Arriving next month from Cruz Del Sur Records is the latest release titled "Magick & Mischief" from classic, proto-metal band, SpellBook (former known as Witch Hazel). After generating an underground metal buzz throughout the last decade, SpellBook decided that this new album of material is their strongest yet, and I tend to agree with that statement. If the early days of heavy metal is was you yearn for, then this new seven-song release from SpellBook is your answer. Their songs are not overpowering, but have that raw, renegade sound that bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were developing around five decades ago. SpellBook will certainly draw you in with songs like Wands To The Sky" and "Black Shadow," while also displaying their more progressive metal sides with the eight-minute "Not Long For This World." The band's darker side is heard during the chugging bass line of "Motorcade," before they finish up their new album with the nearly twelve-minute storied epic "Dead Detectives." To find out more about SpellBook and their latest release "Magick & Mischief," please visit facebook.com/spellbookband.
Also arriving late next month is the four song debut release from the epic metal band, Blazon Rite titled "Dulce Bellum Inexpertis." These Dungeons and Dragons' influenced heavy metal band comes roaring out of the gate with the epic sounding opening track "The Warriors Choice (Take Me Away)." Next, they pick the energy up quickly with the more aggressive feel of "Diamond Daggyr," before finishing up their short new release with the progressive sounding "Udug Hul (Summons You)." To find out more about Blazon Rite and their new, upcoming debut release "Dulce Bellum Inexpertis," please visit facebook.com/blazonriteofficial.