On the 9th February 2013, four years ago last Thursday, we (Angel Witch) were in Bochum, Germany, on tour with Grand Magus.
In the dressing room Joseph and Tobias from the opening band Enforcer, played me the demo they had recorded with their other band CC Company and asked me if I’d be interested in putting it out for them.
And that was that! Bad Omen Records was formed….
Since then we have gone on to release records from Satan’s Satyrs, Wretch, Wytch Hazel, Spell and more… We even did a vinyl pressing of Witchfynde’s 1970’s demos – plus that CC Company demo came out as a 7” in the end.
The other day, reflecting on how four years can go past in the blink of an eye, I put together a few of my favourite tracks from the Bad Omen catalogue into a playlist.
Then I thought that I may as well give them away to anyone who wants to hear them.
I added a couple of unreleased smashers (Wretch pummelling their way through Motorhead’s “Sweet Revenge” and Wytch Hazel’s re-recorded version of their old favourite “Surrender”) and there you have it: DOWNLOAD HERE
I hope you like it,
Bad Omen Records
In the parallel universe where the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal happened 600 years early, WYTCH HAZEL are the band of choice for the discerning Plantagenet headbanger. The folk-rock eccentricity of Jethro Tull, the mystical harmony of Wishbone Ash & Thin Lizzy, and the exuberance of prime NWOBHM, immersed in sacred medieval influences via David Munrow’s Early Music Consort of London; on their debut long-player Prelude, Lancastrian hard rockers WYTCH HAZEL have happened upon an extremely singular and compelling alchemy.
For audio and pre-orders: CLICK HERE
Satan’s Satyrs will perform as rotating main support with Electric Citizen on the forthcoming Pentagram tour of the East Coast.
All dates and info is HERE
On March 31st 2015 Satan’s Satyrs will take to the road once again for a coast to coast North American tour as support to the British doom behemoth Electric Wizard.
More info here
The Bad Omen winter sale is now on, with 30% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE from now until midnight on 31st December 2014 (GMT).
Simply enter the code: BADOMEN30 at checkout for a 30% discount on all vinyls, CD’s & shirts (including some returned Satan’s Satyrs tour stock from their recent ‘Europe Dies Again’ run – available in limited numbers).
As luck would have it Satan’s Satyrs are in London that night for a layover on their trip up to Muskelrock in Sweden, so they have been added to the bill as support.
The venue only holds 150 people and so it’ll be tight in there. Wristbands will be available, on a first come / first served basis, from 5pm on the day.
Those bloody Orcs are up to their old tricks again, and the Elves aren’t going to help (they never do).
By our estimation we’ve got until midnight tomorrow to empty the warehouse, or the orc-pack will nick the lot and swap it for Sunn0))) vinyl down at Flashback on Essex Road.
Help us clear as much of it out as we can, by using the discount code “BAKSHI” at checkout for 25% off everything in the store***
*** code valid until 11.59 (GMT+1) on Sat 10th May 2014