Witchery - Reveal New Album Cover, New Lineup

Surprise, surprise! Witchery are releasing a new album. A full six years after their latest studio album release, the Linköping, Sweden based metallers finally return with their long-awaited 6th studio album, entitled In His Infernal Majesty's Service and announced for a worldwide release on November 25th, 2016 via Century Media Records. Celebrating the 20th year of the group's existence, the album showcases a revamped line-up consisting of original members Jensen (The Haunted), Rikard Rimfält (Seance) and Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy), alongside new additions Angus Norder (vocals, Nekrokraft) and Chris Barkensjö (drums, LIK).

Artwork by Andreas Diaz Pettersson

While former Dark Funeral vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula assumed live-session duties for a while (replacing ex-Marduk/ Devian frontman Legion), it was only recently that guitarist and band-leader Jensen managed to gather the right new members for the recordings of In His Infernal Majesty's Service, as he explains: "We've sadly had to part ways with two members prior to this album; long time band member Martin Axenrot and live member (and recording member-to-be) Emperor Magus Caligula. Martin's departure is purely down to him being too busy with his other musical endeavors and Caligula had to leave the band over an unfortunate medical condition involving his hearing. These are both serious losses for the band and we wish them all the best in the future. We have however been able to find more than able replacements for our two lost brethren: Chris Barkensjö on the drums and Angus Norder on vocals. They both bring fresh blood and fresh ideas to the band and you can clearly hear that they both have made it necessary for us 'old members' to step up our game a notch or two!"

The new album was produced and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dug Out Studio (Behemoth, In Flames, Meshuggah).

Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Witchery
Posted: 25.09.2016 by BloodTears


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26.09.2016 - 19:21
I wish Emperor Magus would do the vocals but anyway still a nice thing to hear they are back

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