Sizzling, soulful and bewitching, WITCHROT is gearing up for their latest offering Witchrot: Live in the Hammer, due out for its international release March 10, 2023. Today, the band has revealed the latest single from the album, “Colder Hands.”

The band comments: Our new single “Colder Hands” is about that feeling of being completely fearless, of devouring the heart of your enemy and relishing it… It’s from our latest album “Witchrot: Live in the Hammer” and it features a guest performance by Laura C. Bates of Volür. Her wicked violin and awesome vocals really helped us realize our goal of making music that is simultaneously putrid and beautiful….

All sleaze and psych, Live In The Hammer has the fuzz fueled quartet playing in the grease trap of Ontario. Smoky vocals overtop mesmeric psychedelic doom fill the room to the brim.

Shortly after the release of Live In The Hammer, the band will hit the road in Canada in support of the album. Their tour kicks off on March 31st at the Ottowa House of Targ and wraps on May 13th at Sudbury Townhouse Tavern. Full dates below.
•March 31 Ottawa House of Targ
•April 1 Sherbrooke Murdoch
•April 2 Montreal Turbohaus
•April 13 London Richmond Tavern
•April 14 Sarnia Mauds
•April 15 Hamilton Casbah
•May 11 Toronto Hardluck
•May 12 Barrie Infinity Zero
•May 13 Sudbury Townhouse Tavern

Formed in Toronto in 2018, WITCHROT was founded by Lea Reto (vocals) & Peter Turik (Guitar). After some international press over band disputes, betrayals, and a temporary break up, the band recruited Lea’s boyfriend Nick Kervin (Drums) and Cam Alford (Bass). Together they recorded the band’s debut full-length Hollow (2021) and most recently Live In the Hammer. Currently, Nick “Nido” Dolphin has joined the band on bass.

Pulling from the lost psychedelic masterpieces with fuzz erupting like a volcano and the ethereal shoegaze music of the late 80s and 90s, WITCHROT has carved their own haunting path. The all-consuming wave of divine music that is terrifying by its sheer velocity and force rather than dissonance.

Simultaneously beautiful and putrid, Live In The Hammer pays homage to the grime of the past, paved over by the glitz of the present. Live In The Hammer was recorded at Boxcar Sound in Hamilton, and mastered by Tony Reed at Heavy Head Recording.
The bubbling cauldron that is Live In the Hammer, serves as a bridge between Hollow and the band’s forthcoming next album, currently in the works. There’s no escaping the strange web of WITCHROT. Fall into the chasm and embrace the dark.

Lea Reto – Vocals
Peter Turik – Guitar
Nick Kervin – Drums
Nick “Nido” Dolphin – Bass

Live At The Hammer Track Listing:
1.Medley – Druid Smoke Part 1 (The Keeper) / Crypt Reaper / Burn Me Down
2.Dug Your Grave / Strega
4.Who Scared You
5.Colder Hands
6.Million Shattered Swords