Burning Witches and Nuclear Blast have tied the knot.
On the day of love, Swiss heavy metal girl group Burning Witches has sealed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. In a press release, guitarist Romana Kalkuhl stated,
“We are a bunch of crazy ladies from Switzerland that love to play old school metal. Of course we are super excited and honored to work with such a great label as Nuclear Blast Records. We are burning to kick some serious ass and are confident that we have found the right partner that believes in our music, just as much as we do. Get bewitched if you dare – check out our heavy sound and you will be thrilled!“
The CEO of Nuclear Blast, Markus Staiger, echoed the band’s thoughts.
“We’re proud to welcome Burning Witches to the Nuclear Blast family. These girls are one of the best newcomers within the heavy metal scene. Both live and on record the ‘witches’ are magnificent and we know that they have a lot of potential. That’s why we are really happy to start a new chapter with them, within our band and label history!”
Burning Witches formed in 2015 in Brugg, Switzerland by Kalkuhl when she enlisted her longtime friend Jeanine Grob to be her bassist. The other girls came along by accident and formed the group. They released a three song demo in November of 2016. The released their self-titled debut album in 2017 and met with enthusiasm. It was produced by V.O. Pulver of Panzer and Destruction at his Little Creek Studio in Switzerland.
The group is often considered to be the female Judas Priest as singer Seraina Telli sounds similar to Priest’s Rob Halford. They take influences from power, speed and traditional metal, but also have a sound that is inherently theirs.
With this new union, Burning Witches has the opportunity to make a new for themselves in the States. It wouldn’t be surprising to see them opening for a Nuclear Blast subsidiary SharpTone Records artist such as Attila in order to gain even more traction once they release their new album. As of yet, there has been no announcement of when a record is due out.
Congratulations to Burning Witches and Nuclear Blast Records on “tying the knot on this most auspicious day!”