When a funeral doom band puts a colon in their album title, you know it's going to be massive. Seattle-based Bell Witch haven't put out a proper full-length since 2017's tremendous Mirror Reaper, but today announced their next release will be the 83-minute, single-track Future's Shadow Part 1: The Clandestine Gate, part of a planned triptych of albums. In very un-funeral-doom fashion, it's coming soon: this Friday, in fact. In addition to that digital release (CD follows June 9th via Profound Lore), the band will be performing the album in full at Roadburn that same day, as if I needed more reasons to wish I was at Roadburn this week.

"Eventually, the end of the last album will be looped around to the first to make a circle," says bassist Dylan Desmond of the triptych. "It can be continuously looped, like a day cycle. This would be dawn. The next one would be noon. The following one would be sundown, with dawn and sundown both having something of night."

Sweet. Funeral doom, forever.

--Ted Nubel

You can pre-order/pre-save the album here.

Watch more about the making of the album below:



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