On July 29th internationally, Dying Victims Productions will release a new EP from Gallower, Eastern Witchcraft, on CD and 12″ vinyl formats. And today, Deaf Forever magazine’s website premieres the new title track “Eastern Witchcraft.” Hear Gallower‘s title track “Eastern Witchcraft” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed in 2015, Poland’s Gallower wasted no time in recording their first demo, Witch Hunt is On, which was released by Shadow Kingdom Records. A second demo, Through the Gallows, followed a year later, and both demos were re-released together on CD by Under the Tyrant’s Banner.
The next couple years were spent playing gigs, with Gallower sharing stages with the likes of Angel Witch, Nifelheim, Satan, Blasphemy, Nocturnal, Attic, Hellish Crossfire, Witching Hour, Division Speed, and more. Finally, in 2019, recordings began in Bestial Sound Studio for their debut album, Behold the Realm of Darkness, which was released in June 2020.
As ever, Gallower have stayed true to their power-trio format – Nocturnitier rips the guitar, Speedfire bangs the drums, and Tzar gives his sepulchral voices and bulldozing bass – and they’ve reached something approaching ripping perfection with their latest Eastern Witchcraft EP. With a sound seeking the ultimate revenge and squarely located around 1985 (maybe even 1986), Gallower incite a riot of violence that skillfully melds the Teutonic legendry of Destruction, Sodom, Kreator, and Violent Force with the first-wave black magick of Bathory, Hellhammer, Venom, and Japan’s Sabbat. No more but definitely no less, Eastern Witchcraft is a five-song/17-minute spell of destruction sure to entrance diehards and genre borderlanders alike. In particular, Gallower at present emit strong vibes of early Bulldozer, Running Wild, Deathrow, and pre-Rick Rubin Slayer.
To restate the obvious, this is a time-warp, and Gallower will definitely WARP even the sturdiest minds – this is Eastern Witchcraft!
In the meantime, get warped by the brand-new title track “Eastern Witchcraft” exclusively HERE, courtesy of Deaf Forever, Germany’s defenders of the true. Cover and and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Gallower’s Eastern Witchcraft
1. Eastern Witchcraft
2. Claws and Fangs
3. Susanoo’s Deceit
4. Enchanted Woods
5. Forest Sleeps While Stars Die