WITCH RIPPER sign with Magnetic Eye Records

sign with
Magnetic Eye Records

WITCH RIPPER have inked a multi-album deal with Magnetic Eye Records. The forward-thinking US sludge metal outfit will release their forthcoming third full-length via the label.

WITCH RIPPER comment: “We are truly excited about signing a multi-album deal with Magnetic Eye”, guitarist and vocalist Curtis Parker writes. “As a band we want to push the heavy genre beyond the normal doom sludge songwriting tropes. Right away Magnetic Eye picked up on that. They have embraced our ideas and have been supportive of what we are trying to accomplish straight from the first phone call, and we can hardly wait to continue to grow as a band working with Magnetic Eye’s guidance. We feel like we have finally found a home, so hold onto your butts, because we are just getting started.”

Jadd Shickler adds: “We are stoked to welcome Witch Ripper to the Magnetic Eye family”, the Magnetic Eye director enthuses. “From the anthemic, vintage-tinged rock ‘n roll of Ruby the Hatchet via the brutality of Horsehunter to the angular riff-prog of Caustic Casanova, the sonic connections across the Magnetic Eye roster might not be obvious, but there is a common thread:  engaging and dynamic heaviness.  That can take lots of forms, and that is why signing Witch Ripper makes perfect sense and happened with zero hesitation. This is a band on the frontiers of modern metal, dipping into the galloping sludge of bands like Mastodon and Baroness while channeling the epic stadium rock of Queen into the ultimate hybrid of infectious riff-metal. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome this foursome from the Emerald City, and can hardly wait to bring their new album to the masses!”

WITCH RIPPER by Chris Schanz
Born and raised in the city of grey skies and loud music, Seattle, Washington’s WITCH RIPPER are a sludge metal band that seamlessly welds together the contemporary heaviness of such hard-hitting acts as MASTODON, GOJIRA, and BARONESS with the anthemic bombast of classic artists in the vein of QUEEN and DAVID BOWIE.

With a self-titled EP and the debut full-length “Homestead” both previously released to critical acclaim, WITCH RIPPER continued to push their sound forward with the ambitious next album “The Flight after the Fall”. Infectious and challenging, this record harnesses the band’s sludgy roots while showcasing their broadened sonic spectrum with soaring melodies and prog-driven tempo shifts.

WITCH RIPPER have performed alongside heavy rock outfits such as MONOLORD, CONAN, and RUBY THE HATCHET as well as modern metal acts including SLIPKNOT, GOJIRA, and KHEMMIS among many others. These Americans follow the motto: big riffs, bigger hooks, and damn, that drummer!

Currently, WITCH RIPPER are preparing to hammer their second full-length into as many new ears as possible via Magnetic Eye.


Chad Fox – guitar, vocals
Brian Kim – bass, vocals
Curtis Parker – guitar, vocals
Joe Eck – drums

Style: Sludge metal


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