Burning Witches have revealed a new live performance video for “Unleash the Beast” from their recent fifth full-length, “The Dark Tower” (purchase here). In addition, after stepping in for guitarist Larissa Ernst as stand-in during her maternity leave, Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) has joined the band as a full member.
“I’m really excited to be joining my sisters in Burning Witches as a full-time member,” Cox said. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us on this metal journey and can’t wait to rock with the coven all around the world!”
Ernst isn’t leaving the band behind, however.
“Dear friends of Burning Witches, as the birth of my baby approaches, I am focusing on my family and will stay in the background of the band for a while,” she said. “I will continue helping with various tasks and I’m looking forward to seeing you again. I am highly thankful for everybody that supported me, my witch sisters, the team and the label! And of course thank YOU so much for your dedication–stay metal, you all rock!”
“This video shows the pure live power and magic of the Witches on stage!” the band said. “Recorded in Oberhausen/Germany right after Courtney joined us–her skills bring a new level of enthusiasm and musicianship to the band!
“The new songs are made to be played live on the stages of the world, hopefully we can soon rock a city nearby YOUR home!”
05.08.2023 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air 2023
10.08.2023 DE – Villena / Leyendas del Rock 2023
12.08.2023 ES – Agones / Festival Rock Nalon
17.08.2023 FR – Saint-nolff / Motocultor Festival 2023
26.08.2023 DE – Erkelenz / Metal de houte open air
02.09.2023 AT – Graz / Metal on the hill
06.10.2023 FR – Longvic / Rising Fest 2023
supporting KK’s Priest and Paul Di’Anno
07.10.2023 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute
08.10.2023 UK – Glasgow / SWG3
10.10.2023 UK – Nottingham / Rock City
11.10.2023 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
12.10.2023 UK – London / Shepherd’s Bush Empire
North American headline tour
12/1/2023 MX – Mexico City / Life After Death Horror Festival
12/3/2023 US – Houston, TX / Rise Rooftop
12/6/2023 US – Hollywood, CA / The Whisky
12/7/2023 US – Las Vegas, NV / Vamp’d
12/8/2023 US – Glendale, AZ / 44 Sports Bar and Grill
12/9/2023 US – Tucson, AZ / Encore Tucson
12/12/2023 US – Denver, CO / The Rickhouse
12/14/2023 US – Morro Bay, CA / The Siren
12/15/2023 US – Fresno, CA / Fulton 55
12/16/2023 US – Reno, NV / Virginia Street Brewhouse
12/17/2023 US – Roseville, CA / Roseville Trading Co.