Florida's death/thrashers HELLWITCH, one of the oldest and most legendary extreme metal bands, are scheduled to begin pre-production for their sophomore album this week. A couple of recent demo tracks are available for listening on the band's MySpace page. A late 2007 release via Xtreem Music is expected.
HELLWITCH formed back in 1984 and released several demos and 7" EPs during the second half of the '80s before issuing a highly acclaimed debut album, "Syzygyal Miscreancy", in 1990 and a mini-CD, "Terraasymmetry", in 1992. They recorded a few more demos through the '90s until they finally completed their 2005 recording, "The Epitome of Disgrace", which led to an agreement with Xtreem Music.
As previously reported, Open Grave Records recently announced that HELLWITCH's classic album "Syzygial Miscreancy" will be part of the Open Grave Records Underground Reissues series along with "Pictures of Heaven" from CRUCIFER and "Vomiting The Trinity…The Exterminance Discography" from EXTERMINANCE.
The original "Syzygial Miscreancy" was released in 1990 via Wild Rags Records, and was recorded at legendary Morrisound Studios with veteran producer Scott Burns.
The reissue will consist of the original 7 tracks:
01. The Ascent
03. Viral Ehogence
04. Sentient Transmography
05. Mordirivial Dissemination
06. Pyrophoric Seizure
07. Purveyor Of Fear
A fall release is expected.