WYKKED WYTCH Signs To Goomba Music - The Ultimate Deception Artwork Revealed
Female-fronted extreme metal band WYKKED WYTCH has signed with Goomba Music for the release of their upcoming fifth full-length album, The Ultimate Deception.
Coming back strong off 2008's Memories Of A Dying Whore, The Ultimate Deception continues where the previous album left off and continues to push the boundaries of extreme music as well as the legacy of Wykked Wytch. The Ultimate Deception is scheduled for release on February 14th, 2012.
Led by the demonic vocal assault of frontwoman Ipek, Wykked Wytch is a female-fronted extreme metal band hailing from South Florida. The band blends a unique mixture of black, death, thrash metal with melody, technicality, and aggression to create their own signature sound which has gained them a strong cult following throughout the world.
Regarding the recent signing and forthcoming release, Ipek made the following comments, "We are very excited and proud to announce that Wykked Wytch has signed with Goomba Music for the release of our fifth full-length album The Ultimate Deception. Over the past two years we worked really hard creating a modern metal masterpiece and with Goomba behind us we will spread the word worldwide. We would also like to thank Mark & the crew at Goomba for this new partnership. It was the right choice for us and glad to know there is an experienced team of industry vets behind the label that respect the integrity of their artists. Look out for the new album The Ultimate Deception out in 2012 with lots of touring to follow!"
The Ultimate Deception marks the addition of lead guitarist / songwriter Nate Poulson to the group. Always determined to break new ground and discover new talent, frontwoman/founder Ipek has teamed with Nate, who composed nine badass tunes that add a whole new dimension and flavor to the band's constantly evolving sound. Taking a modern approach to the group's already established sound, the songs are heavy, technical, and melodic with each one standing on its own. Showcased on this release are vocalist Ipek's true abilities that drive the album.
Not afraid to take chances, Ipek doesn't hold back and has stepped out of her comfort zone; moving from death growls to high pitched screams to operatic, and clean catchy choruses in the course of a single song. The intense and insane vocals are performed by "one" woman, not three different vocalists.
Also featured is one of the best drummers in metal today, Kevin Talley (DAATH, SIX FEET UNDER, CHIMAIRA) who appears as a session musician compliments the songs with his killer double bass and blast work. The album was recorded in April/May 2011 at Lambesis Studios in San Diego, CA with amazing production from engineer Daniel Castleman (AS I LAY DYING, WINDS OF PLAGUE), who recorded & mixed. Finishing touches were handled by Alan Douches (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), who mastered at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY.
Cover artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (DIMMU BORGIR, THE FACELESS). The Ultimate Deception includes 10 tracks with a running time of 47 minutes - nine original tracks and a cover of METALLICA's 'Fade To Black'.
Check out a preview for the album below:
Wykked Wytch previously released a 50-minute video documentary from their Memories Of A Dying Whore 2009 European tour. Check it out below:
TRACKING COMPLETE FOR FIFTH ALBUM
Wykked Wytch recently completed tracking the fifth album now titled "The Ultimate Deception" last week at Lambesis Studios in San Diego, CA with engineer Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague).
The final mix will be completed in May with mastering by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon) at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York.
Vocalist Ipek comments: "We recorded 8 original tracks and 1 cover tune. These songs that Nate Poulson (guitarist,songwriter) composed are so explosive and challenging that I can't wait for everyone to hear it. Each track stands on it own and Nate really challenged me as an artist to leave my comfort zone and enter a whole new realm. Engineer Daniel Castleman was also a pleasure to work with and a great talent, you'll definitely be hearing his name for a long time. He pushed us to our limits to get the best performances out of us and the final product will show this. Also after going through several name changes for the album titled we decided on "The Ultimate Deception". As it stands now the album is such a refreshing and drastic rebirth I'm not sure if this album will be released under "Wykked Wytch" or as a new project. Stay Tuned!!"
In the coming weeks several webisodes from the studio will be posted on our FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE pages.
