BEWITCHER Announce New Album ‘Spell Shock’


BEWITCHER – Release “Starfire Maelstrom”

Announce New Album ‘Spell Shock’


All the best tunes belong to the Devil, and Portland’s bastard sons BEWITCHER have returned to take back rock n’ roll in Baphomet’s name. “Starfire Maelstrom” (, the pummeling first invocation from the vaunted trio’s upcoming album “Spell Shock” (due Sept 27th on Century Media Records) is the hardened and bloodthirsty sound of BEWITCHER – noise, filth, fury n’ all.

Check out the lyric video that was done by Scott Taysom:

“It’s full of apocalyptic, speed demon vibes, and imagery taken from the worst of current events that only get more apocalyptic as time goes by,” says BEWITCHER frontman Mateo Von Bewitcher of “Spell Shock”’s lead missive. “It’s the feeling you get from ‘Fight Fire with Fire’ on [Metallica’s] ‘Ride the Lightning’. It’s immediate how it feeds into themes of human destruction and war, but also has cosmic elements. It’s a classic album opener.” Joining Von Bewitcher, bassist A. Magus, and drummer A. Hunter in the studio this time was none other longtime BEWITCHER fan Lars Frederiksen. Most of the world knows Frederiksen as a force in his own right, playing in the likes of Bay Area punk heroes Rancid, as well as his own Old Firm Casuals. While to some, it may have been an unlikely pairing with Frederiksen taking the producer’s seat, for everyone in the studio the connection was immediate. Says Frederiksen on Spell Shock: “The best record I’ve ever produced.”


BEWITCHER is already touring in anticipation for “Spell Shock”. Recent months have seen the band blast through Europe and Mexico, and they are presently churning up the road with Portland Black Metal practitioners Uada, and Century Media labelmates Upon Stone for a string of dates that includes the legendary Milwaukee Metal Fest. More dates including a Fall North American tour, and BEWITCHER‘s return to Europe as they continue to extol their “Black Magick Metal” gospel will be announced soon.

US TOUR DATES – Supporting Uada
05/17/24 Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Metal Fest
05/19/24 Cincinnati, OH – DSGN CLLCTV
05/20/24 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary (with Stabbing)
05/22/24 Nashville, TN – Vinyl Lounge
05/23/24 Dallas, TX – RBC
05/24/24 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/25/25 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
05/27/24 Las Vegas, NV – Usual Place
05/28/24 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Midtown

11/8-9/24 (SE) Umea – House of Metal Festival

Photo by Raymond Ahner
Mateo Von Bewitcher – vox & guitars
A. Hunter – drums & percussion
A. Magus – bass guitar & backing voxBEWITCHER online: