Genre-defying Doom Metal project Witness will self-release Doom II on May 31. The album consists of six songs about a plague born at sea, which makes it to land, to a village that hopes its story will not be forgotten. The track On This Black Ocean,
Witnesses was formed in 2016 by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Greg Schwan. The goal of Witnesses has always been and continues to be the creation of evocative music that crosses genre lines. All principle writing and arrangement on Doom II was handled by Schwan, with vital contributions provided by instrumentalists, vocalists, artists, and photographers alike. As of 2020, Witnesses has explored cinematic and ambient, metal, pop, and folk via four albums and four singles.
Line-up: Greg Schwan – guitar, bass, keys, lyrics, arrangements, mixing, mastering, Matt Kozar – Ebow and guitars, Scott Loose – solo on track 3, Kody Ternes – vocals and artwork by Sean Jun.