Wykked Wytch is finally about to give birth to it's masterpiece, the fifth-album tenatively titled "Serpents Among Us" that's been in the works for the past year is finally on its way to completion. New guitarist and songwriter Nate Poulson has put together Nine really killer bad ass tunes which are heavy, technical, & melodic. This mixed with over the top vocal performance of frontwoman Ipek and drums performed by Kevin Talley (Daath, Six Feet Under, Chimaira) promises to be an awesome release. Kevin was hired for the album and all the drums have been tracked and completed.
Later this month, Wykked Wytch will enter Lambesis Studios in San Diego, California with engineer Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Winds of Plague) at the helm.
Stay tuned for more album details: album guests, artwork, and summer tour dates.
In the meantime check out vocalist, Ipek's weekly radio show every Thursday night 9pm - 11pm EST "Ipek's Wytching Hour" on Metal Messiah Radio (www.metalmessiahradio.com). Archived shows can be found on www.ipekswytchinghour.podomatic.com (past interviews with Phil Anselmo, Kirk Windstein, Vrangsinn, Marc Rizzo, Johan Liiva, etc.)
Also the Wykked Wytch website and all official sites: myspace, facebook, youtube, etc. are getting a major re-design to coincide with the album's release in early summer.
IPEK'S WYKKED HOT SAUCE NOW AVAILABLE!
Just in time for the holiday season Wykked Wytch fans can purchase Ipek's Wykked Hot Sauce. Designed because of Ipek's love for the hot & spicy. She could never find a sauce that was hot enough for her and is never satisfied with the store bought variety. Finally a formula that does the trick, Wykked Hot Sauce is extremely hot for the extreme metal fan.
Let Ipek invade your kitchen and burn your ass with this original Louisiana Hot Sauce Recipe. Made in the USA.
More Flavors to become available in the 2011: Habanero, Jalapeno, & Eat My Bloody Chicken Wing Sauce.
Also we are running special till Dec. 31. Buy 1 Item and get 1 Free, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org after purchasing to confirm free item. (Free Item equal or lesser value)
METAL QUEENS BOOK / VRANGSINN INTERVIEW
Vocalist Ipek of Wykked Wytch has been chosen to be the cover model for the book "Metal Queens: Best of The Bands" from author Armand Rosamilia. The book is now available for purhcase at the following location:
"Metal Queens: Best Of The Bands" features 19 Interviews taken from the first six issues of the "Metal Queens" eBook series Bands including Arch Enemy, Vixen, Girlschool, Echoes of Eternity, Holy Moses, Queen Diamond, Battlelore, Wykked Wytch, Seven Kingdoms, and more!
Ipek will also be interviewing Carpathian Forest bassist Vrangsinn on tomorrow's episode of Ipek's Wytching Hour. Only on Metal Messiah Radio.
Ipek will be hosting a special two-part interview with Richard Christy of Charred Walls of The Damned
over the next two weeks on Ipek's Wytching Hour only on Metal Messiah Radio.
These special edition shows will be dedicated to the music of Charred Walls of The Damned
& the all-star lineup's other projects: Iced Earth, Death, Burning Inside, Judas Priest, Sadus, Crotchduster, & more.
THURSDAY JUNE 17TH - 9PM TO 11PM EST
Part 1 of Interview.
THURSDAY JUNE 24TH - 9PM TO 11PM EST
Part 2 of Interview.
Finally the search for new guitarist and drummer is over.
Thanks to all those that reponded to our ad.
After several false starts and delays the writing is underway for the fifth album.
We are proud to announce the addition of Illinois based guitar player
Nate Poulson as lead guitarist/songwriter to Wykked Wytch.
His fresh ideas, creativity, and viciousness promise to make the new album the
Also we welcome back after a 6 year absence Drummer Steve Brubaker.
He previously toured with Wykked Wytch and performed on the 2004 album "NEFRET".
Stay tuned for news on recording and album updates.
