Today, Portland, Oregon doom gods Witch Mountain premiere the new song “Your Corrupt Ways (Sour the Hymn)” at Metal Hammer UK’s website. The track hails from Witch Mountain‘s forthcoming Mobile of Angels, set for European release on October 3rd via Svart Records. Highly anticipated, Witch Mountain‘s Mobile of Angels is their most epic and musically challenging album to date, darker and more brooding than any of its predecessors. With a cleaner and warmer-sounding production (courtesy of legendary producer Billy Anderson, with the album tracked and mixed in Type Foundry studios Portland) yet still maintaining that massive, heavy, bluesy and melodic tone the band are known for, Mobile of Angels sees lead singer Uta Plotkin delivering her best vocal performance yet. Metal Hammer agrees, and you can hear the proof for yourself HERE, courtesy of the UK’s leading rock/metal magazine.
Tracklisting for WITCH MOUNTAIN’s Mobile of Angels
1. Psycho Animundi
2. Can’t Settle
3. Your Corrupt Ways (Sour the Hymn)
4. Mobile of Angels
5. The Shape Truth Takes
“This is the third in our trilogy of comeback albums,” comments WITCH MOUNTAIN drummer Nate Carson. “It’s the third with Uta Plotkin singing, and the third with Billy Anderson as producer. This one is the most fully developed, with the best sound and songs that we’ve yet mustered in our 17 years as a band. In many ways, it was also the easiest to make, because we’ve been working and touring so hard, the communication is flowing, and our close relationship with Billy keeps us from wasting time in the studio. Yes, we could have spent another week fine-tuning and mixing the album into the ground. But we didn’t bother. Like all WITCH MOUNTAIN albums, this one authentically captures where we were at when we made it. Since tracking this in May, we’ve toured Europe again and dialed the live presentation even further. We are firing on all cylinders. Side One of the new album will crush your skull, and Side Two will make you want to slit your wrists. This is honest, heavy, American rock music that keeps one foot in the doom metal tradition, and another stepping beyond the fringe of genre and into the landscape of pure, emotional rock ‘n’ roll expression.“
Since 1997, WITCH MOUNTAIN has taken its time to craft monolithic rock music for a world on the brink of doom. The band has long been on the map as a cornerstone of the Portland heavy music scene as well as the international doom underground. Over the years, the band has connected with nearly every other group in its genre. The first times that High on Fire, Orange Goblin, Weedeater, Electric Wizard, and YOB played in Portland, it was with Witch Mountain, and the night usually ended with said group sleeping on the floors of founding members Rob Wrong (guitar) and Nate Carson (drums). In 2009, Uta Plotkin added her powerful voice to the mix, helping front the band for a worldwide audience. Critically acclaimed albums South of Salem (2011) and Cauldron of the Wild (2012) followed, along with a track on the Adult Swim compilation Metal Swim, a single for Scion, and a heavy tour schedule. Recent years have seen the band supporting metal luminaries from Pentagram to Diamond Head, Candlemass, and Blue Oyster Cult. As the band has aged, so have its priorities matured: this is not a hobby, but a lifelong commitment. WITCH MOUNTAIN has been featured on the Scion Rock Fest in Tampa, Roadburn Festival in Holland, Noctis Valkryies in Calgary, the Hellfest in Clisson, and will perform at Hopscotch in Raleigh, NC. Entering its 17th year of existence, WITCH MOUNTAIN still owns all its own material, books its own tours, and is self-managed.