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Witching, Mengers

Fr. 07.06.2024 - 21:00

Formed in 2017 from the throes of Philadelphia, WITCHING have emerged as one the underground’s
most exciting bands to watch out for. The band’s sound has evolved into genre-bending, nightmarish,
blackened melodic death metal that embraces and embodies the fusion of pitch-black intensity through
black metal, sludge, post-metal, and more. With a handful of independently released EP’s, singles, and a
full length album under their belts, a new lineup featuring Jacqui Powell (vocals), Nate Zagrimanis
(guitar), Tatiana Buonassisi (bass), Samantha Hyla (drums), and Hazel Whitman (guitar), WITCHING are
calling out to unify the masses by bludgeoning their way into a world where everything is formulaically
stacked against them. WITCHING is marking their own path and marching head-on into a hellish
ouroboros of self-destruction and self-discovery to share triumph and perseverance.



Thereʼs multitudes contained within the sound of Mengers. The Mexico City power trio has harnessed their musical chops through energetic music with sharp edges and occasional melodic hooks. Their first album—GOLLY (2021)—demonstrated what they were capable of doing and it set them on the path to become one of the most exciting bands in the scene. i/O (2022), their second album, arrives to demonstrate that they're reaching a whole new level and that thereʼs more to Mengers than psychedelic noisy garage-tinged songs. Released in 2021, GOLLY managed to raise Mengersʼ profile to the forefront of Mexicoʼs rock underground. Armed with 12 songs full of punk and psychedelia and making a complex critique and chronicle of life in Mexico City, GOLLY was named one of the yearʼs best by local underground blogs and their singles were on the top of many local rock radios. They also appeared on the 2021 edition of the biggest Mexican psych rock festival Hipnosis in Mexico City as well as contributing a session to KEXPʼs Latin American culture celebration, Aquí y Ahora. Seizing their downtime due to lockdown, Mengers got to write the followup to GOLLY. Inspired in part by the pandemicʼs effect on their psyche, i/O represents an attempt to make sense of a world in crisis reflecting on the repetitive nature of not being able to go outside, as well as isolation, fear of losing loved ones, and feeling like letting life waste away. On i/O - taken from the “on/off” switches on most electronic devices- Mengers reflect on how life doesnʼt deal in such duality but rather how opposites tend to complement each other. Musically, i/O represents an expansion of what has come to be known as the Mengers sound. The fuzzed-out guitars and frantic drumming of the past are still mostly present but there are experiments that result in some of their most ambitious music to date, exploring further instrumentation on post-punk and art rock giving inflections to their sound to arrive at the best music they can muster. i/O had been critically acclaimed listing on the best latin albums of the year by Rolling Stone, Remezcla, as well as many mexican newspapers, radio stations and blogs.With i/O, Mengers started a promotional tour of 20 in the US, being able to play at Chicago’s Ruido Fest (biggest latin american music festival in the US), Freakout Festival as well as some of the biggest US cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. By now, Mengers is one of the most forward thinking bands in the game, a force of nature that will continue to give inspiring music for years to come.


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