“Weird underground heavy metal psych lounge… kinda undefinable. It’s definitely heavy but veers into bubble gummy pop and ’70s lounge music at the drop of a hat. Inspired by drugs, retro filth and the Vietnam war. It’s like an alternative soundtrack to Apocalypse Now.”
JUS OBORN, ELECTRIC WIZARD
Despite starting out life as a one-man band, Devil’s Witches has since gone on to build a following and fanbase as incredible as their sold-out back catalogue of unique vinyl releases.
Never one to play by the rules, original founder and mysterious multi-instrumentalist, Witchdoctor General, has welcomed a number of honorary members into his coven over the years. Yet on the business side of things, few friendships have proven as fruitful as the one the band has with Majestic Mountain Records.
Following on from Devil’s Witches collaboration on a special 12” split with Saint Karloff in 2019, and the limited-edition Record Store Day release of Guns, Drugs and Filthy Pictures, the Swedish label will once again take the reins on a reissue campaign of the band’s seminal debut, Velvet Magic.
“Velvet Magic was one of the best albums on 2017,” explains MMR’s Marco Berg. “In fact, it’s one of the best albums released in the last ten years. It’s a record that everyone should own without having to sell their body organs on the black market.”
Given that most of Devil’s Witches records are extremely rare commodities these days, with many collector pressings commanding upwards of hundreds of pounds apiece, this long overdue and utterly essential repress is not to be missed. Whether you’ve championed the band from day one or have heard whispers and wails about just how magnificent they truly are, don’t sleep on this chance to recapture a collectable piece of underground rock history.
Majestic Mountain Records will offer up three exclusive editions of Velvet Magic to the Gods of Vinyl (see details below), along with a special small-batch version from German label, Kozmik Artifactz. Pre-orders will open on Friday 12th March 2021 at 18:00pm BST/19:00 CET/13:00 EST/10:00 PST here – https://bit.ly/3uQz9Ko
MOTORPSYCHO EDITION /// Limited to 500 copies – Colour-in-colour (white with orange centre and black splatter) on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, gatefold + poster
VOODOO WOMAN EDITION /// Limited to 500 copies – White/orange swirl on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, gatefold + poster
BLACK CAULDRON EDITION /// Limited to 500 copies – White with orange splatter on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, + poster
KOZMIK ARTIFACTZ EDITION /// Limited to 250 copies – Transparent orange with black splatter on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, gatefold + poster