Angel Witch Reveals Details for New Album ‘Angel of Light’

Angel Witch reveals details for new album, ‘Angel of Light’;
Launches first single, “Don’t Turn Your Back”

On November 1st, Angel Witch will release their fifth full-length, Angel of Light, via Metal Blade Records. Angel Witch‘s 1980 eponymous debut on Bronze records created shockwaves that would resonate throughout the nascent realm of thrash, doom and death metal. Now, nearly four decades later, the band remain custodians of a style that transcends era and archetype. For a preview of their upcoming record, Angel of Light, the first single, “Don’t Turn Your Back”, can be heard at: – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

– digipak-CD

– deluxe box set (digipak CD, red/white/black marbled vinyl, 7″, flag, backpatch, art print – limited to 1000 copies)

– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

– orange / purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 666 copies)

– signal orange vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)

– light yellow vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– sungaze swirl vinyl (EU Webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

– blue vinyl (High Roller exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

– clear vinyl (Band exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

– transparent red vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 700 copies)

– yellow / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)

* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Angel Witch‘s current line-up is comprised of Kevin Heybourne (vocals, lead guitar), Jimmy Martin (rhythm guitar), Will Palmer (bass), Fredrik Jansson Punkka (drums) – the nucleus of which (Heybourne & Palmer) first formed eleven years ago, delivering 2012’s critically acclaimed album, As Above, So Below. This time around, the band went to the Stationhouse in Leeds (UK) to record Angel of Lightwith producer James Atkinson (Gentleman’s Pistols/Voorhees). The result is a revelation; Angel Witch is reborn and more powerful than ever, retaining every iota of the melodious finesse and metaphysical intrigue that elevated them above their contemporaries from day one.


Angel Witch comments: “It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a decade since we recorded our last album and it is so exciting for us, personally, to have another record fully finished and in the bag which reflects the passion and chemistry of the line-up we have enjoyed over the last two and a half years.”

Angel of Light track-listing

1. Don’t Turn Your Back

2. Death from Andromeda

3. We Are Damned

4. The Night is Calling

5. Condemned

6. Window of Despair

7. I am Infamy

8. Angel of Light


Angel Witch will play four German release shows, a rare chance to see them play small club. Do not miss out!

Oct. 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust

Nov. 1 – Mannheim, Germany – 7er Club

Nov. 2 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia

Nov. 3 – Köln, Germany – Helios 37

Angel Witch line-up:
Kevin Heybourne – vocals, lead guitar
Jimmy Martin – rhythm guitar
Will Palmer – bass
Fredrik Jansson Punkka – drums

Angel Witch online:


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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