The clock strikes twelve, witching hour - The Vision Bleak have returned! §§§Three years after "Set Sail To Mystery", the masters of Horror Metal have undergone creative rejuvenation. With the spontaneity and playfulness of "Witching Hour", Schwadorf and Konstanz hark back to their debut „The Deathship Has A New Captain", and the slogan "creepy and haunting entertainment" has not been more topical and fitting ever since 2004. The comprehensive witchcraft concept of "Witching Hour" highlights the duo as morbid storytellers with a bizarrely brutal, yet also entertaining assortment of fairytales and myths up their sleeves. Familiar elements such as groovy, driving riffs, sublime, melodic lead guitars and Konstanz' unique voice are still the defining characteristics, yet new implementations like the haunting flute or the most versatile and sinister vocals so far are crucial to the fact that "Witching Hour" in its entirety sounds more dour and unfathomable than earlier recordings.
- CD in Digipak incl. bonus track and extended booklet
- Gatefold LP (180g virgin vinyl) incl. bonus track, poster and PVC protection sleeve: 2nd print-run of 200 copies
- Book edition (hardcover bound in faux leather and with hot foil stamping, 48 pages, ca. 18x18 cm) incl. bonus track and bonus CD featuring horror ambient tracks; print-run of 700 copies