Bell Witch to release "Mirror Reaper" in October

Posted by AP on 08/08/17

Seattle, WA-born doom metal duo Bell Witch intends to test even the most hardened connoisseur of doom's patience with a new album dubbed "Mirror Reaper", which consists of a single 83-minute piece. The Billy Anderson-produced opus is set to be released via Profound Lore Records on October 20th and comes with beautiful artwork, which you can view right here.

The album's announcement was accompanied by the following statement by the band:

The title "Mirror Reaper" is indicative of the Hermetic axiom 'As Above, So Below', written with two sides to form one whole. The song is both its own and its reflection, as an opposite is whole only with its contrary. Our focus as a band has always been the perception of ghosts and the implied archetype of the dichotomy of life/death therein. "Mirror Reaper" is a continuation of that concept.

During the writing process we were devastated by the loss of our dear friend and former drummer, Adrian Guerra. In love and respect to his memory, we reserved an important yet brief section in the song for him that features unused vocal tracks from our last album. This specific movement serves as a conceptual turn in that piece, or point of reflection. We believe he would be proud of it as well.

"Mirror Reaper" was the first collaborative writing project with the new lineup, and Adrian's death during it brought extra emotional weight. We sought to match the complexity and weight of these events within the composition of the piece.

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