Burning Witches reveal second new single and video ‘Unleash the Beast’

Swiss metal band Burning Witches have shared “Unleash the Beast,” the second new single and video from their upcoming fifth studio album, “The Dark Tower,” out May 5, 2023, via Napalm Records. Pre-order the record here, and watch the video below.

“We are ecstatic to present you our new single ‘Unleash the Beast’ featuring the skillful Courtney Cox on lead guitar!” the band said. “The frantic track and video got visualized by Dream Film Factory, who already did an excellent job on our last video. Thanks for the wonderful teamwork and the awesome realization!

“We hope this powerful new track gets everybody even more excited about the release of album no. 5 on the 5th of May!”

Cox is filling in for guitarist Larissa Ernst, who is expecting a baby this summer.

“Yes, this came very unexpected and in the middle of the new album but that is life, the show must go on!” the band said. “We were looking for the BEST solution possible until Larissa is back from her maternity leave and we wanna introduce our good friend and fantastic guitar player Courtney Cox (Iron Maidens) as her replacement. We are super thrilled she will be playing with us all the upcoming shows …”

“Dear fans, friends, metalheads, due to my motherhood I will not be regularly playing on stage for some time,” Ernst said. “I am very thankful that my desire to have children got fulfilled, but I am missing my witch-sisters and you all already. I am glad that we found a good solution for the meantime and want to say thank you to my girls for their flexibility and love, to Courtney for playing the upcoming shows, to our amazing fans, label, supporters and to everybody involved!

“I am looking forward to seeing you all at future Burning Witches shows, stay metal!!!”

Cox said: “Where do I even begin … I have been friends with the mighty Witches for a long time now and to be able to lend my guitar to their mighty coven is beyond an honor for me. To Larissa, I hope I make you proud. READY TO FIGHT!”

Burning Witches “The Dark Tower” release shows:

12.05.2023 – Pratteln, CH / Z7
17.05.2023 – Oberhausen, DE / Resonanzwerk
18.05.2023 – Diest, BE / Hell

The Dark Tower” track listing:

  1. Rise of Darkness
  2. Unleash the Beast
  3. Renegade
  4. Evil Witch
  5. World on Fire
  6. Tomorrow
  7. House of Blood
  8. The Dark Tower
  9. Heart of Ice
  10. Arrow of Time
  11. Doomed to Die
  12. Into the Unknown
  13. The Lost Souls

The Dark Tower” will be available in the following formats:

  • Wooden Box Edition: Digisleeve, Bonus CD Cardboard Sleeve, Bonus 7″ Vinyl in Black & Logo Beanie
  • 2 LP Gatefold Edition in White Red Blue Splatter with Logo Patch & Cover Art Slipmat (strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide)
  • 2 LP Gatefold Edition in Marbled Blue Black – D-Side Logo Etching (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
  • 2 LP Gatefold Edition in Transparent Red – D-Side Logo Etching (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
  • 2 LP Gatefold Edition in Crystal Clear – D-Side Logo Etching (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
  • 2 LP Gatefold Edition in Picture  – D-Side Logo Etching (strictly limited to 100 copies worldwide)
  • 2 LP Gatefold Edition in Black – D-Side Logo Etching
  • 6 Page Digisleeve Patch & Signed Booklet (GSA exclusive, strictly limited to 300 copies)
  • 6 Page Digisleeve & Shirt
  • 6 Page Digisleeve
  • Tape Edition – Red with white print
  • Full Digital Album

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