Sorceress, the legendary precursor to underground touchstone projects Mizmor and Hell, is
releasing its remastered 2009 album Beneath the Mountain through King Volume Records on
vinyl for the first time, finally making the fabled record—which trailblazed new sonic territory by
blending fuzzy psychedelic rock with traditional doom.
Sorceress was a band that existed from 2008-2011 in Salem, Oregon, inspired by the mid-2000’s stoner-rock/doom-metal explosion. Formed out of the wake of its predecessor, Love Machine (2006-2007), its same four members sought to continue down a road of stoney heaviness hinted at by the final track, “Sorceress,” on Love Machine’s only full-length album, Red Love White Magic. Similarly, Sorceress wrote and recorded only one full-length album, Beneath the Mountain, in 2009, which was effectively the last thing we did as a band. Shortly after the release of the album, I moved to Germany and the band went on hiatus. During this hiatus I wrote and recorded two songs for Sorceress that never came to fruition in the band. These lost songs were released in 2016 as part of the A.L.N. – Iyov cassette alongside one other track created during this time, Mizmor’s, “0.” This tape served as a prequel to the official Mizmor discography, which began in 2012. Upon returning from Germany I ended the band and we performed one last show in 2011. During the end of Sorceress, our drummer Matt (a.k.a. M.S.W.) began his solo endeavor, Hell, and I would shortly after begin mine, Mizmor; it’s been through these outlets that Sorceress’s story has been preserved. Following interest resultant from Sorceress’s appearance on the Iyov cassette, I decided to resurrect this little piece of history instead of letting the album solely exist in the void of our personal archives. Though a little late, this CD honors of the tenth anniversary of Beneath the Mountain and is limited to 100 copies. We self-released the original CD in an edition of 100 copies and this is the first time since that the album has been released.