Swedish blackened thrash metallers WITCHERY have released a lyric video for their new single "Welcome, Night". The clip was produced by Cloud Music Typography. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "I Am Legion", which will be released on November 10 via Century Media Records.
WITCHERY guitarist Patrik Jensen stated about "Welcome, Night": "On 'I Am Legion', we have tried a few things that WITCHERY never has done before. 'Welcome, Night', with its odd timing, atypical arrangement and with riffs that are meant to enhance the vocals/lyrics (and not the other way around as per usual), makes the song probably my favorite track on the album. I like how the lyrics turned out too. They might lead you to think about a certain infamous incident in history, but I chose to place it in 'the year 1855' to distance the song from that, yet keeping it in the same Victorian setting.
"I got a question from a journalist if the lyrics somehow were about 'the Devil's footprints' that happened that specific year. They're not connected, but I can recommend looking up that particular incident. Pretty interesting. Please enjoy the contribution of our two great friends — Nick Barker's spoken word and Mike Wead's solo — in the song as well!"
As with the previous album, "I Am Legion" was created by the WITCHERY lineup consisting of Angus Norder (vocals), Patrik Jensen (guitar), Rickard Rimfält (lead guitar), Sharlee D'Angelo (bass) and Chris Barkensjö (drums). The disc was also produced and mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Studios (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) and comes packaged in powerful artwork by Andreas Diaz Pettersson, which can be seen below.
"I Am Legion" track listing:
02. True North
03. Welcome, Night
04. Of Blackened Wing
05. Dry Bones
07. Seraphic Terror
08. A Faustian Deal
09. An Unexpected Guest
10. Great Northern Plague
11. The Alchemist
The album's initial CD pressing comes as a digipak with two bonus tracks: "Ragnarök" and "Apex Ghoul". "I Am Legion" is also available as 180-gram vinyl version on either black vinyl or limited colored runs on clear vinyl (100 copies via CM webshop) and transparent red vinyl (200 copies via CM Distro).