Birmingham, UK based stoner/doom metal trio Margarita Witch Cult featuring current and former Table Scraps, Dead Slow and God Damn members share a music video for »The Witchfinder Comes« from their debut single »Witchfinder«, which just dropped on February 2nd, 2022.
Says the band: “Our debut single »Witchfinder« is out now- check out the video for A-side »The Witchfinder Comes«, and once you’re done go order the ltd edition CD single via our Bandcamp: margaritawitchcult.bandcamp.com.”
01. The Witchfinder Comes
Disciples of the riff, lurching forth from the bowels of the Home of Metal, Margarita Witch Cult give a glimpse of their uncompromising, pummeling, unholy din on their debut.
Recorded in a 12ft x 12ft practice space from a Peavey desk to a Tascam Porta-04, »Witchfinder« was captured with minimal overdubs and an aim to capture the dimly-lit powder keg of a hard-riffing power trio- just a taste of what will follow. Harkening back to the heady days of demo-tape-sharing, the deliberately mid-fi production values bring a timeless quality to the songs- like a grimy, esoteric relic found at some deranged car boot sale.
A-side »The Witchfinder Comes« is a claustrophobic, folk-horror tinged, tempo-shifting, doom-laden earworm, whilst B-side »Aradia« marries a spoken word reading from Charles DeKay’s esoteric »Bird Gods« with a groove akin to a Kyuss desert generator jam if it were hosted in the carpark of a closed-down Woolworths.
Formed from 3 veterans of the UK music scene, Margarita Witch Cult is Screamin’ Scott Vincent (Table Scraps), George Casual (Dead Slow) & Jim Thing (ex-God Damn) – having between them supported the likes of Red Fang, Ohmms, Foo Fighters and Monster Magnet (who even covered a Table Scraps song on their latest LP).
Margarita Witch Cult is:
Screamin’ Scott Vincent – Vocals/Guitar
Jim Thing – Bass/Vocals
George Casual – Drums/Vocals