The fifth-album tentatively titled "Prayers Of The Decapitated" is scheduled for
late 2010 / early 2011 release.
IPEK'S TRIBUTE TO DIO ON METAL MESSIAH RADIO
Special Episode of Ipek's Wytching Hour - Thursday - May 20 - DIO TRIBUTE
Check out this Thursday's episode where I'll be paying tribute
to the metal godfather and one of my greatest idols "Ronnie James Dio".
This special show will celebrate his life and legacy with music from Black Sabbath, Dio, Elf, & Rainbow.
He may be gone but his music will last forever. Horns up!
WYKKED WYTCH are currently holding auditions for a
permanent lead guitarist & drummer for new album and
We are looking for individuals who can make a long term commitment to the band.
NOT looking for temporary or session musicians.
If interested in auditioning send a bio, photos, and links to
examples of your playing (audio and video clips).
Contact: email: email@example.com
IPEK DEBUTS WEEKLY RADIO SHOW
Ipek, frontwoman of Wykked Wytch will be debuting her weekly radio show "Ipek's Wytching Hour" this Thursday May 6, exclusively on Metal Messiah Radio. On the debut show Ipek will be paying tribute to Peter Steele of Type O Negative.
Wykked Wytch vocalist Ipek interviewed by Jose Mangin of Sirius / XM satellite radio's Liquid Metal at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The chat originally aired as part of Dean Guitars' "Live from NAMM" webcast, can be viewed below.
WYKKED WYTCH vocalist IPEK will be appearing this week at the 2010 Winter
NAMM show in Anaheim, California January 14th - 17th representing NADY SYSTEMS.
All Wykked Wytch fans coming out to the show stop by to see Ipek and the WW crew at the NADY Booth!
IPEK FEATURED IN "UNDER THE SKIN" BOOK
Wykked Wytch frontwoman, IPEK is featured in "Under The Skin Of Rock & Roll", a new 388-page German-language book on tattoos and metal featuring 97 exclusive interviews and a number of never-before-published photos.
Click here to order via Amazon.de. (book is in German)
Musicians featured in "Under The Skin Of Rock & Roll" include:
Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill (PRIMORDIAL)
Andre Moraweck (MAROON)
Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA)
Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK)
Brent Smith & Nick Perri (SHINEDOWN)
Candace Kucsulain (WALLS OF JERICHO)
Christophe Depree (AFTER ALL)
Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH)
Eike Freese (DARK AGE)
Gerre & Olaf (TANKARD)
Ipek (WYKKED WYTCH)
Jakob Batten (ILLDISPOSED)
Johannes Prem (DEADLOCK)
John Moyer & Mike Wengren (DISTURBED)
Jonne Järvelä (KORPIKLAANI)
Lennon Murphy (DEVIL'S GIFT)
Lizza Hasan (MASTERLAST)
Lord Ahriman (DARK FUNERAL)
Mangan Klavborn (ENGEL)
Marco Biazzi (LACUNA COIL)
Matthew Heafy (TRIVIUM)
Miland "Mille" Petrozza (KREATOR)
Nige Rockett & Jeff Williams (ONSLAUGHT)
Paul Speckman (MASTER)
Pete Koller (SICK OF IT ALL)
Peter Iwers & Daniel Svensson (IN FLAMES)
Peter Tägtgren (PAIN)
Riggs (SCUM OF THE EARTH, ROB ZOMBIE)
Rob Dukes (EXODUS)
Roger Miret & Vinnie Stigma (AGNOSTIC FRONT)
Roland Johansson & Robin Sjunnesson (SONIC SYNDICATE)
Ross the Boss (MANOWAR)
Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR, SOULFLY)
Ryan Clark (DEMON HUNTER)
Sabina Claasen (HOLY MOSES)
Ted Lundström (AMON AMARTH)
Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH)
Wykked Wytch has returned home from their European headlining tour. We would like to thank all the fans, friends, bands, & promoters that helped make this
tour a success for us.
