Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES will release its second album, “Hexenhammer”, on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The first trailer from the studio, which includes a teaser for the album’s lead single, “Executed” – will be released on August 31 – is available below.
Schmier previously stated about BURNING WITCHES: “Those ladies sound original, fresh and heavy! I love the classical heavy metal influence and the Rob Halford-inspired vocals! The BURNING WITCHES will sure get their fans. Their sound, in between classical JUDAS PRIEST and U.S. power metal like ICED EARTH, caught my attention right away.”
BURNING WITCHES was founded during spring 2015 in Brugg, Switzerland, by guitar player Romana Kalkuhl. It has always been her big dream to perform with a women’s heavy metal band on stage. During the music university studies, she already started her first group together with Kevin Schaffer, with whom she has recorded two albums and played several concerts.
In 2015, Romana started to look for talented ladies for the new combo. Jeanine Grob (bass), a longtime friend, became the first official member. At a party at a festival, Romana met Seraina Telli (singer) for the first time. It clicked right away between the two girls, on a musical and on a personal level. Seraina brought in many ideas and a lot of experience because of her studies at the Music Academy and her band SURRILIUM. The guitarist and the singer became a great songwriting team right away.
Romana wrote Schmier from DESTRUCTION about her new project, and the ladies brought him onboard as a producer/consultant. After an intensive search and different auditions, BURNING WITCHES found Lala Frischknecht the perfect drummer for the all-girl metal band. BURNING WITCHES‘ latest addition is guitarist Sonia Nusselder, who joined the band in January 2018.
BURNING WITCHES is:
Seraina Telli (Vocals)
Romana Kalkuhl (Guitars)
Sonia Nusselder (Guitars)
Jeanine Grob (Bass)
Lala Frischknecht (Drums)