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Century Media sign Gospel Of The Witches (Karyn Crisis)

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM (PST)


So happy to say that my good friend and constant inspiration Karyn Crisis has signed to Century Media with her newest project:

Karyn Crisis is a name worthy of more praise and attention. While select circles of people know and appreciate her prior vocals with the critically-acclaimed Crisis from 1993-2006, many are still naive to her influence and impact. This demure girl raged harder than many men, slugging it out with impactful live performances at hardcore and metal shows, screaming often times like a demon, other times singing like an angel. She led the way and has become an influence for female-fronted extreme bands. And then she disappeared. In the interim she made a name for herself as an artisan via her paintings and leatherwork, and now she’s returned with a stellar new project, Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches, and a fabulous new album to be released next year through Century Media Records.

“This band began 5 years ago in Tuscany, Italy, as an alchemical journey between Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath) and myself as we searched for a way to musically honor the Witches who came before me and who have been guiding me in Spirit, teaching me their Ancient Ways,” explains Karyn.

The album was financed by fans via websites like Kickstarter and Etsy; then Karyn together with Davide Tiso, Ross Dolan (Immolation), Mike Hill (Tombs) and Charlie Schmid (Vaura) recorded the 13 songs atThe Basement Recordings in North Carolina with producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist).

Upon completion of the album, Karyn began shopping the album and reconnected with Century Media President Marco Barbieri, who had signed Crisis back in 1993 when he worked at Metal Blade Records.

“In my opinion, Karyn is a true renaissance artist and I am intrigued by anything she puts her touch on,” explains Barbieri. “She remains an undeniable icon in the annals of hardcore and metal with her vocal and live performances, and I am pleased that she has been re-infected by the muse and is sharing her undeniable talents again for longtime fans as well as a new generation. Gospel Of The Witches is not Crisis; it has her fingerprint all over it, lending an ear to early influences, but here she and her band take the listener on all sorts of new journeys and adventures musically, vocally and emotionally. I am proud to be working with Karyn again.”

In closing, Karyn states, “I’m so excited to announce that I’ve signed a worldwide deal for my new band, Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches, to Century Media. Working out this new partnership is a testament to the enduring connections my art and voice have made throughout the years with industry people and fans who’ve continued to support me and encourage me to keep singing.”

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Karyn Crisis was pretty much the first female vocalist to do experimental sludge/death metal.There’s Dawn Crosby (R.I.P.) from the too often forgotten Fear of God, but she was nowhere near as heavy. Karyn’s vocal work with Crisis, Ephel Duath and as a guest on records ranging from Giant Squid to Six Feet Under is as cathartic and poetic as extreme music gets. Recently she has also been expanding her life focus to include holistic healing and her ever growing visual creations. Karyn is just a one of a kind force of nature and is finally ready to create a solo album under the banner of Gospel of the Witches.

It’s been a long-time in the making, but we’ve finally arrived at the right moment to record the Karyn Crisis solo project album and it seems as though all the stars have aligned to bring me 13 songs and a stellar group of unique and talented musicians to bring them to life. After 13 years touring with my former band Crisis, I’ve found myself emboldened and driven to not only sing, but to have a hand in creating the atmosphere of my own solo project, Gospel Of The Witches. I decided to name the band, rather than use my own name, because this is not a continuation of Crisis; it’s a continuation of my life story and experiences. I’ve come to you (fans) for funding for this album instead of going to the music business, because it’s you who’ve stayed in contact with me all these years, and it’s you who knew in a heartbeat what you thought of my voice and my expression. It took the music industry 13 years to begin to figure out what they think of me, and I’m sure I still don’t fit neatly into a genre or category. But according to you, I’ve been a part of your lives, your struggles, your triumphs, and your days. – Karyn Crisis

The project will feature Ephel Duath’s Davide Tiso, Intronaut’s Danny Walker and “Death Choir” additional vocals from Immolation’s Ross Dolan ! Holy fuck! AND it will be produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me).

Click HERE to check out Karyn’s Kickstarter project video and the great fan rewards, including .

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Drummer Danny Walker joins Karyn Crisis Band

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 3:03 PM (PST)

Powerhouse drummer Danny Walker (from Intronaut, Exhumed, Jesu) has joined forces with Karyn Crisis Band to work on the preproduction of 5 new songs that will be part of “Salem’s Wounds”, the much anticipated Karyn Crisis solo debut album.

Karyn Crisis has made sporadic guest appearances on Aborym and Giant Squid releases since the disbanding of her previous heralded avant-sludge band Crisis and recently painted a Major Arcana. Karyn Crisis Band also features Davide Tiso (from Ephel Duath).

Expect “Salem’s Wounds” to finally rear its haunted, witchy head in 2012.

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“I was dreads all over, shrunken into weird shapes and bright red. Patchwork bell bottoms and a total street urchin. Screaming my brains out and all I remember is the song ended and I was on the floor on my back and Gia comes over and asked, “Are you okay?”Karyn Crisis

In the early-mid 00’s I had the pleasure of befriending various members of the band Crisis, a group that was very far ahead of their time (and while VERY influential) still deserve more props. Their song “Mechanical Man” profoundly inspired me strive to be a better person. Over the course of a year or so I interviewed various members and friends of Crisis for an intended book on their story, which was never completed. What resulted instead is this retrospective centered on their first album “8 Convulsions” and their early days at CBGB’s (alongside bands like Prong and Candiria).

This revised retrospective is exclusive to Metal Riot and features combined interviews with founders Karyn Crisis, Afzaal Nasiruddeen, Gia Chaun Wang and Fred Waring plus Steve McCallister (producer), Norm Westberg (Swans guitarist) and John Murren (scenester friend). A vital look at an awesome period in NYC underground metal and hardcore history amidst the birth of the first band with a female vocalist who could go toe to toe with any death metal or hardcore act.

Karyn is currently creating music with her husband Davide Tiso of Ephel Duath and was recently on the newest Giant Squid and Aborym records, but the music of her former sludgy, avant-garde band remains as crucial and “must know” as ever for metal heads!

To read the Crisis retrospective click HERE!

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