Exclusive: Bell Witch Premiere Their Haunting New Film
One thing can be said about Seattle doom metal duo Bell Witch: they go all out. Last year, the band released Mirror Reaper, a new album in the form of a single song clocking in at an hour-plus, that takes the listener on a dark, powerful journey in the reverberating unknown.
Now, the band has done one better: they’ve created an official visual album to go along with Mirror Reaper. The band, along with director Taylor Bednarz, quilted together a collection of 83 minutes of archival film and vintage stock footage to create a visualization that matches the musical movements in Mirror Reaper. When coupled with the album, the movie creates a strange and frightening emotional experience that will have funs gripping the armrests of their seats.
According to Bell Witch vocalist and bassist Dylan Desmond, “Taylor Bednarz created a fantastic film to fit Mirror Reaper using exclusively archived footage. During the writing process it became evident to us that the music invited a visual aspect. Bednarz’s interpretation captures much of the emotion we were trying to convey during the song and we are proud of the collaboration with him.”
Watch the Mirror Reaper visual album below and experience a fever dream of human history:
Along with the film, the band has repressed Mirror Reaper in two gorgeous color variants, pictured below. You can buy them here.
And make sure to catch Bell Witch live, performing Mirror Reaper in full along with the film, on their upcoming European tour at one of the dates listed below:
November 28 — Reykjavik IS — Gaukurinn
November 30 — London UK — The Dome
December 1 — Leeuwarden NL — Into Darkness Festival
December 2 — Sint Niklaas BE — Darken The Moon
December 3 — Wiesbaden DE — Schlachthof
December 5 — Leipzig DE — UT Connewitz
December 7 — Poznan PL — Sala Gotycka
December 8 — Berlin DE — Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
December 9 — Malmo, SWE — Plan B
December 10 — Oslo, NO — BLA
December 12 — Copenhagen, DK — Alice
December 13 — Dublin IE — Thomas House
December 14 — Cork IE — Cyprus Avenue
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