Doom-Metalers Witchcryer releases the official music video for “Cry Witch,” the title track from their 2018 Ripple Music release.

Witchcryer are a 4-piece old-school doom metal band as indebted to the heavy rock muscle of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, and Blue Oyster Cult as their doom descendants Witchfinder General, Trouble, and St. Vitus.

Based in Austin, Texas, Witchcryer was created by guitarist Jason Muxlow during his time with Chicago doom band, Earthen Grave (Ripple Music). The band became his priority when he moved to Austin in early 2015 and began co-writing songs with drummer Javi Moctezuma.

The Preying Kind demo was recorded and released, as a demo on Bandcamp, after vocalist/lyricist Suzy Bravo (Hogbitch) and bassist Marilyn (Pillcrusher/Las Cruces) joined the band. Reviews of the demo noted “this Austin band is definitely going places,” by Doomed and Stoned.

Witchcryer played its first show in April 2016. Live, the band has been described as an “onslaught” and “revelatory” with Bravo singled out as “a powerful and amazing stage presence” by Negalithic.

Now, Witchcryer joins with the force that is Ripple Music to release their debut album, Cry Witch. Produced by the band and Brant Sankey (recording & mix engineer), the album is nine songs of classic doom and has already been called “without a doubt, one of the best releases of the month” by Doombringer BR.

Witchcryer fit comfortably well with Ripple Music’s growing roster of some of the best heavy psych, stoner and doom bands on the planet. If you like what you hear, head on over to Ripple and purchase the album here!

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Erik's interest in music began at an early age. In high school, he was the co-host of the underground metal show the Social Mutilation Hour, on 89.5 WAHS, under the name of Neurotik Erik. During this period of his life, he independently promoted shows under the name of Ding Dong Ditch Productions. Erik would rent out local VFW Halls, use space at Oakland Community College Auburn Hills Campus, or simply throw basement parties around the Detroit area. While at college at Ferris State University, he became head of the student run organization, Entertainment Unlimited, and continued to promote shows, but on a larger scale. He also helped start an underground magazine, 'Outpunk', where he interviewed bands and wrote music reviews. Additionally, Erik joined the staff at the Ferris State University Torch and wrote on a larger scale.