Bell Witch – Future’s Shadow Part 1: The Clandestine Gate – Vinyl


Band: Bell Witch

Label: Profound Lore Records

Format: Vinyl

Catalogue Number: PFL299LP


Pacific Northwestern doom metal monolith BELL WITCH will see the release of their new album
“Future’s Shadow Part 1: The Clandestine Gate” on 2LP/2CD, June 9th.

For their new album, bassist/vocalist Dylan Desmond and drummer/vocalist Jesse Shreibman
exploded Bell Witch’s bounds. Like 2017’s lauded “Mirror Reaper”, “The Clandestine Gate” is a single
83-minute track — a composition that pulses and breathes on a filmic timeframe. It constitutes the first
chapter in a planned triptych of longform albums, collectively called “Future’s Shadow.”

While traces of organ and synthesizer hovered over “Mirror Reaper” and Bell Witch’s 2020
collaboration with Aerial Ruin, “Stygian Bough Volume 1”, “The Clandestine Gate” drew those
instruments closer to the center of its compositions. The band reunited with their longtime producer
Billy Anderson as they began negotiating these new compositional weights. On “The Clandestine
Gate”, Bell Witch’s twinned voices build off of the chantlike textures of previous records while steering
toward more developed melodic lines, structured harmonies, and rhythmic death metal growls.

The immense gravity of a work like “The Clandestine Gate”, which features exclusive stunning cover
art by Jordi Diaz Alama, allows ideas to simmer in a way that feels profoundly and somatically intuitive
— not just a philosophical exercise, but an embodied truth. By slowing down both their creative
process and the tempo of the music itself, Bell Witch digs even deeper into their long standing focus:
the way life spills on inside its minuscule container, both eternal and fleeting, a chord that echoes
without resolution.

GENRE: Doom Metal
BARCODE: 843563162804

Additional information

Weight 0.999 kg