LAURA GULDEMOND (BURNING WITCHES): “Hall Of The Mountain King, In My Opinion, One Of The Best Old School Metal Songs Ever Made”

Burning Witches group pic 2021

Metal Maiden Speaks

One of the fastest rising bands to come out of Europe is Burning Witches, an all-female lineup that plays Old School Heavy Metal like it was brand new and fresh. The band has been working on the 4th full-length album, several videos and plans a live stream event for the album release. Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with lead singer Laura Guldemond to talk about the new album Witch of the North which comes out May 28th on Nuclear Blast Records, newest member Larissa Ernst, the band’s cover of Savatage’s “Hall of The Mountain King”, and what 2021 holds for Burning Witches and their fans.

Live Release Event

Burning Witches - The Witch Of The North_promo

To promote the release of The Witch of The North, the band plans a video release streaming FREE event on Facebook on May 28th, so stay tuned on social media for more details!


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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  1. Criss Oliva played the best version of Hall of the Mountain King I have ever heard. It was a pleasant surprise when I heard Burning Witches cover. I think BW is awesome !! I have only been listening to them for a few days now and I am very impressed.

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