Friday, September 9, 2011

Wiht - Edgar the Atheling

"Welcome to the blog."

What you are reading now is an updated version of the inaugural post on Metal Bandcamp. Originally this post featured Wiht's only full-length album The Harrowing of the North, but alas the band removed it from Bandcamp after they split up a few years later (Devouter Records gave the album the vinyl treatment, and if you're curious you can stream it on their Bandcamp page). According to The Obelisk on The Harrowing of the North Wiht
"culls together heavy sludge tonality and foreboding atmospherics to tell the story of William the Conqueror’s quelling of a Scottish rebellion in the late 1060s. With no vocals."
In 2015 Wiht reformed and started playing shows again, and in the summer they released a new song "Edgar the Atheling" which you can listen to below. The new song is a continuation of sorts of their debut, as the band explains:
"The Harrowing of the North told the story of the raids from the point of the view of William the Conqueror, this next piece of music we are doing follows on from that but tells the story of the raids from the point of the view of rebels."

Tagged with 2011, doom metal, free download, post-metal, stoner metal, Wiht
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    1. Yeah, that was a pretty solid start to the blog. Sad to see they are not around any longer.