Before hitting the stage at the world famous Wacken Festival tomorrow, Swiss heavy metal band Burning Withes have revealed a blazing live performance video for the attacking track “Unleash The Beast”, cut from their recent fifth full-length, The Dark Tower! Burning Witches showcase their explosive live energy with the brand-new video, filmed at one of their album release shows in Oberhausen this spring.
But there is even more exciting news from the witches’ hut: after stepping in for guitarist Larissa Ernst as stand-in during her maternity leave, shredder queen Courtney Cox (The Iron Maidens) has now joined the band as a full member. Welcome to the coven, Courtney!
Courtney Cox comments:
“I’m really excited to be joining my sisters in Burning Witches as a full time member. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us on this metal journey and can’t wait to rock with the coven all around the world!”
But Larissa Ernst won’t leave her witchy sisters behind, as she states:
“Dear friends of Burning Witches, as the birth of my baby approaches, I am focusing on my family and will stay in the background of the band for a while. I will continue helping with various tasks and I’m looking forward to seeing you again. I am highly thankful for everybody that supported me, my witch sisters, the team and the label!
And of course thank YOU so much for your dedication – stay metal, you all rock!”
Catch BURNING WITCHES Live in 2023:
05.08.2023 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air 2023
10.08.2023 DE – Villena / Leyendas del Rock 2023
12.08.2023 ES – Agones / Festival Rock Nalon
17.08.2023 FR – Saint-nolff / Motocultor Festival 2023
26.08.2023 DE – Erkelenz / Metal de houte open air
02.09.2023 AT – Graz / Metal on the hill
06.10.2023 FR – Longvic / Rising Fest 2023
PRIESTS, KILLERS & WITCHES UK TOUR 2023 supporting KK’s PRIEST & Paul Di’Anno:
07.10.2023 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute
08.10.2023 UK – Glasgow / SWG3
10.10.2023 UK – Nottingham / Rock City
11.10.2023 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
12.10.2023 UK – London / Shepherd’s Bush Empire
North American Headline Tour Dates:
12/1/2023 MX – Mexico City / Life After Death Horror Festival
12/3/2023 US – Houston, TX / Rise Rooftop
12/6/2023 US – Hollywood, CA / The Whisky
12/7/2023 US – Las Vegas, NV / Vamp’d
12/8/2023 US – Glendale, AZ / 44 Sports Bar and Grill
12/9/2023 US – Tucson, AZ / Encore Tucson
12/12/2023 US – Denver, CO / The Rickhouse
12/14/2023 US – Morro Bay, CA / The Siren
12/15/2023 US – Fresno, CA / Fulton 55
12/16/2023 US – Reno, NV / Virginia Street Brewhouse
12/17/2023 US – Roseville, CA / Roseville Trading Co.