Photos by Jonathan Arevalo
Portland, Oregon doom metal vets Witch Mountain recently cruised through Brooklyn for a showing at Saint Vitus Bar on July 29th, as part of their ongoing North American headlining tour (their first since 2012). The current outing also marks the band’s first full-blown trek in support of their latest full-length release, a self-titled LP unleashed through Svart Records this past May.
Led by original members Rob Wrong (guitars, vocals) and Nathan Carson (drums), and rounded out by semi-new members Justin Brown (bass) and Kayla Dixon (vocals) who joined the outfit in 2015, the psychedelic doomers introduced NYC to new tracks “Midnight,” “Burn You Down” and their nearly 15-minute mesmerizing closing opus “Nighthawk” (watch haunting fan-filmed footage below) during their headlining stint in Greenpoint.
A few gems off of Mobile of Angels and Cauldron of the Wild also made it into Witch Mountain‘s gripping setlist. Brooklyn’s own Sanhedrin and PA’s High Reeper provided strong support, performing songs from their latest debut efforts, A Funeral for the World and High Reeper, respectively.
Witch Mountain‘s North American tour continues through August with a return to NY at Buffalo’s Mohawk Place (w/ Fox 45, Tines) set for Aug. 5th [TIX], and a final stop happening in Salt Lake City on Aug. 11th. Check out exclusive shots from the BK show and all remaining dates below.
Coming soon to Saint Vitus:
8/1 – The Ominous Circle, Scorched, special guest TBA
8/5 – NY Deathfest 6: Cephalotripsy, Dysentery, Artificial Brain, Holy Cost, Saponification, Hate Diplomacy, Crack House, Psychotic Defilement, Toke, Bananaslama
Witch Mountain live (remaining dates):
July 31 Boston, MA Great Scott
August 1 Portland, ME Geno’s
August 2 Montreal, QC Vitrola
August 3 Ottawa, ON House of Targ
August 4 Toronto, ON Garrison
August 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk
August 7 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
August 8 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
August 9 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge
August 10 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
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