Under The Shadow Of A Witch

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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.

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released February 14, 2020

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

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

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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Track Name: Spearfinger
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 !
Track Name: Demon's Hook
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
Track Name: Wolf Among The Sheep
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
Track Name: Witches of Aendor
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 ...
Track Name: Shifter
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
Track Name: Saint Magdalene
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
Track Name: 6 x 6
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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
Track Name: Sour
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
Track Name: Fountain
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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