From the antediluvian shores of the murky Hudson arises a new force in the world of doom metal. Articulate, elegant and ridiculously fucking heavy, Witchkiss are part of a growing movement coming out of upstate New York in the world of crushingly loud and punishing music. Built around raw emotion, sonic poetry and a sense of longing for something greater, there is a haunting majesty to the work of Witchkiss. This Hudson Valley, NY trio is fusing the sounds of bands like Subrosa, Yob and Neurosis to create not just their own sound but also a feeling that contemplates the deepest recesses of the soul.
Their debut offering, The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes is a journey through depressed unrealities, punishing truths and somewhere along the way it drove the trio to underground notoriety. Having performed everywhere from Maryland Doom Fest to Indianapolis Doomed & Stoned on countless tours, Witchkiss have quickly become veritable road warriors. The Hudson scene is buzzing about these rising heavyweights just as much as the bands admirers in publications like Decibel, Metal Injection and The Obelisk. Building on the interplay between eerie female vocals and crushing growls, the groove driven Witchkiss can’t help but to fascinate.
Ready to take on the world with an appetite for constant touring, volume worship and the passion to tackle just about every festival they can, Witchkiss understand what it takes to grow in the insular art doom community. With a sound based on raw and uncomfortable emotions, Witchkiss are striving to bring their craft to the next level. Coming out of a cold dark place to shower the world in a resounding and potent vision, Witchkiss are currently preparing for upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall 2019 tours. With the light becoming ever brighter and the aural darkness becoming all consuming, Witchkiss have started writing new material for their second album to be released sometime in 2020.
The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes (2018)