In between recording sessions for the new DESTRUCTION album, bassist/vocalist Schmier is producing the Swiss all-girl heavy metal outfit BURNING WITCHES.
The ladies are currently looking for a label to release their debut album, tentatively due before the end of next year.
Says Schmier: “Those ladies sound original, fresh and heavy! I love the classical heavy metal influence and the [Rob] Halford-inspired vocals! I’ll try to help them a bit with all my studio experience, give them confidence in their own sound and performance! It’s a fun project. Normally, I have those smelly dudes around me …haha!”
He continues: “I’m producing with my old buddy V.O. Pulver (POLTERGEIST, GURD, PANZER). We are like a well-oiled machine. He also works with us on the new DESTRUCTION record!
“The BURNING WITCHES will sure get their fans. Their sound, in between classical [JUDAS] PRIEST and U.S. power metal like ICED EARTH, caught my attention right away.”
BURNING WITCHES was founded during spring 2015 in Brugg, Switzerland, by guitar player Romana Kalkuhl. It has always been her big dream to perform with a women’s heavy metal band on stage. During the music university studies, she already started her first group together with Kevin Schaffer, with whom she has recorded two albums and played several concerts.
In 2015, Romana started to look for talented ladies for the new combo. Jeanine Grob (bass), a longtime friend, became the first official member. At a party at a festival, Romana met Seraina Telli (singer) for the first time. It clicked right away betweens the two girls, on a musical and on a personal level. Seraina brought in many ideas and a lot of experience because of her studies at the Music Academy and her band SURRILIUM. The guitarist and the singer became a great songwriting team right away.
Romana wrote Schmier from DESTRUCTION about her new project, and the ladies brought him onboard as a producer/consultant.
After an intensive search and different auditions, BURNING WITCHES found Lala Frischknecht the perfect drummer for the all-girl metal band. Since summer 2015, the girls have been working hard on new material and in autumn 2015 they recorded the first three songs with Pulver at Little Creek Studio (PANZER, PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION).
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