Vancouver, Canada's WORMWITCH have today released a new single, Hammer of the Underworld, and an accompanying music video - produced by Chariot of Black Moth. Hammer of the Underworld is the third pre-release single to be taken from the band's upcoming album, Wolf Hex, due for release via Prosthetic Records on August 27. The high contrast black and white visual flickers and writhes alongside WORMWITCH's melting pot of black, death and extreme metal to punishing effect.
Hammer of the Underworld will be available on all streaming platforms as of tomorrow (August 6). Pre-order Wolf Hex here.
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Speaking on the song and accompanying video, the band comments: "Today marks the release of our third, and final new single, entitled Hammer of the Underworld. This song is directly inspired by the writings of Tolkien, and tells of the ill-begotten warhammer of Morgoth, dark lord of the first age. This one is another favourite of ours and one that we're particularly looking forward to bringing to the stage. It's accompanied by a caustic video created by the great Chariot of Black Moth."
Stacked full of grandiose melody, tempered by true organic heavy metal anthems, Wolf Hex is a modern occult, future classic. Distinctly Canadian, distinctly diabolical, and distinctly WORMWITCH; the album traverses folk, wades through black metal and embraces the fantastical whilst staying absolutely true to themselves throughout.
Recorded in their own studio in Vancouver, Wolf Hex was engineered by Tim Creviston and the band themselves, before being mastered by Brad Boatright. The ten track album seethes with visceral blackened death metal delivered at a relentless pace, conjuring mysticism and magick at every turn.
has been - from its inception - a vehicle towards personal freedom. The artwork for Wolf Hex - created by vocalist, Robin Harris, - includes an inverted fleur de lis representing their anti-authority, anti-state, and anti-religion stance. Started unceremoniously from the remains of a hardcore punk band that mostly centered around themes of self hate and existential despair, WORMWITCH have relentlessly cut the fat, searching for a sound and dowsing for enlightenment.
No mercy, ride or die, WORMWITCH will evolve forever.