Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Esben and the Witch (Heavy Atmospheric Rock)




Something ancient and primordial stalks the four tracks on the fourth full-length of ESBEN AND THE WITCH. The haunting voice of Rachel Davies weaves arcane spells through hypnotic patterns. Interlaced in these invocations is the emotive string sorcery provided by guitarist Thomas Fisher, while Daniel Copeman evokes a state of trance with his shamanic drumming and wide sonic landscapes painted by electronic synthesizer magic.

ESBEN AND THE WITCH were formed in Brighton, a windswept English seaside resort, when Daniel Copeman hooked up with Thomas Fisher in 2008. After a number of failed auditions for a vocalist, Fisher had a chance meeting with longtime friend Rachel Davies, who proved to be the perfect fit as singer for the newly created three-piece. A band name was found in the foreboding Danish fairytale "Esben and the Witch".

The self-released '33 EP' (2009) and a 7" single entitled 'Lucia, at the Precipice' (2010) caused a vibrant buzz that led to a first record deal. With the single 'Marching Song' (2010), ESBEN AND THE WITCH heralded their debut full-length 'Violet Cries', a Gothic post-rock nightmare that hit the stores in January 2011. The album was immediately picked up by critics and fans alike, managing to climb to #13 in the UK Indie Chart. Two singles, 'Warpath' and 'Chorea' and the 'Hexagons' digital EP followed in the same year.

2012 saw the trio commence work on their sophomore album 'Wash the Sins Not Only the Face' which was released in early 2013 and again scored critical praise. ESBEN AND THE WITCH decided to take matters into their own hands and published the third full-length 'A New Nature' (2014) on their own imprint, 'Nostromo Records'. The band travelled to Chicago to record with Steve Albini and the result was an intense, sprawling creation inspired by the trio's increasingly heavy live show.

Having established themselves as a highly individual act and an excellent reputation as an outstanding live force, ESBEN AND THE WITCH have honed their songwriting skills to the sharp crystalline edge that now manifests itself clearly on 'Older Terrors'. Beauty, emotion, and musical depth celebrate a glorious wedding on these tracks. You are herewith invited to join this aural feast.


Name Instrument
Rachel Davies Vocals, bass
Thomas Fisher Guitar
Daniel Copeman Drums, synths

Releases Season of Mist


Older Terrors

General information
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Fri, Nov 04 2016
: Dark Atmospheric Rock
: SOM402
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Nov 23 2018 BE Liege La Zone
Sat, Nov 24 2018 UK London Tufnell Park Dome
Sun, Nov 25 2018 TBA TBA TBA
Mon, Nov 26 2018 UK Manchester Soup Kitchen
Tue, Nov 27 2018 UK Brighton Patterns
Thu, Nov 29 2018 FR Paris Point Ephemere
Fri, Nov 30 2018 FR Nantes Scene Michelet
Sat, Dec 01 2018 TBA TBA TBA
Sun, Dec 02 2018 CH Bern Dachstock
Mon, Dec 03 2018 IT Milan Ligera
Tue, Dec 04 2018 IT Bologna Freakout Club
Thu, Dec 06 2018 CH Zurich Bogen F
Fri, Dec 07 2018 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof Kesselhaus
Sat, Dec 08 2018 DE Berlin Frannz Club
Thu, Jan 31 2019 DE Hamburg Molotow
Fri, Feb 01 2019 DE Cologne Artheater
Sat, Feb 02 2019 BE Brussel Magasin 4
Sun, Feb 03 2019 NL Utrecht Tivoli Club Nine
Mon, Feb 04 2019 NL Nijmegen Merlyn
Wed, Feb 06 2019 DE Hannover Lux
Thu, Feb 07 2019 DE Leipzig UT Connewitz
Fri, Feb 08 2019 DE Poznan Pod Minoga
Sun, Feb 10 2019 AT Vienna Viper Room
Mon, Feb 11 2019 DE Munich Ampere
Tue, Feb 12 2019 DE Alte Mälzerei Regensburg
Sat, Mar 09 2019 PL Warsaw Poglos
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