Even though we faced minor obstacles at the start of the tour (flight delays, van accidents, hospital visit, highway breakdown, & cancellations). These distractions that sucked at the time became part of the adventure and are fun to look back at.
The highlight of the trip was definitely Portugal’s Ilha Do Ermal Festival --
a huge metal party that lasted 3 days in the wilderness of Portugal.
Also the shows in Germany, Switzerland, & Holland were awesome as well.
Updated photos are now available on the myspace site and videos will be added soon.
The next couple of months will be focused on finishing up the writing process for the fifth album tentatively titled “Prayers Of The Decapitated” due out in 2010.
WYKKED WYTCH will embark on their first European headlining tour this August in support of their current album "MEMORIES OF A DYING WHORE". The tour will kick-off with an appearance at Ilha Do Ermal Festival in Portugal.
Support will come from South Florida's VIRULENTUS + local supports (TBA).
MEMORIES OF A DYING WHORE - EUROPE TOUR 2009
29 - ILHA DO ERMAL FESTIVAL - VIEIRA DO MINHO, PORTUGAL **
31 - SALA HEAVEN D.C. - CACIEDO DE CAMARGO, SPAIN
1 - ROCK SOUND - BARCELONA, SPAIN
2 - LE LOCAL - MARSEILLE, FRANCE
3 - MARMAJA LIVE CLUB - MILAN, ITALY
4 - AMALGAME CLUB - YVERDON, SWITZERLAND
5 - BOILER ROOM - REGENSBURG, GERMANY
6 - DIE HALLE - FRANKFURT, GERMANY
7 - TBA - GERMANY
8 - BALLROOM - HAMBURG, GERMANY
9 - THE FRONTLINE - GENT, BELGIUM
10 - TBA - NETHERLANDS
11 - LITTLE DEVIL - TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
(** Virulentus not appearing)
WW FEATURED ON METAL MESSIAH RADIO
WYKKED WYTCH are the "BAND OF THE WEEK" on METAL MESSIAH RADIO starting this Monday, June 22. The station will play a WYKKED WYTCH song every hour for a week!
IPEK, vocalist for WYKKED WYTCH will be the featured guest on METAL MESSIAH RADIO'S "The Metal Magdalene with JET" this Tuesday, JUNE 23 between 9pm to 11pm EST.
WYKKED WYTCH has been confirmed for the Ilha do Ermal festival, set to take place August 28-30 in Vieira do Minho, Portugal.
Portugal's biggest metal festival, Ilha do Ermal returns after a four-year hiatus with 45 bands (15 per day).
Confirmed acts so far are as follows:
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
WYKKED WYTCH's appearance at the festival will be followed by a two-week headlining tour of Europe in September. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
CALIFORNIA METALFEST FOOTAGE & PICS
Performance footage of Wykked Wytch @ California Metalfest 3 has been posted on our youtube site: www.youtube.com/wykkedwytch. Click on the gallery section to view photos from the show.
WW MIAMI SHOW
Wykked Wytch will be performing a special warm-up show this Saturday at Churchill's in Miami before heading out to the west coast next week to perform at the California Metalfest with Carcass, Exodus, Suffocation, etc.
This is the first show with new members: Asmodeus (drums), Pat (guitar), and features the strongest WW lineup to date. If you are in the area be sure to check it out, may be awhile before we play locally again.
WW VOCALIST FEATURED IN BLACK METAL QUEENS BOOK
Wykked Wytch vocalist IPEK will be featured in the book Metal Queens: Black Metal Volume I Number III, available from Carnifex Press this March. Click here to pre-order your copy and also check out the official "Metal Queens" site www.myspace.com/carnifex_metal for more info on the book and past releases.
WW PERFORMING AT CALIFORNIA METALFEST!
Wykked Wytch will be performing at the third annual California Metalfest - Saturday March 28th as part of the mainstage lineup with Carcass, Exodus, Suffocation & many more bands. Check out: www.myspace.com/californiametalfest for more details. California fans this is your chance to come out and support the Wytch!