Magnetic Eye Records Signs Witch Ripper
Seattle's WITCH RIPPER have signed on with Magnetic Eye Records for a multi-album deal. Their forthcoming offering of forward thinking sludge metal will be their third full-length, but first via the label.
WITCH RIPPER comment: "We are truly excited about signing a multi-album deal with Magnetic Eye", guitarist and vocalist Curtis Parker writes. "As a band we want to push the heavy genre beyond the normal doom sludge songwriting tropes. Right away Magnetic Eye picked up on that. They have embraced our ideas and have been supportive of what we are trying to accomplish straight from the first phone call, and we can hardly wait to continue to grow as a band working with Magnetic Eye's guidance. We feel like we have finally found a home, so hold onto your butts, because we are just getting started."
Jadd Shickler adds: "We are stoked to welcome Witch Ripper to the Magnetic Eye family", the Magnetic Eye director enthuses. "From the anthemic, vintage-tinged rock 'n roll of Ruby the Hatchet via the brutality of Horsehunter to the angular riff-prog of Caustic Casanova, the sonic connections across the Magnetic Eye roster might not be obvious, but there is a common thread: engaging and dynamic heaviness. That can take lots of forms, and that is why signing Witch Ripper makes perfect sense and happened with zero hesitation. This is a band on the frontiers of modern metal, dipping into the galloping sludge of bands like Mastodon and Baroness while channeling the epic stadium rock of Queen into the ultimate hybrid of infectious riff-metal. We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome this foursome from the Emerald City, and can hardly wait to bring their new album to the masses!"