Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor
The news arrives as the band are currently working on their third official album, ‘Under The Shadow Of A Witch‘, with a planned 2019 release (songs, details, and more expected to be unveiled soon). One thing that has been recently revealed is the addition of new drummer Scott Wadowski to the SHADOW WITCH fold, taking the spot left open recently by former kit man Doug Thompson.
Wadowski joins singer Earl Walker Lundy, guitarist Jeremy Hall, and bassist David Pannullo in one of underground rock’s most unique bands, one praised for their enthralling live performances as much as their recordings. That pair of previous full-length offerings, ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘ (2017 – streaming below) and ‘Sun Killer‘ (2016), along with a self-titled promotional EP issued in early 2016, have propelled SHADOW WITCH‘s ascent and far-reaching popularity.
Then there are the SHADOW WITCH live performances, ones like their 2018 set at the Maryland Doom Fest where the band utterly astounded witnesses with their spectacular music and the ritual-like spectacle of their stage shows. Now, with the signing to Argonauta Records, SHADOW WITCH stand upon the precipice of attaining even greater acclaim for the next phase in their existence.
Vocalist Earl Walker Lundy shared the following about the band’s new label home:
“We are incredibly excited about the next album, and feel that the move to Argonauta Records is the great step forward SHADOW WITCH have been waiting for. The music for our upcoming album UNDER THE SHADOW OF A WITCH pushes the band in new directions, that folks may be surprised by. It’s our bluesiest so far, and it’s also a deeply personal album for me. We’re proud of what we’ve written, and honored to be sharing it with the world through Gero and the Argonauta family!”
Riff Relevant will bring you further developments in the ongoing saga of SHADOW WITCH when they arrive. You can catch the band live at these upcoming appearances (below) – including the Riff Relevant sponsored Maryland Doom Fest 2019 and New England Stoner & Doom Fest 2 – while additional dates are anticipated to be announced soon.
– SHADOW WITCH Live Dates –
Jan. 26 – 33 Golden Street, New London, CT
Mar. 14 – SX STONER JAM 2019 @ Spiderhouse, Austin, TX