Witch Mountain are probably Portland, Oregon’s oldest currently active metal band; they date back to 1997, formed by guitarist Rob Wrong and drummer Nathan Carson, at a time when Portland’s heavy music scene was practically non-existent. They released their debut album Come the Mountain in 2001 and played live with High On Fire, Goatsnake, Electric Wizard, Orange Goblin, Eyehategod, YOB, and Clutch, to name just a few. Fast forward to 2009: after a lengthy hiatus, Witch Mountain regrouped with a new vocalist (Uta Plotkin, taking over vocal duties from Wrong) and self-released their comeback album in 2010 South of Salem to critical acclaim. Plotkin was recognized as one of the most powerful female vocalists in heavy music, and her place was further solidified in 2012 with the release of Cauldron of the Wild to even more widespread acclaim and endless touring.Mobile of Angels is Witch Mountain’s most epic and musically challenging album to date. It’s darker and more brooding, with a cleaner and warmer-sounding production (courtesy of legendary producer Billy Anderson, who tracked and mixed the album at Type Foundry Studios, Portland) yet maintains the massive, heavy, bluesy and melodic tone the band is known for. With Mobile of Angels, Witch Mountain’s crossover appeal and awareness is sure to broaden.