Clermont-Ferrand’s doom sludge quartet WITCHFINDER are powered by gloomy keyboard effects, haunted Dopelord-like vocals, thunderous riffage and a bone rattling rhythm section. Since the release of their eponymous debut album in 2016, they have garnered a sizable following among the underground scene opening for stoner and doom heavyweights such as Red Fang, Corrosion Of Conformity, Dopethrone, Ufomammut, Conan, Monolord, Kadavar, Hangman’s Chair…
Witchfinder’s sophomore studio effort ‘Hazy Rites’ throws in plenty of hardcore and sludge influences to their already massive and doom-laden sound. It came out on 2019 via Black Bow Records (CD) and 2020 via Mrs Red Sound (LP).
Relevant visual and sonic follow-up to their latest EP ‘Endless Garden’ (out on June 2022), Witchfinder’s new album ‘Forgotten Mansion’ features gloomy atmospheres, explores the horror topic and spreads a massive blast of fuzz. The addition of keyboardist Kevyn Raecke propels their already ultra-thick sounding into a cathedral-esque dimension; both theatrical and heavy. The psychedelic touch is cleverly highlighted here over a substantial doom cushion. ‘Forgotten Mansion’ was recorded, mixed and mastered at Monochrom Studio, Gniewoszów, Poland, by Haldor Grunberg of Satanic Audio (Behemoth, Dopelord, Me An That Man). It came out on November 18th 2022 through Mrs Red Sound.
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Clément Mostefai (bass, vocals)
Stanislas Franczak (guitar)
Thomas Dupuy (drums)
Kevyn Raecke (keyboard)