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Angel of Light

by Angel Witch

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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases November 1, 2019

      $7.99 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A choice of coloured vinyl or 180gm Black wax housed in a heavy duty gatefold "Tip-on sleeve".

    Includes cover art poster and bandcamp digital download.

    100 Clear (limited to 100 units from our Bandcamp only) SOLD OUT
    Orange / Purple marbled vinyl
    Signal Orange vinyl
    180gm Black vinyl

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £18.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl pressing of your choice plus "Don't Turn Your Back" design by Branca Studio on a white ringer shirt with black collar and sleeve caps.

    THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS (VINYL COLOURS & SHIRT SIZES) ON THE DROP DOWN MENU, PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK YOU HAVE ORDERED THE RIGHT OPTION BEFORE CHECKING OUT

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £31.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl pressing of your choice plus "Don't Turn Your Back" design by Branca Studio on a 3/4 length sleeve raglan

    THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS (VINYL COLOURS & SHIRT SIZES) ON THE DROP DOWN MENU, PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK YOU HAVE ORDERED THE RIGHT OPTION BEFORE CHECKING OUT

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £35.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl pressing of your choice plus "Angel of Light" design on Black Shirt

    THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS (VINYL COLOURS & SHIRT SIZES) ON THE DROP DOWN MENU, PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK YOU HAVE ORDERED THE RIGHT OPTION BEFORE CHECKING OUT

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £31.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD pressing housed in Digi sleeve

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £10.99 GBP

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digi CD pressing and ringer shirt designed by Branca Studio

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £25.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Digipak CD pressing with 3/4 Length Raglan with Branca Studio "Don't Turn Your Back" design

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £31.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in Digi sleeve with "Angel of Light" T Shirt

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £24.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Deluxe box containing:

    Red/white/black marbled vinyl,
    Digipak CD
    7"containing re-recorded versions of "Frontal Assault' & 'Straight from Hell"
    Baphomet flag
    Angel of Light backpatch
    Angel of Light art print

    Limited to 1000 copies

    Includes digital pre-order of Angel of Light. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around November 1, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £49.99 GBP or more 

     

1.
2.
Death from Andromeda
3.
We Are Damned
4.
The Night Is Calling
5.
Condemned
6.
Window of Despair
7.
I Am Infamy
8.
Angel of Light

about

Forty years and more have passed since the original inception of Angel Witch rose from the inauspicious locale of suburban Kent with the doom-laden clangour of Black Sabbath ringing in its ears and leading a movement of bands that reinvented heavy metal as a form darker, heavier, faster and more intense than anything previously issued forth.

With songwriter, lead guitarist and chief architect Kevin Heybourne engineering a psychic realm where horror and fantasy imagery locked horns with pulverising riffage and razorsharp hooks, the band were soon vying for supremacy amidst an alarmingly fertile scene that also included Iron Maiden, Diamond Head and Saxon, yet with arguably the heaviest and most otherworldly dimensions at their disposal of anyone in range.

The band’s 1980 eponymous debut on Bronze records - led by its deathlessly infectious self-titled opening cut - thus created shockwaves that would resonate throughout the nascent realm of thrash, doom and death metal, with its feverish, vicious and incisive song craft manna to the ears of young and hungry musicians like Dave Mustaine, Tom G. Warrior and Chuck Schuldiner.

Yet now, beyond a storied four decades in which the Angel Witch name has witnessed the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in extremis, the band remain custodians of a style that transcends era and archetype. The current incarnation of the band first formed eleven years ago, delivering the 2012 album ‘As Above, So Below’, which was widely considered one of the few records by a band of such vintage to stay true to the music’s original spirit.

Yet in retrospect this was merely a precursor to a remarkable renaissance of Kevin Heybourne’s songwriting which saw him delivering a collection of compositions replete with the vim and vitriol of yore, along with the bold singularity of intent that marks him out as one of metal’s most distinctive songwriting forces. The result is ‘Angel of Light’, the band’s fifth album, and a veritable torrent of imperious confidence and riff-driven righteousness.

Armed with such an arsenal of weapons grade material, the band - now comprising Fredrik Jansson-Punkka (drums) Jimmy Martin (rhythm guitar) and Will Palmer (bass) - decamped to the Stationhouse in Leeds to deliver the goods in as straightforward and direct a fashion as possible. Under the auspices of producer James Atkinson (Gentleman’s Pistols/Voorhees) the band set to buck the trend of the overly Pro-Tooled and interchangeable metal releases of the here and now by capture these infectious songs in the full trademark Angel Witch roar of heavy amplification and thunderous rhythmic drive. Thus, laying down his parts with the very same Marshall JMP amp head that he employed for his debut, Kevin Heybourne could both embrace and transcend the glories of his past.

credits

releases November 1, 2019

Kevin Heybourne: Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Fredrik Jansson-Punkka: Drums
Jimmy Martin: Rhythm Guitars
Will Palmer: Bass

Additional Backing Vocals: James Atkinson
Electronics on "Death from Andromeda" Jimmy Martin
Hammond Organ on "Angel of Light" James Atkinson

Produced by James Atkinson
Recorded at The Stationhouse Studio, Leeds
Engineered & Mixed by James Atkinson
Mastered by Terry Waker at Tonalex Mastering
Cover painting by Adam Burke
Band photography by Ester Seggara
Layout by Branca Studio

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Angel Witch London, UK

Forty years and more have passed since the original inception of Angel Witch rose from the inauspicious locale of suburban Kent with the doom-laden clangour of Black Sabbath ringing in its ears and leading a movement of bands that reinvented heavy metal as a form darker, heavier, faster and more intense than anything previously issued forth. ... more

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