Tuesday 6 December 2022

WITCH RIPPER release first video single 'Enter the Loop' taken from forthcoming new album "The Flight after the Fall"

WITCH RIPPER have released the tongue-in-cheek video clip 'Enter the Loop' as the catchy first single taken from the forthcoming album "The Flight after the Fall". The sophomore full-length of the American melodic sludge metal outfit is slated to hit stores on March 3, 2023. 

The slightly spaced out video for 'Enter the Loop' is now available below:

WITCH RIPPER comment: "We wanted to start off our new album with a musical bang, and 'Enter the Loop' is clearly making a statement about this band", guitarist and vocalist Curtis Parker writes. "Yes, we can play heavy riffs with pummeling drums, we all know that. Yet with the addition of Chad on guitar and co-vocals, we're now able to execute big dramatic musical passages inspired by bands that we love like Queen and David Bowie. 'Enter the Loop' represents a launching-off point for us both in lyrical and musical terms. It lets people know that they're in for something special, and that this musical journey is just beginning."


1. Enter the Loop
2. Madness and Ritual Solitude
3. The Obsidian Forge
4. Icarus Equation
5 .Everlasting in Retrograde Pt. I & II

WITCH RIPPER have created a loving pastiche of the legendary pulp science fiction stories of old. The story told on their sophomore full-length "The Flight after the Fall" has all those tasty ingredients: a mad professor, his dying wife, cryogenic chambers, a black hole as well as themes of love, failure, loss, and acceptance.

Musically, WITCH RIPPER have packed "The Flight After the Fall" with as much aggression and barely tamed electricity as anybody knowing them would expect, but there are also fleetly intricate guitar interplay touches of subtle synth, and cosmic atmospherics as well as unshakably catchy clean vocal hooks. In short, WITCH RIPPER maintain their brutal roots while embracing the arena rock bombast of QUEEN and DAVID BOWIE, the exuberant modern prog of COHEED AND CAMBRIA, and MUSE.

Born and raised in the city of grey skies and loud music, Seattle in 2012, Washington's WITCH RIPPER have seamlessly welded together the contemporary heaviness of such hard-hitting acts as MASTODON, GOJIRA, and BARONESS with the anthemic quality of classic rock artists.

With a self-titled EP "Witch Ripper" (2012) and the debut full-length "Homestead" (2018), WITCH RIPPER garnered both critical acclaim and a strong buzz in the underground metal scene. WITCH RIPPER have performed alongside heavy rock outfits such as MONOLORD, CONAN, and RUBY THE HATCHET as well as modern metal acts including SLIPKNOT, GOJIRA, and KHEMMIS among many others.

WITCH RIPPER approach their music in true American fashion: big riffs, bigger hooks, and damn, that drummer! With "The Flight After the Fall", this heavy Seattle outfit re-emerge boldly into the guitar-driven US metal scene.

Release date: March 3, 2023

Style: Sludge metal


Chad Fox – guitar, vocals
Brian Kim – bass, vocals
Curtis Parker – guitar, vocals
Joe Eck – drums

Engineered by Derek Moree
Drums Aux at The Unknown, Anacortes, WA, USA
Guitar, bass, Vocal recording at The Boiler Room, Seattle, WA, USA
Mixed at Diamond Drives Studio, Black Diamond, WA, USA

Artwork and Layout by Chris Panatier


"The Flight after the Fall" is available on translucent sea blue vinyl and as Digisleeve CD.