Iconic vocalist and visual artist Karyn Crisis has posted a new video providing further clues as to the direction of her newest project, Gospel of the Witches. The 2-minute clip contains part of a raw demo version of "The Ascent," a song off Gospel of the Witches' upcoming album, scheduled to be recorded in June with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me).
Gospel of the Witches' all-star lineup includes Ephel Duath's Davide Tiso on guitar and bass, Immolation's Ross Dolan on vocals, and Intronaut's Danny Walker on drums. Tombs frontman Mike Hill is also on board to make a guest appearance.
A Kickstarter, set up to help fund the recording and manufacturing of the album, ends Sunday, April 20th. Some of the rewards for fans who donate through Kickstarter include: vinyl, CD and digital versions of the album; t-shirts; and original Karyn Crisis artwork – from a "hardbound lyric book with handwritten lyrics and drawings," to an opportunity to collaborate directly with Crisis on an original painting.
Karyn Crisis' influence on the underground dates back to 1993 when she began fronting New York City metal band Crisis. Her extreme vocal range, from angelic melodies to demonic growls, paved the way for countless women to follow. A visual artist as well, she designed all the band's album covers and shirts. Other musicians to be part of the band's lineup over its 13-year career include Norman Westberg (Swans), Sammy Duet (Acid Bath, Goatwhore), and Roy Mayorga (Amebix, Soulfly).