINGS OF MY ANGEL BURNING TIL I HIT THE GROUND SHE'S PULLING ME DOWN, ALMOND GAZE LIKE A MAGNET SHE DRAINING MY BLOOD WITH A SORCEROR'S STONE GONNA QUENCH THIS THIRST FOR HER FLESH IN THE DARKNESS GONNA QUENCH MY THIRST IN THE WATERS OF LUST FROM HER FOUNTAIN HEY ROCK BOTTOM I'VE SEEN YOU THERE THE WHOLE WAY DOWN STILL GLAD TO HAVE FALLEN I GOT TO RIDE ON THE WINGS OF THAT ANGEL AND BURNED UNTIL I HIT THE GROUND SHE'S TAKING ME DOWN TO THE LAIR OF HER SECRETS SHE'S MIXING MY BLOOD WITH THE MUD AND STONE I TRIED TO QUENCH MY THIRST FOR HER FLESH IN THE DARKNESS AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST FOR HER WATERS OF LOVE FROM HER FOUNTAIN JUST LIKE A FOUNTAIN RUNNIN DOWN
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about

UNDER THE SHADOW OF A WITCH

Act One ~ Spearfinger & Other Cautionary Tales ~
Spearfinger. Demon's Hook. Wolf Among The Sheep. Witches Of Aendor. Shifter.

Act Two ~ Fountain & Other Assorted Love Songs ~
Saint Magdalene. 6x6. Sour. Fountain.

credits

released February 14, 2020

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Paul Orofino at Millbrook Sound Studios, Millbrook, NY.

Doug Beans ~ drums. David Pannullo ~ bass. . Jeremy Hall ~ guitars. Earl Walker Lundy ~ vocals, mellotron, tapes.

Big thank you to Pat (GEEZER) Harrington who played slide guitar on FOUNTAIN a slight return. DIG !

All songs by Shadow Witch
All lyrics EWL (except Shifter ~ E.W.L. & J.H.)
All illustrations EWL
Album and CD Booklet Layout Kim Zangrando

copyright 2019 Broomstick Music . ASCAP

"SHADOW WITCH‘s performance across the span of the full-length as a whole, taken in sides or song-by-song, shines with the feeling of an intention fulfilled. It is the work of a band who went into the studio with a purpose, and who realized that purpose in righteous form. They have, in terms of sound, found what they’ve been looking for this whole time. Preach on, Shadow Witch." JJ Koczan theobelisk.net

"SHADOW WITCH have massively nailed it once again. Absolutely crack musicianship and songs, stellar vocals, intriguing lyrics, and an inviting sound. It’s kind of amazing how they keep managing to not only not quite sound like any other band, but also to not have any of their many songs seem remotely alike. Damned few can lay claim to that, either. ‘Under The Shadow Of A Witch‘ is a powerhouse listen, and it will no doubt ride quite high on many 2020 “best of” lists come many months from now. Well done, gentlemen. Again." David La May riffrelevant.com

"With Under The Shadow Of A Witch, SHADOW WITCH have a real treat for Doom / Stoner Metal lovers and should enable them to become better known. The album is full of variety and joy of playing. If Mastodon is too bulky, Candlemass too predictable, or Alice in Chains too commercial, Shadow Witch could be the perfect alternative. I give it 9/10 and a clear buy recommendation" Michael Geretschläger soundmagnet.eu

"Under The Shadow Of A Witch is another winning album from SHADOW WITCH and will no doubt keep their established fan base and the Doom/Stoner Rock community entertained for a long to come. Well, until their next album. Excellent and Highly Recommended." Steve Howe outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com

"The bands soulful heavy rock grooves, packed with old school values like swing and melody and a rhythmic backdrop that swaggers and struts one minute and is laid back and loose the next. What we are talking here is big meaty grooves decorated with blistering guitar solo's and the odd wash of orchestral mellotron, fronted by the type of vocals: soulful, full-bodied and strong as well as possessing earthiness that many vocalists would trade their right arm for and that sadly, you just don't hear in this day and age anymore." Frazer Jones stonerking1.blogspot.com

"The mighty SHADOW WITCH from Kingston, New York drop another AOTY candidate... Earl Walker Lundy & the boys prove once again there is such a thing as "Instant Classic"' Dave Proger ripplemusic.blogspot.com

"To Shadow Witch’s credit, they waited until their third full-length to spin their band name into an album title. Also to their credit, this next effort is an imposing offering that encompasses heavy metal and stoner rock, ensorcelling the lot with an occult flair. Expect things to get heavier than you might first predict: there’s a surprising amount of bottom-end chug packed into the guitars, straying into more extreme territory, and some of these riffs let their razor-sharp teeth show just long enough to take advantage of the brutalizing tones." Ted Nubel invisibleoranges.com

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David Pannullo bass. Justin Zipperle drums. Earl Walker Lundy vocals, mellotron, samples. Jeremy Hall guitars

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