Seattle doom metal duo, Bell Witch, have today confirmed details of their upcoming, third full length album. With Mirror Reaper Bell Witch have created one continuous 83-minute piece unfolding as a single track, engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson (Swans, Sleep, Neurosis) and the artwork was painted by Mariusz Lewandowski. Mirror Reaper will be released on October 20, 2017 by Profound Lore Records.
On the themes surrounding the concept and lyrics of Mirror Reaper the band state:
“The title Mirror Reaper is indicative of the Hermetic axiom ‘As Above, So Below,’ written with two sides to form one whole. The song is both its own and its reflection, as an opposite is whole only with its contrary. Our focus as a band has always been the perception of ghosts and the implied archetype of the dichotomy of life/death therein. Mirror Reaper is a continuation of that concept.
“During the writing process we were devastated by the loss of our dear friend and former drummer, Adrian Guerra. In love and respect to his memory, we reserved an important yet brief section in the song for him that features unused vocal tracks from our last album. This specific movement serves as a conceptual turn in the piece, or point of reflection. We believe he would be proud of it as well.
“Mirror Reaper’ was the first collaborative writing project with the new line up, and Adrian’s death during it brought extra emotional weight. We sought to match the complexity and weight of these events within the composition of the piece.”
You can see below Mirror Reaper artwork and tracklist.
1. Mirror Reaper (83.15)