Portland-based heavy metal troupe SPELLCASTER have spent the last year perfecting material for their first offering to PROSTHETIC RECORDS and third overall full-length release which they are proud to announce will be titled “Night Hides The World”. Often compared to the lauded forerunners that have paved the path for the classic heavy metal genre, SPELLCASTER have dug out a new trail with their forthcoming effort which features their most visceral material to date.
The band – which includes vocalist Tyler Loney, guitarists Cory Boyd and Bryce R. VanHoosen, bassist Gabe Franco and drummer Colin Vranzian – split their time tracking the new material between Oakland, CA and their hometown with producer/mixer Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Exmortus) amidst consistent appearances in North America and Europe including gigs with Death Angel, Flotsam & Jetsam, Night Demon, Holy Grail, Exmortus and more. SPELLCASTER will join Canadian metallists Striker on their North American Spring tour kicking off tomorrow, April 29, in Victoria, British Columbia along with additions support on select dates provided by Weresquatch and Thrashole. They will also make a featured appearance at the Frost and Fire II Festival (Cirith Ungol, Midnight, Omen) in California later this fall. Full dates can be found listed below or via spellcaster.us.
“Night Hides The World” is scheduled for worldwide release on July 7 and is now available for physical pre-order via Prosthetic Records web shop at http://store.
Formed in 2009, under the moniker Leatherwitch, SPELLCASTER‘s debut EP, “Spells of Speed”, was originally self-released before being released under Heavy Artillery Records in 2010. In the summer of 2011, their debut full-length album, “Under The Spell” came out to much acclaim, comparing the band to fellow Pacific NW metallers, Sanctuary and Metal Church. Upon Heavy Artillery’s folding, the band found themselves without a label, though came out swinging harder than ever. New members were added and some roles were changed, before the band hit the road once again amidst writing for their second album. In 2014, they released a self-titled produced by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) which garnered the most buzz the band ever had.