Comprised of five incredible and dedicated musicians, Seattle’s, Witchburn is melding the best of classic early rock/metal, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, even some Lynyrd Skynyrd, with more modern sounds like Black Label Society, Kyuss, Mastadon, with a pinch of Pantera for edge and conviction.
The band calls their sound “heavy, downtuned, southern fried, whiskey soaked, sabbra cadabra.”
Vocalist Jamie Nova calls it; “the sludgy, downtuned, bastard hate child of Black Sabbath and Janis Joplin.” Or words to that effect.
Witchburn was born in 2006 as the longtime passion of guitarist, violinist and principal riff writer, Mischa Kianne, as an outlet to purge;
“This is how we slay our demons… some people call it an exorcism, we call it a Witchburn. It’s not about religion, nor is it anti-religious, anti-pagan or anti-wiccan. It’s a figure of speech, our analogy for hunting down those things that have haunted us over the years, facing ghosts from the past and conquering personal demons.”
Nova, who also fronts the all female AC/DC tribute band, Hell’s Belles, brings an extraordinary vocal presence and riveting stage charisma to the band. Guitarist Jacy Peckham, roams the stage like a feral dreadlocked beast, while bassist Jessica Bos, along with drummer Dana Sims, keep the band’s rhythm section grounded and hammering along like a freight train.
Witchburn’s lyrical content is intelligent, accessible, and relatable. They have all been through the school of hard knocks and are willing to share their experiences with their audience. They are 100% animal instinct and driving passion, and you can feel it in the music.
Their full length debut CD This Is How We Slay Our Demons… produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Bruce Dickinson, Soundgarden) is due out this fall… Stay tuned for more on these guys.
Find them at facebook.com/witchburn and myspace.com/witchburn