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Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches crowdfunding new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:58 PM (PST)

The art and music of Karyn Crisis has been more influential to me than most other performers by a long shot. I have been a fan of Karyn’s unique blend of soul dredging in pursuit of finding the light out of the darkness for several decades now. It pleases me greatly to tell our readers that Gospel Of The Witches, Karyn’s most recent musical act, is working on a second record. But they need our help, fam!

The new record will be entitled Covenant.

Says Karyn, “It’s been a long journey since we last connected during the release of
Salem’s Wounds. While our debut began as a crowdfunded album, and was successfully released with Century Media acting as the last campaign funder, the band is now label-less. Century Media was bought out by Sony and Sony dropped GOTW (Editor’s Note: Sony, you morons). We will fund this album ourselves, bit by bit. We will record drums in the spring and continue from there.”


Once again, Karyn will have handmade collectible items accompanying the release of Covenant.
Keep an eye on the band’s facebook page, website, and instagram for updates: facebook.com/gospelofthewitches, @gospelofthewitches, gospelofthewitches.com vimeo.com/258785446

Karyn Crisis' GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES is now preparing their new album, "COVENANT" for studio. More details soon! vimeo.com/258785446

Posted by Gospel Of The Witches on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Review by Joan Singh

As most loyal fans of Crisis will find—Gospel of the Witches is a departure from the core metal/death sound of their 90’s heyday. But that’s to be expected. Away from the East Coast metal scene after the Crisis break-up, Karyn traveled to California to learn more about her experiences with the incorporeal, having had countless episodes of what could best be described as “encounters with the supernatural” during her childhood and onward.

In between self-discovery and music-making with a brief stint in husband Davide Tiso’s band Ephel Duath, we find a new Karyn, grounded in her abilities to communicate with her own spirit guide and with humanity through the medium of music. Ever the creative soul, she’s crafted and pursued leatherworks, paintings, and mediumship and come back full circle to music.

Gospel of the Witches’ debut album, Salem’s Wounds, is Karyn’s latest mesmerizing project with husband Davide Tiso of Ephel Duath and Bob Vigna from Immolation on guitar, Ross Dolan, also from Immolation, on bass and backing vocals, and Charlie Schmid from Vaura on drums. Each member brings a range of experience to the table.

To me, the first significant song is the opening track, aptly-titled “Omphalos”, which becomes just that – an object of power, positioned to propel the listener on a journey of arcane reflexivity. Karyn’s “I am no one, I am nothing, I am nowhere,” juxtaposed with “I am everything, I am everywhere, I am everyone,” starts with clean vocals and quickly metamorphoses into a growled delivery layered atop Ross Dolan’s own deathly vocals. It sets both the tone and expectations high with a powerful intro to the album. Its subtle ascending vocal tempo creates an escalating mood, a musical ascension of sorts. Short, simple and leading; it directs the listener right into the second song, “The Alchemist”, in which the theme of being an acolyte learning the ways of the occult arises from both the composition of Karyn’s music and lyrical content that points heavily towards mysticism and transmutation – “I am no longer the dust and lifeless, waiting to be swept away…” and “…I hear those words, kept unsaid, and I walk in the world of the living and the dead.” A little more than halfway through the song, we hear a bit of the old Crisis as Karyn alternates styles with bits of clean and heavier vocals with Dolan backing the choruses.

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