Century Media Records has set a February 27, 2006 European release date for the fourth full-length album from Sweden's WITCHERY, entitled "Don't Fear the Reaper".
WITCHERY's spell was cast upon our earthly existence when four members splintered off SATANIC SLAUGHTER in 1997: Jensen (later with THE HAUNTED), Richard Corpse, Toxine and Mique. Before recording their debut album, "Restless and Dead", Jensen met Sharlee D'Angelo (also of ARCH ENEMY and MERCYFUL FATE fame, among others) and got him on board for the unholy alliance. Subsequently the band released the "Witchburner" mini-album (featuring cover songs by JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH, W.A.S.P. and ACCEPT), their second album "Dead, Hot And Ready" and was busy touring the U.S. and Europe. The 2001 CD "Symphony for the Devil" was their first album staring drummer Martin Axenrot (also in BLOODBATH, and on tour with OPETH). After touring the U.S. with THE HAUNTED, WITCHERY fell into hibernation for some time, but finally recorded their new CD, "Don't Fear the Reaper" at Berno Studios in fall 2004. The album was mixed by Tue Madsen at his Antfarm Studios (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MNEMIC) and includes a cover version of the SATANIC SLAUGHTER classic "Immortal Death".
Commented Jensen: "Finally, I'll say it again...FINALLY, WITCHERY has signed a new deal. This time with Century Media. I'm really glad that WITCHERY will be handled by the same team that have done such a great job for our other bands — THE HAUNTED and ARCH ENEMY. Our new album, 'Don't Fear the Reaper', has been recorded, mixed and mastered since October 2004, so it feels really great to be able to say to all the WITCHERY fans I've met over the past years that the album will definitely be out early next year!! A new website will be up and running soon too, so keep an eye out for that... and there will be touring and festivals in the upcoming year as well...
"See you all out there in 2006!!"