Devouter Records are pleased to announce the release of Wiht's final album 'The Harrowing of the North' available digitally and coloured vinyl on February 4th.
You can stream 'The Harrowing Of The North' at this location.
Wiht are a Leeds-based trio who started out in March 2009 and whose epic, instrumental style straddles a spectrum of all things riff laden, fuzzed out, epic and psychedelic. Wihtâ€™s first full album 'The Harrowing of The North' is a two song, 33-minute concept piece taking influence thematically, from the subjugation of the North of England by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it tells the troubled history of Doomsday-era Yorkshire.
Track 1 â€˜The Harrowing of The Northâ€™, contains 8 movements which follow the raids from their beginnings in 1069- when the King massacred Yorkshireâ€™s people and destroyed the land ensuring it held no economic or cultural worth and remained subservient under his rule- to his remorseful deathbed nearly 20 years later. The second track is dedicated to outspoken chronicler â€˜Orderic Vitalisâ€™ who, though loyal to his king, was outraged at his cruelty and condemned him in his writings.
The band have played across the UK, supporting Brant Bjork and the Bros, Yob, Corrosion of Conformity, Humanfly, Khuda, Dopefight, A Forest of Stars and Conan. Wiht called in Quits in March 2012, bowing out at the mighty Desertfest, playing alongside Corrosion of Conformity, Orange Goblin, Ancestors and Black Cobra to name a few. But the story was not finished, oh no. Indeedâ€¦Wiht had one song left, in steps Devouter Records, to release â€˜The Harrowing of the Northâ€™ with the added, unrecorded track â€˜End of the Reignâ€™ and booooooomâ€¦..the rest is history.